Facebook and Healthcare data, the contrarian view.

(Update May 2019.) Publishing this article was part of what started my recent investigation into Facebook’s cybersecurity and privacy practices. The outcome of that investigation means that I do not have any hopeful or positive things to say regarding Facebook and I believe that I was… and we all were, naive. I no longer hold […]

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Cascading Configuration Design Pattern

I have not been able to find simple plain-language descriptions of what the Cascading Configuration Design Pattern is. And really not that many complicated descriptions either.  Basically, this pattern is used to simplify very complicated configuration problems, by simplifying what would be a matrix of configuration decisions into a “cascade” of configurations using a hierarchy. […]

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Does Epic resist or support interoperability? Hell if I know.

I just realized that my somewhat infamous question at the ONC annual meeting is recorded on video! The background on my question, which I made me very popular at the meeting afterwards, was that I had heard that Epic hired a lobbyist to convince congress that it is an interoperable company. That lobbyist and others at […]

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