All health outcomes are not created equal

Predicting a true positive event (e.g. morbidity, mortality, adverse event) provides a different epidemiological, financial, and emotional response than predicting a true negative. It follows that having a large number of false negatives might be worse than a model...

Why HIPAA Ain’t Hip

Think of the archetype Western movie. Beleaguered town folk out of desperation ask a nefarious character to restore law and order. While a few residents have concerns about the new sheriff, most are satisfied with getting somebody, anybody for protection. What...