Insights

April 8, 2024
This is overdue, but… Day 2 of the PMSA Global Summit continued to offer insight into the pharmaceutical industry's challenges and opportunities that I still think about. 
March 18, 2024
The PMSA Global Summit was full of insights, informed expert leaders from Merck, Lilly, AstraZeneca, Novartis, GE Healthcare, Boringer Inglelheim, and their partners.
May 22, 2023
The business objective is to increase timely and meaningful engagement with physicians regarding the 4th line of therapy/treatment option, Qinlock, indicated for the rare conditions of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST).
March 7, 2024
Pharmaceutical executives are navigating through an increasingly complex regulatory landscape due to the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
February 29, 2024
Rare diseases are often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, leaving patients in a limbo of unexplained symptoms and ineffective treatments.
April 26, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) Today CareSet Labs released the DocGraph Hop Teaming Dataset at Datapalooza.
April 26, 2018
Because of improvements in the algorithm used to calculate the graph as well as improvements in the underlying
Staff Writer
Medicare Part A Decoded
Regulatory Affairs
August 16, 2016
This analysis identifies general trends and top performers within each segment of Medicare Part A (hospital care) to provide a better...

Reflecting on Day 2 of the PMSA Global Summit

April 8, 2024
This is overdue, but… Day 2 of the PMSA Global Summit continued to offer insight into the pharmaceutical industry's challenges and opportunities that I still think about. 
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Unveiling Global Trends in Pharmaceutical Data Science: Insights from the PMSA Global Summit

Ashish Patel
March 18, 2024
The PMSA Global Summit was full of insights, informed expert leaders from Merck, Lilly, AstraZeneca, Novartis, GE Healthcare, Boringer Inglelheim, and their partners.
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PUTTING PATIENTS FIRST: Unlocking Medicare Data to Empower HCP. Case Study of Oncology Treatment Manufacturer with Late-Stage Line of Therapy (LoT)

Amy Bamford
May 22, 2023
The business objective is to increase timely and meaningful engagement with physicians regarding the 4th line of therapy/treatment option, Qinlock, indicated for the rare conditions of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST).
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CareSet Advantage: Pharmaceutical Industry Regulatory Overhaul

Ashish Patel
March 7, 2024
Pharmaceutical executives are navigating through an increasingly complex regulatory landscape due to the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
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Navigating the Maze of Rare Disease Diagnosis: Leveraging Data for Clarity

Ashish Patel
February 29, 2024
Rare diseases are often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, leaving patients in a limbo of unexplained symptoms and ineffective treatments.
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Pre-clinical Strategy

DocGraph Hop Teaming Dataset Released at Datapalooza

Ashish Patel
April 26, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) Today CareSet Labs released the DocGraph Hop Teaming Dataset at Datapalooza.
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Clinical Trial Recruitment

DocGraph Hop Teaming is a dataset that shows how healthcare providers in the United States work together.

April 26, 2018
Because of improvements in the algorithm used to calculate the graph as well as improvements in the underlying
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Understanding Medicare

Medicare Part A Decoded

Staff Writer
August 16, 2016
This analysis identifies general trends and top performers within each segment of Medicare Part A (hospital care) to provide a better...
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Data Leadership

The Combination is The Crowbar

Fred Trotter
October 24, 2016
Did it matter how many numbers were on this safe’s combination lock?...
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Understanding Medicare

U.S. Government Opens Data with New Law

Alma Trotter
January 15, 2019
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! POTUS has signed the “Foundations for Evidence-Based...
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Data Leadership

Clinician Attendees can earn CME at CES

Fred Trotter
January 10, 2019
Today while attending CES to talk about AI in healthcare, I learned that CES is the first..
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Data Leadership

Calling out the FOIA metadata problem

Fred Trotter
November 21, 2018
The Freedom of Information Act has allowed the public to free copious amounts of health data from the U.S. government in...
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Data Leadership

