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Business and Healthcare
Business Higher Education Forum (BHEF) suggests that 2.7 million data science and analytics job openings will occur by the year 2020. In the same article, BHEF states that 69% of executives would like their employees to have the skill sets of a data scientist or analyst by 2021. Facebook, Amazon and other giant corporations have placed an emphasis on computer and data science positions. Regional and national healthcare organizations are seeking individuals skilled in data management, research, and analysis to optimize healthcare delivery, patient outcomes, and records management. In a recent article in JMIR Medical Informatics, Kruse, et al, analyzed opportunities that big data is creating in health care. Their analysis revealed that quality improvement, population management and health, early detection of disease, data quality, structure, and accessibility, improved decision making, and cost reduction would all be impacted positively by data analysts in the healthcare arena.
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