“While I strongly support educating America’s seniors about the Medicare changes, these ads amount to campaign commercials disguised as public service announcements,” Senator Conrad says. “They are blatantly political, aimed at getting votes and promoting the Administration’s message. They should have been paid for with Bush’s campaign funds, not taxpayer dollars.” The federally funded advertising campaign was created by the Bush administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) at a cost of $9.5 million and is currently airing nationally on network and cable television. … [Read more...] about Partisan Outrage Or Public Education?
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As part of its economic recovery program, the Obama Administration has proposed a multi-billion dollar effort to upgrade the US health care system by making all health records electronic within five years. The idea is that over time it saves money, delivers efficiencies, helps improve the quality of healthcare and overall costs in the system will decline. That effort has given Google Health, Microsoft Health Vault and others a major hypothetical boost. But major challenges remain. … [Read more...] about Electronic Health Records Initiative Faces Significant Obstacles
Users Will Get Control — in the End There’s no way to go backward. We now live in a society where people are leaving an electronic record of their movements, attitudes, behavior, social associations and purchase histories. However, unknown to many people, much of this data (and related “tracking”) has existed offline for years. … [Read more...] about Apple, Google In Privacy Hot Water Over “Locationgate”
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If you’ve heard of Google, chances are you’ve also heard about PageRank, which is a method that the search engine used to rank how important pages are on the Web, and which has been combined with other ranking signals to determine the order of pages you see when you search. It’s very likely that the PageRank of 1998, as described in this paper, has evolved over the last decade, but it’s worth reading about how it was intended to work in the early days. … [Read more...] about Outside SEO Resources