Episode 83 – Fragmented Health Data, Right to Repair, and Dying Industries

Topic 1: Fragmented Health Data and Covid.

With HIPAA and other privacy laws have complicated the sharing of healthcare data that might be useful in fighting the virus. We look at that as well as general observations about the industry.

Related Link: https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/19/21522863/health-data-records-covid-coronavirus-model-nih-privacy-n3c

Topic 2: Right to Repair is on the Ballot in Massachusetts.

We’ve covered right to repair before. Once perspective, of course, is you – the potential repairer. On the other end of the fight are some of the largest and most successful companies in the world. As always, the world is a complicated place.

Related Link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomokoyokoi/2020/10/17/rethinking-ownership-of-smart-products-in-right-to-repair/#6ef24531437d

Topic 3: Life after the pandemic: Industries that won’t make it.

Great click-bait, right? Here’s a great article, speculating about which industries will not survive this pandemic/recession. We don’t agree across the board (shocking, we know).



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