Industries

Healthcare


Improve clinical care and patient outcomes, reduce fraud, and manage financial risk.

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Healthcare

Insurance


Prioritize claims, reduce risk and cost, prevent fraud, and improve customer experience.

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Insurance

Financial Services


Improve regulatory compliance, detect fraud, assess risk, and enhance customer value.

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Financial Services

Software & Technology


Analyze sensor/log data to enhance product design and user experience, and reduce attrition.

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Software & Technology

Government


Prevent fraud, waste, and abuse, improve program integrity, and deliver return on investment.

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Government

Defense & Intelligence


Detect and prevent threats, improve security, prioritize caseload, and mitigate risk.

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Defense & Intelligence

Case Studies

Government

US Postal Service


Elder Research partnered with the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General to develop and deploy a custom solution to identify and prioritize questionable contracts and healthcare claims for investigation. Leads generated were 74% actionable, resulting in over $11 million in recoveries, restitutions, and cost avoidance in the first year.

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Commercial

DentaQuest


Elder Research developed a provider risk scoring model that enabled targeted intervention with low quality providers and reduced per patient cost by nearly 20 percent.

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Commercial

nTelos


By applying advanced techniques for modeling and visualizing customer records, Elder Research created a combined data and text mining solution to increase marketing efficiency and reduce churn. The model improved targeted messages which resulted in higher profitability for nTelos, a regional mobile phone carrier.

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Events

  • Speaking Event

    January 9, 2019

    Elder Research To Speak At NCHICA CIO/CMIO Roundtable

    Isaiah Goodall & Jennifer Schaff

    Isaiah Goodall and Dr. Jennifer Schaff will speak at the North Carolina Healthcare Information & Communications Alliance CIO/CMIO Roundtable on January 9, 2019. The event seeks to openly discuss problems and solutions related to IT and analytics in healthcare. 

    January 9, 2019

    Elder Research To Speak At NCHICA CIO/CMIO Roundtable

    Isaiah Goodall & Jennifer Schaff

    Isaiah Goodall and Dr. Jennifer Schaff will speak at the North Carolina Healthcare Information & Communications Alliance CIO/CMIO Roundtable on January 9, 2019. The event seeks to openly discuss problems and solutions related to IT and analytics in healthcare. 

  • Speaking Event

    June 19, 2019

    John Elder Plenary Speaker At Predictive Analytics World 2019 In Las Vegas

    John Elder

    John Elder will deliver a special plenary talk at the Predictive Analytics World for Business and Industry 4.0 conference in Las Vegas on June 19, 2019.

    June 19, 2019

    John Elder Plenary Speaker At Predictive Analytics World 2019 In Las Vegas

    John Elder

    John Elder will deliver a special plenary talk at the Predictive Analytics World for Business and Industry 4.0 conference in Las Vegas on June 19, 2019.

  • Workshop

    June 17, 2019

    John Elder Teaching A 1-Day Workshop On Core ML & DS Techniques At PAW Las Vegas 2019

    John Elder

    John Elder will be teaching a 1-day workshop at the Predictive Analytics World  mega conference on "The Best of Predictive Analytics: Core Machine Learning and Data Science Techniques" in Las Vegas, NV on June 17, 2019. 

    June 17, 2019

    John Elder Teaching A 1-Day Workshop On Core ML & DS Techniques At PAW Las Vegas 2019

    John Elder

    John Elder will be teaching a 1-day workshop at the Predictive Analytics World  mega conference on "The Best of Predictive Analytics: Core Machine Learning and Data Science Techniques" in Las Vegas, NV on June 17, 2019. 

  • Workshop

    June 20, 2019

    John Elder Teaching A 1-Day Workshop On The Deadly Dozen At PAW Las Vegas 2019

    John Elder

    John Elder will be teaching a 1-day workshop at Predictive Analytics World  mega conference on "The Deadly Dozen: The Top 12 Analytics Mistakes and the Techniques to Defeat Them" in Las Vegas, NV on June 20, 2019

    June 20, 2019

    John Elder Teaching A 1-Day Workshop On The Deadly Dozen At PAW Las Vegas 2019

    John Elder

    John Elder will be teaching a 1-day workshop at Predictive Analytics World  mega conference on "The Deadly Dozen: The Top 12 Analytics Mistakes and the Techniques to Defeat Them" in Las Vegas, NV on June 20, 2019

  • Speaking Event

    February 26, 2019

    John Elder To Speak At The 2019 Technology Strategy Summit

    John Elder

    John Elder to speak about data and analytics in healthcare at the 2019 Technology Strategy Summit, an independently organized event supported by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association on February 26-27, 2019 in Nashville, TN. The annual two-day event will be attended by about 175 senior technology practitioners across the BCBSA Federal Employee Program®.

