Sample records for handling personal information

  1. 77 FR 59581 - Personal Identity Verification, Release and Handling of Restricted Information, Protection of the...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-09-28

    ...and 1852 RIN 2700-AD38; 2700-AD43; 2700-AD49 Personal Identity Verification, Release and Handling of Restricted Information...cancelled proposed rule is identified by RIN 2700-AD38, Personal Identity Verification. It was published in the Federal Register...

  2. Information Handling is the Problem

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Malin, Jane T.

    2001-01-01

    This slide presentation reviews the concerns surrounding the automation of information handling. There are two types of decision support software that supports most Space Station Flight Controllers. one is very simple, and the other is very complex. A middle ground is sought. This is the reason for the Human Centered Autonomous and Assistant Systems Testbed (HCAAST) Project. The aim is to study flight controllers at work, and in the bigger picture, with particular attention to how they handle information and how coordination of multiple teams is performed. The focus of the project is on intelligent assistants to assist in handling information for the flight controllers.

  3. Personal Information Systems

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Burton, Hilary D.

    1973-01-01

    The effects of personal systems on formal library and secondary information services use are analyzed. Conclusions are that personal information systems are not personalized libraries;'' formal library services should concentrate on developing complimentary programs. (9 references) (Author)

  4. Personalized Information Retrieval Framework

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dongpyo Hong; Yun-Kyung Park; Jeongwon Lee; Vladimir Shin; Woontack Woo

    2005-01-01

    In this paper, we propose a framework of personalized information retrieval system for a wearer (a person who is equipped with a wearable computer) in ubiquitous computing environments. In ubiquitous computing environments, personalized information retrieval is indispensable for a wearer because desired or undesired information will be flooded around the wearer. Although there have been many research activities on information

  5. Information Handling, Organizational Structure, and Power.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Buckland, Michael K.

    1989-01-01

    Uses examples from military strategic communications to demonstrate that organizational structures and the distribution of power within organizational structures adapt to changes in information handling capability. It is concluded that delegation and decentralization can be viewed as indicative of inadequate information handling and that improved…

  6. Personal Information Request Request for Personal Information

    E-print Network

    deYoung, Brad

    Information Personal information on this form is collected under Newfoundland and Labrador's Access: (YYYY-MM-DD) Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Memorial University of Newfoundland #12, payable to the Newfoundland Exchequer). · Please note that if the public body does not respond within 30

  7. Information Handling in the Life Sciences.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Steere, William C., Ed.

    Special problems in the handling of biological information arise from the diversity of biological subject matter and the complexity of biological approaches towards phenomena of the living world. This state-of-the-art report on communications of information in the biological sciences provides information on: (1) users of biological information,…

  8. Personal information Your name: _______________________________________________________________________________________

    E-print Network

    Personal information Your name _____________________________________________ Account holder Social Security number (payable to HealthEquity, Inc.) with this contribution form. Mail to: CDH Administrator 15 West Scenic

  9. Guidelines for Using Personal Information in Email and Faxes

    E-print Network

    deYoung, Brad

    Guidelines for Using Personal Information in Email and Faxes Memorial University employees measures need to be taken whenever handling personal information ­ your own or someone else's. Email and faxes, in particular, pose challenges for securing personal information: once you send an email, you

  10. Personal Information Retrieval

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Fredrik Boström

    A distinct property of personal information retrieval compared to other information retrieval processes is that the piece of information sought for is already known to the user. It is a process where the user has seen and possibly processed the item on an earlier occasion and now needs it again for some reason. The time span between dealing with the

  11. Scholarship Search Profile Personal Information

    E-print Network

    Mather, Patrick T.

    Scholarship Search Profile Personal Information Name: ____________________________________ Address) ________________________________________________________________________ Other interests · Sports or Hobbies · Talents (art, music, writing, etc.) · Skills · Career

  12. Explaining Scenarios for Information Personalization

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Naren Ramakrishnan; Mary Beth Rosson; John M. Carroll

    2001-01-01

    Personalization customizes information access. The PIPE ('Personalization is Partial Evaluation') modeling methodology represents interaction with an information space as a program. The program is then specialized to a user's known interests or information seeking activity by the technique of partial evaluation. In this paper, we elaborate PIPE by considering requirements analysis in the personalization lifecycle. We investigate the use of

  13. 21 CFR 1.406 - How will FDA handle classified information in an informal hearing?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...2011-04-01 false How will FDA handle classified information in an informal hearing... § 1.406 How will FDA handle classified information in an informal hearing...information supporting the detention order is classified under the applicable Executive...

  14. 21 CFR 1.406 - How will FDA handle classified information in an informal hearing?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...2010-04-01 false How will FDA handle classified information in an informal hearing... § 1.406 How will FDA handle classified information in an informal hearing...information supporting the detention order is classified under the applicable Executive...

  15. 21 CFR 1.406 - How will FDA handle classified information in an informal hearing?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...2013-04-01 false How will FDA handle classified information in an informal hearing... § 1.406 How will FDA handle classified information in an informal hearing...information supporting the detention order is classified under the applicable Executive...

  16. 21 CFR 1.406 - How will FDA handle classified information in an informal hearing?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...2012-04-01 false How will FDA handle classified information in an informal hearing... § 1.406 How will FDA handle classified information in an informal hearing...information supporting the detention order is classified under the applicable Executive...

  17. 21 CFR 1.406 - How will FDA handle classified information in an informal hearing?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...2014-04-01 false How will FDA handle classified information in an informal hearing... § 1.406 How will FDA handle classified information in an informal hearing...information supporting the detention order is classified under the applicable Executive...

  18. A Personalized Information Environment for Digital Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jayawardana, Champa; Hewagamage, K. Priyantha; Hirakawa, Masahito

    2001-01-01

    Discussion of digital libraries focuses on the need for personalization capabilities so users can create their own personalized information environments. Highlights include material personalization; collection personalization; active reading; personalized retrieving; personalized filtering; and a prototype system. (LRW)

  19. Towards personalized distributed information retrieval

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mark James Carman; Fabio Crestani

    2008-01-01

    Our aim is to investigate if and how the performance of Distributed Information Retrieval (DIR) systems can be improved through personalization. Toward this aim we are building a testbed of document collections and corresponding personalized relevance judgments. In this paper we discuss our intended approach for personalizing the three different phases of the DIR process. We also describe the test

  20. Adding Personality to Information Clustering

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ah-hwee Tan; Hong Pan

    2002-01-01

    This article presents a new information management method called user-configurable clustering that integrates the flexibility\\u000a of clustering systems in handling novel data and the ease of use of categorization systems in providing structure. Based on\\u000a a predictive self-organizing network that performs synchronized clustering of information and preference vectors, a user can\\u000a influence the clustering of information vectors by encoding his\\/her

  1. The Computer Subroutine in Information Handling.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Riggs, Donald E.

    Generalized computational subroutines can reduce programing repetitions and wasteful computer storage use. The most useful are those that are flexible enough to handle a wide variety of situations. Subroutines may have details open to change in order to blend into the main program. They may be built into the computer library or supplied by the…

  2. Information Handling - A Challenge for Databases and Expert Systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ralph Busse; Adrian Mfiller; Erich J. Neuhold

    1993-01-01

    The increasing availability of a broad range of information types like textual documents, audio and video data, and hyper-linked information structures imply a need to reformulate the task of information handling systems. An integrated heterogeneous information pool of interlinked multimedia data forms the center of such a system. In order to create and utilize this pool components involving many interoperating

  3. 48 CFR 915.207 - Handling proposals and information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...Handling proposals and information. 915.207 Section 915.207 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION Solicitation and Receipt of Proposals and...

