Data, Goodbye Privacy
American has no sense of privacy. He
does not know what it means. There is no such thing in this country.
Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), New York City Speech, 1933
Prognosis for Privacy
Beck, Title of Wall Street Journal Article, May 2, 2012
your Electronic Medical Records data
transfer to other plans if needed
assure your data is not left unheeded.
your medical and data claims
track their costs and trends
prevent Medicaid cost bends.
your length of stay and diagnoses
see the direction of their cost
guarantee no money is lost.
to know drugs you bought
monitor their sales and abuse
no untreated disease on the loose.
to know your diseases and vaccinations
monitor trends and overall health
protect against outbreak stealth.
to know your claims, diagnoses, and visits
see who to pay
tie everything into a neat financial knot
to know your records data
track use, quality, and value
know what care is taboo.
last, but not least, the federal government
your costs and outcomes data
comparative outcome research
judge what’s right from their lofty perch.
as for you and your privacy
it sometimes seems
needs to know your personal health data
is simply no escapes
computer tracking tapes
Tweet: When it comes to your personal health data, its schemata and stigmata, and errata, you are everyone's pinata.
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