Winklevosses end Facebook lawsuit
The infamous Winklevoss twins have decided not to appeal to the Supreme Court a ruling to uphold their $65 million settlement with Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg, foreshadowing that this could be the end of the Oscar-winning dispute. Back in 2008, the original filing was intended to finally resolve the social media feud as to whether or not Zuckerberg stole the idea from the twins for Facebook. If you’re not caught up on the dramatic saga, you may want to pop in the 2010 film, “The Social Network,” to get back into the loop.
Brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss wanted to undo the original agreement to the cash and stock settlement so that they could get more money. The twins were under the belief that Zuckerberg committed fraud because he hid information from them about Facebook’s actual worth. Who knew that in the same year that they sued Zuckerberg, the twins still had time to train for and compete in the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
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In a filing on Wednesday with the federal appeals court in San Francisco, the Winklevosses said that after careful consideration, they would not seek the Supreme Court for review of their initial filing. The twins have yet to announce a reason for the decision. The case had been brought by ConnectU Inc., according to Reuters, which is the social networking website launched by the twins and mutual friend Divya Narendra.
Facebook has said in a statement that they’ve “considered this case closed for a long time, and we’re pleased to see the other party now agrees.”
Health Catalyst: An agile approach to healthcare data
Healthcare Catalyst is quite literally a healthcare providers’ catalyst for change when it comes to their measurable, data-informed improvement in analytics, software and services.
Founded in 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, Health Catalyst is dedicated to enabling health care organisations to build a healthcare-specific, open, flexible, and scalable data platform and fully integrated suite of analytics applications.
This enables health system partners, including Northwell Health in New York which serves a population of 11 million, to realise measurable value within months. “Our customers have recognised the potential to use data, to meaningfully improve their clinical, financial and operational business performance outcomes,” said Mike Doyle, Chief Customer Officer.
Formed by a group of healthcare veterans – with a quest to develop a data warehouse that could handle the complexities unique to healthcare data – they revolutionised the clinical process models and use of analytics and discovered the solution now known as Adaptive Data Architecture, which is agile, flexible and can be implemented in a matter of weeks compared to a matter of years.
Today, Health Catalyst helps clinicians in more than 250 hospitals that care for more than 100 million patients each year.
Health Catalyst offers a solution in three parts:
Data Operating System
Cloud-based DOS is a healthcare-specific, open, flexible, and scalable that provides customers a single environment to integrate and organise data.
Analytics applications build on top of the data platform and allow customers to make measurable clinical, financial and operational improvements.
World-class team of analytics and domain experts leverage technology to help customers shorten time-to-value and achieve sustainable, measurable improvements.
The fully integrated data platform and suite of analytics applications helped clients during the pandemic, in ways even Health Catalyst could never have imagined. Health Catalyst offered products and services to support customers’ agile response to the pandemic in four phases:
“By having the data operating system, our clients were able to take advantage of the integrated source of data to meet challenges that they were facing in their local geographies due to the pandemic in ways that we could never even have predicted,” said Doyle.
Doyle highlighted Health Catalyst’s Value Architecture group, which helps the company ensure that its technology and expertise are delivering measurable and meaningful value to our clients. “I think another key differentiator is our open platform that our clients are able to use to accelerate their own integration of data, but it is customisable, configurable in ways that makes it unique for them in ways other cookie cutter analytics just can’t match.
“We like to start every discussion by listening and understanding how we can help our customers avoid making mistakes and getting the most out of their investment in data.”
Speaking about their partnership with Northwell, Doyle said: “We're very grateful for this partnership and want to thank these visionary leaders who are able to envision a future using data that is light years beyond what we can think of today.”