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CURRENT ISSUE
Winter 2009
Volume 13.4


Health and Biomedical Informatics

Without electronic health records and e-prescription data, even the most well-intentioned care could miss the mark.



Personalized Medicine: All about you

Genomic information about our deepest biological selves helps tailor the medical interventions most likely to make and keep us well.

EDITORIAL
Better Data, Better Health?
Do no harm means preventing medical procedures and prescriptions when none is truly warranted.


NET NEWS
Trojan Horse Inside?
Could backdoors secretly installed in hardware cause aircraft, missiles, and radars to fail in times of crisis?; no matter which smartphone sells the most, consumers benefit from the competition among Apple, Motorola/Google, and Research In Motion; replacing manuals, augmented reality displays guide mechanics through the intricacies of engine repair; Dvorak enthusiasts still want respect, and a superior keyboard; crowdsourcing helped Netflix improve the efficiency of its movie-recommendation algorithms; the plagiarism cops know if weíve copied someone elseís work wholesale or simply pinched a phrase without attribution.

BUSINESS: THE 8th LAYER
Sniper Forensics
If youíre really lucky, youíll get to review a system while itís still under attack.

PUTTING IT TOGETHER
All Together Now
Donít want it public? Donít put it out there in the first place.

VIEWPOINT
Learn Without the Web
The non-digital research process is an end in itself, though most students donít buy the rationale.

BOOK REVIEWS
Current Titles, Ideas, Sources
The Public Domain by James Boyle; Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely; and Total Recall by Gordon Bell and Jim Gemmell
Mystical Math
Tetraktys by Ari Juels


THE LAST WORD
Privacy in the Era of Genomics
The flood of genomic data weíre collecting about ourselves could also be used against us.



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