Search results: Found 14

Listing 1 - 10 of 14 << page
of 2
>>
Sort by
Connecting Canadians: Investigations in Community Informatics

Author:
ISBN: 9781926836041 9781926836058 9781926836423 Year: Pages: 519 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Sociology --- Computer Science
Added to DOAB on : 2013-07-15 10:35:10
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Connecting Canadians represents the work of the Community Research Alliance for Community Innovation and Networking (CRACIN), the largest national and international research effort to examine the burgeoning field of community informatics, a cross-disciplinary approach to the mobilization of information and communications technologies (ICT) for community change. Funded for four years by the SSHRC's Initiative for the New Economy, CRACIN systematically studied a wide variety of Canadian community ICT initiatives, bringing perspectives from sociology, computer science, critical theory, women's studies, library and information sciences, and management studies to bear on networking technologies. A comprehensive thematic account of this in-depth research, Connecting Canadians will be an essential resource for NGOs, governments, the private sector, and multilateral agencies across the globe.

Keywords

informatics --- networking --- community

Evidence-Based Health Informatics - Promoting Safety and Efficiency through Scientific Methods and Ethical Policy

Authors: ---
Book Series: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics ISSN: 09269630 18798365 ISBN: 9781614996347 9781614996354 Year: Volume: 222 Pages: 388 DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-635-4-3 Language: English
Publisher: IOS Press
Subject: Medicine (General)
Added to DOAB on : 2017-02-09 15:21:12
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

"Health IT is a major field of investment in support of healthcare delivery, but patients and professionals tend to have systems imposed upon them by organizational policy or as a result of even higher policy decision. And, while many health IT systems are efficient and welcomed by their users, and are essential to modern healthcare, this is not the case for all. Unfortunately, some systems cause user frustration and result in inefficiency in use, and a few are known to have inconvenienced patients or even caused harm, including the occasional death. This book seeks to answer the need for better understanding of the importance of robust evidence to support health IT and to optimize investment in it; to give insight into health IT evidence and evaluation as its primary source; and to promote health informatics as an underpinning science demonstrating the same ethical rigour and proof of net benefit as is expected of other applied health technologies. The book is divided into three parts: the context and importance of evidence-based health informatics; methodological considerations of health IT evaluation as the source of evidence; and ensuring the relevance and application of evidence. A number of cross cutting themes emerge in each of these sections.This book seeks to inform the reader on the wide range of knowledge available, and the appropriateness of its use according to the circumstances. It is aimed at a wide readership and will be of interest to health policymakers, clinicians, health informaticians, the academic health informatics community, members of patient and policy organisations, and members of the vendor industry."

Keywords

IT --- health --- healthcare --- policy --- policymakers --- health informatics

Across Space and Time. Papers from the 41st Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Perth, 25-28 March 2013

Author:
ISBN: 9789089647153 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789089647153 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Archaeology
Added to DOAB on : 2017-03-03 11:01:11
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This volume presents a selection of the best papers presented at the forty-first annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology. The theme for the conference was "Across Space and Time", and the papers explore a multitude of topics related to that concept, including databases, the semantic Web, geographical information systems, data collection and management, and more.

Genome Informatics 2009:Genome Informatics Series Vol. 22

Authors: --- --- --- --- et al.
Book Series: Genome Informatics Series ISBN: 9781848165786 Year: Pages: 228 DOI: 10.1142/p718 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co.
Added to DOAB on : 2019-07-04 04:29:21

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This volume contains 17 peer-reviewed papers based on the presentations at the 9th Annual International Workshop on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (IBSB 2009) held at the Life Science Engineering Building of Boston University from July 27 to 29, 2009. This workshop started in 2001 as a platform for doctoral students and young researchers to present and discuss their research results and approaches in bioinformatics and systems biology. It is part of a collaborative educational program involving leading institutions and leaders committed to the following institutions and programs:Boston University Graduate Program in BioinformaticsCharité – Universitätsmedizin BerlinFreie Universität BerlinGlobal COE Program — Center of Education and Research for Advanced Genome-Based Medicine, University of TokyoThe International Research Training Group (IRTG) Genomics and Systems Biology of Molecular NetworksInternational Research and Training Program on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, Kyoto University Bioinformatics CenterMax-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in BerlinMax Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in BerlinMax Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology in Potsdam

Genome Informatics 2009:Genome Informatics Series Vol. 23

Authors: --- ---
Book Series: Genome Informatics Series ISBN: 9781848165632 Year: Pages: 240 DOI: 10.1142/p715 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co.
Added to DOAB on : 2019-07-04 04:35:35

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This volume contains papers presented at the 20th International Conference on Genome Informatics (GIW 2009) held at the Pacifico Yokohama, Japan from December 14 to 16, 2009. The GIW Series provides an international forum for the presentation and discussion of original research papers on all aspects of bioinformatics, computational biology and systems biology. Its scope includes biological sequence analysis, protein structure prediction, genetic regulatory networks, bioinformatic algorithms, comparative genomics, and biomolecular data integration and analysis. Boasting a history of 20 years, GIW is the longest-running international bioinformatics conference.A total of 18 contributed papers were selected for presentation at GIW 2009 and for inclusion in this book. In addition, this book contains abstracts from the five invited speakers: Sean Eddy (HHMI's Janelia Farm, USA), Minoru Kanehisa (Kyoto University, Japan), Sang Yup Lee (KAIST, Korea), Hideyuki Okano (Keio University, Japan) and Mark Ragan (University of Queensland, Australia).

