Government and private industry efficiencies:
- The 2010 Census
- Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
- Homeland Security
- Social Security / Medicare
- IRS Tax Returns
- Military Personnel Systems
- Education Records
These are but a few of the many examples where personal information is a major component. They are also examples of run-away costs, inefficiency, or down-right failure. Personal Data Information Management can do better.
We are spending scarce dollars to build redundant, inefficient throw-away systems that will not be able to scale and manage the information that we need to manage. If we stop and re-think our information management technology and focus on the Individual we will design a completely different infrastructure. One copy of the data, Managed Effectively and Securely, with access controls that the individual can use. We are not talking about a relational database but a single-object data store.