Healthcare Highlights

Raymond R. Mazzotta, Practice Director
Steve Discher, Senior Partner, Carrier Practice - Nolan

Nolan Perspectives

Loss Control – Hidden Opportunity

Some time ago I was interviewing an underwriting officer, and I asked him for his perspective on the Loss Control or Risk Management function. His response has stayed with me for a long time.

Who’s in the Driver’s Seat for Business Analytics Value?

I recently wrote an article concerning the need to extract business value from Business Analytics.  A reader then sent me the following question and comment: “Who should be charged with making sure this happens – is it the responsibility of the CIO, line-of-business heads, data scientist (where t

Benefits of Maturity in Business Analytics

A recent ComputerWeekly article presents some startling figures concerning the amount of money businesses are investing in business analytics. The article1 reports that business intelligence software and services will reach $143 billion in 2016, with two-thirds of that being on services.

Efficiency Versus Effectiveness

“Effective use of technology and data can improve the quality of care and make our health-care system more efficient,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

What Cooking has Taught Me About Operational Changes

I am an amateur cook. I’ve learned to cook as amateurs do: by watching my father, Boy Scouts, talking with friends who cook, and reading about food and recipes. But, most important, by breaking eggs and giving it a try!

Lessons to Remember as Merger and Acquisition Activity Increases

There have been countless acquisitions in the insurance and financial services industry already this year. Slow organic growth, unpredictable investment earnings, failed institutions, and attractive acquisition targets are escalating M&A priorities on the executive agenda.