  4. Personalized Health Information Retrieval System.

    PubMed

    Wang, Yunli; Liu, Zhenkai

    2005-01-01

    Consumers face barriers when seeking health information on the Internet. A Personalized Health Information Retrieval System (PHIRS) is proposed to recommend health information for consumers. The system consists of four modules: (1) User modeling module captures user inverted exclamation mark s preference and health interests; (2) Automatic quality filtering module identifies high quality health information; (3) Automatic text difficulty rating module classifies health information into professional or patient educational materials; and (4) User profile matching module tailors health information for individuals. The initial results show that PHIRS could assist consumers with simple search strategies. PMID:16779435

  5. Personalized Information Retrieval in Context David Vallet,*

    E-print Network

    Personalized Information Retrieval in Context David Vallet,* Miriam Fernández,* Pablo Castells towards its use in personalization for information retrieval. The goal of the research presented here., 15773 Zographou, Athens, Greece {fmylonas, iavr}@image.ntua.gr Abstract Personalized content retrieval

  6. Collaborative Information Retrieval Method among Personal Repositories

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Koji Kamei; Takashi Yukawa; Sen Yoshida; Kazuhiro Kuwabara

    2004-01-01

    In this paper, we describe a collaborative information retrieval method among personal repositorie and an implementation of the method on a personal agent framework. We propose a framework for personal agents that aims to enable the sharing and exchange of information resources that are distributed unevenly among individuals. The kernel of a personal agent framework is an RDF(resource description framework)-based

  7. RETRIEVAL AND EVALUATION TECHNIQUES FOR PERSONAL INFORMATION

    E-print Network

    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    RETRIEVAL AND EVALUATION TECHNIQUES FOR PERSONAL INFORMATION A Dissertation Presented by JINYOUNG. Bruce Croft Providing an effective mechanism for personal information retrieval is important for many the retrieval model perspective, personal information can be viewed as a collection of multiple document types

  8. Collaborative Information Retrieval Method among Personal Repositories

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kamei, Koji; Yukawa, Takashi; Yoshida, Sen; Kuwabara, Kazuhiro

    In this paper, we describe a collaborative information retrieval method among personal repositorie and an implementation of the method on a personal agent framework. We propose a framework for personal agents that aims to enable the sharing and exchange of information resources that are distributed unevenly among individuals. The kernel of a personal agent framework is an RDF(resource description framework)-based information repository for storing, retrieving and manipulating privately collected information, such as documents the user read and/or wrote, email he/she exchanged, web pages he/she browsed, etc. The repository also collects annotations to information resources that describe relationships among information resources and records of interaction between the user and information resources. Since the information resources in a personal repository and their structure are personalized, information retrieval from other users' is an important application of the personal agent. A vector space model with a personalized concept-base is employed as an information retrieval mechanism in a personal repository. Since a personalized concept-base is constructed from information resources in a personal repository, it reflects its user's knowledge and interests. On the other hand, it leads to another problem while querying other users' personal repositories; that is, simply transferring query requests does not provide desirable results. To solve this problem, we propose a query equalization scheme based on a relevance feedback method for collaborative information retrieval between personalized concept-bases. In this paper, we describe an implementation of the collaborative information retrieval method and its user interface on the personal agent framework.

  9. 41 CFR 102-38.60 - Who is responsible for the costs of care and handling of the personal property before it is sold?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...handling of the personal property before it is sold? 102-38.60 Section 102-38...handling of the personal property before it is sold? The holding agency is responsible...handling costs of the personal property until it is removed by the buyer, the...

  10. 41 CFR 102-38.60 - Who is responsible for the costs of care and handling of the personal property before it is sold?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...handling of the personal property before it is sold? 102-38.60 Section 102-38...handling of the personal property before it is sold? The holding agency is responsible...handling costs of the personal property until it is removed by the buyer, the...

  11. SIGN HERE : informed consent in personalized medicine

    E-print Network

    Ahmed, Abdul-Kareem H

    2013-01-01

    The next era of medicine will be one of personalization, scientists and physicians promise. Personalized medicine is a refined clinical approach in which clinicians will utilize your genomic information to help you prevent ...

  12. Handling Overload Conditions In High Performance Trustworthy Information Retrieval Systems

    E-print Network

    Ramachandran, Sumalatha; Paulraj, Sujaya; Ramaraj, Vetriselvi

    2010-01-01

    Web search engines retrieve a vast amount of information for a given search query. But the user needs only trustworthy and high-quality information from this vast retrieved data. The response time of the search engine must be a minimum value in order to satisfy the user. An optimum level of response time should be maintained even when the system is overloaded. This paper proposes an optimal Load Shedding algorithm which is used to handle overload conditions in real-time data stream applications and is adapted to the Information Retrieval System of a web search engine. Experiment results show that the proposed algorithm enables a web search engine to provide trustworthy search results to the user within an optimum response time, even during overload conditions.

  13. Parking & Transportation Department RESIDENT -PERSONAL INFORMATION

    E-print Network

    Oliver, Douglas L.

    Parking & Transportation Department RESIDENT - PERSONAL INFORMATION Date know if you are interested in: Public Transportation Car Pool Van Pool _____________________________________________________________________________________ Please be sure to contact the Parking & Transportation Department with any changes to your information, i

  14. How Do Students Organize Personal Information Spaces?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hardof-Jaffe, Sharon; Hershkovitz, Arnon; Abu-Kishk, Hama; Bergman, Ofer; Nachmias, Rafi

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to empirically reveal strategies of students' organization of learning-related digital materials within an online personal information archive. Research population included 518 students who utilized the personal Web space allocated to them on the university servers for archiving information items, and data describing…

  15. Adaptive Visualization for Focused Personalized Information Retrieval

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ahn, Jae-wook

    2010-01-01

    The new trend on the Web has totally changed today's information access environment. The traditional information overload problem has evolved into the qualitative level beyond the quantitative growth. The mode of producing and consuming information is changing and we need a new paradigm for accessing information. Personalized search is one of…

  16. 041510v1Transmission of Protected Health Information and Personal Identifying Information Policy Page 1

    E-print Network

    Whitton, Mary C.

