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Could lessons from retail transform the way healthcare works?

CVS has recently rebranded itself as CVS Health. It plans to open 600 new MinuteClinics over the next three years. Previously they just treated minor conditions. Now services are expanding to include preventative health (vaccinations, screenings and so on) as well as the management of chronic conditions. Can Healthcare indeed learn from retail? Most probably not in the way, Jacob West suggests, as the healthcare regulations and NHS requirements in the UK are certainly a different kettle of fish from what MinuteClinics and CVS are able to offer. Yet, there… Read more Could lessons from retail transform the way healthcare works?

Revealed: how Whisper app tracks ‘anonymous’ users | Technology | The Guardian

The Guardian confirms what we have known (but happily ignored) all the way: If you have a commercial app, it will be under surbeillance, except if their creators have made sure they do not have the technical ability (and then, well, it’s up to Apple, Google or whoever else to grant the agents access):   “…After reviewing Whisper’s back-end tools and speaking extensively with the company’s executives, the Guardian has also established that: User data, including Whisper postings that users believe they have deleted, is collated in a searchable database.… Read more Revealed: how Whisper app tracks ‘anonymous’ users | Technology | The Guardian