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batye
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batye,
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7/2/2015 | 1:22:16 AM
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@Broadway0474 interesting observation/point... for now it no escape from hidden adds... or just pure spam hidden in the field view...
Broadway0474
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Broadway0474,
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6/30/2015 | 3:23:47 PM
Re: Staggeringly Scary
asksqn, that is a hilarious example of possible spam --- in fact, I think I actually got that spam email yesterday. Seriously, though, emails like that will not happen unless the companies involved in the healthtech data/IoT space get lawmakers to completely emasculate HIPAA rules.
larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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6/29/2015 | 5:41:20 PM
Re: Staggeringly Scary
You just made me laugh out loud and squirm at the same time.
larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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6/29/2015 | 5:40:11 PM
Re: The thought of Google having real time health data on me...
Well, yes. If we pay attention to them.
asksqn
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asksqn,
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6/29/2015 | 5:25:26 PM
Staggeringly Scary
While the gee-whiz factor will absolutely astonish those in the C-Suite who are in most instances barely capable of using/understanding email, for the rest of us, the intrusion of Google into our EHR is absolutely frightening.  Personally, I am imagining spam in my inbox along the lines of: 

Since your biopsy came back positive for colon cancer, click here for discounted pharmaceuticals!

 

danielcawrey
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6/29/2015 | 4:14:20 PM
Re: The thought of Google having real time health data on me...
Great to see Google expand into genres like health, which could over time make a huge impact on people's lives. I think technology that doesn't specifically come from the medical field has a really high chance of helping us all understand the impact of aging on our health, and help to reduce the instances of disease. 
larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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6/29/2015 | 3:12:35 PM
Re: The thought of Google having real time health data on me...
You already carry a tracking device that you paid for called a smartphone.

Apple is taking the public position that they wont share your data with anyone else. Except for Apple, I guess.

Google hasn't publicly taken this position. It may have to in order to compete.

This is very similar to a flashdrive in your car that sends information to your insurance company who may then give you a discount for being "good". 

What information do we want to trade off for convienience or money?

 

 
Broadway0474
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Broadway0474,
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6/29/2015 | 2:38:27 PM
Re: The thought of Google having real time health data on me...
Larry, are supposed to feel any better about Apple having that personal data? With their payment technology, they'll be able to know where we're shopping, what we're buying, for how much, giving them a sense for our everyday lives and budgets. Layer on top of that health information, and they'll be able to predict our longevity, our existing and pending diseases and health conditions --- essentially, allowing them to become our masters.
larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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6/29/2015 | 12:39:14 PM
Re: The thought of Google having real time health data on me...
Apple has a similar product for health data collection, and really, really hopes you feel that way about Google.
progman2000
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progman2000,
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6/29/2015 | 12:19:25 PM
The thought of Google having real time health data on me...
The thought of Google having real time health data on me is more than a little disturbing. Google already knows where I am driving, what I am searching for, and who I am emailing. If they have devices that start collecting health data, it seems like a small (albeit unethical) leap to be selling that data to health providers.


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