    041510v1Transmission of Protected Health Information and Personal Identifying Information Policy Information Technology Services Transmission of Protected Health Information and Personal Identifying Information Policy Policy Statement Protected Health Information (PHI) and Personal Identifying Information

  17. POLICY FOR THE PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION AGAINST INTERNATIONAL ACCESS

    E-print Network

    Brownstone, Rob

    ) ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ What security measures are proposed to protect the personal information? (Provide details concerningPOLICY FOR THE PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION AGAINST INTERNATIONAL ACCESS OUTSIDE CANADA Indicate what type of personal information that the underlying software stores (Check all

  18. Protecting Personal Information: Obstacles and Directions

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rachel Greenstadt; Michael D. Smith

    We present a framework for comparing and evaluating approaches for achieving electronic informational privacy. Our framework focuses on the issues of decision-making, negotiation, and enforcement, which are fun- damental in determining what personal information is considered private and what uses of that information are considered improper. Our analysis of four leading approaches finds that none adequately address all three issues.

  19. Curriculum Vitae Orly Levitan PERSONAL INFORMATION

    E-print Network

    1 Curriculum Vitae ­ Orly Levitan PERSONAL INFORMATION Date of birth- 18 October 1978 Place. · Photosynthesis and carbon concentration mechanisms in cyanobacteria. · Anthropogenic effect on the open, oligotrophic ocean fauna and its affect on biogeochemical cycles. · Microorganisms as the key factor

  20. Personal medical information system using laser card

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Cho, Seong H.; Kim, Keun Ho; Choi, Hyung-Sik; Park, Hyun Wook

    1996-04-01

    The well-known hospital information system (HIS) and the picture archiving and communication system (PACS) are typical applications of multimedia to medical area. This paper proposes a personal medical information save-and-carry system using a laser card. This laser card is very useful, especially in emergency situations, because the medical information in the laser card can be read at anytime and anywhere if there exists a laser card reader/writer. The contents of the laser card include the clinical histories of a patient such as clinical chart, exam result, diagnostic reports, images, and so on. The purpose of this system is not a primary diagnosis, but emergency reference of clinical history of the patient. This personal medical information system consists of a personal computer integrated with laser card reader/writer, color frame grabber, color CCD camera and a high resolution image scanner optionally. Window-based graphical user interface was designed for easy use. The laser card has relatively sufficient capacity to store the personal medical information, and has fast access speed to restore and load the data with a portable size as compact as a credit card. Database items of laser card provide the doctors with medical data such as laser card information, patient information, clinical information, and diagnostic result information.

  1. Personal Information Systems Gaurav Veda, Sarvesh Dwivedi

    E-print Network

    Guestrin, Carlos

    Personal Information Systems Gaurav Veda, Sarvesh Dwivedi Email: {gveda, dwivedi}@cse.iitk.ac.in Guide: Prof. Sumit Ganguly Guide's Email: sganguly@cse.iitk.ac.in Department of Computer Science recent softwares. Here, we present an information model which addresses this problem. Using our model

  2. Privacy and Security Protecting Personal Information

    E-print Network

    Pedersen, Tom

    records with confidential and highly confidential information; · Faculty and staff may have privacy/security questions; · External Review recommended wider education and training at the university #12;Why Are You Here; · Regulates the collection, use, disclosure, retention & security of all personal information by over 2

  3. Protecting Your Child's Personal Information at School

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Federal Trade Commission, 2012

    2012-01-01

    Back to school--an annual ritual that includes buying new notebooks, packing lunches, coordinating transportation, and filling out forms: registration forms, health forms, permission slips, and emergency contact forms, to name a few. Many school forms require personal and, sometimes, sensitive information. In the wrong hands, this information can…

  4. Personalized Information Management for Web Intelligence

    E-print Network

    Tan, Ah-Hwee

    - mation portfolios. FOCI builds information portfolios by gathering and organizing on-line information according to a user's needs and preferences. Through a novel method called User-Configurable Clustering, a user can personalize his/her portfolios in terms of the content as well as the in- formation structure

  5. University of South Carolina Academic Personal Information

    E-print Network

    Almor, Amit

    University of South Carolina Academic Personal Information Note: Read carefully before completing payroll. Name: First Middle Last (Jr., Sr., Etc.) Social Security No.: Home Phone: Home Address: Street references. 1. 2. 3. Additional Information: List learned societies of which you are a member. (Use

  6. 34 CFR 300.123 - Confidentiality of personally identifiable information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Confidentiality of personally identifiable information...Eligibility Requirements § 300.123 Confidentiality of personally identifiable information...300.626 related to protecting the confidentiality of any personally identifiable...

  7. 34 CFR 300.123 - Confidentiality of personally identifiable information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 2010-07-01 true Confidentiality of personally identifiable information...Eligibility Requirements § 300.123 Confidentiality of personally identifiable information...300.626 related to protecting the confidentiality of any personally identifiable...

  8. Lead Safety Awareness This Bulletin provides information on the safe handling of lead

    E-print Network

    Lead Safety Awareness PURPOSE This Bulletin provides information on the safe handling of lead and lead compounds during use and storage. Improper handling of lead and lead compounds may impact operations at Department of Energy (DOE) facilities. BACKGROUND Lead is found in batteries, pipes, solder

  9. Personalized Information Retrieval in Instructional Software System ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????? ????????????, ????????? ??????????????

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sumalee Sonamthiang; Numtip Rattanawongchaiya

    To support student-centered learning, educational software system should be interactive individually with the learners. The Individualization was met by recognizing student individual characteristics and creating student model to tailor the learning activities, sequence of lessons, and evaluation. Personalized information retrieval (PIR) is added to extend individual interaction and facilitate the learners while they are learning. The PIR performs the Thai

  10. Drinking from a Fire Hose: A Study of Information Interactions in the Personal Offices of Members of Congress

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Weissmann, Deborah

    2010-01-01

    Although much as been written about information technologies and politics, less is known about how information is handled in congressional personal offices. What happens when a constituent sends an email to their Congressman? How does a Senator get information about the pros and cons of a proposed bill? A study was conducted to understand the…

  11. 10 CFR 1004.11 - Handling information of a private business, foreign government, or an international organization.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Handling information of a private business, foreign government, or an international organization. 1004.11 Section...Handling information of a private business, foreign government, or an international organization....

  12. 10 CFR 1004.11 - Handling information of a private business, foreign government, or an international organization.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Handling information of a private business, foreign government, or an international organization. 1004.11 Section...Handling information of a private business, foreign government, or an international organization....

  13. 48 CFR 15.207 - Handling proposals and information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...information received in response to a request for information (RFI) shall be marked with the date and time of receipt and shall...Certain Information)). Information received in response to an RFI shall be safeguarded adequately from unauthorized...

