Bundled Payments – Ho hum or a Seismic Event for Health Care?

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You may not have heard of this…yet…but the health care system had a seismic event in 2015 when the Obama administration mandated a bundled payment model for joint replacement surgery paid for by Medicare. Ho hum, you say? The health care providers involved, physicians, hospitals, labs and post-acute providers to name just a few, aren’t… Read more »

Why Being an Actuary is So Exciting!

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Why Being an Actuary is So Exciting!

An actuary’s primary responsibility is to calculate expected insurance losses and risks. Seem boring? Too Vanilla? Not true! While the existing stereotype about a career in insurance is that it will be boring, the reality is actually quite different. Insurance is on track to become one of the most diverse and exciting industries for two… Read more »

Risk Management – Top Career in 2017

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Risk Management Director is the #2 position of “solid career growth” in a study done by Qualigence International. They focused on 10 year job growth as well as median pay. This contrasts to our blog of February 21 where Glassdoor said the Best Job in America was Data Scientist. Their criteria was job satisfaction, salary… Read more »

How Big Data is Influencing Data Science

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Businesses today have almost limitless sources of data and one of their biggest challenges is figuring out what to do with it. With advances in processing technology, the connectedness of smart phones and social networking, businesses are relying on real-time data to help them make more informed and more relevant decisions. It is becoming almost… Read more »

Best Job in America: Data Scientist!

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A recent Glassdoor report ranks the 50 best jobs in America by job satisfaction, salary and number of openings on their website. Three of the top five jobs are in the data analytics field: #1 is Data Scientist, #3 is Data Engineer and #5 is Analytics Manager. Why are these positions in such demand, how… Read more »

Can Analytics of Things (AoT) Keep Up?

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McKinsey Global Institute reported that in 2015 there were an estimated 10 billion connected devices globally with a financial impact of $2 trillion. By 2020 the number of connected devices will have increased to 75 billion with a $12 trillion global economic impact. Data Floq reported in October 2016, “The sensor technology behind the IoT… Read more »

Predictive Policing in Chicago – Success or Failure?

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“If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible “carnage” going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!” @realDonaldTrump tweeted on January 24, 2017.   Can predictive policing save lives in Chicago?   Los Angeles implemented a predictive policing program in 2008 using analytical techniques to determine… Read more »

Meet the Team: Nancy Ragonese, Pharmaceutical Sales Practice Lead

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Nancy kept her bio all business.  Why?  Because she loves talent acquisition and wants to make sure you know that her career has been committed to helping her clients find the perfect candidate.  But just so you get to know her a little better…Nancy is an accomplished equestrian continuing to exercise a number of top… Read more »

Risk Analytics Could Grow by 14%

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Risk analytics has been highly utilized in the financial services sector for some time but it is becoming increasingly popular among every other corporate sector. SBWire reports, “new developments in the risk analytics are transforming the market and enhancing its capability.” This includes the use of real time risk analytics solutions to examine and calculate… Read more »

Meet the Team: Rory Hauser, Actuarial Recruiting Practice Lead

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Rory Hauser has a dog named Boomer.  A high impact dog for a high impact recruiter. Rory is as active in his work day, sourcing for clients and candidates, as he is after hours, hiking, biking and skiing.  High energy individuals are terrific recruiters because they don’t rest until the client has their ideal candidate… Read more »