The research paper titled “Risks to Patient Privacy: A Re-identification of Patients in Maine and Vermont Statewide Hospital Data,” reveals that patients’ personal records in hospitals can still be re-identified even when data identifiers such as names and addresses were removed to follow the HIPAA Safe Harbor de-identification guidelines.The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, otherwise known as HIPAA, provides privacy rules to protect patient data in hospitals as well as the data held by health insurance providers. However, a 2013 survey found cases of disclosed patient data in 33 out of 48 states. This was later followed by a study that re-identified 43 percent of individuals from Washington state by correctly matching their hospital data to local newspaper articles and anonymized hospital visit records.To find out if the case was only unique to Washington state, and if other states were safe from data re-identification, this study tested the health data from Maine and Vermont using the same re-identification methods. Findings show that 28.3 percent of individuals in Maine and 34 percent of individuals in Vermont were successfully re-identified.“Such findings suggest that patients’ personal information is vulnerable to re-identification even when hospital data is de-identified according to HIPAA Safe Harbor guidelines,” the authors of study concluded. “We call for more rigorous inquiry on the vulnerabilities that exist even when following HIPAA Safe Harbor as a standard for de-identification.”Re-identified patient data is important because it reveals sensitive information that can be misused without the patient’s consent. The study suggests all states to improve de-identification practices and guarantee patient data protection.The paper was authored by Ji Su Yoo, research analyst at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science; Alexandra Thaler ’19; Latanya Sweeney, professor of Government and Technology in Residence; and Jinyan Zang, Ph.D. candidate in government. Read Full Story
2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Federally insured credit unions saw share growth of 7.3 percent, year over year, during the second quarter as membership grew to nearly 105 million, according to call report data released Tuesday by NCUA.NCUA’s 2Q data showed credit union membership growth of 3.8 percent versus a year ago; and loan growth of 10.5 percent, year over year. Credit union membership reached 104.9 million.NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger said the data shows how credit unions are continuing to outshine their competition and build strong ties with their communities.“The second-quarter data indicates credit unions continue to deliver exceptional value and service to their members,” said Berger. “American consumers are seeing the difference between credit unions and their competitors, and the choice is clear. Excellent member service and first-rate products and services continue to set credit unions apart and draw new members to the industry.” continue reading »
Franklin County-Adam Crouch (138).The best of luck this Weekend! Milan-Ashton Myers (120), Shane Lonneman (132), Brady Myers (285).Lawrenceburg-Corbin Walston (132), Jayce Bohan (145), Noah Rowlett (220).South Dearborn-Dylan McGill (182), Jackson Goodall (285).Batesville-JT Linkel (145), Josh Mobley (152).Greensburg-Evan Bray (120), Eric Lowe (160). 27 Area Wrestlers will be participating at The Semi-States at New Castle on Saturday, February 15th.Seven Regional Champs are amongst the qualifiers. 106 #.Garrett Condo-Milan. 113 #-Blake Wolf of East Central. 145 #-Ben Wolf of East Central.152 #-Bryer Hall of East Central. 182 #-Kole Viel of East Central. 126 #-Eli Otto of South Dearborn. 160 #- Andrew Roth of Lawrenceburg. In addition, from East Central-Dylan Lengerich (106), Tyler Schneider (120), Rider Searcy (126), Charlie Euson (138), Kasey Carr (160), Brady Rullman (170), Kyle Krummen (195).
