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Health Portal Functionality And The Use Of Patient-Centered Technology, Anita Joyce Simmons 2017 Walden University

Health Portal Functionality And The Use Of Patient-Centered Technology, Anita Joyce Simmons

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Health portals are dedicated web pages for medical practices to provide patients access to their electronic health records. The problem identified in this quality improvement project was that the health portal in the urgent care setting had not been available to staff nor patients. To provide leadership with information related to opening the portal, the first purpose of the project was to assess staff and patients' perceived use, ease of use, attitude toward using, and intention to use the portal. The second purpose was to evaluate the portal education materials for the top 5 urgent care diagnoses: diabetes, hypertension, asthma ...


Applying Ahp And Clustering Approaches For Public Transportation Decisionmaking: A Case Study Of Isfahan City, Alireza Salavati, Hossein Haghshenas, Bahador Ghadirifaraz, Jamshid Laghaei, Ghodrat Eftekhari 2016 Isfahan Dept. of Transportation and Traffic

Applying Ahp And Clustering Approaches For Public Transportation Decisionmaking: A Case Study Of Isfahan City, Alireza Salavati, Hossein Haghshenas, Bahador Ghadirifaraz, Jamshid Laghaei, Ghodrat Eftekhari

Journal of Public Transportation

The main purpose of this paper is to define appropriate criteria for the systematic approach to evaluate and prioritize multiple candidate corridors for public transport investment simultaneously to serve travel demand, regarding supply of current public transportation system and road network conditions of Isfahan, Iran. To optimize resource allocation, policymakers need to identify proper corridors to implement a public transportation system. In fact, the main question is to adopt the best public transportation system for each main corridor of Isfahan. In this regard, 137 questionnaires were completed by experts, directors, and policymakers of Isfahan to identify goals and objectives in ...


Preliminary Investigation Of Walking Motion Using A Combination Of Image And Signal Processing, Bradley Schneider, Tanvi Banerjee 2016 Wright State University - Main Campus

Preliminary Investigation Of Walking Motion Using A Combination Of Image And Signal Processing, Bradley Schneider, Tanvi Banerjee

Kno.e.sis Publications

We present the results of analyzing gait motion in first-person video taken from a commercially available wearable camera embedded in a pair of glasses. The video is analyzed with three different computer vision methods to extract motion vectors from different gait sequences from four individuals for comparison against a manually annotated ground truth dataset. Using a combination of signal processing and computer vision techniques, gait features are extracted to identify the walking pace of the individual wearing the camera as well as validated using the ground truth dataset. Our preliminary results indicate that the extraction of activity from the video ...


An Interview With The Scorpion: Walter O’Brien, Walter O'Brien 2016 Scorpion Computer Services

An Interview With The Scorpion: Walter O’Brien, Walter O'Brien

The STEAM Journal

An interview with Walter O'Brien (hacker handle: "Scorpion"), known as a businessman, information technologist, executive producer, and media personality who is the founder and CEO of Scorpion Computer Services, Inc. O'Brien is also the inspiration for and executive producer of the CBS television series, Scorpion.


Market Power And Efficiency In A Computational Electricity Market With Discriminatory Double-Auction Pricing, James Nicolaisen, Valentin Petrov, Leigh Tesfatsion 2016 Iowa State University

Market Power And Efficiency In A Computational Electricity Market With Discriminatory Double-Auction Pricing, James Nicolaisen, Valentin Petrov, Leigh Tesfatsion

Leigh Tesfatsion

This study reports experimental market power and efficiency outcomes for a computational wholesale electricity market operating In the short run under systematically varied concentration and capacity conditions. The pricing of electricity is determined by means of a clearinghouse double auction with discriminator}- midpoint pricing. Buyers and sellers use a modified Roth-Erev individual reinforcement learning algorithm to determine their price and quantity offers in each auction round. It is shown that high market efficiency is generally attained, and that market microstructure is strongly predictive for the relative market power of buyers and sellers independently of the values set for the reinforcement ...


Gale-Shapley Matching In An Evolutionary Trade Network Game, Leigh Tesfatsion 2016 Iowa State University

Gale-Shapley Matching In An Evolutionary Trade Network Game, Leigh Tesfatsion

Leigh Tesfatsion

This study investigates the performance of Gale-Shapley matching in an evolutionary market context. Computational experimental findings are reported for an evolutionary match-and-play trade network game in which resource-constrained traders repeatedly choose and refuse trade partners in accordance with GaleShapley matching, participate in risky trades modeled two-person prisoner's dilemma games, and evolve their trade behavior over time. Particular attention is focused on correlations between ex ante market structure and the formation of trade networks, and between trade network formation and the types of trade behavior and social welfare outcomes that these trade networks support.


