Verizon Wireless Packaging and Selling Subscriber Information - Acting As One Big Data Broker–Super Cookie Header Explanation Verizon Wireless Packaging and Selling Subscriber Information - Acting As One Big Data Broker–Super Cookie Header Explanation

Jonathon Mayer, a computer scientist and lawyer at Stanford was kind enough to dig in and write up h...

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Friday, October 24, 2014

“Ebola”..ZdoggMD Parody Song…(Like Lola From the Kinks)… “Ebola”..ZdoggMD Parody Song…(Like Lola From the Kinks)…

This is great if you remember the song from the “Kinks” “Lola”..I don’t even think Dr. ZdoggMD is ol...

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ebola Vaccine Research Sat on the Shelf For 10 Years–Good Reason to Not Over Look NIH Funding As There Was No Money To Be Made for Pharma To Get Involved Ebola Vaccine Research Sat on the Shelf For 10 Years–Good Reason to Not Over Look NIH Funding As There Was No Money To Be Made for Pharma To Get Involved

The vaccine was already to test and had performed on animals at a rate of 100%, so what took so long...

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Head of the ONC Leaves to Move on to HHS As Acting Assistant Secretary Coupled With the Announcement of the Clinical Practices Initiative Funding For Those Physicians That Have Time To Participate In Additional Government Programs… Head of the ONC Leaves to Move on to HHS As Acting Assistant Secretary Coupled With the Announcement of the Clinical Practices Initiative Funding For Those Physicians That Have Time To Participate In Additional Government Programs…

Well first of all there was the news that Dr. DeSalvo has left the ONC for a better job at HHS as Ac...

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Orthopedic Surgeon Talks About Data Mining, Privacy, Medical Records and the Importance of the Doctor-Patient Relationship Orthopedic Surgeon Talks About Data Mining, Privacy, Medical Records and the Importance of the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Here’s a surgeon that’s in the know with data brokers.  He’s tuned in and knows how data can be used...

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Data Scientists/Quants in the Health Insurance Business–Modeling Beyond the Speed and Capabilities of Humans To Keep Up With The Affordable Care Act–Turning Into A World of Killer Algorithms That We All Hate.. Data Scientists/Quants in the Health Insurance Business–Modeling Beyond the Speed and Capabilities of Humans To Keep Up With The Affordable Care Act–Turning Into A World of Killer Algorithms That We All Hate..

This is what we all dislike about healthcare today, the constant changes as we no sooner adjust to o...

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Walgreens Has a New “Cash for Code” App Contest Now- All Millennials Living At Home Pay Attention Since You Don’t Have To Pay Rent… Walgreens Has a New “Cash for Code” App Contest Now- All Millennials Living At Home Pay Attention Since You Don’t Have To Pay Rent…

Well if it’s not AARP and United wanting cheap code, or even Verizon, they do it too, here’s another...

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Alarm Fatigue 2,558,760 Unique Alarms Recorded in One Month At A Hospital–88% Of the Arrhythmia Alarms (Over a Million) Were False Positives Created By Bad or Erroneous Algorithmic Models… Alarm Fatigue 2,558,760 Unique Alarms Recorded in One Month At A Hospital–88% Of the Arrhythmia Alarms (Over a Million) Were False Positives Created By Bad or Erroneous Algorithmic Models…

I can relate to the bad algorithms after being in the hospital myself with the pain drip machine fal...

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

It Comes Out in the Wash, CDC Chief Used to Working With and Pushing Broken Models at Consumers–Remember The “Big Gulp” Model?  Well Guess Who Wrote Policies On That Failed “Proof of Concept” That Couldn’t Play in the Real World”… It Comes Out in the Wash, CDC Chief Used to Working With and Pushing Broken Models at Consumers–Remember The “Big Gulp” Model? Well Guess Who Wrote Policies On That Failed “Proof of Concept” That Couldn’t Play in the Real World”…

Here we go again, yet one more person in government suffering from “The Grays” and confusing virtual...

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Just Because You Design It, Get Millions in Funding, Market and Promote It Doesn’t Mean We’re Going to Wear It and Find Value, The Wearables Business Where People Don’t Work That Way, Stifle Those Broken “Big Gulp” Models..Please.. Just Because You Design It, Get Millions in Funding, Market and Promote It Doesn’t Mean We’re Going to Wear It and Find Value, The Wearables Business Where People Don’t Work That Way, Stifle Those Broken “Big Gulp” Models..Please..

So we are talking about some very expensive projects here based on a “proof of concept” that dives i...

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Monday, October 20, 2014

CVS To Charge Consumers Higher Co-Pays With Prescriptions Filled at Drug Stores That Still Sell Tobacco Products–Killer Algorithms Attacking Once Again To Make Sure CVS Gets the Prescription Revenue And Your Data To Score And Sell CVS To Charge Consumers Higher Co-Pays With Prescriptions Filled at Drug Stores That Still Sell Tobacco Products–Killer Algorithms Attacking Once Again To Make Sure CVS Gets the Prescription Revenue And Your Data To Score And Sell

We knew their entire program was nothing but marketing from the start.  The CVS store near me has ...

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Device Patent Wars–Covidien Wins Injunction to Stop J and J Ethicon From Manufacturing, Marketing and Selling Harmonic Ace+7 Surgical Device Device Patent Wars–Covidien Wins Injunction to Stop J and J Ethicon From Manufacturing, Marketing and Selling Harmonic Ace+7 Surgical Device

Covidien if you will remember is the company Medtronic bought and is doing the tax inversion and is ...

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis Closes Leaving Employees Holding the Bag–Hospital Apparently Was Using Hospital Insurance Premium Money For Operating Costs To Stay Open… Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis Closes Leaving Employees Holding the Bag–Hospital Apparently Was Using Hospital Insurance Premium Money For Operating Costs To Stay Open…

Here’s yet another hospital that ran out of money.  The hospital was self insured with Cigna operati...

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Fallbrook Hospital in the San Diego to Close in November As They Run Out of Money, Will Be Outpatient Services Only, Such as Urgent Care, Rehab, Nursing and Hospice… Fallbrook Hospital in the San Diego to Close in November As They Run Out of Money, Will Be Outpatient Services Only, Such as Urgent Care, Rehab, Nursing and Hospice…

Scripps and none of the other big hospital chains in California wanted this hospital so with just a ...

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Turning Into a Ghost Town, The Facility Where Ebola Infections Struck Patients and Nurses Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Turning Into a Ghost Town, The Facility Where Ebola Infections Struck Patients and Nurses

This should come as no surprise as Ebola continues to sweep the news every day, every minute.  Media...

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Dallas Hospital Had Ebola Screening Machine Military is Using in Africa–Sat on Shelf Not Used Due to FDA Guidelines Prohibiting Use of the Device–Is This Why Our New Ebola Czar is a Lawyer? Dallas Hospital Had Ebola Screening Machine Military is Using in Africa–Sat on Shelf Not Used Due to FDA Guidelines Prohibiting Use of the Device–Is This Why Our New Ebola Czar is a Lawyer?

This is not a nice story at all now the the patient died and the resultant series of events that hav...

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Thomas Eric Duncan, Ebola Patient Who Died in Dallas Had No Insurance-Did This Impact His Care? Thomas Eric Duncan, Ebola Patient Who Died in Dallas Had No Insurance-Did This Impact His Care?

We all know or maybe should know by now that Texas did not extend Medicaid and would that have made ...

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Thursday, October 16, 2014
 
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