Python is a very popular coding language for doing predictive modeling and data science. We have been discussing python as part of our ongoing Predictive Analytics podcast series for the Society of Actuaries. The first two episodes are available for listening now:
This is the first of a few podcasts focused on Python, a popular tool for predictive modeling and machine learning. In this episode, join Anders Larson, FSA, MAAA and Shea Parkes, FSA, MAAA as they cover some basics and talk about when Python may be a good idea to try.
Join hosts Anders Larson, FSA, MAAA, and Shea Parkes, FSA, MAAA, for the second in a series of podcasts focused on Python. After giving an introduction to the popular programming language in our previous episode, they discuss some key concepts in Python, such as its object-oriented framework, the idea of namespaces, the ability to create package sets and a few other topics.
Critical Point is a podcast by Milliman, hosted by subject
matter experts including actuaries, clinicians, technology specialists, and
economists. These seven episodes take a deep dive into subject matters that
affect the health and well-being of people across the world. Critical Point
examines the inherent challenges and innovative solutions that Milliman
consultants encounter throughout their daily work around healthcare, benefits,
risk management, technology, investment consulting, insurance, and financial
Episode 1 – Healthcare
In this episode of Critical Point, Milliman MedInsight’s Dr.
David Mirkin, Marcos Dachary, and Jackie Sehr discuss the history of healthcare
waste, why identifying healthcare waste is so important, and how to identify
Episode 7 –
Diagnosing and Predicting Opioid Use Disorder:
In this episode of Critical Point, Milliman employees,
Soddard Davenport and Joseph Boschert discuss their latest research on opioid
use in the United States, including underdiagnoses and how advanced analytics
can help predict whether a patient may develop opioid use disorder.
Episodes 3, 9, and 11
– Shea and Anders Talk Blockchain (Three-Part Series)
In this three-part series, Milliman team members, Shea
Parkes and Anders Larson discuss blockchain and its insurance applications.
Throughout this series, the two start by giving an overview of blockchain
basics, and end with the insurance applications of blockchain.
This was the first time Rich Moyer or Marcos Dachary had ever participated in an event like this. And over the course of an hour, we saw a rich discussion about healthcare waste developing. This was a great opportunity for others in the industry to be able to ask questions directly to the healthcare experts on this panel.
A1. We simply cannot afford to have health care spending grow as fast as it has. Prices are a huge issue, but wasteful use also important. We need to reduce use of low value services while increasing access to high value services. #healthwastehttps://t.co/oR3wHvl4nC
A6. Agreed. #healthwaste. Main point is if we can’t control spending by lowering growth in prices and wasteful use, we will have problems that extend well beyond the healthcare system and likely dramatic changes (for better or worse). I hope we are moving in right direction. https://t.co/NZ9kgMj1e8
We had a great time discussing healthcare waste with the community and look forward to doing another Twitter chat on a new topic in the future!
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