Yesterday I made a post after looking around the internet to see what picketing, marches, etc. were happening and found enough for the week to fill up a post. Maybe those folks in the Senate might think about adding some extra security as if this drags on a lot longer, I think real tempers are going to fly pretty soon, just evident of what has been in the news of late. Wall Street execs have had a little of this up there too and again as the crowds get angrier, the messier it will get. Two years ago I stated that we would be seeing protests and rallies all revolving around healthcare, why, as a person who used to write code and with the present integration processes in place, it’s not hard to project where it’s all going if you read enough. The average person would not see or perhaps understand all of this as it is the data processes that work in the background that run all the decision making processes today.
Now, the article states that both sides agree to more regulations on insurance companies, well what are they? Anything with any real teeth might I ask? Any regulations regarding the Algorithms they run to deny and score claims? With all the recent news over the Ingenix data base being corrupted and illegally calculating out of network charges, I think the formulas, just as EMR/EHR formulas that are run for medical records need to be certified.
Why do we only certify one side of the fence here? The side that isn’t certified and governed is tearing the other side apart and we are getting nowhere. Without a public option, we are basically doing nothing, but most of what I see coming from the Senate is pretty resembling the 70s anyway.
All the tech people, and I see them all over the web here, self included are watching this whole show in shock, as we all watch in disbelief of the lack of acceptance of Health IT and Healthcare reform just being completely ignored. It’s in the algorithms just as it is on Wall Street, so again when having folks who live in the past and those that somewhat survive in the world of denial when it comes to technology, we just sit by and shake our heads. There are brilliant people here in the US, but they are not given a chance to offer any guidance as again, they are stuck in old methodologies and ways, oblivious as to what is really going on in the world around them. I make this observation here and clearly am not alone. It’s sad and everyone else suffers while the side show continues.
Dr. Phil is talking algorithms today too. If Dr. Phil can comprehend this, why can’t the Senate and the rest of Congress.
There’s plenty of documentation on the web with how business models for insurance companies operate and what they do, this blog has plenty of it listed and yet this site and many others fall on deaf ears, or I should say on the ears of those who don’t read or educate themselves enough on the world of technology. The under tow just keeps on working, around, against and basically doing whatever they want as there are no laws against the new methodologies used and we have a Congress that doesn’t get it. Business models can be changed in 24 hours, even the big guys, but look how long it takes to get healthcare reform passed, and it’s still going.
ALGORITHMS – INFLUENCE OR MAKE ABOUT 99% OF ALL THE DECISIONS HAPPENING TODAY – WE NEED ALGORITHMIC CENTRIC LAWS! Without these, how do we create audit tables that can not only audit health insurance but throw in the Federal Reserve as well.
Would it help if we sent members of Congress to computer school, I say this as there is nothing that beats hands on experience and if you don’t get the basic drift of how computers operate and data moves, you are not going to be able to add much content or comprehend how Health IT and Healthcare Reform need to go together. This is exactly what we are all watching today from the sidelines, folks that have no clue and as it comes out in the media with updates, it’s looking worse and a bit more obvious with each article. Click on the image below and watch the Senate video from January and see where this all is, very informative and shows little or no knowledge of Health IT, nor anyone taking a few minutes to read up, like all of this is a brand new discovery, shocking and sad and explains why we are so far behind the 8 ball today. BD
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday rejected two amendments to include a government-run public health insurance option in the only compromise health care bill so far.
The amendments by Democratic Sens. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia and Charles Schumer of New York were opposed by all 10 Republicans on the committee and a few Democrats, including committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus of Montana.
Baucus explained that he liked much about the idea of a public option but that he knew a health care bill containing the provision would fail to win enough support in the full Senate to overcome a Republican filibuster.
"I fear if this provision is in the bill, it will hold back meaningful reform this year," Baucus said.