As a data scientist, I don’t expect to walk on the moon anytime soon. But with the Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man” hitting theaters, I can’t help but draw some comparisons between the first lunar landing and the progress of healthcare IT in the digital age.
And I actually have a bit of aviation street cred to make a connection like this. I used to be part of an engineering team that programmed the navigational backup system for the U.S. Air Force's F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft, and I also worked on
a NASA project interpreting encrypted satellite data to prevent spacecraft communication failure.
Excerpt from HIMSS