• How much does mental illness reduce life expectancy?

    31 May, 2018

    By Thomas Laussermair

    The New York Times published an article yesterday (30-May-2018) titled “The Largest Health Disparity We Don’t Talk About” by Dhruv Khullar. The finding of several studies is that: Americans with serious mental illnesses die 15 to 30 years younger than those without. One of the studies referenced in the article is a 2006 paper on […]

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  • Gartner BI bake-off analyzes US Opioid Epidemic Data

    11 Apr, 2018

    By Thomas Laussermair

    The Gartner Group recently hosted its 2018 BI bake-off event, aimed at getting Business Intelligence vendors to showcase their products capabilities analyzing data as part of the Data for Good movement, using public data sets that support a social cause. After analyzing traffic fatalities, college costs and homelessness in previous years, the 2018 bake-off was […]

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  • Behavioral Economics and Driving Engagement in Digital Health

    15 Mar, 2018

    By Thomas Laussermair

    At the beginning of last week’s HIMSS18 conference in Las Vegas I attended the symposium on Digital & Personal Connected Health. One of the speakers, David Asch from the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care, reported on innovations in Digital Health driven by behavioral economics. Adoption of and engagement with new technologies in healthcare is […]

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