Tag Archives: Information

Software to track detailed flows from prescriptions to drug usage at the patient level

An article in the New York Times (May 16,2013) describes software that uses insurance records, claims etc to track individual drug prescriptions from doctors to patients to pharmacies, including refills, albeit without patient identifiers. But the data does include details … Continue reading

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Electronic Medical Records cost impact and the benefit of mining information

An article in the New York Times (January 17,2013) refers to a report from the RAND corporation that suggests that shifting to electronic medical records make increase health care cost. But is also suggests that the data collected from patient … Continue reading

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Grocery Co-ops of small stores competing with Supermarkets

The Economist (January 29, 2011, pg 64) describes how a collection of small stores are uniting as a co-op to develop customer loyalty cards, negotiate with branded manufacturers and offer electronic discounts to preferred customers.  The article comments on the … Continue reading

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