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Predicting COVID-19 Reemergence Among Previously Recovered Cases

Predicting COVID-19 Reemergence Among Previously Recovered Cases

Policy makers and businesses across the globe are struggling to determine when and how to return to normalcy, balancing health safety with economic pressures and needs. And while most are focusing on susceptibility, case count, deaths and recovery rates one critical piece of information is noticeably missing from the equation – re-emergence. Can individuals get re-infected? Does the virus remain dormant? Can they once again become infectious? A 16% relapse rate suggests we should be considering it.

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Sepsis Awareness Month: Shocking Levels of Community Acquired Sepsis

Sepsis Awareness Month: Shocking Levels of Community Acquired Sepsis

In the hospital setting, I knew that sepsis accounted for 1 in 3 deaths, increased lengths of stay and increased costs. But I was unaware how many patients were admitted with sepsis already brewing. According to research in Critical Care Medicine, in the United States, over 970,000 sepsis cases are admitted annually, and the numbers have been rising year over year. That’s about 3% of all admission and 60% of the 1.7 million cases reported by the CDC. The Sepsis Alliance reports as many as 87% of sepsis cases originate in the community!

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An Academic Approach – What’s That Mean?

An Academic Approach – What’s That Mean?

We study what is already in the published domain for insights on risk models & modeling methods, as well as clinical challenges to learn from other authors. Then, we contribute to the body of knowledge by publishing our methods and results so that others can learn, too.

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Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: Getting Smarter with Data

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: Getting Smarter with Data

Authored by: Laura Kanov, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s Disease and everyone in that family is impacted. More than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or...

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Noise or Signal? Rising Risk

Noise or Signal? Rising Risk

Authored by: Laura Kanov, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy A couple of years ago (almost to the day) I posted a blog entry on my LinkedIn page about “The Population Health Slide” based on this idea of a sigmoid curve or slippery slope between two extremes. On...

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Heart Health Month

Heart Health Month

Authored by: Laura Kanov, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy We can't let February slip away without emphasizing Heart Health. The month of February was set aside to raise awareness about heart disease and education Americans about the fact that heart disease is...

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