Sunday, November 23, 2014

The problem with blobs


Blobfish live deep in the ocean, where pressures are exceedingly high. In fact, the blobfish's gelatinous appearance is actually a brilliant adaptation — its gooey, pudding-like flesh allows it to stay buoyant at depths where gaseous bladders can't function.

When looking at this little guy, I thought about another kind of blob, the digital kind, aka Binary Large Object, a close source bag of code that cannot be easily accessed as the contents of same remain unstructured and unknown, something exceedingly difficult to retrieve unless the creators of such code uses specific drivers to access said content to service their clients in meaningful fashion. AI is also used for blob drill downs as well, particularly in all things related to trolling the net for tidbits of interesting data. :)

The reason why this topic is being addressed is that unstructured data causes enormous financial and operational problems in healthcare as HC is largely controlled by closed, proprietary systems using blobs as a primary mechanism to service some of the largest medical facilities in the world, something to consider when asking for your medical records, that you already paid for, when you REALLY need them, particularly in an emergency situation, where real time access to these files means life or death, something that kills approximately 250,000 of us (Journal of Patient Safety) due, in large part, to the existence of BLOBs that, in effect, prevents our ability to get our patient records, free of charge, in real time, using any hardware equipped with web browser software and connectivity to the net.

The new study reveals that each year preventable adverse events (PAEs) lead to the death of 210,000-400,000 patients who seek care at a hospital. Those figures would make medical errors the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics.

End of rant but couldn't resist showing how much the "distinguished" Mr. W. C. Fields resembles the denizen of the deep as seen by W. C. using guile and deceit to win, in illicit fashion, while playing the wonderful game known as poker. :)


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