Posts by Howard Chen

How Predictive Analytics Helps Assess Your Missing Data

For years, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided claims Physician/Supplier Procedure Summary Master File for any researcher ...

Free Data Science E-books from O’Reilly

No, I’m not affiliated with tech publishing giant O’Reilly. However, they are giving out 7 dozens of free e-books, so I...

New Seizure Prediction Competition, and Why It Matters for Radiology

This post first appeared in Figure Stuff Out. Kaggle is a website to host coding competitions related to machine learning,...

Digging into Inpatient Radiology Patterns from Scratch

There is an ever increasing push in radiology towards value-based imaging. In the US, many inpatient stays are reimbursed as...

8 Ways to Gauge The Quality of Your Data Team

At the turn of the century, Joel Spolsky came up with the idea of a “Joel Test” – a highly...

Medicare Data by State – Lumbar MRI and Mammography

Quick Tutorial for Jupyter

Jupyter is a powerful data analytic notebook that runs in a browser.  Previously, I went over how to set one...

Setting Up the Python Data Science Environment

The data science quest begins with a single step.  Mine started by installing the right software. If you want to...