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Comment: Re:Wasteful, Inefficient, Potentially Dangerous... (Score 2) 66

by taliesinangelus (#48979091) Attached to: Alibaba Tests Drone Delivery Service In China

I guess I don't understand using this technology for delivering local items. Maybe their just in a shake out phase of testing. I can see that this might be huge for delivering things to areas that don't have good road systems where driving a truck over terrain that may cause it to break down might be considered wasteful.

"Critical medical supplies" comes to mind.

+ - How a Hacker Slumber Party Gets Girls Into Code

Submitted by Czech37
Czech37 writes: 200 female students from around the country converged at the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to join Pearl Hacks, a 24-hour hackathon "slumber party" focused on "building, encouraging and inspiring a community of young female programmers." In an industry where many women feel unwelcome, Pearl Hacks hopes to create spaces where women interested in technology and programming can feel at ease. Read more about the hackathon and its many workshops here.

Comment: Re:If a Medical Doctor was involved in the collect (Score 1) 99

by taliesinangelus (#42170545) Attached to: Who Owns Your Health Data?
Sure, MD advisor if needed, usually by phone or the like, but they do not sign off on all patient care reports - at least not in the majority of states in the U.S. Patient care reporting for EMS usually ends at the end of transport, mainly because they charge for "loaded mileage." The ER will have their record and the EMS agency its record.

Comment: Re:Who Owns Your Health Data? (Score 4, Interesting) 99

by taliesinangelus (#42170141) Attached to: Who Owns Your Health Data?
The only one I can come up with prima facie is that the health of one may affect the health of many. Tracking the vectors of diseases and shaping responses to them seems to be an appropriate function of a state-level health organization. For that reason at least part of your health data is not your own in the sense that you have full control of its dissemination. The benefits of knowing that piece seem to outweigh individual control of that data. There is always the possibility of a quarantine situation in which individual rights may be further constrained so there is certainly room for more oversight as to the specific implementation of this with that state-level organization.

Comment: Data-driven loop closure is the holy grail (Score 1) 216

by taliesinangelus (#38761026) Attached to: The Problem With Personalized Medicine
Through initiatives like NEMSIS ( and marrying that data with ER/hospital data, the loop closes for providers in the continuum of care. The data can drive performance improvement for each step in that continuum of care as hospitals have never been so informed about what happened on an EMS call and vice versa. This directly improves patient care on an individual level and on progressively higher levels. Several states are doing this with data with the leader being North Carolina.

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