Yesterday’s post discussed how the integration of business intelligence and healthcare-related smartphone apps is helping physicians save lives. Healthcare BI can also help providers when it comes to determining the ideal size of a patient panel – establishing which patients are assigned to which doctors in a practice, according to this article.
Application management services sounds intriguing; have a company host and run your applications, and separate your business from your infrastructure. Anyone who’s dealt with the stress of IT planning and purchasing understands the temptation to use application management.
While many companies are using mobile analytics to measure their mobile advertising and marketing campaigns, scientists are developing healthcare-related smartphone apps that could actually save lives. The new apps are designed to help doctors by integrating with medical devices, enabling the smartphone to become the tool for data handling, analytics, visualization and communication.
It was early in the game, but the San Diego Chargers sensed they needed go for it on fourth and goal in order to keep pace with the Patriots’ explosive offense. That was the situation during the first quarter of yesterday’s NFL game in New England. The Chargers failed to score on the play and eventually lost the game. Today, I imagine many Monday morning quarterbacks are second guessing the decision to go for it so early in the game. However, I know one person who isn’t. This guy believes it’s statistically more rational to always go for it on fourth down regardless of the situation. His name is Kevin Kelley, head coach of the Little Rock, Arkansas Pulaski Bruins believes.
This week we want to have a look at a useful website that enables us to quickly and accurately install any of a large number of useful software packages. The website, www.ninite.com, presents a large number of current freeware packages, along with trial versions of a few others.
Let’s say you have a computer (or several computers) on which you want to install Firefix, Notepad++, Skype, Hulu, 7Zip, Filezilla, and perhaps a number of other applications. Ordinarily this could be a tedious process of downloading each package and running through all the install screens for each one. But by using Ninite, a single installer is created which you can launch and forget. Run it on one or multiple computers and then go get coffee while it’s doing its work.
As we gear up for the release of the “Moneyball” movie next week, let’s start this mobile analytics post with a professional sports reference. Although the Pittsburgh Penguins lost in round one of the Stanley Cup hockey playoffs, the Penguins are winning a different type of game off the ice. The National Hockey League franchise is using mobile analytics to improve their marketing program, according to Direct Marketing News.
Two years ago, Google announced a new product: Wave. Their (and I use the term loosely, since all new Google products seem to come from the same giant, faceless Googleplex) original goal was to unify messaging – have you thought about how many tools you use to communicate and coordinate?