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Implications Wheel - The U.C. File

Implications Wheel -  The U.C. File | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it


Here's a presentation on the latest research on the incidence of "unintended consequences."  Our research, updated in February, 2013 now includes data on the use of the term on Twitter.

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Unintended Consequences of the Wrong Measures 

Unintended Consequences of the Wrong Measures  | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
In an attempt to put the patient first in healthcare, Congress and President Obama in 2015 approved a bipartisan bill for United States healthcare reform. The bill is known as “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015,” or MACRA. Among the major provisions of MACRA is the Quality Payment Program. Under the Quality Payment Program, physicians and nurses receive positive, neutral or negative Medicare payment adjustments based upon a “Patient Satisfaction Score,” that is, patient satisfaction scores have a direct impact on how physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and hospital’s get paid by Medicare.read more
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Microsoft’s Strategy for Finding What’s Next in Healthcare A.I.

Microsoft’s Strategy for Finding What’s Next in Healthcare A.I. | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
Microsoft is applying the same model it used to launch its quantum computing and chatbot efforts to innovation in healthcare, signaling the company’s ambit
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Father of the Web Confronts His Creation in the Era of Fake News

Father of the Web Confronts His Creation in the Era of Fake News | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it

But now he thinks the web has become as complex and intricate as a human brain—so the tech industry requires a multi-disciplinary approach to “look out for unintended consequences” and study the impact of services as they are introduced to the world. 

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Geoengineering’s unintended consequences: Hurricanes and food shortages

Geoengineering’s unintended consequences: Hurricanes and food shortages | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
IVAN DAMANIK / Getty Images Climate Desk By Matt Simon   GRIST.ORG This story was originally published by Wired and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Every country on Ea…
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Salary History: Use California's new law for better job offers  

Salary History: Use California's new law for better job offers   | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
A new California law prohibits employers from asking your salary history. Does this mean you're off to the races and higher pay? It's complicated.
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Will Congress Kill Facebook and the Rest of the Internet? 

Will Congress Kill Facebook and the Rest of the Internet?  | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
Regulation may have a place, but we must think long and hard about what unintended consequences lay ahead.
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Shaping Eurasia’s Future: Unintended Consequences Of Abrogating Iran’s Nuclear Deal 

Shaping Eurasia’s Future: Unintended Consequences Of Abrogating Iran’s Nuclear Deal  | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
US President Donald J. Trump’s targeting of a two-year-old agreement curtailing Iran’s ability to produce nuclear weapons could not only spark a nuclear arms race in the Middle East, bu…
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IAB Europe warns of “dire unintended consequences of restricting data-driven ads” | Netimperative - latest digital marketing news 

IAB Europe warns of “dire unintended consequences of restricting data-driven ads” | Netimperative - latest digital marketing news  | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
The EU’s plans of restricting collection and use of data in digital advertising could have serious and unintended consequences for the EU economy, for Europe’s independent media, and for the accessibility of the internet itself, according to trade body IAB Europe. These are the findings of new research exploring the likely impact of the ePrivacy ... [Read more...]
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The Hard Consequence of Google's Soft Power

The Hard Consequence of Google's Soft Power | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
But Slaughter’s email dump had an unintended consequence: The correspondence shines a light on Google’s preferred lobbying tactic—not muzzling critics with ultimatums, but through the soft power of Google’s displeasure.
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Trump ends Obama's 'water bottle ban'

Trump ends Obama's 'water bottle ban' | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
The National Park Service said the policy was counterproductive
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Colorado Defends Its Legal Marijuana Program In Strong Letter To Jeff Sessions

Colorado Defends Its Legal Marijuana Program In Strong Letter To Jeff Sessions | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
Colorado is the fourth state to defend its marijuana legalization program to the anti-marijuana attorney general.
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Fighting to breathe in the face of Canada’s wildfire emergency

Fighting to breathe in the face of Canada’s wildfire emergency | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
British Columbia is facing its worst documented wildfire season in almost 60 years – Mika McKinnon went to the city of Kamloops to find out why
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Vermont-Driven GMO Labeling Could Have Troubling Unintended Consequences

Vermont-Driven GMO Labeling Could Have Troubling Unintended Consequences | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
This small state may soon alter the food supply for all Americans (This post originally appeared on Forbes on 3/26/16 ) Over th
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The Unintended Consequences of the Social Media Revolution – Democracy Under Threat

The Unintended Consequences of the Social Media Revolution – Democracy Under Threat | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
Alphabet, Facebook, Twitter and other social media being manipulated by hackers who spread through bots and fake accounts misinformation.
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How To Avoid GMO Apples (They Don’t Have GMO Labels)

How To Avoid GMO Apples (They Don’t Have GMO Labels) | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
Genetically engineered (GE) apples that don't turn brown when sliced are already being sold in the Midwest and they're not labeled as such.
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Ex-Facebook Chief Sean Parker Warns Site Was Built To Exploit People’s Weaknesses

Ex-Facebook Chief Sean Parker Warns Site Was Built To Exploit People’s Weaknesses | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
Facebook. It’s something that over 1.8 Billion people are using on a daily basis — can you believe that? For many of us, it’s the first thing we do when we wake up, and the last thing we do before we go to bed at night. Is this a healthy relationship? There is no doubt […]
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Unintended Consequences of the Wrong Measures

Unintended Consequences of the Wrong Measures | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
In an attempt to put the patient first in healthcare, Congress and President Obama in 2015 approved a bipartisan bill for United States healthcare reform. The…
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The Unintended Consequences Of Social Media

The Unintended Consequences Of Social Media | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
The Unintended Consequences Of Social Media - 10/20/2017
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Ban on selling new gas-fueled cars would have unintended (bad) consequences 

Ban on selling new gas-fueled cars would have unintended (bad) consequences  | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
Proposals to ban gas-fueled cars by 2040 ignore power supply and other unintended consequences
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Hurricane price gouging is despicable, right? Not to some economists

Hurricane price gouging is despicable, right? Not to some economists | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
Eliminating price controls can increase the available supply of essential goods, the argument goes, and help prevent a black market.
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The United States Air Force Just Sprayed Toxic Pesticides All Over Houston 

The United States Air Force Just Sprayed Toxic Pesticides All Over Houston  | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it

As if Hurricane Harvey and the flooding that ensued wasn’t destructive enough, the United States Air Force decided to spray a toxic pesticide over 600,000 acres of the Houston, Texas area on Thursday night. …

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PM Doesn't Feel Bad About Making Canada's Wealthiest 'Pay A Little More'

PM Doesn't Feel Bad About Making Canada's Wealthiest 'Pay A Little More' | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
Morneau listened to the concerns of his colleagues and provided strategies to help them counter what he considers rampant misinformation about his plan. He also reassured them the government is open to tweaking the proposals to avoid any unintended consequences.
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Office Desk Sensors Can Cause Employee Anxiety

Office Desk Sensors Can Cause Employee Anxiety | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
Mistrustful employees have balked at OccupEye, small black monitoring devices placed under their workstations. Some have claimed invasion of privacy.
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Business coalition sounds alarm over Ontario’s minimum-wage hike 

Business coalition sounds alarm over Ontario’s minimum-wage hike  | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
Keep Ontario Working Coalition warns that minimum wage increase will cost households an extra $1,300 a year.
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Why Understanding Chaos Theory Is Important To Your Business 

Why Understanding Chaos Theory Is Important To Your Business  | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
Bill Schmarzo, CTO of Dell EMC Services explains how chaos theory influences business outcomes, and those who seek achieve business outcomes.
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