  14. POLICY FOR THE PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION AGAINST INTERNATIONAL DISCLOSURE

    E-print Network

    Brownstone, Rob

    ) ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ What security measures are proposed to protect the personal information? (Provide details concerningPOLICY FOR THE PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION AGAINST INTERNATIONAL DISCLOSURE INFORMATION OUTSIDE CANADA Indicate what type of personal information the product will be used to house, store

  15. 32 CFR 310.13 - Safeguarding personal information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...Safeguarding personal information. 310.13 Section...DOD PRIVACY PROGRAM Systems of Records § 310.13 Safeguarding personal information. (a) General responsibilities. DoD Components shall establish appropriate...the records in each system of records...

  16. 48 CFR 15.207 - Handling proposals and information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...information received in response to a request for information (RFI) shall be marked with the date and time of receipt and shall...41 U.S.C. 423)). Information received in response to an RFI shall be safeguarded adequately from unauthorized...

  17. 48 CFR 15.207 - Handling proposals and information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...information received in response to a request for information (RFI) shall be marked with the date and time of receipt and shall...41 U.S.C. 423)). Information received in response to an RFI shall be safeguarded adequately from unauthorized...

  18. 48 CFR 15.207 - Handling proposals and information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...information received in response to a request for information (RFI) shall be marked with the date and time of receipt and shall...41 U.S.C. 423)). Information received in response to an RFI shall be safeguarded adequately from unauthorized...

  19. 48 CFR 15.207 - Handling proposals and information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...information received in response to a request for information (RFI) shall be marked with the date and time of receipt and shall...41 U.S.C. 423)). Information received in response to an RFI shall be safeguarded adequately from unauthorized...

  20. Handling of Varied Data Bases in an Information Center Environment.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Williams, Martha E.

    Information centers exist to provide information from machine-readable data bases to users in industry, universities and other organizations. The computer Search Center of the IIT Research Institute was designed with a number of variables and uncertainties before it. In this paper, the author discusses how the Center was designed to enable it to…

  1. 48 CFR 415.207 - Handling proposals and information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...proposals and information. (a) Throughout the source selection process, agency personnel and non-Government evaluators...otherwise result in a biased opinion or an unfair advantage. If a potential conflict of interest...

  2. Personalized online information search and visualization

    PubMed Central

    Chen, Dongquan; Orthner, Helmuth F; Sell, Susan M

    2005-01-01

    Background The rapid growth of online publications such as the Medline and other sources raises the questions how to get the relevant information efficiently. It is important, for a bench scientist, e.g., to monitor related publications constantly. It is also important, for a clinician, e.g., to access the patient records anywhere and anytime. Although time-consuming, this kind of searching procedure is usually similar and simple. Likely, it involves a search engine and a visualization interface. Different words or combination reflects different research topics. The objective of this study is to automate this tedious procedure by recording those words/terms in a database and online sources, and use the information for an automated search and retrieval. The retrieved information will be available anytime and anywhere through a secure web server. Results We developed such a database that stored searching terms, journals and et al., and implement a piece of software for searching the medical subject heading-indexed sources such as the Medline and other online sources automatically. The returned information were stored locally, as is, on a server and visible through a Web-based interface. The search was performed daily or otherwise scheduled and the users logon to the website anytime without typing any words. The system has potentials to retrieve similarly from non-medical subject heading-indexed literature or a privileged information source such as a clinical information system. The issues such as security, presentation and visualization of the retrieved information were thus addressed. One of the presentation issues such as wireless access was also experimented. A user survey showed that the personalized online searches saved time and increased and relevancy. Handheld devices could also be used to access the stored information but less satisfactory. Conclusion The Web-searching software or similar system has potential to be an efficient tool for both bench scientists and clinicians for their daily information needs. PMID:15766382

  3. Handling chemical risk information in international textile supply chains

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kristin Fransson; Sverker Molander

    2012-01-01

    In the textile industry, a large number of potentially harmful chemicals are used during production. This raises the importance of communication about chemical risks between different actors in the supply chain and therefore this study aims at describing the flows of chemical risk information up- and downstream in an international textile supply chain. The outcomes show that the main communication

  4. Quadtree grid generation: Information handling, boundary fitting and CFD applications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    K. F. C. Yiu; D. M. Greaves; S. Cruz; A. Saalehi; A. G. L. Borthwick

    1996-01-01

    When solving partial differential equations by numerical methods, an automatic mesh generation technique which can accommodate local mesh refinement adaptively is desirable. One efficient technique for producing such meshes in two-dimensional space is to subdivide recursively the domain into quadrants using a quadtree to store and manipulate the mesh information. Here, the quadtree grid generation technique is reviewed and its

  5. Knowledge File System A principled approach to personal information management

    E-print Network

    Knowledge File System A principled approach to personal information management Kuiyu Chang School as to facilitate easy retrieval. Think of the KFS as a personal assistant, who can file every one of you documents; search engine; personal information management; indexing; classification I. INTRODUCTION Today, people

  6. Interoperability design of personal health information import service.

    PubMed

    Tuomainen, Mika; Mykkänen, Juha

    2012-01-01

    Availability of personal health information for individual use from professional patient records is an important success factor for personal health information management (PHIM) solutions such as personal health records. In this paper we focus on this crucial part of personal wellbeing information management splutions and report the interoperability design of personal information import service. Key requirements as well as design factors for interfaces between PHRs and EPRs are discussed. Open standards, low implementation threshold and the acknowledgement of local market and conventions are emphasized in the design. PMID:22874233

  7. Exploiting Personal Health Records in Automating Information Therapy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Juha Puustjärvi; Leena Puustjärvi

    2010-01-01

    Information therapy (Ix) is the prescription of specific, evidence-based medical information, to the right person, at right time to help that individual make a better health decision. We have investigated the usability of knowledge management technologies in automating the delivery of medical information in Ix. In our developed solution the content of personal health records as well as the medicinal

  8. An Information-Processing Approach to Personal Problem Solving.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Heppner, P. Paul; Krauskopf, Charles J.

    1987-01-01

    Presents an information processing view of personal problem solving which involves how people take in information, process information into plans for solutions to personal problems, and carry out plans. Presents a definition of "problem." Offers suggestions for research and for counseling. (Author/NB)

  9. THINK TANK Online Data Privacy Policy Personal Information

    E-print Network

    Ziurys, Lucy M.

    of Arizona is committed to providing its users good privacy practices regarding electronic personalTHINK TANK Online Data Privacy Policy Personal Information The THINK TANK at the University with external organizations for data management. Information collected by systems is used to provide and tailor

  10. Continuum Thinking and the Contexts of Personal Information Management

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Huvila, Isto; Eriksen, Jon; Häusner, Eva-Maria; Jansson, Ina-Maria

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: Recent personal information management literature has underlined the significance of the contextuality of personal information and its use. The present article discusses the applicability of the records continuum model and its generalisation, continuum thinking, as a theoretical framework for explicating the overlap and evolution of…

  11. 17 CFR 248.10 - Limits on disclosure of nonpublic personal information to nonaffiliated third parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...false Limits on disclosure of nonpublic personal information to nonaffiliated third parties...Financial Information and Safeguarding Personal Information Limits on Disclosures...10 Limits on disclosure of nonpublic personal information to nonaffiliated third...

