Medical records are being digitized on a massive scale to bring down the costs of healthcare and, maybe, to produce better outcomes. It also means a loss of patient privacy. We weigh the risks and the benefits of Big Data in the field of medicine. Also, JP Morgan may face criminal action in the Madoff case, and the nations of Africa race to compete — in space.
Can Big Data Make Healthcare Better, Cheaper?
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JP Morgan May Face Criminal Action in Madoff Case
Five years ago, Bernard Madoff confessed to a $17 billion Ponzi scheme, the biggest in history, insisting that he acted alone. He also said his separate market-making...
Big Data for Healthcare: What about Patient Privacy?
President Obama's Affordable Care Act promotes the digitization of millions of medical records to measure outcomes and contain costs. Big Data may also help doctors better...