As peak hurricane season approaches The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration has increased the projected number of storms calling for 10-17 named storms, 5-9 possible hurricanes and 2-4 major hurricanes.The previous forecast called for 4-8 hurricanes and a normal to below average season.Researchers at the agency cite the ending of El Niño in the Pacific ocean which will lead to increased water temperatures in the Atlantic thus creating a more hospitable climate for hurricane formation and strengthening.Favorable wind patterns are also expected to aid in storm development.The Atlantic Hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30 with the peak of the season happening between mid-August late October.Stay connected with 850 WFTL for the latest on the tropics and visit our Storm Central page for tips on getting prepared for hurricane [email protected] Atlantic #HurricaneSeason 2019 *update*: The end of El Nino increases the potential for a more active season. News release + graphics at https://t.co/J7TXP6XJqU pic.twitter.com/6M1aWmwpra— NOAA Communications (@NOAAComms) August 8, 2019
Midfielder Modric said the team had been motivated by people saying they would be “tired” after their previous two matches went to penalty shootouts.“We showed again we were not tired,” he said. “We dominated the game physically, mentally, in all aspects.”Kieran Trippier gave England the lead in Moscow, but Ivan Perisic levelled for Croatia before Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal in the 109th minute.“English journalists, pundits from television, they underestimated Croatia and that was a huge mistake,” Real Madrid’s Modric told ITV. “They should be more humble and respect more opponents.“All these words from them we take, we were reading and we were saying, ‘OK, today we will see who will be tired’.”England face Croatia in October and November in the new Uefa Nations League.Croatia, whose previous best World Cup performance was a third-place finish in 1998, face France in Moscow on Sunday.“It is the biggest success in Croatian history in sport and we have to be proud,” added Modric.World Cup final place ‘is everything’ to Croatia fansCroatia defender Dejan Lovren said Modric deserves to win the Ballon d’Or if they win Sunday’s final, describing his team-mate as the “best midfield player in the world”.The Liverpool centre-back also believes he should be considered one of the world’s best defenders.Lovren, 29, made 43 appearances for Liverpool last season as they finished fourth in the Premier League and reached the Champions League final.But he was criticised for some of his performances during the season, and received a death threat after October’s 4-1 defeat by Tottenham.“I think people should recognise that I am also one of the best defenders in the world and not just talk nonsense,” he told Bein Sports.‘We have become a football force’Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and several other politicians wore the national team’s football shirt to a meeting of the government on Thursday.“This success speaks of the strength of a country that is not big, but has a huge heart, courage, enthusiasm and these young men who have gone a step further than the brilliant generation of 1998, ” he said. “In 20 years we have really become a football force.”Newspaper Vecernji List carried the headline “This is unbelievable, now only sky is the limit, we can be champions” and pondered how the players were able to find the energy reserves necessary to survive their third period of extra time of the tournament.“This is not a miracle, this is unbelievable! What our players have shown is beyond all parameters, above everything,” it said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Luka ModricLONDON, United Kingdom, July 12 – Croatia were “underestimated” by English pundits who lacked respect, says captain Luka Modric.Zlatko Dalic’s side beat England 2-1 in extra time to reach the World Cup final for the first time in their history.
Cllr Marie Therese GallagherCounty councillor Marie-Therese Gallagher had slammed the Government for what she said is its continued bias against small medium and indigenous businesses in Donegal.It follows confirmation within Donegal County Council’s Budget Book that a huge reduction in rates has been made for big utility companies.Cllr Gallagher said “A reduction of €688,177 in rates has been applied to utility companies in Donegal. This decision was made by the national valuation office in Dublin. “This is a slap in the face for small medium and indigenous businesses across Donegal. It again shows the priorities of this Government – the typical looking after big business at the expense of local businesses and local services in Donegal.”“I can confidently say that not one of these companies who have received this reduction is struggling to keep the wolf from the door, in complete contrast to our local shops, pubs, hotels and manufacturers.”“My blood has been boiling since I learned of this development; it is typical of this unfair Government’s priorities.”“There is a window of opportunity at the minute to appeal this decision, I would appeal to all members of society to contact their local Government representative, to stop this measure. A countrywide campaign needs to take place, as these cuts to council services have an impact on all our communities.” REDUCTION IN RATES A SLAP IN THE FACE FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS – COUNCILLOR was last modified: November 11th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Projected Nets starters: D’Angelo Russell, Joe Harris, Jared Dudley, Jarrett Allen, Joe Harris, Caris LavertHow the Nets are doing: While Brooklyn … The Warriors (10-2) will look to wipe away the sting of their humbling loss to Milwaukee when the Brooklyn Nets (6-6) pay a visit Saturday evening.If you missed any of those gory details, we’ve got all of them for you right here.Here’s everything you need to know about the Nets matchup…When/Where: Oracle Arena, 5:30 p.m. (NBCSBA)