  12. 78 FR 13158 - Proposed Information Collection (Authorization To Disclose Personal Beneficiary/Claimant...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-02-26

    ...Collection (Authorization To Disclose Personal Beneficiary/Claimant Information to...information needed to allow VA to share personal beneficiary or claims information to...technology. Title: Authorization to Disclose Personal Beneficiary/Claimant Information...

  13. 17 CFR 248.10 - Limits on disclosure of nonpublic personal information to nonaffiliated third parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...false Limits on disclosure of nonpublic personal information to nonaffiliated third parties...Financial Information and Safeguarding Personal Information Limits on Disclosures...10 Limits on disclosure of nonpublic personal information to nonaffiliated third...

  14. The Personalized Information Retrieval Model Based on User Interest

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gong, Songjie

    Personalized information retrieval systems can help customers to gain orientation in information overload by determining which items are relevant for their interests. One type of information retrieval is content-based filtering. In content-based filtering, items contain words in natural language. Meanings of words in natural language are often ambiguous. The problem of word meaning disambiguation is often decomposed to determining semantic similarity of words. In this paper, the architecture of personalized information retrieval based on user interest is presented. The architecture includes user interface model, user interest model, detecting interest model and update model. It established a user model for personalized information retrieval based on user interest keyword list on client server, which can supply personalized information retrieval service for user with the communications and collaboration of all modules of the architecture.

  15. Personalizing Delivered Information in a Software Reuse Environment

    E-print Network

    Fischer, Gerhard

    Personalizing Delivered Information in a Software Reuse Environment Gerhard Fischer and Yunwen Ye the World Wide Web. However, these conven- tional retrieval techniques do not scale up to large information repositories, information access need to be complemented by information delivery. Effective delivery

  16. Poster: Balancing Disclosure and Utility of Personal Information

    E-print Network

    Kotz, David

    whose information is collected, use to monitor their health information and improve their lifestyle information with family, friends and peers for emotional support, clinical advisors for diagnosis and healthPoster: Balancing Disclosure and Utility of Personal Information Aarathi Prasad Institute

  17. Are Informant Reports of Personality More Internally Consistent Than Self Reports of Personality?

    PubMed

    Balsis, Steve; Cooper, Luke D; Oltmanns, Thomas F

    2015-08-01

    The present study examined whether informant-reported personality was more or less internally consistent than self-reported personality in an epidemiological community sample (n = 1,449). Results indicated that across the 5 NEO (Neuroticism-Extraversion-Openness) personality factors and the 10 personality disorder trait dimensions, informant reports tended to be more internally consistent than self reports, as indicated by equal or higher Cronbach's alpha scores and higher average interitem correlations. In addition, the informant reports collectively outperformed the self reports for predicting responses on a global measure of health, indicating that the informant reports are not only more reliable than self reports, but they can also be useful in predicting an external criterion. Collectively these findings indicate that informant reports tend to have greater internal consistency than self reports. PMID:25376588

  18. CIAO-HELLO information Centre Helpdesk, front office, person-to-person interaction

    E-print Network

    Di Pillo, Gianni

    CIAO-HELLO information Centre Helpdesk, front office, person-to-person interaction and welcome to foreign students 5th Erasmus Staff Mobility Week 2014 Rome 23rd - 27th, June 2014 #12;CIAO-HELLO of student experience exchanges A rise in the international scenario at Sapienza Pagina 224/06/2014CIAO-HELLO

  19. Trust-based information system architecture for personal wellness.

    PubMed

    Ruotsalainen, Pekka; Nykänen, Pirkko; Seppälä, Antto; Blobel, Bernd

    2014-01-01

    Modern eHealth, ubiquitous health and personal wellness systems take place in an unsecure and ubiquitous information space where no predefined trust occurs. This paper presents novel information model and an architecture for trust based privacy management of personal health and wellness information in ubiquitous environment. The architecture enables a person to calculate a dynamic and context-aware trust value for each service provider, and using it to design personal privacy policies for trustworthy use of health and wellness services. For trust calculation a novel set of measurable context-aware and health information-sensitive attributes is developed. The architecture enables a person to manage his or her privacy in ubiquitous environment by formulating context-aware and service provider specific policies. Focus groups and information modelling was used for developing a wellness information model. System analysis method based on sequential steps that enable to combine results of analysis of privacy and trust concerns and the selection of trust and privacy services was used for development of the information system architecture. Its services (e.g. trust calculation, decision support, policy management and policy binding services) and developed attributes enable a person to define situation-aware policies that regulate the way his or her wellness and health information is processed. PMID:25160161

  20. Information processing efficiency and noise. Interactions with personal rigidity

    Microsoft Academic Search

    N. Brand; N. Schneider; P. Arntz

    1995-01-01

    Three information processing tasks (two memory comparison tasks and a computerized version of the Stroop task) were administered to subjects differing in rigidity under noisy and quiet conditions. No main effects from noise were obtained but this factor interacted with the personality factor of rigidity. When noise was applied, rigid persons were generally faster but more inaccurate than in quiet

  1. Application and Evaluation of Personal Health Information Management System

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Eung-Hun Kim; Maisie Wang; Christopher Lau; Yongmin Kim

    2004-01-01

    A web-based patient-centered personal health record (PHR), called the Personal Health Information Management System (PHIMS), has been developed and its usability has been evaluated in conjunction with a referral system, called the Facilitated Accurate Referral Management System (FARMS). To estimate the system requirements of PHIMS for wider clinical use, we have also studied PHIMS usage by analyzing server log files.

  2. Matching Person Names through Name Transformation Information System Department

    E-print Network

    Oard, Doug

    Matching Person Names through Name Transformation Jun Gong Information System Department Beihang, Maryland USA oard@umd.edu ABSTRACT Matching person names plays an important role in many applications, including bibliographic databases and indexing systems. Name variations and spelling errors make exact

  3. 29 CFR 2400.4 - Collection and disclosure of personal information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...Collection and disclosure of personal information. 2400...OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION...Collection and disclosure of personal information. ...and maintain in its records only such personal information as...

  4. 29 CFR 2400.4 - Collection and disclosure of personal information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...Collection and disclosure of personal information. 2400...OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION...Collection and disclosure of personal information. ...and maintain in its records only such personal information as...

  5. 29 CFR 2400.4 - Collection and disclosure of personal information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...Collection and disclosure of personal information. 2400...OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION...Collection and disclosure of personal information. ...and maintain in its records only such personal information as...

