Your Health, Your Rights: medical information not covered by HIPAA By Adam Sohn | June 26, 2020 HIPAA HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) protects your personal medical information as possessed by a medical provider. By HIPAA, you may obtain your record, add information to your record, seek to change your record, learn who sees your information,… [Read more...]
Discriminatory practices in interest-based advertising By Anonymous | June 26th, 2020 Economics and ethics The multi-billion dollar online advertising industry is incentivised to ensure that ad dollars convert into sales, or at least high click-through rates. Happy clients equate to healthy revenues. The way to realize this goal is to match the right pair of eyeballs for each ad –… [Read more...]
I recently learned about two important Zoom features.
1) Move Co-Host Between BreakoutsYou may have colleague (e.g. teaching assistant, graduate student instructor, etc.) assist you during live session. In particular, you may want to assign them to move between breakout rooms to help students if they get stuck on a concept, and to make sure students stay on-topic. You… [Read more...]
Data-driven policy making in the Era of ‘Truth Decay’ By Silvia Miramontes-Lizarraga Through the advances of digital technology, it has been made possible to collect, store and analyze large amounts of data that contain information of various subjects of interest, otherwise known as Big Data. One of the effects of this field is the increase in data-driven methods for decision… [Read more...]
Police Shootings: A Closer Look at Unarmed Fatalities By Anonymous Last year, fifty-five people were killed by police shootings while “unarmed.” This number comes from the Washington Post dataset of fatal police shootings, which is aggregated by “local news reports, law enforcement websites and social media” as well as other independent databases. In this dataset, the recorded weapons that victims… [Read more...]
Digital Equity By Anusha Praturu | June 19, 2020 It’s no secret that in 2020, it is becoming increasingly difficult to participate in modern society without some level of access and literacy with basic technologies, the Internet being chief among them. And with the widespread growth of WiFi hotspots, smartphones, and other Internet-capable devices, it’s becoming easier for most of… [Read more...]
Post written by: Zoe Kahn and Emma Lurie On February 24th, the Algorithmic Fairness and Opacity Working Group (AFOG) hosted Madeleine Clare Elish, who leads the AI on the Ground Initiative at Data and Society. Elish shared two papers, “The Human Body is a Black Box”: Supporting Clinical Decision-Making with Deep Learning as well as an early draft … [Read more...]
This is about pursuing healthcare data science career, and it applies to all fields.
You have an exciting time ahead of you! Every single healthcare company, from big to small, needs data scientists!… [Read more...]
Compiled by the School of Information faculty.
You are not in this aloneThe School of Information has offered flipped-classroom, online learning since 2014. We have learned a lot along the way. In this blog you can find pointers about embedding videos into bCourses, how to greet a class upon arrival, and other practical advice. This related document also … [Read more...]
You Already Live in a Smart Home, but Jarvis Doesn’t Work For You By Isaac Chau | June 5, 2020 Ask people to describe a home in “the future,” and more than a few will describe a house that’s something like Tony Stark’s mansion: lights that turn on when you walk in, appliances that brew your coffee when your alarm… [Read more...]