Tag: Big Brother

FICO Medication Adherence Score

It may just be me but I think this is going a little to far. What happens if you are scored “low”? How do you dispute an inaccurate score?  Can you be institutionalized for not taking your meds?

From the New York Times article:

The FICO medication score is based on publicly available data, like home ownership and job status, and does not rely on a patient’s medical history or financial information to predict whether he or she will take medication as directed. So, like a credit rating, it can be compiled without a person’s knowledge or permission.

Here’s a link to the FICO site that gives additional details.

I’d love to hear from those of you in the health care industry.  Do you support this kind of program?  How can we be assured it’s not taken too far?


NutriSmart Prototype Embeds RFID Tags Directly Within Food!

Amazing potential use for RFID technology.  I can see this being a huge benefit to dieters and persons with various food allergies.  Like anything else though, there’s a dark side to this too…  Insurance companies could use this data to deny you coverage, databases of your food consumption could be created…

NutriSmart from HannesRemote on Vimeo.