    February 26, 2019

    John Elder To Speak At The 2019 Technology Strategy Summit

    John Elder

    John Elder to speak about data and analytics in healthcare at the 2019 Technology Strategy Summit, an independently organized event supported by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association on February 26-27, 2019 in Nashville, TN. The annual two-day event will be attended by about 175 senior technology practitioners across the BCBSA Federal Employee Program®.

News

Elder Research Attending Python Charlottesville Data Science Meet-Up

Data scientists from Elder Research will join other local data scientists at the Python Charlottesville Meet-up on December 4th to discuss Data Visualization with Python from Two Perspectives on December 4, 2018. Senior Data Scientist at S&P Global, Matt Hawthorn, will present Graph Visualization with Bokeh and NetworkX and Project Manager, Jolene Esposito, will present Getting Started with Data Visualization.

Gerhard Pilcher Spoke at Federal Government’s Data Strategy Forum

Elder Research CEO Gerhard Pilcher spoke at the Federal Government’s Data Strategy Forum hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center and the White House Office of Management and Budget on November 8, 2018 in Washington, DC.  The forum provided an opportunity for the public, including businesses and other stakeholders, to offer feedback on a draft set of practices that will serve as the basis for new expectations agencies will have for data governance, management, protection, use, and partnerships.

Gerhard Pilcher Quoted in CIO Australia Article

At a recent two-city breakfast event in Sydney and Melbourne Australia, Elder Research CEO Gerhard Pilcher urged businesses to conduct a reality check and set appropriate expectations for advanced analytics. In his keynote address, Gerhard discussed how AI is shaping the world, and how it can incrementally help businesses. Read more in the CIO article "Industry Experts Reveal Power and Vision of Advanced Analytics".

Robert Pitney's Article on A Blueprint for Effective Analytics Programs Published in PA Times

Senior Data Scientist Robert Pitney's article "Analytics Assessment: A Blueprint for Effective Analytics Programs" was published in Predictive Analytics Times. The article discusses the importance of doing an Analytics Assessment to developing a well-conceived analytics strategy to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage and generate significant return on investment using analytics.

EBooks

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Leading A Data Analytics Initiative

This eBook includes Chapter 3 from industry experts Jeff Deal and Gerhard Pilcher’s book Mining Your Own Business, A Primer for Executives on Understanding and Employing Data Mining and Predictive Analytics. Chapter 3 titled “Leading a Data Analytics Initiative” covers the key challenges and considerations for business leaders employing analytics to provide data-drive insight.

The Ten Levels of Analytics

Every technical project involves some sort of analytics, ranging from simply reporting key facts, to predicting new events. In this eBook we define ten increasingly sophisticated levels of analytics so that teams can assess where they stand and to what they aspire. The eBook clarifies definitions of three types of analytic inquiry and four categories of modeling technology and illustrates these levels with examples using tabular data representations commonly found in spreadsheets and single database tables. Additionally, the Levels are extended to encompass emerging data types such as time series, spatial data, and graph data, by providing data complexity as second dimension for categorization alongside algorithmic sophistication.

Top 10 Data Mining Mistakes

In two decades of mining data from diverse fields, we have made many mistakes, which may yet lead to wisdom. In this eBook, we briefly describe, and illustrate from examples, what we believe are the “Top 10” mistakes of data mining, in terms of frequency and seriousness. Most are basic, though a few are subtle. All have, when undetected, left analysts worse off than if they’d never looked at their data.

Resources

Featured Video

Gerhard Pilcher discussed the gap between the promise of analytics to transform a company and the actual results, and how adaptability and intuition by leadership can help close that gap.

Target Shuffling is a process for testing the statistical accuracy of data mining results. It is particularly useful for identifying false positives, or when two events or variables occurring together are perceived to have a cause-and-effect relationship, as opposed to a coincidental one. 

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Recent White Papers

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Book Overview

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Mining Your Own Business is a practical guide for organizational leaders and top-level executives that demonstrates how to harness the power of data mining and predictive analytics, and avoid costly mistakes.

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