A Computational Laboratory For Evolutionary Trade Network, David McFadzean, Deron Stewart, Leigh Tesfatsion 2016 Iowa State University

A Computational Laboratory For Evolutionary Trade Network, David Mcfadzean, Deron Stewart, Leigh Tesfatsion

Leigh Tesfatsion

This study presents, motivates, and Illustrates the use of a computational laboratory for the Investigation of evolutionary trade network formation among strategically Interacting buyers, sellers, and dealers. The computational laboratory, referred to as the Trade Network Game Laboratory (TNG Lab), Is targeted for the Microsoft Windows desktop. The TNG Lab is both modular and extensible, and has a clear, easily operated graphical user interface. It permits visualization of the formation and evolution of trade networks by means of real-time animations. Data tables and charts reporting descriptive performance statistics are also provided In real time. The capabilities of the TNG Lab ...


On-Line Banking Systems: Are They Sustainable?, Sachin Pawaskar, Abhishek Tripathi, Lotfollah Najjar 2016 University of Nebraska at Omaha

On-Line Banking Systems: Are They Sustainable?, Sachin Pawaskar, Abhishek Tripathi, Lotfollah Najjar

Sachin Pawaskar

Although the trend for on-line banking has increased in recent years, the customers have not shown enthusiastic participation in the past and in present. Since the sustainability of a bank supporting on-line-banking service depends on what capacity it can attract new customers, retain already existing customers and how well can it extend its services to the current and future customer base. This investigation is focused on examining if there is any significant difference among the factors namely the transactional security, information design, navigational design, visual design, web site trust, web site satisfaction and e-loyalty over sustainability of on-line banking for ...


Re-Envisioning With The Aspen Institute: Oregon Libraries Answer The Challenge (Full Issue), 2016 Pacific University

Re-Envisioning With The Aspen Institute: Oregon Libraries Answer The Challenge (Full Issue)

OLA Quarterly

Challenge. We, in public libraries, are familiar with that word. Books and policies are frequently “challenged”, and we continue to face the challenge of offering more with less. The Aspen Institute’s “Dialogue on Public Libraries” was created to help advance the work that public libraries are doing to address community challenges and to support the transformation of public libraries in the digital age. This groundbreaking initiative seeks to change the public’s perception of libraries and concludes that the longterm health of libraries is essential to the long-term health of the communities they serve. Four strategic opportunities for action ...


Github: An Introduction, Craig A. Boman 2016 University of Dayton

Github: An Introduction, Craig A. Boman

Roesch Library Staff Presentations

Tech startups have been using version control software to maximize their collaborative technology projects since their inception, but what more can librarians do to leverage this suite of tools? In this presentation, we will briefly describe how version control apps like Github may drastically improve technology collaborations in your library, specifically ILS web refreshes. After the Github introduction, those who participated in the pre-conference "hackathon" session will discuss their projects and talk about the successes and challenges they encountered.


A Convolution Kernel Approach To Identifying Comparisons In Text, MAKSIM TKACHENKO, Hady Wirawan LAUW 2016 Singapore Management University

A Convolution Kernel Approach To Identifying Comparisons In Text, Maksim Tkachenko, Hady Wirawan Lauw

Hady LAUW

Comparisons in text, such as in online reviews, serve as useful decision aids. In this paper, we focus on the task of identifying whether a comparison exists between a specific pair of entity mentions in a sentence. This formulation is transformative, as previous work only seeks to determine whether a sentence is comparative, which is presumptuous in the event the sentence mentions multiple entities and is comparing only some, not all, of them. Our approach leverages not only lexical features such as salient words, but also structural features expressing the relationships among words and entity mentions. To model these features ...


Development And Semantic Exploitation Of A Relational Data Model For Service Delivery In South African Municipalities, Kgotatso Desmond Mogotlane, Jean Vincent Fonou Dombeu 2016 Vaal University of Technology

Development And Semantic Exploitation Of A Relational Data Model For Service Delivery In South African Municipalities, Kgotatso Desmond Mogotlane, Jean Vincent Fonou Dombeu

The African Journal of Information Systems

Relational databases (RDB) are the main sources of structured data for government institutions and businesses. Since these databases are dependent on autonomous hardware and software they create problems of data integration and interoperability. Solutions have been proposed to convert RDB into ontology to enable their sharing, reuse and integration on the Semantic Web. However, the proposed methods and techniques remain highly technical and there is lack of research that focuses on the empirical application of these methods and techniques in information systems (IS) domains. This study develops and semantically exploits a relational data model of the South African Municipalities Information ...


