May 19, 2020

Experian says Google+ losing momentum

Social Media
Google+
Gmail
Apple App Store
Bizclik Editor
2 min
Experian says Google+ losing momentum

 

It looks like the whole Google+ buzz has died down after its massive growth. Reports were saying that millions of people were signing up for Google+ for a few days straight, but now those numbers seem to be dwindling down.

According to site analyst Experian Hitwise, traffic to Google+ fell by 3 percent to 1.79 million U.S. users during the week ending July 23; the week before showed a 283 percent rise. The average time spent on the site also fell 10 percent to five minutes and 15 seconds. However, Experian’s estimates don’t take into account visits through mobile apps or APIs so anyone using the Google+ app for the iPhone or Android isn’t being counted. The iPhone app went straight to the No. 1 spot in the Apple App Store so we can imagine there are some numbers missing from the Experian survey.

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Despite Google+ only being about a month old, it’s causing concern that there is an actual drop in traffic and time on site. It’s possible that many people are signing up to see what all of the buzz is about and lose interest, but then return to the site once all of their friends, family and colleagues become part of the social circle.    

Google has come up with some pretty genius programs like Gmail, Blogger, Google Docs, and so much more and we’re hoping that Google+ also follows suit.

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Jun 11, 2021

Health Catalyst: An agile approach to healthcare data

Northwell Health
Health Catalyst
3 min
How to get the most out of your investment in data with Health Catalyst

 

Healthcare Catalyst is quite literally a healthcare providers’ catalyst for change when it comes to their measurable, data-informed improvement in analytics, software and services.

Founded in 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, Health Catalyst is dedicated to enabling health care organisations to build a healthcare-specific, open, flexible, and scalable data platform and fully integrated suite of analytics applications.

This enables health system partners, including Northwell Health in New York which serves a population of 11 million, to realise measurable value within months. “Our customers have recognised the potential to use data, to meaningfully improve their clinical, financial and operational business performance outcomes,” said Mike Doyle, Chief Customer Officer.

Formed by a group of healthcare veterans – with a quest to develop a data warehouse that could handle the complexities unique to healthcare data – they revolutionised the clinical process models and use of analytics and discovered the solution now known as Adaptive Data Architecture, which is agile, flexible and can be implemented in a matter of weeks compared to a matter of years.

Today, Health Catalyst helps clinicians in more than 250 hospitals that care for more than 100 million patients each year.

Health Catalyst offers a solution in three parts:

Data Operating System

Cloud-based DOS is a healthcare-specific, open, flexible, and scalable that provides customers a single environment to integrate and organise data.

Analytics Applications

Analytics applications build on top of the data platform and allow customers to make measurable clinical, financial and operational improvements.

Services Expertise

World-class team of analytics and domain experts leverage technology to help customers shorten time-to-value and achieve sustainable, measurable improvements.

The fully integrated data platform and suite of analytics applications helped clients during the pandemic, in ways even Health Catalyst could never have imagined. Health Catalyst offered products and services to support customers’ agile response to the pandemic in four phases:

  • Prepare.
  • Prevent.
  • Recover.
  • Plan.

“By having the data operating system, our clients were able to take advantage of the integrated source of data to meet challenges that they were facing in their local geographies due to the pandemic in ways that we could never even have predicted,” said Doyle.

Doyle highlighted Health Catalyst’s Value Architecture group, which helps the company ensure that its technology and expertise are delivering measurable and meaningful value to our clients.  “I think another key differentiator is our open platform that our clients are able to use to accelerate their own integration of data, but it is customisable, configurable in ways that makes it unique for them in ways other cookie cutter analytics just can’t match. 

“We like to start every discussion by listening and understanding how we can help our customers avoid making mistakes and getting the most out of their investment in data.”

Speaking about their partnership with Northwell, Doyle said: “We're very grateful for this partnership and want to thank these visionary leaders who are able to envision a future using data that is light years beyond what we can think of today.”

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