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Patient Engagement Analysis Helped a Global Pharma Company Improve Conversion Rates and Patient Satisfaction…

first_img TAGS  Pinterest Patient Engagement Analysis Helped a Global Pharma Company Improve Conversion Rates and Patient Satisfaction | Quantzig’s Success Story Offers In-depth Insights Local NewsBusiness Facebook Previous articleKitewheel Issues State of the Retail Industry Report Examining Consumption Trends, New Expectations, and SolutionsNext articleCrystal Blockchain : les plateformes P2P ont besoin de régulation pour réduire le risque de blanchiment d’argent Digital AIM Web Support Twitter LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Quantzig, advanced analytics and business intelligence solution provider, announced today the release of its latest patient engagement analysis success story that sheds light on the importance of healthcare analytics in the healthcare sector. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005424/en/ The success story sheds light on how a leading American pharmaceutical company leveraged patient engagement analysis to improve patient engagement. Today pharmaceutical companies are working on improving the patient experience. Quantzig’s patient engagement analysis focuses on driving healthcare transformation to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. This success story sheds light on the importance of patient engagement analysis in boosting operational efficiency. Read the success story here: Request a FREE proposalto understand the potential benefits of patient engagement analysis. Challenges faced by the pharmaceutical company included-Rising costs and the need to improve healthcare outcomesImprove the effectiveness and efficacy of patient outreachAnalyze the patient data and effectively target patients to deliver top-notch servicesImprove patient engagement in a cost-effective manner Over the past 16 years, Quantzig has helped leading pharmaceutical companies to solve some of the most challenging business problems leveraging patient engagement analysis solutions. Want to know more? Contact us. The client is a leading US-based pharma company well-known for its quality control standards in medicine. This leading pharma company collaborated with Quantzig to leverage its patient engagement analysis expertise to improve patient engagement, experience, and business outcomes. Request a FREE pilotto know how Quantzig’s data-driven approach can help you improve the efficiency of patient outreach using patient engagement analysis. How did patient engagement analysis help the pharmaceutical firm? The patient engagement analysis experts of Quantzig conducted a pilot to test the patient engagement model results parallelly along with the existing rule-based calling campaign to compare the results of the analytical approach and measure its success. The solution offered by Quantzig helped this pharmaceutical giant improve conversion rates for the selected group patients by 35%. The patient engagement analysis solution also helped the client to-Improve customer satisfaction rates by offering services in real-time through the preferred channelWitness a 3x boost in operational efficiency Recent success stories that might interest you-Embracing the Future One Step a Time: How Logistics Network Remodeling Enabled a Green Chemicals Company to Implement Top-Of-The-Line Logistics Model, Enhance Data Accessibility, and Logistics VisibilityCustomer Segmentation Analytics Helped a Payment Card Industry Client Achieve a 2x Increase in CSAT Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter to keep abreast of the upcoming trends in business intelligence and analytics. About Quantzig Quantzig is the world’s foremost full-service advanced analytics and business intelligence solution provider, turning clients’ complex, unstructured data into intelligent, actionable insights that enable them to solve complex business problems and inspire innovation, change, and growth. Over the past 16 years, our insights have helped over 120 clients spanning across industries and sectors like Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences, Retail and CPG, Food and Beverage, and more. We have successfully delivered 1500 in-depth solutions in areas like Marketing Analytics, Customer Analytics, Supply Chain Analytics, and more. For more information on our engagement policies and pricing plans, visit https://www.quantzig.com/request-for-proposal. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005424/en/ CONTACT: Quantzig Eva Sharma Marketing Manager US: +1 630 538 7144 UK: +44 208 629 1455 https://www.quantzig.com/contact-us KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH PHARMACEUTICAL SOURCE: Quantzig Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 09:05 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 09:05 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005424/encenter_img Twitter Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more