  6. 29 CFR 2400.4 - Collection and disclosure of personal information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...Collection and disclosure of personal information. 2400...OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION...Collection and disclosure of personal information. ...and maintain in its records only such personal information as...

  7. 29 CFR 2400.4 - Collection and disclosure of personal information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...Collection and disclosure of personal information. 2400...OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION...Collection and disclosure of personal information. ...and maintain in its records only such personal information as...

  8. 48 CFR 8.103 - Information on available excess personal property.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...false Information on available excess personal property. 8.103 Section 8.103...SOURCES OF SUPPLIES AND SERVICES Excess Personal Property 8.103 Information on available excess personal property. Information regarding...

  9. Towards task-based personal information management evaluations

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David Elsweiler; Ian Ruthven

    2007-01-01

    Personal Information Management (PIM) is a rapidly grow- ing area of research concerned with how people store, man- age and re-find information. A feature of PIM research is that many systems have been designed to assist users man- age and re-find information, but very few have been evalu- ated. This has been noted by several scholars and explained by the

  10. 1. Name (Last, First, MI): SECTION I Personal Information

    E-print Network

    Chisholm, Rex L.

    program (required for training). DO NOT WRITE BELOW THIS LINE UNEMP FORBE FORB2 FORMD DSABL #12;Phone ( ) 1. Name (Last, First, MI): SECTION I Personal Information City State Zip Street 6. Home the completion of all information requested. ALL INFORMATION MUST BE TYPED OR PRINTED IN INK. 4. Spouse's Name

  11. Critical Connections: Personal Learning Environments and Information Literacy

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hicks, Alison; Sinkinson, Caroline

    2015-01-01

    Personal learning environments (PLEs) and critical information literacies (CILs) are two concepts that have been presented as responses to the challenges of the rich and complex information landscape. While both approaches support learners' critical engagement with new information environments, each was developed within a different field. This…

  12. Prasanjit Dash's profile as of Jun 2014 Personal information

    E-print Network

    Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

    Prasanjit Dash's profile as of Jun 2014 Personal information Name Prasanjit Dash Highest education://imk-msa.fzk.de) Thesis: Land surface temperature and emissivity retrieval from satellite measurements. http

  13. Information Fusion and Person Verification Using Speech & Face Information Conrad Sanderson and Kuldip K. Paliwal

    E-print Network

    Sanderson, Conrad

    Review of Information Fusion Techniques 4 2.1 Pre-mapping Fusion: Sensor Data Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2.2 Pre-mapping Fusion: Feature LevelInformation Fusion and Person Verification Using Speech & Face Information Conrad Sanderson

  14. Information gating: an evolutionary model of personality function and dysfunction.

    PubMed

    Nash, W P

    1998-01-01

    Utilizing principles of evolutionary biology, a model is developed which defines the essential adaptive functions of personality as a whole, and describes how failure in those functions produces the maladaptations characteristic of personality disorders. In this model, personality is hypothesized to have evolved specifically to make human culture possible by managing the flow of information within the culture, especially by mediating teaching and learning, competition and cooperation, and leading and following. These essential culture-forming capacities of personality have at their root the more basic function of information gating, which is defined here as the continuous regulation by personality of its openness for the bidirectional flow of sensory, cognitive, emotional, and motor information between internal self and external social systems, to best meet the needs of both in various situations. The maladaptations characteristic of personality disorders are postulated to be due to their being chronically and frequently too open or too closed for expressing or assimilating social information, given their circumstances. The relationship of this model to other evolutionary models of personality is discussed, as are its clinical and research implications. PMID:9595595

  15. Keeping Your Personal Information Personal A relatively new offense, identity theft is one of the

    E-print Network

    Li, X. Rong

    you give out personal information on the phone, or reading the numbers on your credit/debit cards or stolen credit/debit card immediately. - Find a private area when giving vital information over the phone of the front and back of all your credit/debit cards and keep them in a safe place. - Monitor your billing

  16. Scalable and Resilient Middleware to Handle Information Exchange during Environment Crisis

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Tao, R.; Poslad, S.; Moßgraber, J.; Middleton, S.; Hammitzsch, M.

    2012-04-01

    The EU FP7 TRIDEC project focuses on enabling real-time, intelligent, information management of collaborative, complex, critical decision processes for earth management. A key challenge is to promote a communication infrastructure to facilitate interoperable environment information services during environment events and crises such as tsunamis and drilling, during which increasing volumes and dimensionality of disparate information sources, including sensor-based and human-based ones, can result, and need to be managed. Such a system needs to support: scalable, distributed messaging; asynchronous messaging; open messaging to handling changing clients such as new and retired automated system and human information sources becoming online or offline; flexible data filtering, and heterogeneous access networks (e.g., GSM, WLAN and LAN). In addition, the system needs to be resilient to handle the ICT system failures, e.g. failure, degradation and overloads, during environment events. There are several system middleware choices for TRIDEC based upon a Service-oriented-architecture (SOA), Event-driven-Architecture (EDA), Cloud Computing, and Enterprise Service Bus (ESB). In an SOA, everything is a service (e.g. data access, processing and exchange); clients can request on demand or subscribe to services registered by providers; more often interaction is synchronous. In an EDA system, events that represent significant changes in state can be processed simply, or as streams or more complexly. Cloud computing is a virtualization, interoperable and elastic resource allocation model. An ESB, a fundamental component for enterprise messaging, supports synchronous and asynchronous message exchange models and has inbuilt resilience against ICT failure. Our middleware proposal is an ESB based hybrid architecture model: an SOA extension supports more synchronous workflows; EDA assists the ESB to handle more complex event processing; Cloud computing can be used to increase and decrease the ESB resources on demand. To reify this hybrid ESB centric architecture, we will adopt two complementary approaches: an open source one for scalability and resilience improvement while a commercial one can be used for ultra-speed messaging, whilst we can bridge between these two to support interoperability. In TRIDEC, to manage such a hybrid messaging system, overlay and underlay management techniques will be adopted. The managers (both global and local) will collect, store and update status information (e.g. CPU utilization, free space, number of clients) and balance the usage, throughput, and delays to improve resilience and scalability. The expected resilience improvement includes dynamic failover, self-healing, pre-emptive load balancing, and bottleneck prediction while the expected improvement for scalability includes capacity estimation, Http Bridge, and automatic configuration and reconfiguration (e.g. add or delete clients and servers).

  17. The User-Subjective Approach to Personal Information Management Systems.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bergman, Ofer; Beyth-Marom, Ruth; Nachmias, Rafi

    2003-01-01

    Explains personal information management (PIM) systems and suggests a user-subjective approach to PIM system design. Advocates that PIM systems relate to the subjective value-added attributes that the user gives the stored data so that the user can find information again, recall it when needed, and use it effectively in the next interaction.…

  18. Personal Privacy in an Information Society. Final Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Privacy Protection Study Commission, Washington, DC.

