With the challenges imposed by the recent COVID-19 pandemic, more and more patients grew wary of in-person visits and now see
To learn more about the topic, we conducted an interview with Hobson Lane.
1. Do healthcare providers need to adopt Data Science? Can you elaborate on that?
Yes! They already are, at an exponential rate. Those that do not will quickly be left behind. Most healthcare services, such as diagnosis, prescription, and even
2. How did the COVID-19 pandemic affect addition of Data Science for
COVID-19 was a wakeup call for the Healthcare industry. Other sectors, such as transportation and shipping (Lyft, Uber, Postmates, Amazon) used Data to transform their industries and readily expand their efficiency while innovating and growing the kind of services they can deliver. Until COVID-19, Healthcare lagged behind. But healthcare industry leaders in
3. There is lack of education about Data Science at many healthcare organizations. What does this mean for adoption?
It means that those organizations unfamiliar with Data Science tools and expertise embarked on expensive initiatives that achieved little tangible improvement in efficiency or quality. Those with a foundation of Data Science are able to provide their organizations with the leadership they so desperately need to navigate the wide range of possible applications for Data Science in healthcare.
4. Can you tell us more about the Data Science for
Data Science for
5. Who teaches the courses incorporated in your program?
Data Science for
6. What makes your program different from other similar programs?
Our Data Science for
7. Who can benefit from your program? What skills and knowledge will the program equip them with?
Students used to manipulating and exploring data in spreadsheets will take their skills to the next level. Students learn how to automate the boring stuff and get to the transformative insights hidden in healthcare data. Students will learn a modern, readable programming language for Data Science called Python. Students use online games, visualizations, and exercises (including a data science assistant chatbot) to develop their computational thinking and Data Science skills. At the end of the course students will be prepares to thrive in a rapidly evolving healthcare industry landscape, using Data Science tools to unlock hidden potential in their organization.
8. Are there any prerequisites to register in your program?
Familiarity with basic biology and algebra is a must. Some experience with visualizing or entering data in spreadsheets would also be helpful. Curiosity and and a determination to understand the “why” behind healthcare challenges is a must.
9. What career paths does the program help in navigating?
Nurses, insurance company employees, doctors, practicioners, researchers, lab technicians, hospital administrators, and even sales and marketing professionals within healthcare organizations can reskill and grow their career by adding Data Science to their resume.
10. Can the program be completed online? What is the duration of the program?
The entire program is online and lasts 10 weeks. Students retain access to all course materials, tools, and applications after the conclusion of the course.
11. How can someone apply for the program?
12. Where do you see the Data Science for
The concept of Beneficial AI as discussed by thought leaders such as Stuart Russel is revolutioning the way we ethically apply AI to the healthcare sector.
In addition, much more automation will be required to keep pace with the rapidly evolving industry, especially in the field of genomics and bionformatics.
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