Elevator mechanic killed at Bronx building

first_img Share via Shortlink Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink 133 East Clarke Place (Google Maps, Getty) An elevator mechanic was killed on Thursday while working in a Bronx apartment building, city officials confirmed.Mechanics were working at 133 East Clarke Place in the Concourse neighborhood when an elevator fell down a shaft and onto one of the workers, a Department of Buildings spokesperson confirmed. The 25-year-old worker, who has not been publicly identified, died from the injuries. A second mechanic was injured.Champion Elevator was hired to upgrade the building’s elevator, including the installation of a door lock monitor, a November permit shows. The DOB hit the building owner, listed as the Kraus Organization, with a violation on Jan. 23, 2020 for failing to install the monitor, which prevents elevators from moving if the doors are open. Under city law, all elevators were required to have such equipment installed by Jan. 1, 2020.A DOB spokesperson said it is not immediately clear what specific work was being performed at the time of the incident, but said the elevator was out of service.Joseph Corrado, executive vice president of Champion, declined to discuss Thursday’s incident but said his company is complying with the DOB’s investigation. He offered condolences to the mechanic’s family. A representative from Kraus was not immediately available to discuss the incident.Over the last few years, the Bronx property, a 53-unit apartment building, has been hit with other elevator-related violations. The DOB has also received more than a dozen complaints about the elevator not working. Such complaints started in October 2017 and persisted through 2019, according to the DOB’s website. “THE ELEVATOR HAS NOT BEEN WORKING FOR THREE WEEKS. IT WILL TURN ON FOR A DAY AND THEN BE BROKEN AGAIN. THERE ARE SIX FLOORS AND RESIDENTS THAT HAVE MULTIPLE HEALTH RELATED ISSUES,” one complaint from December 2019 reads.The DOB oversees the safety enforcement of more than 60,000 passenger elevators in the city. Last year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law that will require elevator mechanics to obtain licenses to work in the state, but the measure doesn’t kick in until January 2022.Contact Kathryn Brenzel Message*center_img Email Address* Tags ConstructionElevatorlast_img read more

Sr. Proposal Development Specialist

first_imgJob DescriptionUnder the direction of the Director of Sponsored Research, theSenior Proposal Development Specialist will be responsible forimplementation and execution of various pre-award and proposaldevelopment and submission activities in support of FBRI’ssponsored program operations. The successful candidate will assistin preparation and submission of research, outreach, and trainingproposals, which will include interacting with faculty, staff, andstudents in proposal preparation, reading and dissection of sponsorsolicitations, effectively communicating proposal requirements tofaculty and other proposal team members. The candidate will alsoassist in the technical editing, reviewing proposals for submissioncompliance, assembling budgets, working with sponsoring agencies asneeded and working with the university Office of Sponsored Programs(OSP) to meet all university requirements and deadlines forsubmission. This senior position will also work with the Directorof Sponsored Research to develop proposal resources, policies, andprocesses at FBRI and disseminate updates from sponsors and theuniversity as needed. This position has access to confidential,proprietary and sensitive information.Required Qualifications- Master’s degree in business administration or other relatedfield, or equivalent training, experience, certification.- Demonstrated ability to interpret and implement complexregulations, procedures and/or compliance standards, and experienceworking in a complex regulatory environment.- Demonstrated experience in budget development.- Proven ability to prioritize and manage large volumes of work toanticipate and meet deadlines.- A strong commitment to customer service.- Excellent communication and organizational skills.- Demonstrated proficiency in Excel.- Experience in an academic research environment.- Experience with federally funded research programs, experiencewith NIH a plus.- Experience in research grant and contract administration.Preferred QualificationsCRA or other applicable professional certification.Appointment TypeRestrictedReview Date5/15/2021Additional InformationThe successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact Pamela Stell [email protected] during regular business hours at least 10business days prior to the event.Advertised: January 7, 2021Applications close:last_img read more

