18 Health and Biomedical Informatics
8 Business: The 8th Layer
If you’re really lucky, you’ll get to review a
system while it’s still under attack.
12 Putting IT Together
All Together Now
Don’t want it public? Don’t put it out there
in the first place.
Learn Without the Web
The non-digital research process is an end
in itself, though most students don’t buy the
Without electronic health records and e-prescription data, even the
most well-intentioned care could miss the mark.
Better Data, Better Health?
Do no harm means preventing medical
procedures and prescriptions when none is
4 Net News
Trojan Horse Inside?
Could backdoors secretly installed in hardware
cause aircraft, missiles, and radars to fail in times
of crisis?; no matter which smartphone sells the
most, consumers benefit from the competition
among Apple, Motorola/Google, and Research
In Motion; replacing manuals, augmented-reality displays guide mechanics through the
intricacies of engine repair; Dvorak enthusiasts
still want respect, and a superior keyboard;
crowdsourcing helped Netflix improve the
efficiency of its movie-recommendation
algorithms; the plagiarism cops know if we’ve
copied someone else’s work wholesale or
simply pinched a phrase without attribution.
Genomic information about our deepest biological selves helps tailor
the medical interventions most likely to make and keep us well.
Reviews of The Public Domain by James Boyle; Predictably Irrational by
Dan Ariely; and Total Recall by Gordon Bell and Jim Gemmell
Reviewed by Michele Tepper
Tetraktys by Ari Juels
Reviewed by Gregory Conti
Also: Upcoming conferences and essential URLs relating to this issue’s
articles and columns.
40 The Last Word
Privacy in the Era of Genomics
The flood of genomic data we’re collecting
about ourselves could also be used against us.
On the Cover: Paper-based medical records make it difficult to spot errors and
inconsistencies or share information with patients and researchers.
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