    This report of the Privacy Protection Study Commission was prepared in response to a Congressional mandate to study data banks, automatic data processing programs, and information systems of governmental, regional and private organizations to determine standards and procedures in force for the protection of personal information. Recommendations…

  19. Fenix-Personalized Information Filtering System for WWW Pages.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Delicato, Flavia Coimbra; Pirmez, Luci; Rust da Costa Carmo, Luiz Fernando

    2001-01-01

    Suggests the use of intelligent agents for the personalized filtering of WWW (World Wide Web) pages and describes the development of a system to satisfy the user's need for information while reducing the amount of information the user has to deal with through relevance feedback. (Author/LRW)

  20. Supporting Collaborative Field Operations with Personal Information Processing Systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stephanie Guerlain; Jim Lee; Troy Kopischke; Tom Romanko; Peter Reutiman; Scott Nelson

    1999-01-01

    This paper describes a two-year research project to develop a Personal Information Processing System (PIPS) solution for the roving industrial field operator. Our PIPS system is comprised of 1) an RF network to deliver wireless, digital information, 2) a wearable computer for delivering web-based information (the hardware is a two-piece system comprised of a belt-worn NetPC, attached via a curly

  1. Advancing personalized health care through health information technology: an update from the American Health Information Community's Personalized Health Care Workgroup.

    PubMed

    Glaser, John; Henley, Douglas E; Downing, Gregory; Brinner, Kristin M

    2008-01-01

    The Personalized Health Care Workgroup of the American Health Information Community was formed to determine what is needed to promote standard reporting and incorporation of medical genetic/genomic tests and family health history data in electronic health records. The Workgroup has examined and clarified a range of issues related to this information, including interoperability standards and requirements for confidentiality, privacy, and security, in the course of developing recommendations to facilitate its capture, storage, transmission, and use in clinical decision support. The Workgroup is one of several appointed by the American Health Information Community to study high-priority issues related to the implementation of interoperable electronic health records in the United States. It is also a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Personalized Health Care Initiative, which is designed to create a foundation upon which information technology that supports personalized, predictive, and pre-emptive health care can be built. PMID:18436899

  2. Faculty Wellness Program, University of Ottawa Personal Health Information Privacy Policy

    E-print Network

    Sankoff, David

    , records of your visits to FWP. Occasionally, we collect personal health information about you from otherFaculty Wellness Program, University of Ottawa Personal Health Information Privacy Policy Collection of Personal Health Information We collect personal health information about you directly from you

  3. A Globally Distributed System for Job, Data, and Information Handling for High Energy Physics

    SciTech Connect

    Garzoglio, Gabriele

    2005-12-01

    The computing infrastructures of the modern high energy physics experiments need to address an unprecedented set of requirements. The collaborations consist of hundreds of members from dozens of institutions around the world and the computing power necessary to analyze the data produced surpasses already the capabilities of any single computing center. A software infrastructure capable of seamlessly integrating dozens of computing centers around the world, enabling computing for a large and dynamical group of users, is of fundamental importance for the production of scientific results. Such a computing infrastructure is called a computational grid. The SAM-Grid offers a solution to these problems for CDF and DZero, two of the largest high energy physics experiments in the world, running at Fermilab. The SAM-Grid integrates standard grid middleware, such as Condor-G and the Globus Toolkit, with software developed at Fermilab, organizing the system in three major components: data handling, job handling, and information management. This dissertation presents the challenges and the solutions provided in such a computing infrastructure.

  4. An Adaptive Information Research Personal Assistant

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. C. Bottraud; G. Bisson; M. F. Bruandet

    Available tools to retrieve information from the Web implement a generalist approach that does not account for the characteristics of the user. This limits the quality of the results that they provide. The agent presented here uses document references gathered by a user to build a hierarchical model (user profile) of this user's interests. The agent then uses the model

  5. Cognitive, personality, and social factors associated with adolescents' online personal information disclosure.

    PubMed

    Liu, Cong; Ang, Rebecca P; Lwin, May O

    2013-08-01

    The current study aims to understand the factors that influence adolescents' disclosure of personally identifiable information (PII) on social networking sites (SNSs). A survey was conducted among 780 adolescent participants (between 13 and 18) who were Facebook users. Structural equation modeling was used for analyzing the data and obtaining an overarching model that include cognitive, personality, and social factors that influence adolescents' PII disclosure. Results showed privacy concern as the cognitive factor reduces adolescents' PII disclosure and it serves as a potential mediator for personality and social factors. Amongst personality factors, narcissism was found to directly increase PII disclosure, and social anxiety indirectly decreases PII disclosure by increasing privacy concern. Amongst social factors, active parental mediation decreases PII disclosure directly and indirectly by increasing privacy concern. Restrictive parental mediation decreases PII disclosure only indirectly by increasing privacy concern. Implications of the findings to parents, educators, and policy makers were discussed. PMID:23849657

  6. The State of the Art in Information Handling. Operation PEP/Executive Information Systems.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Summers, J. K.; Sullivan, J. E.

    This document explains recent developments in computer science and information systems of interest to the educational manager. A brief history of computers is included, together with an examination of modern computers' capabilities. Various features of card, tape, and disk information storage systems are presented. The importance of time-sharing…

  7. 41 CFR 102-38.305 - How do we handle disputes involved in the sale of Federal personal property?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...Section 102-38.305 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION PERSONAL PROPERTY 38-SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY Completion of Sale...

  8. Perceiving where another person is looking: the integration of head and body information in estimating another person’s gaze

    PubMed Central

    Moors, Pieter; Germeys, Filip; Pomianowska, Iwona; Verfaillie, Karl

    2015-01-01

    The process through which an observer allocates his/her attention based on the attention of another person is known as joint attention. To be able to do this, the observer effectively has to compute where the other person is looking. It has been shown that observers integrate information from the head and the eyes to determine the gaze of another person. Most studies have documented that observers show a bias called the overshoot effect when eyes and head are misaligned. That is, when the head is not oriented straight to the observer, perceived gaze direction is sometimes shifted in the direction opposite to the head turn. The present study addresses whether body information is also used as a cue to compute perceived gaze direction. In Experiment 1, we observed a similar overshoot effect in both behavioral and saccadic responses when manipulating body orientation. In Experiment 2, we explored whether the overshoot effect was due to observers assuming that the eyes are oriented further than the head when head and body orientation are misaligned. We removed horizontal eye information by presenting the stimulus from a side view. Head orientation was now manipulated in a vertical direction and the overshoot effect was replicated. In summary, this study shows that body orientation is indeed used as a cue to determine where another person is looking. PMID:26175711

