03 July 2009

DC ACM Talk w/Nick Polys was a success

I opened, closed then answered several questions in front of an audience of 35 computer enthusiasts and professionals 10 Jun 2009 at the AAAS Building from 07:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Nick spoke for 25 minutes on the technical history and outlook of the Extensible 3D specifications, implementations and emendations. Many in the audience wonder about the societal effects of LifeGraphs if they were to emerge under the conditions I described. As expected, a few opinions were negative from the perspective of "Big Brother" issues. These opinions were balanced with questions like, "Are you going to write a book?" and "How do you plan to develop this?"

I continue to query CIOs in health and medical centers about a womb to postmortem health maintenance data (reference) model. And I continue to get no replies to what I think is a simple statistical question. I have enlisted someone from CSC Healthcare to ask the question whenever the opportunity arises. I was surprised to discover I emailed the Harvard Medical School CIO 12 months ago asking the question and just a week ago during a call with my CSC Healthcare colleague, he said he will pose the question to the HMS CIO. I completely forgot about my cold email when he mentioned their relationship, and I haven't heard back from either of them.

Just yesterday, I watched a Webinar on healthcare semantics where dbMotion's prominent employees presented a great story about their virtual patient record that could have womb to tomb medical information/records. But when I asked my data reference model question during the Q&A, the speaker had no clue how much data might accumulate over 100 years of life for an average patient in the US medical care system. I don't know when I'm going to let this question go and just start estimating myself then publish it for comment. That decision is coming as I turn my attention to the natural resources data reference model challenge.

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