Inside Angle

From 3M Health Information Systems

Topic: Data Science and Analytics

How do you find answers hidden in the numbers? With the right data the big picture suddenly becomes clear. 

A look back at popular blogs of 2018

December 17th, 2018

Thank you to all the readers of the Inside Angle blog! As we look ahead to 2019, here are some of our most popular blogs of the year:    “CPT […]

Making it stick in health care

December 7th, 2018 / By Brian Mitchell

Working at 3M, the story of the Post-It note is one that every employee knows well.  In a nutshell, an employee in a 3M R&D lab was developing an adhesive […]

Finding a common language: A key component of quality improvement

November 28th, 2018 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

I think it’s reasonable to say that most people working in health care are motivated to deliver high quality care to the people they serve. Because humans are complicated organisms, […]

Podcast Episode Transcript: Finding a common language: Documentation and quality improvement

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Dr. Gordon Moore: Welcome to 3M’s Inside Angle Podcast. This is your host, Dr. Gordon Moore. With me today I have Dr. Geoffrey Rose, who is the chief of adult […]

Are you creating a data solar system or an asteroid belt?

November 14th, 2018 / By AJ Dandrea

In the last few decades, Pluto was declassified as a planet and categorized as something else–a dwarf planet. Basically, scientists acknowledged Pluto’s distinctive place in the universe and decided it […]

On the cusp of breakthroughs in healthcare information: Understanding the impact of language on meaning in medical records

October 17th, 2018 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Okay, so the title of this blog reads like an obscure academic paper, but here’s the point: For computers to aid us in finding needles in haystacks, we have to […]

Podcast Episode Transcript: Analyzing unstructured data to unmask cognitive impairment

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Gordon Moore, Doctor of Medicine: Hello. This is Gordon Moore, the host of the 3M Inside Angle podcast. Today I am talking with Dr. Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi from the University of […]

Healthcare blockchain part 2: The “why?”

September 17th, 2018 / By AJ Dandrea

One of the big challenges in healthcare data-driven initiatives is the Swiss cheese phenomenon, which refers to a dataset that lacks specific content to inform, or to allow the information […]

The cloud vs. traditional hosting: financial agility like never before

August 29th, 2018 / By AJ Dandrea

Can we all agree that cloud technology offers tremendous benefits in platform and cost reduction? In my stewardship of the cloud for 3M Health Information Systems, I’ve also learned how […]

The Cloud makes it easy to accumulate data, but should it?

May 25th, 2018 / By AJ Dandrea

As a traditional technology leader, it took me a few years to accept the Cloud and its ability to provide the agility of “adding” storage to solve any problem quickly. […]

Reducing surgical site infection by 74 percent: Machine learning and quality improvement

May 21st, 2018 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Dr. John Cromwell is a colorectal surgeon interested in computers and machine learning. He believed that computers could sift vast amounts of data to inform surgeons on ways to reduce post-operative infection rates.

When healthcare consumerism drives strategic technology choice

April 30th, 2018 / By AJ Dandrea

As patients become more involved in their health care, the technology industry will be forced to not only listen, but implement platforms that enable patient informed decisions on payment, treatment […]