71st annual Margate Memorial Lifeguard Races – Results & Video

first_imgShanin Theiss preparing for Singles Row at Margate Memorials 2016. Photo Credit Dale Braun Video Credit: Ryan GivensThe race results are as follows:Doubles Row:1st Place – Margate2nd Place – Ocean City (Ryan Clark and Matt Garbutt)3rd Place – Atlantic City4th Place – Longport5th Place – WildwoodSwim:1st Place – Brigantine2nd Place – Ocean City (Glenn Lasco)3rd Place – Avalon4th Place – Margate5th Place – Sea IsleSingles Row:1st Place – Margate2nd Place – Ocean City (Shanin Theiss)3rd Place – Avalon4th Place – Ventnor5th Place – Atlantic CityOverall:1st Place – Margate 12 points (Doubles Row tie breaker)2nd Place – Ocean City 12 points3rd Place – Avalon 6 points4th Place – Brigantine 5 points5th Place – Atlantic City 4 points Glenn Lasco coming in 2nd place in the swim race at Margate Memorials 2016. Photo Credit: Dale BraunShanin Theiss 2nd Place Singles Row Margate Memorials 2016. Photo Credit: Dale Braun Ryan Clark and Matt Garbutt 2nd Place Doubles Row Margate Memorials 2016. Photo Credit: Dale Brauncenter_img Glenn Lasco 2nd Place Swim Margate Memorials 2016. Photo Credit: Dale Braunlast_img read more

Problem-solving techniques take on new twist

first_img The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. More than a decade after the introduction of the first smartphone, we are awash in always-on technologies — email, instant messaging, social media, Slack, Yammer, and so on. All that connectivity means we are constantly sharing ideas, knowledge, thinking, and answers. Surely that “wisdom of the crowd” is good for problem-solving at work, right?Not so fast. New research by Harvard Business School (HBS) Associate Professor Ethan Bernstein and colleagues, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) on Aug. 13, suggests that “always on” may not always be effective. Instead, “intermittently on” might be better for complex problem-solving.Bernstein, Assistant Professor Jesse Shore of the Questrom School of Business at Boston University, and Professor David Lazer of Northeastern University put together and studied a number of three-person groups performing a complex problem-solving task. The members of one set of groups never interacted with each other, solving the problem in complete isolation; members of another set constantly interacted, as we do when equipped with always-on technologies; and members of the third set of groups interacted only intermittently.From prior research, the researchers anticipated that the groups whose members never interacted would be the most creative, coming up with the largest number of unique solutions — including some of the best and some of the worst — and a high level of variation that sprang from their working alone. In short, they expected the isolated individuals to produce a few fantastic solutions but, as a group, a low average quality of solution due to the variation. That proved to be the case.The researchers also anticipated that the groups whose members constantly interacted would produce a higher average quality of solution, but fail to find the very best solutions as often. In other words, they expected the constantly interacting groups’ solutions to be less variable but at the cost of being more mediocre. That proved to be the case as well.But here’s where the researchers found something completely new: Groups whose members interacted only intermittently preserved the best of both worlds, rather than succumbing to the worst. These groups had an average quality of solution that was nearly identical to those groups that interacted constantly, yet they preserved enough variation to find some of the best solutions, too.Perhaps the most interesting result was that when their interactions were intermittent, the higher performers were able to get even better by learning from the low performers. When high and low performers interacted constantly, the low performers tended to simply copy high performers’ solutions and were in turn generally ignored by the high performers. But when their interactions were intermittent, the low performers’ ideas helped the high performers achieve even better solutions.Bernstein and his co-authors see a number of workplace implications for these findings, including the advantages of alternating independent efforts with group work over a period of time. In some ways, that’s how work traditionally has been done in organizations — with individuals working alone, then coming together in a meeting, then returning to work alone. But advancing technology has changed those cycles.“As we replace those sorts of intermittent cycles with always-on technologies, we might be diminishing our capacity to solve problems well,” Bernstein notes.The researchers see parallels in a number of trends in organizations today. Agile approaches to teamwork have some of this intermittent characteristic, given that they are organized into “sprints,” gatherings of people that focus on a particular problem and last only a short time. Similarly, hackathons are increasingly designed to provide some intermittency of interaction.Organizations known for their excellence in creativity and brainstorming ideas, such as IDEO, often use a process that has intermittency built in. Even open offices, a concept about which Bernstein has recently completed research, often have both group spaces (booths, meeting rooms) and individual spaces (phone booths, pods) in which interaction can be paused for a period of time.Given the study’s findings, the researchers conclude that these design-based tools for intermittent rather than constant interaction may be even more important for organizational productivity and performance than previously thought. They warn that the march toward always-on technology — and more and more digital collaboration tools — should not disturb intermittent isolation, lest it keep groups from achieving their best collective solutions to complex problems.This research was supported by Office of Naval Research Grant G00005072 and funding from the Harvard Business School Division of Research and Faculty Development. last_img read more

