Pam Dixon

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Name: Pam Dixon
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Hospitals now data-mining to help treat patients

Improving your everyday health could soon be as simple as getting a phone call from your doctor.[WEB EXTRAS: Information shared with third parties, tips to opt out | Click here for a detailed look at what your health habits tell doctors ]That's because ... [Published Click Orlando - 17 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

For Sale: Your Name and Medical Condition

Dan Abate doesn’t have diabetes, nor is he aware of any obvious link to the disease. Try telling that to data miners. The 42-year-old information technology worker’s name recently showed up in a database of millions of people with "diabetes interest" ... [Published BusinessWeek - 23 hours ago]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

6 ways to outsmart data brokers

You can't stop data brokers from harvesting your most intimate personal details, including what you buy, how much you make and even how healthy you are. But you can limit what they see."For the most part, we don't have control over that information," ... [Published Yahoo! Finance - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Diagnosis: Your Privacy has been Stolen!

Posted Tuesday, September 16th 2014 @ 4am  by KTRH's Scott CrowderIt's another example of why we have little or no privacy online. What you buy at a pharmacy has you on thousands of lists used by advertisers.Pam Dixon of the World Privacy Forum says it's ... [Published NewsRadio 740 - KTRH - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Sick Grandparents For Sale By Data Miners At 15 Cents A Name

Dan Abate doesn’t have diabetes nor is he aware of any obvious link to the disease. Try telling that to data miners.The 42-year-old information technology worker’s name recently showed up in a database of millions of people with “diabetes interest” sold ... [Published Financial Advisor Magazine - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

ASDA To Roll Out Defibrillators In Its Stores

ASDA will roll out defibrillators in its 568 stores 25 depots and offices by the end of 2014.The British Heart Foundation will work with the local Ambulance trusts to run training sessions for 12,000 ASDA colleagues on how to use the defibrillators ... [Published Southport.gb.com - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Security experts concerned over Apple Watch health data

First came the new iPhones, and talk of Apple Pay, a new ditch-your-wallet digital payment system.Then Apple CEO Tim Cook invoked the late Steve Jobs’ magic words, saying dramatically, and with a smirk: “We have one more thing.”Enter the much-rumored ... [Published New York Daily News - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Fitness-tracking devices: Will a little Big Brother slim health costs?

To fight rising medical costs, oil company BP last year offered Cory Slagle — a 260-pound former football lineman — an unusual way to trim $1,200 from his annual insurance bill. One option was to wear a fitness-tracking bracelet from FitBit Inc. to earn ... [Published Denver Post - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Health wearables: Privacy threat?

Does it seem like your health insurance provider wants to be your BFF these days?My insurer has definitely become chummy of late, inviting me to monitor my workouts and chart my progress against a laundry list of health metrics using a variety of cool ... [Published Bankrate.com - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Federal medical-privacy law frustrates ID theft victims

Clinton Mikel: "Even if you can amend your record... you can't push it out to everyone. And frankly, you likely don't know who [to] push it out to." Photo by Peter Baker.Linda Weaver had two good feet when she opened her mailbox one day in 2005. So she ... [Published ABA Journal - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Asset-Backed Bonds Said to Face Tougher SEC Disclosure Rules

Sellers of bonds backed by mortgages and auto loans would have to give investors details including the borrowers’ income and credit scores under rules the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is poised to consider this week, according to two people ... [Published Bloomberg - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Wear This Device So the Boss Knows Youre Losing Weight

(Bloomberg) -- To fight rising medical costs, oil company BP Plc last year offered Cory Slagle -- a 260-pound former football lineman -- an unusual way to trim $1,200 from his annualOne option was to wear a fitness-tracking bracelet from Fitbit Inc. to ... [Published Insurance Networking - Aug 22 2014]

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...into the doctor's office and the doctor's done a huge predictive analytic work upup on the patient, I don't think we're there yet," said Dixon. "however, i do think that world is coming."
"It’s not illegal at all," Dixon says. "if a person reveals health information to a third party outside of the health-care context, that information doesn’t have any legal protection under hipaa."
...Change-of-address forms are also typically shared with data brokers. So are warranty cards , which you don't need to fill out anyway. "that warranty is good whether you send it in or not" says Dixon

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Hospitals now data-mining to help treat patients [Published Click Orlando - 17 hours ago]
For Sale: Your Name and Medical Condition [Published BusinessWeek - 23 hours ago]
6 ways to outsmart data brokers [Published Yahoo! Finance - Sep 17 2014]
Diagnosis: Your Privacy has been Stolen! [Published NewsRadio 740 - KTRH - Sep 16 2014]
Obituary for Anthony Ponzio [Published Eagle Star Review - Sep 12 2014]
Sick Grandparents For Sale By Data Miners At 15... [Published Financial Advisor Magazine - Sep 12 2014]
ASDA To Roll Out Defibrillators In Its Stores [Published Southport.gb.com - Sep 12 2014]
Security experts concerned over Apple Watch hea... [Published New York Daily News - Sep 10 2014]
Fitbit Allows Boss to Track Employee Exercise t... [Published The Guardian Express - Sep 02 2014]
Fitness-tracking devices: Will a little Big Bro... [Published Denver Post - Sep 01 2014]
Health wearables: Privacy threat? [Published Bankrate.com - Aug 28 2014]
Federal medical-privacy law frustrates ID theft... [Published ABA Journal - Aug 26 2014]
Asset-Backed Bonds Said to Face Tougher SEC Dis... [Published Bloomberg - Aug 25 2014]
Wear This Device So the Boss Knows Youre Losing... [Published Insurance Networking - Aug 22 2014]
Wear This Device So the Boss Knows You’re Losin... [Published Bloomberg - Aug 21 2014]
Hackers hit Tennessee-based health system's com... [Published Crains Detroit Business - Aug 18 2014]
Health care companies turn to 'big data' [Published Nasdaq - Aug 14 2014]
Résumé Keywords Are the Keys to Be Found [Published Personal Branding Blog - Dan Schawbel - Jul 30 2014]
Data Policy Implicates Unethical Facebook Emoti... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Jul 01 2014]
Data Brokers Collect And Sell Billions Of Data ... [Published Think Progress - May 28 2014]
Predictive Models And Secret Scores: How Comput... [Published The Consumerist - Mar 20 2014]
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Résumé Keywords Are the Keys to Be Found [Published Personal Branding Blog - Dan Schawbel - Jul 30 2014]
Most of the résumés employers receive, either as hard copies or that are uploaded electronically, reside in databases. If those databases were in graphic form, each résumé would resemble a lonely tombstone in a cemetery. In the majority of cases, ...
Data Policy Implicates Unethical Facebook Emoti... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Jul 01 2014]
There is a new development in the debate over the legality and ethics of Facebook’s ( NASDAQ:FB ) News Feed experiment, which Wall St. Cheat Sheet reported on earlier this week. Compounding the (very certain) unethical nature of Facebook’s experiment, ...
Data Brokers Collect And Sell Billions Of Data ... [Published Think Progress - May 28 2014]
CREDIT: Shutterstock Big Data companies, known as data brokers, have been compiling intricate personal profiles on nearly every American shopper, according to an in-depth report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Data brokers collect and ...
Predictive Models And Secret Scores: How Comput... [Published The Consumerist - Mar 20 2014]
( Mike Saechang ) Savvy consumers all know that their lifetime debt history ends up in their credit score, and that lenders use that score to try to predict if someone is a good bet for a big loan like a mortgage. But even the most-connected consumer ...
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