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Data Science for HCPs

OctaveOctave is dedicated to improving the journey of patients with neurodegenerative diseases, starting with multiple sclerosis (MS). We focus on MRI imaging analytics, molecular biomarker discovery, and discovering meaningful signals and patterns in clinical data from different sources such as patient sensors, web portals, mobile apps, and electronic medical records. Octave leverages this knowledge to surface clinical intelligence and provide concierge support to patients, their families, and clinical teams Octave's patient care program fills the gap between office visits by providing a comprehensive MS resource that is always by your side: real-time communication with an MS-certified nurse surrounded by a system of digital dashboards and a mobile application to track symptoms, medication adherence, and adverse events.

We are deliberate in our recruitment of amazing individuals because we recognize that combining both humans and technology (ie, human-tech) is integral in addressing the obvious and latent complexity found in health care challenges. The authors of this blog are established developers of clinical pathways, data scientist and engineers, biomedical researchers, neuroradiologists, and nurses.

HughesDavid Hughes is the Principal Machine Learning Data Engineer for Octave Bioscience. He develops cloud-based architectures and solutions for surfacing clinical intelligence from complex medical data. He leverages his interest in graph based data and population analytics to support data science efforts. David is using his experience leading clinical pathways initiatives in oncology to facilitate stakeholder engagement in the development of pathways in neurodegenerative diseases. With Octave, he is building a data driven platform for improving patient experience, mitigating cost, and advancing health care delivery for patients and families.

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Michael Towbin; Michael Becich MS; Fatima Rubio da Costa, PhD; Victor M. Gehman, PhD; David Hughes, BSN January 20, 2021
In this blog post, Michael Towbin and colleagues explore the guidelines intended to provide guardrails for data science efforts.
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Michael Towbin; Michael Becich MS; Fatima Rubio da Costa, PhD; Victor M. Gehman, PhD; David Hughes, BSN, January 20, 2021
In this blog post, Michael Towbin and colleagues explore the guidelines intended to provide guardrails for data science…
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Michael Becich, MS; Deanna Power, RN, MSCN; Amal Katrib, PhD; Victor Gehman, PhD; Fatima Rubio da Costa, PhD; Melinda Thomas, MBA; Erwan Rivet, MBA; Anisha Keshavan, PhD; David Hughes, BSN, June 25, 2020
David Hughes, BSN, and colleagues break down the intersection between COVID-19 and multiple sclerosis, including how…
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David Whewell; Michael Becich, MS; Amal Katrib, PhD; Victor M Gehman, PhD; David Hughes, BSN, May 18, 2020
David Hughes, BSN, and colleagues explain data extraction in layman’s terms, including what it takes to wrangle data…
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David Hughes, BSN; Victor M Gehman, PhD; Michael Becich, MS; Amal Katrib, PhD; David Whewell; Erwan Rivet, MBA, MSME; Kelly Leyden MRes; Anisha Keshavan, PhD; Fatima Rubio da Costa, PhD, April 09, 2020
David Hughes, BSN, and colleagues detail the journey of data engineering from source to secure transport, storage, and…
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Victor Gehman, PhD; Michael Becich, MS; Amal Katrib, PhD; Fatima Rubio da Costa, PhD; David Whewell; David Hughes, BSN, March 13, 2020
David Hughes, BSN, and colleagues lay the foundation for understanding data science, drawing comparisons from chess and…
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David Hughes, BSN—Blog Editor; Michael Becich, MS; Victor Gehman, PhD; Anisha Keshavan, PhD; Amal Katrib, PhD; Kelly Leyden, MRes; Fatima Rubio da Costa, PhD; Melinda Thomas; Michael Towbin; David Whewell, February 11, 2020
In the first installment of the new Data Science for Health Care Professionals blog series, David Hughes, BSN, Octave…
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