The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery

The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery

Date: October 2009
Creator: Hey, Tony; Tansley, Stewart & Tolle, Kristin
Description: This book presents the first broad look at the rapidly emerging field of data-intensive science, with the goal of influencing the worldwide scientific and computing research communities and inspiring the next generation of scientists. Increasingly, scientific breakthroughs will be powered by advanced computing capabilities that help researchers manipulate and explore massive datasets. The speed at which any given scientific discipline advances will depend on how well its researchers collaborate with one another, and with technologists, in areas of eScience such as databases, workflow management, visualization, and cloud-computing technologies. This collection of essays expands on the vision of pioneering computer scientist Jim Gray for a new, fourth paradigm of discovery based on data-intensive science and offers insights into how it can be fully realized.
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In the Pursuit of Healthcare: Choices in a Semi-Nomadic Community

In the Pursuit of Healthcare: Choices in a Semi-Nomadic Community

Date: April 3, 2008
Creator: Kares, Mary & Davenport, Beverly
Description: This presentation discusses research on healthcare among people living within a Renaissance Festival community. In this presentation, the author explores the healthcare choices and the reasons Renaissance Festival community members choose particular options.
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Language as a Barrier to Access to Healthcare among Vietnamese Immigrants in Tarrant County

Language as a Barrier to Access to Healthcare among Vietnamese Immigrants in Tarrant County

Date: March 29, 2007
Creator: Kamrudin, Afshan & Eve, Susan Brown
Description: This presentation discusses a research study on language barriers and their effect on healthcare among Vietnamese immigrants in Tarrant County. The purpose of the study is to examine the disparity in access to healthcare between Vietnamese patients who speak English and those who do not, and to examine and compare predictors of use of healthcare services among Vietnamese patients who speak English and those who do not.
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A Typology of Ethics Education in Healthcare

A Typology of Ethics Education in Healthcare

Date: August 2004
Creator: Porter, Russell Dean
Description: This study is a qualitative analysis of the author's previous publications, academic and operational practitioners input, the literature, and accreditation requirements for ethics education in healthcare. Two research questions were addressed: 1. Is a typology of ethics education in healthcare needed, and 2. Is more specificity of ethics education in healthcare required? Both research questions were answered in the affirmative. The results indicated that a typology of ethics education in healthcare is needed with the primary reason being the need for a focused manuscript that uses content validity to illustrate the hierarchy of ethical reasoning in healthcare. No one manuscript brings together the six ethics education domains that were identified as required for appropriate ethics education in healthcare. The second research question result indicated that there are sparse educational objectives available in the context of cognitive and affective educational domains, especially for the six ethics domains presented here: 1. Decision ethics, 2. Professional ethics, 3. Clinical ethics, 4. Business ethics, 5. Organizational ethics, and 6. Social ethics. Due to the limited specificity of the ethics education objectives identified in the literature, the author developed and presented a typology, beginning with 270 ethics educational objectives, for use in healthcare instruction. A ...
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Senior Graduating Nursing Students: Career Choices in Gerontological Nursing in Response to Expanding Geriatric Population

Senior Graduating Nursing Students: Career Choices in Gerontological Nursing in Response to Expanding Geriatric Population

Date: December 2011
Creator: Anders, Judith E.
Description: Access to healthcare is needed and wanted by people of all ages and especially by those of the older population. The number of people in the 65 years of age and older population is rapidly growing with their needs expected to have a significant impact on the existing healthcare system and healthcare providers. The impact will be critical given the severe shortage of healthcare providers, especially of nurses and the rate of services being more often provided in non-hospital settings. The objectives of the study were to discover the plans of graduating nursing students as they choose their first place of employment, if they have future plans to pursue a nursing advance practice degree, and if they are very happy with their decision to become a nurse. Data for the study were obtained from a questionnaire presented to senior graduating nursing students. The findings were: (a) Most students prefer a hospital setting. (b) Younger students are three times as likely to seek out the hospital, and 1/3 of the students seek out the hospital setting because they were encouraged to become a nurse. (c) About 70% of the students want to work with their friends while 1/3 will seek the ...
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Hispanic physicians' tobacco intervention practices: a cross-sectional survey study

Hispanic physicians' tobacco intervention practices: a cross-sectional survey study

Date: November 14, 2005
Creator: Mas, Francisco G. Soto; Papenfuss, Richard L.; Jacobson, Holly E.; Hsu, Chiehwen Ed; Urrutia-Rojas, Ximena & Kane, William M.
Description: Article discussing a cross-sectional survey study of Hispanic physicians' tobacco intervention practices.
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The Healthcare Services Industry in Tarrant County: Industry Overview and Projected Employment Growth in Specified Occupations

The Healthcare Services Industry in Tarrant County: Industry Overview and Projected Employment Growth in Specified Occupations

Date: May 2008
Creator: Clower, Terry L.; Seman, Michael & Weinstein, Bernard L.
Description: The purpose of this report, by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research, is to offer an assessment of the current status of the healthcare services industry in Tarrant County. Also, to forecast demand for training in these specified occupations over the next several years.
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Language as a Barrier to Access to Healthcare among Vietnamese Immigrants in Tarrant County

Language as a Barrier to Access to Healthcare among Vietnamese Immigrants in Tarrant County

Date: March 29, 2007
Creator: Kamrudin, Afshan & Eve, Susan Brown
Description: This paper discusses a research study on language barriers and their effect on healthcare among Vietnamese immigrants in Tarrant County.
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Commission on Systemic Interoperability

Commission on Systemic Interoperability

Date: 2005
Creator: Commission on Systemic Interoperability
Description: The Commission on Systemic Interoperability was authorized by the Medicare Modernization Act and established by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Its members were appointed by the President of the United States of America and the leaders of the 108th United States Congress, and it held its first meeting on January 10, 2005.
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