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Comment: Re:HIPPA? (Score 1) 46

Well, true. HIPAA itself doesn't really dictate technology, other than to say PHI / PII must be deidentified or encrypted if not transferred point-to-point.

My intent with my reply to AC was to illustrate that records-sharing doesn't necessarily violate HIPAA so long as qualified providers are doing direct care or TPO.

That said, what should be feasible at any hospital with HL7 or similar standards-based interfaces for existing vendors and/or a relatively modern EMR is that they can export the data and leave it to the NFL's team docs and IS people to import it into a human-readable form on their side.

Comment: Re:HIPPA? (Score 1) 46

*HIPAA (heathcare information portability and accountability act) shouldn't apply so long as the caregivers working on the players are legitimate. Treatment, payment and operations exemptions are in HIPAA to allow just this sort of thing. So long as Doc A is actively caring for the patient, he has clearance to see Doc B's records. Likewise, when the bills are processed, those directly involved with itemizing/coding charges and then collecting from insurance or other payers can access the info as well. But in all cases, only insofar as needed to do what they need to do and in such a way they don't leak info to uncovered third parties.

Comment: Re: Those who ignore the past... (Score 1) 46

So... what happens if you need to see a doctor or visit a facility not part of a health system which already has your records? You consider it a good thing that you personally have to a) transfer the records, b) re-fill out histories, etc. and/or c) be subjected to tests/procedures you either already have on file or which would be done differently with available history?

I've worked in healthcare IT for two decades and the whole interop dream of HL7 / EDI standards is still something of an unrealized fantasy. And often for reasons cited above. But the care benefits of having easily accessed records should be evident and hopefully, achieved soon!

Comment: Re:Physics (Score 1) 108

by GTRacer (#49469765) Attached to: The International Space Station (Finally) Gets an Espresso Machine

Even in space, it shouldn't be too hard to build something to stand 1 atmosphere.

obFuturama: SCENE - The Planet Express Ship is being dragged towards the bottom of the ocean by a colossal-mouth bass.

Leela: Depth at 45 hundred feet, 48 hundred, 50 hundred! 5000 feet!
Farnsworth: Dear Lord! That's over 150 atmospheres of pressure!
Fry: How many atmospheres can the ship withstand?
Farnsworth: Well, it's a space ship, so I'd say anywhere between zero and one.

Comment: Re:I already love it... (Score 1) 187

by GTRacer (#49391449) Attached to: Amazon Moves "Buy Now" Into the Physical World, With the Dash Button
If I had a nickel for every time we ran out of something, then later went to Target (less than 10 minutes' drive and a regular "kill time" destination anyway), then came home only to hear my wife say, "I forgot to buy the thing I went to the store for!", I'd be eating like a king at Taco Bell.

Honestly, even /with/ a smartphone and sundries-managment apps, she can't be arsed to keep a list. These buttons would go a long way to making sure key items were easily replenished at the time awareness of need hits.

Also, also, didn't the article say the button could be relinked to another product if the default wasn't to one's liking?

Comment: Re:Move more, eat less (Score 1) 496

by GTRacer (#49328759) Attached to: Hacking Weight Loss: What I Learned Losing 30 Pounds
It would be if I were deliberately eating more than a sane portion. I eat so many leftovers and such because I break up servings. Or when we cook at home I pack the leftovers up for myself and my wife and spread them out that way. My ideal is that we buy food / ingredients economically and use a high percentage of them, avoiding waste and reducing the number of purchased meals. Doesn't always work out but hey...

There are definitely times when I eat waaay too much, and I usually suffer for it. But I try not to by spreading a meal out or by snacking rather than eating another meal.

Comment: Re:Move more, eat less (Score 2) 496

by GTRacer (#49328381) Attached to: Hacking Weight Loss: What I Learned Losing 30 Pounds

Occasionally take more than you want to eat and then THROW IT OUT

I... I cannot do this. I joke with my family that I have a food-waste neurosis. It is incredibly difficult for me to toss out viable food. I used "viable" specifically because I eat a lot of leftovers and will eat food that's bordering on expired rather than throw it out.

The upside is that for places that pack in two meals' worth in one order I get two meals out of it (usually dinner the day I ordered and lunch at work the next). I also have an amazingly-tolerant tummy in terms of food quality - I rarely get sick from eating whatever, whenever. I have some hardy flora in there. Maybe some fauna too.

The downside is that I have occasionally crossed the "expired" line and wind up with no lunch at all...

More context: I'm early 40s, cut out sugary sodas about 5 years ago and dropped about 45 pounds off that alone (I take about 5 sodas a day). Got to a good weight years ago and maintained it for a long time until this past November when I had some major life events stressing me out, which led to stress-eating and the gain of about one stone over 4 months. Got most of the stress sorted and am actively trying to regain control of my eating...

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