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pharmaceutical commercial analytics

Data analytics has been front and center during the global COVID-19 pandemic, It has highlighted how leaders, in an ever-evolving situation, can use the same data to come to different solutions and ideas for the best ways to work through and emerge from the COVID-19 shutdown. Utilization of the vast troves of data available and… Read more »

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pandemic new normals

The pandemic has had such a significant impact on our day-to-day way of life. Dynata, the company resulting from the merger of Research Now and SSI in 2018, has some in-depth reporting on their website regarding the pandemic new normals. They sourced this information through the first party data contributed by their 60M+ opt-in member-based… Read more »

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liberal arts majors

What we know? In 2018 and 2019 as many as 1 million tech jobs were unfilled. What are companies doing about it? Over 87% say they are finding candidates outside of traditional engineering or stem backgrounds. “The demand is creating a really ripe environment for people who are in non-traditional majors, liberal arts majors, who… Read more »

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coronavirus pandemic and thelehealth

A study in the Journal of the American Informatics Association showed virtual urgent care visits at NYU Langone grew by 683% and non-urgent virtual care visits grew by a staggering 4,345% between March 2 and April 14. The coronavirus pandemic and telehealth have reshaped care delivery and opened big opportunities for telehealth to dramatically impact… Read more »

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growth in medical device sales

In 2020 medical device sales in the U.S. are estimated to be $457 billion increasing at a CAGR of 5.6% through 2024 or increasing sales to $595 billion.  The growth in medical device sales to emerging economies is having a significant impact on the industry accounting for 30% of all sales.  Where is the growth… Read more »

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MSL interview Tips

In the March 2020 edition of The MSL, The Journal of the Medical Liaison Society,  one of our former MSL Executive Recruiters, suggests MSL interview tips that get you thinking about your MSL interview the same way you approach your KOL meetings.   Visit here for the complete article and more in-depth information on how to… Read more »

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pandemic pay cuts

General Motors furloughed 6500 salaried employees who will receive 75% of their normal pay.  Senior executives will take a pandemic pay cuts of 5-10% and defer 20% of their salaries Buzz Feed told employees who make less than $65,000 they will face a 5% pay cut, and employees who make more than $125,000 will take… Read more »

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pandemic business interruption coverage

As actuaries grapple with building simulation models of the pandemic utilizing unfamiliar and historically uncommon data like virus infection rate, case fatality rate, hospitalization fatality rate and length of time needed to develop a vaccine, the American Academy of Actuaries is asking the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services  for a federal insurance program for… Read more »

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Why Python?

Asked any data scientist why the software named after Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Python, has become the industry standard and they will answer because of its extensive  libraries.  There are 70,000 libraries in the Package Index and NumPy, SciPy and Pandas lead the way in usage.  But there are a number of other reasons why… Read more »