Linked data - and how your doctor is spying on you

  • tj85016

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    Jun 29, 2014 9:49 AM GMT
    "You may soon get a call from your doctor if you’ve let your gym membership lapse, made a habit of picking up candy bars at the check-out counter or begin shopping at plus-sized stores.

    That’s because some hospitals are starting to use detailed consumer data to create profiles on current and potential patients to identify those most likely to get sick, so the hospitals can intervene before they do."

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-26/hospitals-soon-see-donuts-to-cigarette-charges-for-health.html

    so next time you buy a pack of rolling papers and a 1.5 litre of vodka - pay cash

    just imagine what the banks and your employer can do with all your data
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    Jun 29, 2014 11:35 AM GMT
    Hmmm...I'm gonna start buying lots of condoms, sex toys, and stuffed animals.
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    Jul 01, 2014 1:21 PM GMT
    my doctor has never sent a email since med school