Posts Tagged ‘Big Data‘

Big Data Changes How We Get Well

A recent McKinsey & Company report traced the expansion of computer-based information systems, and the electronic medical records they create, in both the physician’s office and the hospital. More than 50% of doctor’s offices now handle patient records electronically. Nearly 75% of hospitals do so

Reblog: Did You Know You Had Diabetes? It’s All Over the Internet

In a year when former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden’s revelations about the collection of U.S. phone data have sparked privacy fears, data miners have been quietly using their tools to peek into America’s medicine cabinets. Tapping social media, health-related phone apps and medical

Can Mobile Technologies and Big Data Improve Health?

After decades as a technological laggard, medicine has entered its data age. Mobile technologies, sensors, genome sequencing, and advances in analytic software now make it possible to capture vast amounts of information about our individual makeup and the environment around us. What are the implications?

Big Data, Democracy, and the Future of the Internet

With detailed identity data (think data collected from your likes on Facebook, what you buy and where, etc.), misuse occurs at the point when a customized experience derails the purpose and benefit of the Internet: the dynamic and diverse promise of widely distributed data (e.g.

Highlights of Gerd Leonhard’s futurist keynote ITU Telecom World 2013 (by ITU)  (the Future of the Internet) see

futuristgerd: Datawars and the future of Advertising: Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard at Guardian Ad Summit (by Gerd Leonhard) One of my best talks on this topic. You can download the slides via my blog

We did not pass the Fourth Amendment to protect those with something to hide,” Stone tells us. We passed that amendment “because we know all too well the cost of an unaccountable government.” (via Oliver Stone: Don’t Stand By While the NSA’s Surveillance Machine Eats