Central Islip Home Invasion: 1 Shot, Another Injured

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are searching for three masked men who injured two people during a home invasion in Central Islip early Thursday morning.The three suspects were wearing dark clothing and masks when they entered the house through a rear window just before 1 a.m.,  a police spokeswoman said.Inside the house at the time were a 48-year-old man, 13-year-old boy, 22-year-old woman and another female whose age was not known as of Thursday morning, but who police identified as the mother of the teen and 22-year-old.After entering the house, the suspects shot the older man in the abdomen, police said, and then struck the 22-year-old woman in the face with the gun.They were both taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, police said. Their condition wasn’t immediately available.The teen and mother were uninjured.Police said nothing was stolen from the house. Police have yet to release a motive for the crime. The investigation is continuing.The case marks the eighth armed home invasion in Suffolk in three weeks, including one that left a 21-year-old Flanders man dead.last_img read more

Living wage issues

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr $964 million/20,451-member Mennonite Savings and Credit Union, with 170 full-time equivalents, is one of 80 employers in its area that have signed on, voluntarily, to pay their employees a living wage. A wage that, says Brent Zorgdrager, CEO of Mennonite Savings and CU in Kitchener, Ontario, is higher than the minimum wage.“It fits with the values of a credit union in a general sense,” says Zorgdrager. “That was certainly where it was a match for us.” Mennonite Savings and CU, he says, is a very value-based credit union; one of those values is standing for social justice. This movement, therefore, was a direct fit.“In our province the minimum wage is $11.25/hour and in our region the living wage is $16.05 so the living wage is a premium of $4.80/hour or a premium of 43 percent over the minimum wage,” explains Zorgdrager.According to Living Wage Waterloo Region, “the living wage is calculated as the hourly rate at which a household can meet its basic needs, once government transfers have been added to the family’s income and deductions have been subtracted.” continue reading »last_img read more

U.S. reports record 126,400 new coronavirus cases

first_imgIn El Paso, Texas, County Judge Ricardo Samaniego ordered the closure of all nonessential businesses as hospitals there were beginning to get overwhelmed by the rise in Covid-19 patients. And Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker rolled out new restrictions on businesses in Chicago and some surrounding counties amid a rise in cases there.Epidemiologists and medical experts are warning that the dynamics of this phase of the pandemic are different from what the country experienced in the spring and summer. Whereas earlier in the pandemic, the virus was spreading in certain parts of the country, it’s now spreading rapidly in nearly every community across the country, Christine Peterson, an epidemiologist at the University of Iowa, said in a phone interview.“It’s going to be bad and I think it’s going to be bad in a different way, because instead of having these pictures of morgue trucks and densely populated areas with a lot of patients, this is going to be lots of smaller places,” she said. “So it’s going to be harder to see the obvious impact because it’s so spread out in these really small town hospitals, but they’re really going to be struggling.”- Advertisement – In the spring, the virus spread most widely in the New York City-area as well as in a handful of other cities. In the summer, it spread most rapidly across the so-called Sun Belt. But now, data from Hopkins shows that adjusted for population, the virus is spreading most rapidly across the American heartland, such as the Dakotas, Wisconsin and Iowa.Remote health systems in these areas might find themselves more easily overwhelmed by an influx of Covid-19 patients than medical centers in big cities, Peterson said. She added that while doctors have learned a lot about how to effectively treat Covid-19 patients, that doesn’t mean every doctor is equipped to do so.“The thing to remember is doctors, as a population, have learned how to treat this better, but that doesn’t mean that the doctor in northeastern Iowa has seen this disease,” she said. “They’re seeing it now; they didn’t see it in March.”Dr. Megan Ranney, an emergency physician and director of the Brown Lifespan Center for Digital Health, said in an interview with CNBC that “the worst days of the pandemic are almost certainly still ahead of us.”She said maintaining a strong health-care workforce will be a real challenge in the months ahead. The country still has a limited supply of personal protective equipment like masks and medical gowns that protect health workers against infection, she said. Not to mention, doctors and nurses are increasingly exhausted by the relentless surge of new Covid-19 patients, she added.“Whereas in those early phases, we were able to direct some extra resources to the places that were hardest hit, now, we are watching it spread everywhere so that every American is at risk but also every hospital and every health-care system is getting stressed out,” she said. It’s not just cases that are rising; 19 states reported a record-high number of people currently hospitalized with Covid-19, based on a seven-day average, according to a CNBC analysis of data compiled by the Covid Tracking Project, which is run by journalists at The Atlantic.The average number of people currently hospitalized with Covid-19 is up by at least 5% in 38 states, according to CNBC’s analysis of Covid Tracking Project’s data.The surge in new cases and hospitalizations are prompting officials in some states and cities to roll out new restrictions, though they’re not nearly as severe as the lockdown measures implemented in March and April. The governor of Connecticut last week rolled back the state’s reopening amid early signs of an expanding outbreak. In Massachusetts, the governor has imposed a curfew on some businesses and asked residents to remain home between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.- Advertisement – The United States reported a record one-day spike of 126,400 new cases of the coronavirus as medical experts warn that the outbreak is worsening across the country and could lead to a devastating winter.The U.S. has now reported a new record one-day spike in cases everyday over the past three days, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Over the past seven days, the country has reported an average of more than 98,500 new cases as of Friday, up over 25% compared with a week ago.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

