Big Data : The next frontier

May 14, 2011

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BIG DATA :THE NEXT FRONTIER FOR INNOVATION, COMPETITION AND PRODUCTIVITY

Health Care Reforms : In the Witch Doctor’s opinion this document is very relevant to some of the thinking behind the proposed UK Health and Social Care Reforms. It was released this month by McKinsey Global Institute but it won’t let me cut and paste an extract. However, part of it covers US and global healthcare, and the perceived importance of data-mining of healthcare information to the economy. It makes an interesting read and illustrates one of the reasons why the WD does not think the “listening period” or Professor Steve Field’s comments in yesterday’s Guardian will result in an about turn.

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The Bruges Group – NHS becomes open to EU control

February 27, 2009

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EU ENCROACHES ON HEALTHCARE

” The NHS becomes open to EU control – the British Government attempted to argue that the unique nature of the NHS meant that it was not an area in which EU was relevant has been overturned. This leaves the EU free to begin interfering in British health care matters. In short, NHS health care now has the legal status of any other commodity and service which can be bought and sold and will therefore become a subject for EU regulation just like every other transaction.

The Bruges Group originally exposed how the future of the NHS will be directed at an EU level. Through successive treaties and recent legal cases health provision is set to be run by the same organisation that brought us the CAP and the CFP.”

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