CareSet, SXSW, Health Equity, and Open Data

Alma Trotter
March 15, 2019
SXSW was the best of times; it was the best of times. I can’t wrap my head around this past weekend. It was filled ...
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Data Leadership

CareSet leaves Facebook Because of Patient Privacy Concerns

Alma Trotter
February 21, 2019
Now that the FTC complaint from our CTO, Fred Trotter (as well as Andrea Downing and David Harlow) has been..
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Data Leadership

Data Classes with CareSet

Staff Writer
January 28, 2019
Update: Last year we offered classes at PMSA and Datapalooza. We had such great feedback…
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Data Leadership

CareSet reflects, recharges during mid-year review

Alma Trotter
July 1, 2019
Last week at CareSet we had our annual mid-year review. I was not in attendance last year, nor were a lot of current employees. ...
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Data Leadership

Commercial Operations

CareSet Stands Tall at PMSA Annual Conference

Alma Trotter
May 23, 2019
2019 was CareSet’s third attendance at the annual meeting held in San Diego. At our fist PMSA, we were two people with ...
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Data Leadership

CareSet Attends 10th Annual Health Datapalooza

Alma Trotter
April 1, 2019
This past week, CareSet attended the 10th Annual Health Datapalooza, brought to you by Academy Health...
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Commercial Operations

Market Access

Which Medicare Physician is the Best Doctor to Educate About Your Medication or Medical Device?

Ashish Patel
May 22, 2020
While pharma marketers continue to navigate their brand through COVID-19, non-personal promotion appears to..
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Data Leadership

Participating in the COVID-19 vaccine trial part two

Victoria Hernandez
October 23, 2020
Working with life science organizations who create vaccines that help patients, I thought it was apt to immerse myself in the...
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Data Leadership

For science, for the world – participating in the COVID-19 vaccine trial

Victoria Hernandez
October 13, 2020
It’s one thing to participate in a scientific study. But to participate in a vaccine trial for a virus in the middle of a..
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Data Leadership

COVID-19, Data and Nursing Homes

Alma Trotter
July 28, 2020
In my last post, I briefly touched on COVID-19 and older adults. In this post, I will take a short, basic...
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Data Leadership

Finally Unblinded from the COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

Victoria Hernandez
February 19, 2021
September 2020, I made the decision to participate in one of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine trials. There is still vaccine hesitancy....
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Data Leadership

Participating in the COVID-19 vaccine trial part 3

Victoria Hernandez
November 23, 2020
I thought it was pertinent I take the chance and sign up for the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine trial. This summer I began...
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Understanding Medicare

I got the COVID-19 vaccine and this is what happened

Alma Trotter
March 3, 2021
I am a Mexicana, and I participated in one of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine trials! Unfortunately, I was a placebo arm. Now, I’m fully..
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Commercial Operations

Market Access

Pre-clinical Strategy

Unblocking Part D, MarketView

Ashish Patel
October 19, 2021
In specialty pharmacies, some medications may have partially blocked data. Manufacturers, payers, and specialty pharmacies...
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Data Leadership

Updated DocGraph HOP Teaming PUF Released During Health Datapalooza 2022

Alma Trotter
April 3, 2022
ARLINGTON – CareSet released the updated DocGraph HOP Teaming Dataset during the 2022 Health Datapalooza..
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Regulatory / Policy

Regulatory Foreshadowing From JPM Healthcare 2022

Ashish Patel
February 15, 2022
The 40th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, January 10-13, brought strategic insights. This year...
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Understanding Medicare

Regulatory / Policy

HCPCS Code Change Transforms Landscape of Preventative Care

Ashish Patel
December 6, 2021
Until now, healthcare providers spent up to 40% of their time on administrative tasks, largely due to the complexity ...
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Commercial Operations

Market Access

Pre-clinical Strategy

Finding, Treating, and Curing Rare Diseases

Ashish Patel
November 29, 2021
A patient presents with symptoms including numbness, tremors, and occasional weakness, among others..
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Market Access

