[LINK] Microsoft, DOD to build medical data warehouse
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Sun Mar 11 00:17:07 EST 2007
Oh wow! GATTACA in the making! Wooohooo!
DOD and Microsoft must have watched the movie a few times :)
And to the comment "can not be personally identified" does the data contain
DNA records? Yes? Gee, I'm pretty thick too!
At 09:58 PM 10/03/2007, Howard Lowndes wrote:
>Given that M$ don't do anything without motive, you have to ask what they
>will be doing with this data that will recover (and more) their investment
>Here's another piece of the "Why is Microsoft so interested in
>Microsoft isn't doing this for the money. According to the article, no
>funds are changing hands. But the company will get to work with data a
>lot of it.
>AHLTA stores more than 9.1 million health records, making it "the largest
>patient health care inforamtion system of its kind in the world,"
>according to the article. The population health data in the system "will
>help spot trends not readily apparent and identify at-risk groups."
>According to the article, the data with which Microsoft will be working
>"cannot be personally identified."
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