Better Triage: Getting hospital care delivered properly

If you have seen my recent posts on LinkedIn you probably know that I am looking to interact with healthcare professionals to brainstorm ideas on how Triage can be improved. In this post I will cover what Triage is and some common issues identified with the process and my attempt at a solution. I am…

A simple change that could save Millions of $$$ in Support services

I recently came across the below error message “An exception was thrown by Target of invocation” What it really means is the application you tried to run has reported an error. This got me thinking about how software has ignored one of the most important yet frustrating aspects of user experience. Easy to understand and…

Auto Update Statistics when does it occur

I was recently asked when does the actual Auto Update Stats trigger and while I know its during query compile I wasn’t exactly sure what the thresholds were so I did some RnD, the results are anyway well documented in the link in the references but I have still posted the results here because I…

Business Intelligence on a Phone Bill

I often tell my trainees that BI can be done on pretty much anything. A common example of this is the Phone Bill or the Bank statement. Your phone bill or statement can give an idea of not just your spending habits or preferences but even your routine and much more. I recently decided to…

MSBI at the Airport

I was recently at Bangalore International Airport and while waiting for a flight was looking for a way to pass the time. I noticed there is an fnb (food and Beverage outlet) on the first floor hidden discreetly from all the others. For those not familiar with BIAL the departure gates are on 2 floor….

How would you get the most out of 10 Rs?

  Today, we were chatting about efficiency and how it is different from utilization and we thought we would conduct a poll about it. So here is the background. Utilization simply means consumption e.g. you can burn up 40 ltr of petrol every week but how efficient are you i.e. How much distance did you…

Forcing Innovation

Yes you read it right. Today we are discussing the approach I have seen in some companies where they try to force innovation. As you will soon realize I am against it. The thing about innovation is that you shouldn’t try too hard. The best innovations or discoveries happen at the most unexpected times and…

Whose money is it?

Recently I was faced with a challenge most people might face at least 1 or 2 in their life time. While in most cases the result is expected in this case it couldn’t follow the traditional approach for obvious reasons. So what am I talking about? I was on my way to the bank a…