Breast Imaging

Author:
ISBN: 9789535137320 9789535137337 9789535139966 Year: Pages: 142 DOI: 10.5772/66022 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Medicine (General)
Added to DOAB on : 2019-10-03 07:51:50

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Early detection of breast cancer with screening mammography is still the best method we have in saving countless women's lives and decreasing the harms of overtreatment. This textbook encompasses relevant topics in daily patient care with breast imaging to technical innovations for improving breast cancer detection and treatment.

eHealth - Making Health Care Smarter

Author:
ISBN: 9781789235227 9781789235234 Year: Pages: 184 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71820 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Medicine (General)
Added to DOAB on : 2019-10-03 07:51:51

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

eHealth has revolutionized health care and the practice of medicine. Internet technologies have given the most rural communities access to healthcare services, and automated computer algorithms are improving medical diagnoses and speeding up the delivery of care. Handheld apps, wearable devices, and artificial intelligence lead the way, creating a global healthcare solution that is smarter and more accessible. Read what leaders in the field are doing to advance the use of electronic technology to improve global health.

Assistive Technologies in Smart Cities

Authors: ---
ISBN: 9781789844764 9781789844771 Year: Pages: 120 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.72240 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Medicine (General)
Added to DOAB on : 2019-10-03 07:51:52

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Cities are the places where the greatest technological advances will take place in the near future, and important efforts are being directed towards autonomy and independence for each and every citizen. However, these efforts are rarely coordinated or integrated among governments, citizens, and private firms. In this book, assistive technology solutions are approached considering the smart cities scenario. The book discusses how assistive technologies can be adapted to this new reality. In fact, several challenges arise, stimulating the evolution of current technologies, relying on ubiquitous sensing, big data, and anytime/anywhere access and control. The book presents research under development, not necessarily with consolidated results. Even though the idea of smart cities is still not a recognized concept in most countries, its relevance and application are spreading rapidly.

Computers, Literature and Philology CLiP 2003

Authors: ---
ISBN: 8884532957 8884532965 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_356369 Language: English
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: Computer Science --- Linguistics
Added to DOAB on : 2011-11-04 00:00:00
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

The book presents the proceedings of the international conference CLiP 2003, Computer Literacy and Philology, held in Florence on 4 and 5 December 2003 within the framework of the celebrations for the 80th anniversary of Florence University. The aim of the conference was to integrate humanistic disciplines with ICT technologies, and the publication is oriented to issues related to multilingualism. The contributions illustrate different types of IT tools now available to facilitate access to and management and study of the cultural heritage, more specifically that aspect of the heritage with which philologists and linguists are typically concerned.

Novel Approaches to the Analysis of Family Data in Genetic Epidemiology

Authors: --- --- ---
Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889199327 Year: Pages: 84 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88919-932-7 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Science (General) --- Genetics
Added to DOAB on : 2016-01-19 14:05:46
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) for complex disorders with large case-control populations have been performed on hundreds of traits in more than 1200 published studies (http://www.genome.gov/gwastudies/) but the variants detected by GWAS account for little of the heritability of these traits, leading to an increasing interest in using family based designs. While GWAS studies are designed to find common variants with low to moderate attributable risks, family based studies are expected to find rare variants with high attributable risk. Because family-based designs can better control both genetic and environmental background, this study design is robust to heterogeneity and population stratification. Moreover, in family-based analysis, the background genetic variation can be modeled to control the residual variance which could increase the power to identify disease associated rare variants. Analysis of families can also help us gain knowledge about disease transmission and inheritance patterns. Although a family-based design has the advantage of being robust to false positives, novel and powerful methods to analyze families in genetic epidemiology continue to be needed, especially for the interaction between genetic and environmental factors associated with disease. Moreover, with the rapid development of sequencing technology, advances in approaches to the design and analysis of sequencing data in families are also greatly needed. The 11 articles in this book all introduce new methodology and, using family data, substantial new findings are presented in the areas of infectious diseases, diabetes, eye traits, autism spectrum disorder and prostate cancer.

Listing 1 - 10 of 14 << page
of 2
>>
Sort by