Transparency in Specialty Pharmacy Supply Chains

Ashish Patel
November 9, 2021
Navigating the world of Specialty Pharmacy is complex and riddled with information asymmetry. But, it just got a lot easier...
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Market Access

Regulatory / Policy

NCPDP PTI Roundtable for VBA

August 31, 2021
On 8/30/21, I had the honor of co-chairing the first roundtable from NCPDP's (National Council for Prescription Drug Programs) PharmTechnology..
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Commercial Operations

Market Access

CareSet’s Part D Targeting Data Offers Complete Market Transparency

September 20, 2021
New Medicare Part D Targeting subscription datasets offer census level accuracy.New Part D Targeting subscription..
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Data Leadership

Regulatory / Policy

Do doctors force their patients to use fax? A CareSet Journal FOIA Whitepaper

Alma Trotter
August 18, 2021
Do patients benefit from the money that the U.S. Government has spent on the interoperability of clinical systems..
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Data Leadership

Updated HOP Teaming Dataset Released During PMSA 2021

Ashish Patel
June 18, 2021
The HOP Teaming Dataset from CareSet offers the most detailed and up-to-date picture of the patient..
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Data Leadership

Commercial Operations

Market Access

Pre-clinical Strategy

CareSet gets accelerated access to Medicare data to perform COVID data analysis

Ashish Patel
June 11, 2021
CareSet is proud to announce that we are now the FIRST (that we know of) company with access to fee-for-service..
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Data Leadership

Transparency victories regarding facility-level COVID data

Fred Trotter
May 21, 2021
HHS has recently released data about vaccinated personnel at different hospitals. They have also released a new..
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Data Leadership

NPI to contact domain data release

Alma Trotter
April 20, 2021
CareSet Journal is releasing data that links NPI records to the contact domains submitted by providers in their NPI..
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Data Leadership

CareSet at SXSW 2021

March 23, 2021
At SXSW 2021, presented by Energizing Health. CareSet's Ashish Patel moderates a panel featuring ..
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Data Leadership

Regulatory / Policy

New Administration, New COVID-19 Federal Datasets

February 11, 2021
Tune in for a Health Datapalooza Webinar featuring Health and Human Services data leader..
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Data Leadership

Regulatory / Policy

HHS Publishes COVID-19 Hospital Facility-Level Data, CareSet to Host Community FAQ

December 8, 2020
(PRWEB) Yesterday the Federal Government released new hospital COVID-19 capacity data at the hospitals-level...
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Data Leadership

Regulatory / Policy

Never Before Seen COVID Data Report Released by HHS

December 18, 2020
(PRNewswire) HOUSTON - Today Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the “COVID Community Profile...
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Data Leadership

Regulatory / Policy

CareSet Collects COVID Collaborators

Fred Trotter
December 8, 2020
Last night, HHS released COVID-19 capacity data at the hospital-level. Previously, this data had only been available on a state level...
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Commercial Operations

Regulatory / Policy

New Open Data Rules Webinar Recap

April 2, 2020
On March 9th, 2020, HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and..
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Data Leadership

Regulatory / Policy

Hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19

March 26, 2020
People are talking about hydroxychloroquine and coronavirus. And others are looking to grab some for personal use. But what...
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Data Leadership

What Does COVID-19 Look Like for Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous People?

Victoria Hernandez
June 25, 2020
Last month, Americans were protesting against the stay-at-home orders in the name of opening the economy as ...
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Understanding Medicare

Commercial Operations

Market Access

Pre-clinical Strategy

Clinical Trial Recruitment

Regulatory / Policy

Game-changing HOP Teaming Dataset Released To Innovators

April 1, 2020
The HOP Teaming Dataset from CareSet offers the most detailed and up-to-date picture of the patient-sharing..
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Data Leadership

Regulatory / Policy

CareSet Leads at Health Datapalooza/National Health Policy Conference

February 20, 2020
This year Academy Health co-located the National Health Policy Conference with Health Datapalooza. It was well..
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Data Leadership

HHS fighting silos

September 19, 2018
HHS finally used the "s"-word (silos) talking about themselves....
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Data Leadership

