If you have not seen the news the President is meeting with some of the brightest leaders in technology today.  I have been saying this for a couple years now at the Medical Quack that intelligence and decisions in healthcare are being derived from those algorithms and that’s what the talk here is all about. 

Of course a couple of the most impressive on this list are Steve Jobs and Larry Ellison, they wrote code and again as I always say, “there’s nothing like first hand experience” and as consumers we can all use some first hand experience in trying new software and technologies that are available to us, that’s how we learn.  Not too long ago the President hired his “hybrid” chief of staff that understands algorithms and their use today.

President Obama Names a New “Hybrid” Chief of Staff That Can Bring Some “Algo Men” to the White House and Washington

The world has changed in 2 years, a lot.  In healthcare we have some hands on IT folks coming to the helm as well, and in reality that should have been done 2 years ago with the Director of HHS needing more Health IT background than negotiation skills as that’s just the world we live in today. Here’s a post from a couple months ago about algorithm methodologies below.  The same business intelligence processes use for investing/banking are making their way into healthcare and I don’t like all of it either as we have a tremendous lack of balance along with some very serious ethic problems.  Don’t shoot me, I’m just the piano player here trying to bring about an awareness and hopefully shine some light on how technology and the world is evolving. 

High Frequency Electronic Trading Methodologies And Algorithms Work Their Way Into Healthcare With Human Bodies Losing Liquidity With the “Data Game”

With healthcare it’s time we should be able to stop feeling like a “commodity” laying in a hospital bed, which is the way finance looks at it when it comes to money and we need a balance between saving money and treating people like humans.  Until we are able to balance some of this, new jobs are not going to show up, and those that do will not be what people are currently trained to do, so we come back around to education. Bill Gates has spent years testifying to deaf ears in Washington on this topic too as entertaining ourselves has seemed to trump learning in so many ways, and we need balance and a little bit of both.  Also of interest on the list is Genentech, new drugs are all designed by computers and algorithms before they reach their final stages, again not like it used to be.  One more interesting post about technology and our lawmakers, they need to tune up here soon and get those Algo Men who can help them with looking at reality and start ditching their 8 track tapes.  <grin>.  BD

More Congressional Testimonies About Health IT–Members of Congress Could Entertain Getting an “Algo Man” on Staff As Wall Street and Health Insurers Have Them–Don’t Leave Home Without One
  • John Doerr, partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Carol Bartz, president and CEO, Yahoo!
  • John Chambers, CEO and chairman, Cisco Systems
  • Dick Costolo, CEO, Twitter
  • Larry Ellison, co-founder and CEO, Oracle
  • Reed Hastings, CEO, NetFlix
  • John Hennessy, president, Stanford University
  • Steve Jobs, chairman and CEO, Apple
  • Art Levinson, chairman and former CEO, Genentech
  • Eric Schmidt, chairman and CEO, Google
  • Steve Westly, managing partner and founder, Westly Group
  • Mark Zuckerberg, founder, president and CEO, Facebook

Official list of attendees at Obama tech meeting: CEOs of Twitter, Netflix, Oracle, Yahoo, others | Technology | Los Angeles Times


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