President Trump suggested tonight that it's not fair to compare the Republican health care plan to the Affordable Care Act, because the law is "dying, dying, dying" and won't be around anyway. "They always like to compare -- well, what about [Obamacare]? Obamacare's dead," Trump said at a rally in Harrisburg, PA. "It's gone ... Pass the "damn thing": "I'll be so angry at Congressman [Mike] Kelly and Congressman [Tom] Marino and all of our congressmen in this room if we don't get that damn thing passed quickly."
AI and machine learning are forcing dramatic business model change for all the stakeholders in the health care system. What does AI (and machine learning) mean in the health care context? Answering these questions is the holy grail of medicine -- the path toward an entirely new system that predicts disease and delivers personalized health and wellness services to entire populations. The winners in this world will be organizations that make AI and machine learning a core aspect of what they do.
In 1996 the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted. The Accountability portion of the law requires that healthcare providers protect the privacy of patient health information and includes security measures that must be followed. Provider success has been mixed and has recently come under intense scrutiny due to the number and size of reportable breaches of health information.
We are excited to announce that Azure Machine Learning security practices have been verified by independent third party auditors and achieved HIPAA, ISO 27001, ISO 27018 and EU Model Clauses compliance. Azure ML HIPAA compliance enables customers to use Advanced Analytics workloads involving electronic Health Information (ePHI) such as Genome Sequence Data in Azure ML, opening up opportunities to leverage cloud scale and agility. "I'm excited that a barrier for transforming healthcare analytics with Microsoft Azure and Azure Machine Learning is now overcome. The EU (European Union) Model Clauses are standardized contractual clauses used in agreements between service providers such as Microsoft and customers, ensuring that any personal data leaving the EEA (European Economic Area) will be transferred in compliance with EU data protection law.
In a first-draft style attempt, Microsoft recently created "Tay," a tweeting AI chatbot that learns from what the online Twitter community is talking about and responds to messages with logical answers… in theory. I have mentioned ANI and AGI – clearly as Tay, Siri and Cortana demonstrate, we have lots of progress to make to move from ANI to AGI (Artificial General Intelligence). Long before we see Terminator type T-800's with EHS scanners and hi-vis jackets roaming about construction sites, we will see a huge transformation for health and safety and health and safety law. This could result in a safer working environment, but there will be other issues we just have not anticipated that will impact the EHS manager, occupational safety and health laws and wider society.
"Orphan Black is pretty good about the science, like 98 percent of the time, and it's really good about the bioethics issues," Pence says in Episode 197 of the Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast. Listen to our complete interview with Gregory Pence in Episode 197 of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy (above). "I've looked at a lot of movies about cloning, and I've read a lot of science fiction about cloning, and too often it would fall back on the same old stuff. And science fiction is a double-edged sword, because a lot of science fiction--to be dramatic--has to scare us, so it's done its share of scaring people about science and choice, as well as the good science fiction, which has laid out a more optimistic future."