22 July 2014South African motor racing prodigy Kelvin van der Linde was awarded the Driver of the Year award for the 2014 International Automobile Federation’s (FIA) Young Driver Excellence Academy at a graduation ceremony at the Paul Ricard circuit in France on Friday.The 18-year-old was presented with a trophy and certificate at the culmination of a seven-month programme that included five different workshops attended by 10 young racing drivers from eight countries. Van der Linde was the official representative of the African continent.The Young Driver Excellence Academy is an initiative of the FIA Institute for Motor Sport Safety and Sustainability.Intensive selection processVan der Linde earned his place at the 2014 Academy after an intensive selection process that involved events around the world at the end of 2013. Each FIA National Sporting Authority (NSA), including Motorsport South Africa, nominated a driver to attend the selection process. Five qualifiers were chosen and were joined by five wild card participants.The Academy offers a fully-funded training programme to help develop the participants’ motor sport careers, while increasing safety skills and promoting fairness and responsibility on and off the track.‘Expert tutelage’Drivers benefitted from the expert tutelage of former Formula One driver Alex Wurz of Austria and former World Rally Championship co-driver Robert Reid of England.As part of Van der Linde’s prize, Wurz and Reid will assist him in his career progression, ensuring he has the chance to meet key people and develop opportunities in the sport.‘A well-deserved winner’Wurz commented: “Selecting a winner is never easy. However Kelvin’s performance across the entire range of the Academy was outstanding and makes him a well- deserved winner.“It’s always at the end of the Academy during this last workshop that you realise you work with such promising talent and appreciate the friendships you have built with such extraordinary young people like this year’s Academy graduates.”Reid said: “Kelvin is a well-deserved winner of the Academy. He has performed well throughout, but also learnt a lot and improved on all levels.”ImpressedAccording to the Academy, Van der Linde, the 2012 South African VW Cup champion and 2013 European VW Scirocco R-Cup champion – he is the youngest to have won either of these titles – impressed not only with his speed on the circuit, but with his willingness and enthusiasm to engage with the Academy programme, which is aimed at developing and improving motor sport safety and sustainability and promotes excellence and achievement in all areas of motor sport.He also demonstrated a strong appreciation and understanding of key safety aspects of the Academy throughout the year.Van der Linde, who currently leads the ADAC GT Masters Championship for GT3 sports cars in Europe at the halfway stage in a Prosperia C. Abt Audi R8 with German co-driver Rene Rast, was thrilled to be named Academy Driver of the Year and said he is excited to continue implementing the lessons he has learnt.‘This is amazing’“I’m really speechless right now. To come to the Academy as the African representative where, despite being a large continent, racing is still growing and to win this is amazing,” he said.“I came here with an open mind, ready to learn, and gave it my best. It’s great to win and receive this trophy, but the real work starts now.”That work includes a return to the “real world” and catching up on his matric preliminary examinations at school. He missed the first three exams because of last week’s final Academy workshop in France and will be working hard to catch up this week.“While a motor sport career is what I have chosen for myself, I realise the value of completing my school education and intend to achieve as good a matric result as I can,” Van der Linde said.SAinfo reporter
The Columbus Clippers secured their fifth come-from-behind win of the young season with a 5-4 victory against the Indianapolis Indians on Thursday, in the last game of an eight-game homestand to start the year. The Clippers (6-2) gained plenty of experience in tight contests during the homestand as close games and come-from-behind victories were present throughout. All eight games were decided by three runs or less and five of the eight were one-run games. Columbus manager Mike Sarbaugh said he is proud of the way his team has hung tough in tight situations early in the year. “We have confidence as a club in our ability to score runs,” he said. “We’ve showed early in the season we can come back, score some runs and win games.” Clippers shortstop Gregorio Petit said his team is made up of resilient competitors. “We just battle the whole game and never give up,” Petit said after the Clippers 4-3 walk-off win against Indianapolis Monday. “Fighters fight, and that’s how we are.” In the win Thursday, Columbus found itself trailing 4-2 entering the bottom of the fifth inning, taking a significant punch from Indianapolis in the top half of the inning. The Indians scored three runs on a 3-run home run by shortstop Jordy Mercer to take the lead. Using three consecutive hits to start the inning, the Clippers tied the game at four with an RBI single by center fielder Ezequiel Carrera. Third baseman Russ Canzler gave Columbus the lead with an RBI single of his own, the team’s sixth hit of the inning. “I thought that was the key in the game for us,” Sarbaugh said. “Coming out that next inning and scoring three was big.” Scoring the tying run in the fifth inning was Clippers right fielder Chad Huffman. Huffman went 2-for-3 in the game with two runs and a RBI on a home run hit into the deepest part of the ballpark in left-center field. “I got a change-up up in the zone and I was lucky I got the barrel on it,” Huffman said. Clippers starting pitcher Corey Kluber struck out eight in five innings allowing four runs on three hits. Kluber has a combined 18 strikeouts in his first two starts. Columbus begins an 11-game road trip Friday against Louisville, and the team’s confidence is riding high after the successful homestand. “There’s lots of confidence in this locker room,” Huffman said. “Our expectations are to go in there and win all 11 of them.”