Where’s our money was the question, answer, I don’t know….you have to love it.  The 3 words in real estate are location, location, location. 

The 3 words for HealthCare Reform in my opinion should be as follows:  Education, Education, Education, what do you think?   In his new movie it appears that by using entertainment, Michael Moore is into exploring the use of algorithms too.

If you have time, check out the link below from a post I made in January and watch the Senate testimonies held in January and see the level of knowledge and participation.  The link to the testimony videos below  is the one released by the Senate themselves, and when you have a couple hours, watch it and you will see and understand exactly what I am saying.  Back on the subject of algorithms, Wall Street has them, health insurance companies have them too, lots of them, but they are proprietary so we don’t know what they are, and how they are used, where’s ours? 

The laws passed today need to be explicit on “algorithms” otherwise if the use and interpretations are not spelled out, what good are the laws that nobody can interpret and then we still have those using algorithms for profit, as there is nothing in the laws that prohibit this.  In the related reading below, you can see where the insurers speak themselves a bit about their “algorithms”, it’s what makes the money. 

Investing in Health IT: US Senate Testimonies

From Wikipedia:

“In mathematics, computing, linguistics, and related subjects, an algorithm is an effective method for solving a problem using a finite sequence of instructions. Algorithms are used for calculation, data processing, and many other fields.”

The Executive Branch is working on the problem and the link has a lengthy video with U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra on what he is doing to tackle the problems, again, where’s the Congressional solutions here.  Also, don’t forget Medical Banking, they are creating some new algorithms for practicing business. 

Promising new startup of 2009 - Executive branch of the US federal Government

The 2 New Hot Words in Healthcare: Algorithms and Whistleblowers

Should the government no longer have “government” provided insurance, co-ops for government too?  David Lazarus from the Los Angeles times makes some good points about participation, a big part of the problem as well as education.  Come to think of it, they could use some algorithms to figure this out, you think?  BD 

Related Algorithm Reading:

API Healthcare Launches Business Analytics to Provide Real Time Enterprise-Wide Monitoring of Human Capital Information – Business Intelligence

The search for John Doe – Who’s running the queries (Algorithms) and wants to know

AARP Is Just Caught in the Middle of the Debate – Its the Algorithms That Call the Shots, Not Memberships in Senior Organizations

Algorithms, Formulas and Investigations leads to AARP suspending sales of some health plans
The 2 New Hot Words in Healthcare: Algorithms and Whistleblowers
Brave New Films – “United Wealth Care” – It’s In the Algorithms

Ex-Goldman programmer Inquisition Continues – Did He Really Steal the Algorithms or Just Worked on Code from Home?

How Wall Street Lied to Its Computers – Software and Programming
Health Care Insurers Suggest Algorithms and Business Intelligence solutions to provide health insurance solution
Is This a Case for a New Law – Illegal Algorithms? How Do You Sleep at Night Rockefeller asked the CEO of United Health Care


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