New NPPES features will improve interoperability efforts

July 18, 2018
As of July 10, the NPPES data file now contains substantially more data.NPPES is a core data file for us at CareSet....
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Data Leadership

CURA Health Management Announces Strategic Partnership with CareSet Systems

March 7, 2018
CURA Health Management Announces Strategic Partnership with CareSet SystemsMedicare data sets provided by ...
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Data Leadership

Commercial Operations

Market Access

CareSet at SXSW 2018 "Put Down the Scalpel: Non-Invasive Heart Solutions"

March 22, 2018
CareSet made a big splash at SXSW 2018, hosting Put Down the Scalpel: Non-Invasive Heart Solutions on March 10th at the Austin ...
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Data Leadership

Commercial Operations

Market Access

AHA, Merck, Novartis, J&J & CareSet

February 24, 2018
Amongst the improved programming of SXSW healthcare, CareSet's SXSW panel is sandwiched between AHA and Merck...
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Data Leadership

Understanding Medicare

Commercial Operations

Market Access

Regulatory / Policy

CareSet Cited in Scholarly Papers and News

February 7, 2018
CareSet and it’s co-founders have a history of advocacy and thought leadership around data security...
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Data Leadership

Regulatory / Policy

CareSet Scholarly Citations

July 24, 2017
CareSet and it's co-founders can have a history of advocacy and thought leadership around data security...
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Data Leadership

CareSet at SXSW 2017

Marc Mansueto
March 10, 2017
The CareSet team is heading to Austin! Here's where we'll be at SXSW 2017 Interactive. We invite everyone..
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Data Leadership

Design a Medicare Data Power Tool

Fred Trotter
November 2, 2016
As the first Medicare data vendor, the ultimate source of CareSet’s Medicare claims data is the CMS Virtual...
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Data Leadership

DocGraph Releases First Cancer Dataset at Digital Pharma East

October 24, 2016
PHILADELPHIA, PA (PRWEB) - DocGraph today released the first in a series of Cancer Moonshot datasets during...
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Commercial Operations

Market Access

Pre-clinical Strategy

CareSet Systems Announces New Data Science Products to Aid Drug Launches

October 19, 2016
HOUSTON, TX (PRWEB) - CareSet Systems today introduced four new dynamic data science products to...
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Data Leadership

Understanding Medicare

How can Medicare's big data improve healthcare for older adults?

October 19, 2016
Medicare data is being used to produce better healthcare for older adults, and at the Louisville Innovation Summit CareSet...
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Data Leadership

CareSet CEO Laura Shapland Joins Thought Leaders Bryan Sivak, Esther Dyson, Alexandra Drane, and Mark Ganz at the 2016 Louisville Innovation Summit

October 12, 2016
LOUISVILLE, KY (PRWEB) OCTOBER 12, 2016 - CareSet Systems CEO Laura Shapland addressed making healthcare...
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Data Leadership

Google Cloud comes through

August 26, 2016
Recently, we had some trouble with the cloud services from Google one of our primary cloud vendors. In response, I wrote...
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Data Leadership

DocGraph joins Claudia Williams, Niall Brennan and Jess Kahn in DC to Promote  Transparency and Fairness in the Healthcare System

September 28, 2016
WASHINGTON, September 28, 2016 (PR Web) - Health data scientist Fred Trotter presented today at the White House...
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Commercial Operations

Market Access

The First Medicare Data Vendor, the Nintendo Wii of healthcare data

Fred Trotter
August 30, 2016
CareSet Systems is the first Medicare Data Vendor. Soon, we will release our first analysis from Medicaid...
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Data Leadership

Perspective: From a Data Parasite

February 27, 2015
I guess I qualify as a research parasite, according to the recent editorialpublished in the New England..
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Data Leadership

Regulatory / Policy

Houston Health IT Startups Part of Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative

June 29, 2016
Houston—Two Houston health IT startups are among the private companies enlisted by U.S. Vice President..
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Data Leadership

