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Jackpot! Why Winning the Lottery Won’t Change Our Data

Posted by Jason Haley on Jan 14, 2016 2:08:16 PM

When someone wins the lottery, the income-level demographic data for where they live will be effected. However, depending on the way you look at this effect, there will either be slight changes, if any, or there will be a large change. The reason for this difference is that demographic datasets supply both mean and median household incomes.

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Tags: data, demographics, GIS, Lottery

Physician Relations: YOU are the Market Expert

Posted by Jennifer Keller on Dec 18, 2015 9:21:55 PM

by Tony Camarata

The relationship between physicians and provider facilities is impacting much of the changing landscape of healthcare. Physician Liaisons are the face, voice, and ears of this demanding effort. Tasked with building relationships that will drive growth and revenue, this position needs the support of directionally correct, objective data that can support and enhance their market  assessments. After all, as the Physician Liaison, you are the market expert.

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Tags: health care, health strategy, health system, healthcare strategy, hospital strategy, pathways, physician liaison, Physician Pathway, physician recruitment, physician referral, physician referral tool, physician relations, physician tool, strategic growth, strategic positioning, physician patterns

Stratasan's SHSMD 2015 Recap: Python What?

Posted by Jennifer Keller on Nov 25, 2015 7:55:56 AM

The Stratasan team was thrilled to once again attend and participate in the annual Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD) conference.

The 2015 SHSMD conference was themed "Bridging Worlds for the Future of Healthcare" and focused on healthcare being more nimble and entrepreneurial but also based in storytelling. The general sessions were from entrepreneurs and storytellers and there were nine tracks for the concurrent sessions. Stratasan's session was in the Analytics and Research track. All sessions related to the SHSMD document, Bridging Worlds, the Future of the Healthcare Strategist, essentially bringing that document to life with storytellers and presenters.

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Tags: analytics, data, event, events, health care, healthcare, python, SHSMD, Stratasan, strategic growth planning

2015 Esri Health & Human Services GIS Conference

Posted by Jason Haley on Sep 29, 2015 10:02:59 AM

Last week on the blog we discussed the 2015 Esri User Conference. This week we are going to break down the second of our summer conferences the Esri Health and Human Services Conference that took place in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this month. Although it’s much smaller in size, it provides us with just as much useful information on the use of GIS in both the Public and Private healthcare spheres!

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Tags: GIS, events

Load-Balancing in a PHI World

Posted by Scott Burns on May 13, 2015 10:22:47 AM

This is the first in a series of engineering posts where we take a deep look at the technical underpinnings of Stratasan's analytics platform. We hope you enjoy and perhaps learn something! This does assume a technical background—consider yourself warned :)

We've built Stratasan's analytics platform atop of Amazon Web Services and are big fans of the offerings AWS provides. Our application and worker servers are EC2 instances, application data is stored in an RDS Postgres database, Blackbird results and Canvas PDFs are stored in S3 and our considerable collection of healthcare data is stored and queried from a Redshift cluster.

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Tags: architecture, aws, Engineering, phi

Achieving More with Less: Working Smarter, Not Harder

Posted by Lee Ann Lambdin on Mar 12, 2015 11:23:03 AM


It might seem lke ages ago, but do you remember a time before e-mail?  There are likely some of you who can, and some of you who can't.


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Tags: healthcare, marketing, more with less, strategic planning, work smart, working smarter

A Glance at Tapestry's New Look

Posted by Jason Haley on Jan 22, 2015 4:11:28 PM

As you know, the psychographic Tapestry Segmentation system Stratasan utilizes had a major overhaul when Esri released their 2014 datasets [You can find the specifics on these changes here]. The look and feel of the updated tapestries is better in every way. This superiority is true for both aesthetic and format. Let's look at an example of both of these below:

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Tags: GIS, Esri, esri tapestry segmentation

Healthcare Data Analytics Vendors: The Difference Between “Having Esri” & Actually Using GIS

Posted by Jason Haley on Nov 14, 2014 3:58:22 PM

Since its inception, Stratasan has been at the forefront of using mapping technology with the many forms of health data we use on a daily basis. Not surprisingly, our competitors have realized that consumers in the healthcare industry value maps as well. Many of the other data vendors in our industry have started using various Esri products since Stratasan arrived on the scene. These companies mention “having Esri” now, but if you look at their offerings and compare them to Stratasan's you will quickly realize there is a BIG difference between “having Esri” and actually doing Healthcare GIS work using Esri.

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Tags: GIS, marketing, strategic planning

Hospital Service Area: Local Facilities

Posted by The Stratasan Team on Nov 7, 2014 3:48:40 PM

The technology team at Stratasan is on a never-ending mission to make Canvas a better tool for healthcare market researchers, hospital strategists, and other users. Often we release incremental improvements that are pushed out with little fanfare.

So this is a quick note to make sure you don't miss ne of the recent updates.

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Tags: GIS, service area

Stratasan: An Intern Experience - Chelsea Derer

Posted by The Stratasan Team on Aug 27, 2014 12:27:04 PM


Chelsea Derer, Vanderbilt Senior and Stratasan Intern (2014)

I am a senior at Vanderbilt University and recently finished a summer internship at Stratasan. In my time there I learned an incredible amount and am so appreciative of the opportunity I had to work at a wonderful company with amazing people. Advice I received prior to my internship was extremely helpful in making it such a great experience for me. After reflecting on my time at Stratasan, I’ve developed this list of my top 6 pieces of advice for interns.

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