Patient-Centric Decision Support to Battle Sepsis

Stephen Claypool
Written by Stephen Claypool
on March 23, 2015

Every doctor worries about missing a diagnosis that leads to a patient’s death. Even more upsetting is the knowledge that the data needed to save that life was in the patient’s record, but just out of the doctor’s reach. Such is usually the case with sepsis—the body’s often-fatal immune response to infection that can escalate rapidly and lead to organ failure and septic shock. Read further >

Genetic Test Results – LOINC to the rescue?

Howard Strasberg MD MS
Written by Howard Strasberg MD MS
on March 20, 2015

Personalized medicine holds the promise of tailoring treatments to individual patient traits. In addition to traditional characteristics such as age, gender, kidney function and liver function, it’s now becoming possible to tailor drug therapy to a patient’s genome. For additional background, please see my 2012 and 2014 posts on this subject. Read further >

The Right To Be Forgotten Does NOT Exist

Kirsten van Engelenburg
Written by Kirsten van Engelenburg
on March 13, 2015

The Seven City Tour of Google’s Advisory Council ended in October 2014. The next three months were spent drawing up an advisory report. However in December 2014, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party advocated an adjustment of the May 2014 ruling. Their advice was to extend the Right to Be Forgotten to Google Global instead of Google Local. It seems that the Advisory Council’s report which still needed to be released was being by-passed. Read further >

Amazon’s Digital Engagement Model Relevant for Professionals

John Barker
Written by John Barker
on March 09, 2015

Today’s professionals – accountants, lawyers, physicians, nurses, paralegals and law librarians – interact with a plethora of knowledge objects (print books, ebooks, online research databases, workflow tools linked to those research databases, and software applications). There is a tendency for each knowledge object to have a unique path of discovery, purchase and delivery. Want an ebook? Go to the estore. Want software or a research product? Call a sales rep. But Amazon’s digital engagement model offers a different way. Read further >

When Archeologists and Computer Scientists Talk About Legal Matters

Christian Dirschl
Written by Christian Dirschl
on February 27, 2015

I had the privilege and pleasure to be present at one of these rare occasions.

Experts from different domains, personal histories, and backgrounds will work together in the coming years. They all push toward making the creation and maintenance of data-intensive systems and applications more efficient.

Or to put it simply: ALIGNED was born!

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Sweet Serendipity – Bayes

Steven Lindo
Written by Steven Lindo
on February 23, 2015

Do you ever have those moments where you discover something by chance and it makes you happy? It’s called serendipity or a “fortuitous happenstance.” The term is credited to Horace Walpole who coined it in 1754. The context in which it was used is around accidental inventions. The most famous of these serendipitous moments is the discovery of penicillin and the microwave.

My sweet serendipity last month was my discovery of another use of Bayes classification in my work at Wolters Kluwer. Bayes is a statistical approach to problem solving.

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