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    Top 7 Data Related Predictions for 2017 – Part 1 of 2

    We looked into the data trends from 2016, and analyzed their applicability alongside newer trending technologies poised to make an impact to businesses this 2017. Check out Part 1 of our 2-part series on Data Predictions.

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In Japan: The Rising Need for Data and Analysts

Precision is a trait attributed by many to the Japanese. This is seen in the way commuter trains in Japan somehow arrive on time; all the time. That level of precision is set to increase even further as Japan, already one of the most technologically-advanced cultures in the world, begins harnessing Big Data for various uses in the public sector, commercial and even private spheres.

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Happy Labor Day! You Will Be Replaced by Robots, Automation (or Not)

In a restaurant of the Huis Ten Bosch Amusement Park in Japan, diners are treated to a glimpse of the future: instead of a person cooking their food, it is done by a robot.

Automation in diners in Japan is not a new thing. But the robot chef of Henn-na restaurant is no mere gimmick. It is part of a project, funded by the Japanese government, to, as Financial Times correspondent Kana Igaki notes, “examine which kitchen and food processes should be automated and which should be left to humans.”

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7 Global Healthcare Technology Conferences to Attend in 2017

It is vital for healthcare professionals to keep up with the latest trends and developments in the field of healthcare technology, as well as leverage global opportunities to facilitate dialogue and discussion with like-minded professionals.  From Informatics to Genomics to Drug Safety to Global Healthcare, our Team at Pointwest Healthcare has selected the 7 best conferences for you to consider attending in 2017.

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A Quick Primer on Obamacare

With the Republicans unable to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in Congress this past week, former President Barack Obаmа’ѕ hеаlth care rеfоrm, known as the The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), also called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or ‘Obamacare’, will remain in effect for the foreseeable future. This development occurs despite the President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to ‘repeal and replace’, citing rising premiums and high deductibles as unsustainable for the American people ever since his 2016 Presidential Campaign. With Obamacare keeping its status as the law of the land, the goal of this article is to discuss the background context, important facts and pertinent provisions of the ACA, as this key legislation affects every part of the US healthcare ecosystem.  

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6 Online Learning Courses for Healthcare Technology Professionals

The digital revolution has transformed the way we learn. Educational classes that were once limited to physical classrooms have now been replaced with a full-range of online learning platforms, offered by some of the world’s top universities. The creation of Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has risen exponentially over the last decade, offering mostly university and postgraduate courses across a wide range of general and specialized fields. The amount of learning opportunities for those who seek it is limitless.