​MP Pension blacklists oil companies including Shell, BP and Exxon

first_img“The demand for fossil fuels, including oil, will decrease as the green transition accelerates”Anders Schelde, MP PensionThe pension fund said it had been collecting data on the firms’ contribution to the green transition and found that BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Total and Equinor were taking steps towards transitioning towards a low-carbon economy. The other six had no – or very limited – initiatives to support the transition to a low-carbon economy.Schelde said the fund hoped these companies would increase their efforts to become more environmentally friendly.He added: “When they have done so, we would very much like to invest in the same companies once again – but it requires a significant change in all 10 companies.”MP Pension’s board of directors pledged in 2018 to dump all shares in coal, tar sands and oil activities by the end of 2020, and excluded all coal and tar sands companies from its investments last year.It then carried out work to assess whether it considered that the largest oil companies had adapted their long-term business models and strategies to the objectives of the Paris Agreement – an exercise that led to yesterday’s divestment announcement.The fund said it would assess more than 1,000 companies by the end of 2020, but had initially focused on the 10 largest firms.MP Pension’s members voted at its latest AGM for the fund to divest from bonds issued by fossil fuel companies.As a result of this, the fund said it was in the process of preparing an impact assessment of the sale. It currently holds DKK168m issued by two of the companies already analysed, Rosneft and Petrobas.In July, Danish labour-market pension fund PenSam blacklisted 26 oil companies , selling off shares with a total value of DKK130m, but had chosen to remain invested in Royal Dutch Shell and BP. The fund told IPE these firms had increased their openness on how they planned to reach clear green targets. The Danish pension fund for academics, MP Pension, has blacklisted 10 of the world’s largest oil firms, a decision that will mean divesting DKK644m (€86m) of stocks.In addition, the pension fund is considering the impact of divesting from bonds issued by oil firms.The fund said it wanted to take responsibility for the green transition while securing long-term investment returns.Anders Schelde, CIO of MP Pension, said: “We do not believe that this sector can deliver a return on a par with the rest of the market in the coming years. “The demand for fossil fuels, including oil, will decrease as the green transition accelerates.”The 10 companies are ExxonMobil, BP, Chevron, PetroChina, Rosneft, Royal Dutch Shell, Sinopec, Total, Petrobras and Equinor.“The total market capitalisation of these 10 companies exceeds DKK9.2trn,” Schelde said. “MP’s shareholding in the 10 companies amounts to DKK644m, which corresponds to two thirds of all of MP’s equity investments in oil.”last_img read more