Regulatory / Policy

CareSet sister company DocGraph to release the most accurate data picture to date of how cancer is treated by Medicare

June 29, 2016
WASHINGTON -- Health data scientist Fred Trotter joined Vice President Joe Biden and other national ...
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Data Leadership

Healthcare IT reading list

Fred Trotter
May 24, 2014
My Programmable Self Behavior Change Reading list has been one of my most popular posts...
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Data Leadership

Hacking Healthcare

May 14, 2013
There are two definitions of the word “Hacker”. One is an original and authentic term that the geekdom uses with respect...
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Data Leadership

Regulatory / Policy

Who Owns Patient Data?

August 20, 2012
Who owns a patient’s health information?·The patient to whom it refers?·The health provider that created it?...
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Data Leadership

The rise of programmable self

January 11, 2012
Programmable self is a riff on the Quantified Self (QS). It is a simple concept:Quantify what you want to..
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Data Leadership

AI will eventually drive healthcare, but not anytime soon

January 25, 2012
TechCrunch recently published a guest post from Vinod Khosla with the headline “Do We Need Doctors or Algorithms?“. Khosla...
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Data Leadership

Are EHRs Safe?

January 9, 2012
Are electronic health records (EHR) safe?No.EHRs are not safe. They are fundamentally and irreparably dangerous...
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Data Leadership

Software crumple zones

August 11, 2012
Have you had an auto mechanic look at your wrecked car and sigh, “they just don’t make them..
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Data Leadership

Epatients: The hackers of the healthcare world

January 5, 2012
I help build open source software tools that patients can use to have greater control and influence over their...
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Data Leadership

DocGraph: Open social doctor data

Fred Trotter
November 19, 2012
At Strata RX in October I announced the availability of DocGraph. This is the first project of NotOnly Development, which is..
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Data Leadership

Tracking the Social Doctor: Opening Up Physician Referral Data (And Much More)

Fred Trotter
November 5, 2012
I am happy to announce the release of the doctor “referral” social graph. This dataset, which I obtained using...
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Data Leadership

Programmable Self Reading List

May 26, 2011
I am preparing for my talk at Quantified Self about my work on Programmable Self. I was asked to make a “reading list” for the...
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Data Leadership

Sharks, Bees, and Health Privacy Paranoia

Fred Trotter
July 5, 2007
You probably do not need health care privacy. Or at least, no more than you already have.There are stringent
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Data Leadership

Regulatory / Policy

Open Letter to the tiger team

Fred Trotter
June 10, 2010
This is an open letter to the tiger team from HIT Policy Committee as well as the committee generally...
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Data Leadership

The Burden of Trust

Fred Trotter
May 24, 2010
I am a vocal participant on the NHIN Direct Security and Trust working group. Its a perfect place for me...
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Data Leadership

Technology vs Policy for privacy

March 30, 2010
I have long been an advocate of reasonable and measured reaction to “privacy scare tactics”. I have argued, for instance...
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Data Leadership

Security in Medical Devices, implications

Fred Trotter
August 9, 2008
There are more and more examples of how standard hacking techniques apply in healthcare, with...
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Data Leadership

In all Fairness

Fred Trotter
May 23, 2008
Its time to set the record straight on what are valid criticisms of HealthVault and Google Health and what are not...
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Data Leadership

On Being Threatened

November 10, 2008
Express Scripts, one of the nations largest pharmacy benefit management companies, is being blackmailed...
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Data Leadership

Privacy, a Complex Problem Underestimated.

Fred Trotter
October 24, 2007
I have passed my CISSP certification, marking me as an Information Security Expert. I had to pass a complex..
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Data Leadership

Wikipedia weak on drug information

December 4, 2008
Reuters is covering the news that Wikipedia is missing critical information about medicines that it covers. Specifically...
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Data Leadership

Google Flu Trends and Privacy

November 25, 2008
Google.org, which is the philanthropic arm of Google, has released Google Flu Trends to great fanfare and criticism...
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