Healthcare IT Security

January 29, 2007

Germany leaders seems to have a very short memory

Filed under: Privacy, Uncategorized — healthcaresecurityguy @ 1:24 pm

Germany wants to  “harmonise the use of biometrics in visas, passports, residence permits and identity documents in the EU”.  Interesting … wonder if they Angela missed her history lessons or has she forgotten what had happend while East Germany was under Communist rule.  More data you have easier it is for authoritarian regimes control its citizens. 

May 22, 2006

Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code

Filed under: Cryptography, Uncategorized — healthcaresecurityguy @ 12:54 am

The Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London (where Sophie Neveu trained in Dan Brown’s book and I am currently doing my PhD :-)), is hosting a fun introduction to code-making and breaking from 5.30-6.30pm on Thursday 1 June. Prof Fred and few among ISG folks would be talking, possibly Chris, Kenny, Steve and the rest….

April 6, 2006

Do you DReaM open source DRM ?

Filed under: Uncategorized — healthcaresecurityguy @ 12:35 am

Then its not just a DReaM its from Sun though. Like many nice things that have come out of Sun in the past, this too could be interesting. DRM should always be treaded upon carefully but it could provide newer models of assurance of operations done on data.

March 23, 2006

Sneak preview into future….

Filed under: Uncategorized — healthcaresecurityguy @ 4:16 am

After a longwhile I got a mail from an aquintance of mine Mike Rosing, he works on very interesting stuff. He is currently working on a platform technology that enables the transfer of information from machines to humans via the tongue at Brainport Techologies. I am wondering when we would be able to have an interface to our sensory cortex….mm..does that remind you of the movie matrix…

February 28, 2006

Are programmers overpaid? Are doctors?

Filed under: Uncategorized — healthcaresecurityguy @ 10:34 am

A post on Joel on Software,asks if programmers and doctors are overpaid. Here’s the link.

my take on the same

Before I start I should state a few facts. I spend my time in medical school and have a degree in medicine. These days I am pursuing my PhD in information security. I have been working on information security more or less since I left medical school. I am hoping that I might be able to bring out a balanced view.

Firstly training a doctor someone pays, if you are damn good some univeristy would give put up with the bills(read-I didnt pay my bills). Else you pay for it, so doctors see this as an investment and indirectly creates a barrier.

Secondly more training you need you would have to jump through more hoops (read more exams and competition)hence the question of supply vs demand.

Third medical bodies seem to regulate the entry into the spefic fields. This doesnt happen with software engineers.

Fourth outsourcing is only catching up. Outsourcing of radiology by teleradiology (I have two radiologists in my family) is catching up. May be with telemedicine will bring globalisation to doctors 🙂

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