Category: Health

Big Data – Big Responsibility

June 9, 2017 Trent Data Retention, Health, Technology

Here is a recording of Trent’s presentation to Cairns Hospital’s Grand Rounds on 2nd July, 2017 – entitled “With Big Data comes Big Responsibility”.       Cairns Grand Rounds presentations are hosted by James Cook University’s College of Medicine and Dentistry, and the video editing is done by Prof John McBride. The Video is […]

Never the Twain

August 10, 2016 Trent Health, Technology

I’m a hospital-based medical specialist.  One of the things that annoys patients (and healthcare workers, too) is the rigid siloing of medical problems – “I’m not here about your diabetes, I’m the heart specialist”. The siloing of expertise isn’t just an issue for medical specialists, though.  Continuing the health example is the seemingly endless debate about the […]

The Price of Convenience

January 28, 2016 Trent Data Retention, Health, Technology

If you’ve seen any discussion online about privacy and the use of free online services, you’ve probably seen the quote:  “If you’re not paying for the product, you are the product” – which has been attributed to Andrew Lewis.  It’s not a universally-held view, but from the point of view of your personal data, it’s […]

eHealth – Share your ideas

June 5, 2015 Trent Health, Technology

We’ve been a bit busy at Future Wise of late – sometimes life gets in the way of the things that we really want to do.  Justin has presented our thoughts on data retention at AusCERT on the Gold Coast, and stimulated some great discussion among IT security professionals.  I also put together a storify […]