Review Of Educating Educators With Social Media, Margie Ruppe 2016 Boise State University

Review Of Educating Educators With Social Media, Margie Ruppe

Collaborative Librarianship

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Two Roads, One Destination: A Journey Of Discovery, Karen Joc, Peta J. Hopkins, Jessie Donaghey, Wendy Abbott 2016 Bond University

Two Roads, One Destination: A Journey Of Discovery, Karen Joc, Peta J. Hopkins, Jessie Donaghey, Wendy Abbott

Peta Hopkins

The adoption of resource discovery platforms has been a growing trend in libraries. However, few libraries have reported on the transition from one discovery layer to another, and only a few institutions have discussed two discovery layers available in the same institution at the same time. Bond University Library recently implemented Alma as its library management system, and with this change a new discovery platform, Primo, was implemented to supersede the existing Summon platform. This paper presents the results of a usability study undertaken at Bond University Library in the move from one discovery layer to another.


Volume And Cost Implications Of Product Portfolio Complexity, Mark A. Jacobs 2016 University of Dayton

Volume And Cost Implications Of Product Portfolio Complexity, Mark A. Jacobs

Mark Jacobs

Business leaders are concerned about the impacts of increasing levels of product portfolio complexity since many sense that complexity related costs such as order management, procurement, and inventory threaten to undermine operational efficiencies and consume profits. Even so, managers do not fully understand the extent and breadth of the impacts of product portfolio complexity. A more complete understanding of the operational effects of product portfolio complexity is lacking partially because researchers have not yet offered a robust theoretical perspective or studied it in a focused controlled way; until now. Herein, measures of product portfolio complexity are developed and related to ...


Complex Event Processing As A Service In Multi-Cloud Environments, Wilson A. Higashino 2016 The University of Western Ontario

Complex Event Processing As A Service In Multi-Cloud Environments, Wilson A. Higashino

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The rise of mobile technologies and the Internet of Things, combined with advances in Web technologies, have created a new Big Data world in which the volume and velocity of data generation have achieved an unprecedented scale. As a technology created to process continuous streams of data, Complex Event Processing (CEP) has been often related to Big Data and used as a tool to obtain real-time insights. However, despite this recent surge of interest, the CEP market is still dominated by solutions that are costly and inflexible or too low-level and hard to operate.

To address these problems, this research ...


Using Blockchain Technology To Facilitate Anti-Money Laundering Efforts, Dominick j. Battistini 2016 La Salle University

Using Blockchain Technology To Facilitate Anti-Money Laundering Efforts, Dominick J. Battistini

Economic Crime Forensics Capstones

Money laundering can be defined as any act or attempted act to conceal or disguise the identity of illegally obtained proceeds so that they appear to have originated from legitimate sources (Money Laundering, 2016). It is difficult to determine the magnitude of money laundering because these illicit financial flows remain hidden (Schott, 2006). A report issued by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) quoted that the total of all criminal proceeds amounted to $2.1 trillion in 2009. The study also shows that “Less than 1 percent of global illicit financial flows are currently seized and frozen ...


Important Considerations For Human Activity Recognition Using Sensor Data, Matt Buckner 2016 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Important Considerations For Human Activity Recognition Using Sensor Data, Matt Buckner

Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Research Publications

Automated human activity recognition has received much attention in recent years due to increasing focus on interconnected devices in The Internet of Things (IoT) and the miniaturization and proliferation of sensor systems with the adoption of smartphones. In this work, we focus on the current status of human activity recognition across multiple studies, including methodology, accuracy of results, and current challenges to implementation. We include some preliminary work we have completed on a sensor system for classifying treadmill usage.


Real Time Activity Recognition Of Treadmill Usage Via Machine Learning, Nathan Blank, Matt Buckner, Christian Owen, Anna Scott 2016 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Real Time Activity Recognition Of Treadmill Usage Via Machine Learning, Nathan Blank, Matt Buckner, Christian Owen, Anna Scott

Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Research Publications

Our objective is to provide real-time classification of treadmill usage patterns based on accelerometer and magnetometer measurements. We collected data from treadmills in the Rose-Hulman Student Recreation Center (SRC) using Shimmer3 sensor units. We identified useful data features and classifiers for predicting treadmill usage patterns. We also prototyped a proof of concept wireless, real-time classification system.


How Cios Overcome The Competing Values Challenge: Irish Cios’ Perspectives, Harvey Enns, Dean B. McFarlin, Paul B. Sweeney 2016 University of Dayton

How Cios Overcome The Competing Values Challenge: Irish Cios’ Perspectives, Harvey Enns, Dean B. Mcfarlin, Paul B. Sweeney

Paul B. Sweeney

Competing values are a fact of organizational life. However, there are gaps in our understanding about how these opposing beliefs hinder influence processes. This article draws on interview data to demonstrate how Irish Chief Information Officers (CIOs) are able to convince their colleagues to support new projects within their firms in the face of competing values. Focused interviews were used to explore the influence process and the competing values phenomenon, since this type of research is at an early stage and qualitative methods and analysis serve as a rich source of theory development.

The data showed that the CIOs who ...


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