The month of September brings with it a somber look at the unfortunate reality of death by suicide. September 10th marked World Suicide Prevention Day (the World Health Organization reports that every 40 seconds, someone in the world commits suicide), and here in the U.S., the entire month is dedicated to National Suicide Awareness. Sadly, there has been an alarming rise in suicide rates in the United States in the past twenty years, and we all need to take notice and do our part in helping those around us that may be in need.
As Data Scientists, we must always be aware of advances in technologies, and be prepared for what’s coming down the pike. It’s obvious to all of us by now, how the Internet of Things (IoT) is influencing just about every aspect of our lives. Our cars, home appliances, security systems, shopping preferences, and just about everything we touch, is connected in some way to the Internet. It is estimated that by this coming year, the IoT will comprise over 30 billion connected devices! Every industry has been affected by the internet’s expansion in some way, and now healthcare is taking its turn.
You have business options with various service providers on just how you will establish your clinical data department. The Functional Service Provider (FSP) model is very complementary to existing operations, as well as situations where a preferred provider exists, but growth is outpacing fulfillment. Depending upon your specific scenario, we have highlighted some benefits for considering an FSP model.
Navitas Data Sciences, a Functional Service Provider of SAS Programmers, Statisticians and Data Managers, has a proven process for hiring quality staff that results in great retention. This process is used for programmers globally. Many of Navitas Data Sciences’ employees have been with us for over 10 years with four members celebrating 25 years with the company. We’ve listed the process of our best practices.
As most Americans are hanging their flags and buntings, cleaning their grills, and planning their spots along parade routes, in anticipation of Independence Day, burn centers and hospitals across the country are gearing up for the inevitable burn-related casualties that spike during America’s favorite holiday. In 2017, there were 4 deaths and close to 13,000 reported fireworks-related injuries, and the numbers are expected to rise as many states are lifting their bans and restrictions.
It wasn’t that long ago when the average person never heard of statistics or analytics, but today, nearly everything around us is driven in some way by statistics. In the world of sports, data has been applied to baseball for quite some time, but as we’re seeing over the last decade, basketball is rising to the top as the sport most affected by the use of analytics. Sports injuries result in substantial economic loss by restricting participation, so it is no surprise that statistical analysis and medical technology are playing increasingly important roles in injury prevention and athletic performance.
Most, if not all, programmers for Navitas Data Sciences have 10 or more years of experience in SAS Programming to support biotech and pharmaceutical programming requirements.
What should you expect from a high level “A-Team” SAS Programmer? We’ve consolidated some of the wonderful feedback we’ve received from our customers and feel confident that any sponsor would appreciate the same level of expertise. Here’s what to look for in your programmer.
If you still think that Phishing is just a fancy word for attempting to catch a fish, you are one of the lucky few who haven’t experienced a fraudulent cyber-attack. But be on guard! Your turn could be coming momentarily…especially if you work in the Life Sciences industry.
Earlier this year, we talked about the advantages of hosting your SAS environment. So now that you have chosen your vendor and unless the vendor’s solution decides this for you, invariably the next question is choosing your front-end Operating System. These days it comes down to Windows or Linux…
In our last blog, The Best Major-City Areas to Live and Work in Life Sciences, we explored the benefits of living in five of the most popular large-city hotbeds of our industry, and found that 56% of DataCeutics’ programmers, data managers, and statisticians live in, and work out of these areas. The opportunities for exemplary education, premier entertainment, and ease of travel make big-city life attractive to many, but it’s not for everyone.