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ACCESS Act Points the Way to a Post-HIPAA World

By ADRIAN GROPPER, MD The Oct. 22 announcement starts with: “U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) will introduce the Augmenting Compatibility and Competition by Enabling Service Switching (ACCESS) Act, bipartisan legislation that will encourage market-based competition to dominant social media platforms by requiring the largest companies to make… Read More »

World War II glamour girls barred from hospital over fears of catcalling by veterans

A California veterans hospital blocked a group of World War II-style volunteers from visiting its patients, claiming the women’s pinup flare would prompt catcalling from male veterans. Ambassadors from Pin Ups for Vets were scheduled to visit patients at the San Diego Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Oct. 25, but the appointment abruptly was canceled… Read More »

We Live In An Algorithmic World

Old timers like the Tennessee Mountain Man have a hard enough time dealing with all these new fangled gadgets and methods of research, advertising, shopping and communicating without the added insult of having to deal with the geek speak of the nerds. Take algorithm for instance. What is an algorithm, and why should anyone care?… Read More »