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Everybody is slowly coming to understand that numbers in the health industry are incredibly slow. Articles on vaccine rollout have to mention that hospitals aren't equipped to handle reporting on a 72 hour turnaround. That's because EMRs (electronic medical records) are absolute garbage. They're huge, locked-down, enterprise applications, each controlled by a single vendor and licensed to hospitals for huge fees. They don't have interoperability in mind, they want to lock you in to their silo. If you want to send a report to someone else, you hope they use the same EMR as you or you have to run a convoluted pipeline to get that data to them, usually as a CSV or Excel spreadsheet that they have to run through a convoluted pipeline to get into their system. Maybe after this is all over, that will get some attention. Giant corporations shouldn't be able to control health records and drive up costs for patients and hospital

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Bookmarked: EU warns that it may break up Big Tech companies | Ars Technica

Repeat offenses under new rules will trigger action to force divestments.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/12/eu-warns-that-it-may-break-up-big-tech-companies/

I don't think breaking companies up is the way to go, but at least Europe is doing something, I guess. I'm more in favor of what the MEP quoted in the article, Paul Tang, said. Go after their business model; restrict what they're allowed to do. That curtails the current giants and prevents future companies from becoming an issue

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Boosted: As Antitrust Pressure Mounts, Google to Pull Back Benefit to News Sites That Adopted Its Preferred Mobile Technology – The Markup

An engineer at a major news publication who asked not to be named because the publisher had not authorized an interview said Google’s size is what led publishers to use AMP. “Adactio: Links—As Antitrust Pressure Mounts, Google to Pull Back Benefit to News Sites That Adopted Its Preferred Mobile Technology – The Markup” adactio.com/links/17644................

https://adactio.com/links/17644

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