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The top 3 things we love most about the PokitDok HealthGraph

We are building the world's largest health graph In our last post, we introduced the latest thing the Data Science team is building for PokitDok:...

The PokitDok HealthGraph

Why We Love Healthcare In Graphs While the front-end team has been busy putting together version 3 of our healthcare marketplace, the data science team...

Binary namedtuples in Python

Many systems have a need to efficiently manage a lot of boolean values associated with users or other objects. Just think about all of those...

Apply Out-of-Pocket Health Costs to Deductibles in One Click

Trend Toward High Deductible Health Plan Options My wife and I, like 17.4M other Americans, are on a high deductible medical plan with a Health Savings...

National Provider Data Revealed - A Choropleth Map Analysis

At PokitDok, our guiding principle is to create products and services that enable The Business Of Health. To enable our customer facing products, like the...

Visualizing Medicare Physician Co-occurrence Graphs with Payment Data (Part 2 of 2)

Concluding yesterday's discussion on Medicare physician co-occurrence graphs (here's Part 1 if you missed it), here's Part 2: Digging Deeper on CMS Physician Co-occurrence Clusters.

Visualizing Medicare Physician Co-occurrence Graphs with Payment Data (Part 1 of 2)

In the past couple of years the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have released an unprecedented amount of data on healthcare providers participating...

Julia Child's Guide To The Database

Being a software engineer I'm often segregated off to a group of people that work in dim light and subsist on Doritos, caffeine, fast food,...

Shirt, Shoes, and JSON Required

API input validation is not really a sexy topic in software development. You probably won't see it trending on twitter any time soon. It's one...

Social Capital Within Social Health Networks (part 2)

In my last blog I introduced the concept of triadic closure_ and the fundamental effects triadic closure has on both a micro and macro level for network...

Social Capital Within Social Health Networks

Welcome to Full Metal Health. Here you can follow the technical goings on of PokitDok via the blogosphere. Like you, we take health decisions very...