  9. Personality and information gathering in free-ranging great tits.

    PubMed

    van Overveld, Thijs; Matthysen, Erik

    2013-01-01

    One aspect of animal personality that has been well described in captivity, but received only little attention in studies in the wild, is that personality types may vary in their behavioural flexibility towards environmental changes. A fundamental factor underlying such differences is believed to be the degree to which individual behavior is guided by environmental stimuli. We tested this hypothesis in the wild using free-ranging great tits. Personality variation was quantified using exploratory behaviour in a novel environment, which has previously been shown to be repeatable and correlated with other behaviours in this and other populations of the same species. By temporarily removing food at feeding stations we examined whether birds with different personality differed in returning to visit empty feeders as this may provide information on how birds continue to sample their environment after a sudden change in conditions. In two summer experiments, we found that fast-exploring juveniles visited empty feeders less often compared to slow-exploring juveniles. In winter, sampling behaviour was sex dependent but not related to personality. In both seasons, we found that birds who sampled empty feeders more often were more likely to rediscover food after we again re-baited the feeding stations, but there was no effect of personality. Our results show that personality types may indeed differ in ways of collecting environmental information, which is consistent with the view of personalities as different styles of coping with environmental changes. The adaptive value of these alternative behavioural tactics, however, needs to be further explored. PMID:23383299

  10. Personality and Information Gathering in Free-Ranging Great Tits

    PubMed Central

    van Overveld, Thijs; Matthysen, Erik

    2013-01-01

    One aspect of animal personality that has been well described in captivity, but received only little attention in studies in the wild, is that personality types may vary in their behavioural flexibility towards environmental changes. A fundamental factor underlying such differences is believed to be the degree to which individual behavior is guided by environmental stimuli. We tested this hypothesis in the wild using free-ranging great tits. Personality variation was quantified using exploratory behaviour in a novel environment, which has previously been shown to be repeatable and correlated with other behaviours in this and other populations of the same species. By temporarily removing food at feeding stations we examined whether birds with different personality differed in returning to visit empty feeders as this may provide information on how birds continue to sample their environment after a sudden change in conditions. In two summer experiments, we found that fast-exploring juveniles visited empty feeders less often compared to slow-exploring juveniles. In winter, sampling behaviour was sex dependent but not related to personality. In both seasons, we found that birds who sampled empty feeders more often were more likely to rediscover food after we again re-baited the feeding stations, but there was no effect of personality. Our results show that personality types may indeed differ in ways of collecting environmental information, which is consistent with the view of personalities as different styles of coping with environmental changes. The adaptive value of these alternative behavioural tactics, however, needs to be further explored. PMID:23383299

  11. Research on Personalized Information Filtering of Search Engine

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zhang, Shu; Chen, Xinrong; Luo, Changshou

    Since network has been created and developing rapidly in recent years, the age of information exploding is coming. The Search Engine becomes more and more important for people, but the traditional search engine retrieves and provides information just according to the keywords that users input. How to recommend the right information to users has become the hot point. The technology of personalized information filtering brings people hope .The paper I present analyzed the achievements of those filtering technologies ,and adopted user-system complex-operating modeling to build User-activitycollecting module, User-interest-updating module and User-searching module, in order to meet theme-oriented searching’s needs. Experiments showed that the user-interest model can provide personalized service and enhance search engine’s precision.

  12. Research on Personalized Information Filtering of Search Engine

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zhang, Shu; Chen, Xinrong; Luo, Changshou

    Since network has been created and developing rapidly in recent years, the age of information exploding is coming. The Search Engine becomes more and more important for people, but the traditional search engine retrieves and provides information just according to the keywords that users input. How to recommend the right information to users has become the hot point. The technology of personalized information filtering brings people hope .The paper I present analyzed the achievements of those filtering technologies ,and adopted user-system complex-operating modeling to build User-activitycollecting module, User-interest-updating module and User-searching module, in order to meet theme-oriented searching's needs. Experiments showed that the user-interest model can provide personalized service and enhance search engine's precision.

  13. "Over Easy" Flipped Experience Application Form Personal Information

    E-print Network

    Saskatchewan, University of

    1 "Over Easy" Flipped Experience Application Form Personal Information Last Name First Name experience? How do you hope this will benefit your teaching? What do you hope to take away from this experience? Please provide the name and description of the course that you intend to "flip". Include

  14. 12 CFR 4.37 - Persons and entities with access to OCC information; prohibition on dissemination.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Persons and entities with access to OCC information; prohibition on dissemination. 4...FUNCTIONS, AVAILABILITY AND RELEASE OF INFORMATION, CONTRACTING OUTREACH PROGRAM, POST-EMPLOYMENT...EXAMINERS Release of Non-Public OCC Information § 4.37 Persons and entities...

  15. Perception, consequences, communication, and strategies for handling fatigue in persons with rheumatoid arthritis of working age--a focus group study.

    PubMed

    Feldthusen, Caroline; Björk, Mathilda; Forsblad-d'Elia, Helena; Mannerkorpi, Kaisa

    2013-05-01

    The aim of this study was to describe how persons with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) of working age experience and handle their fatigue in everyday life. Six focus group discussions were conducted focusing on experiences of fatigue in 25 persons with RA (19 women, 6 men), aged 20-60 years. The discussions were recorded, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed according to qualitative content analysis. The analyses resulted in four categories. (1) Perception of fatigue: Fatigue was experienced different from normal tiredness, unpredictable, and overwhelming. It was associated with negative emotions, changed self-image, and fears. Feelings of frustration and shame were central when the persons were forced to omit valued life activities. (2) Consequences due to fatigue: The fatigue caused changes in cognitive ability, ability to act, and overall activity pattern where the increased need for rest and sleep caused an imbalance in daily life. The participants struggled not to let the fatigue interfere with work. The fatigue also brought negative consequences for their significant others. (3) Communicating fatigue: Fatigue was difficult to gain understanding for, and the participants adjusted their communication accordingly; it was important to keep up appearances. During medical consultation, fatigue was perceived as a factor not given much consideration, and the participants expressed taking responsibility for managing their fatigue symptoms themselves. (4) Strategies to handle fatigue: Strategies comprised conscious self-care, mental strategies, planning, and prioritizing. Fatigue caused considerable health problems for persons with RA of working age: negative emotions, imbalance in daily life due to increased need for rest, and difficulties gaining understanding. This draws attention to the importance of developing new modes of care to address fatigue in RA. Person-centered care to improve balance in life may be one approach needing further investigations. PMID:23292480

  16. Coal handling. Final report

    Microsoft Academic Search

    1981-01-01

    This report contains information on coal handling discussed under the following headings: coal selection; transportation; unloading coal; feeders; coal storage; crushing; sampling; conveying; and coal handling support operations and equipment.

  17. Informed consent for research in Borderline Personality Disorder

    PubMed Central

    Dew, Rachel E

    2007-01-01

    Background Previous research on informed consent for research in psychiatric patients has centered on disorders that affect comprehension and appreciation of risks. Little has been written about consent to research in those subjects with Borderline Personality Disorder, a prevalent and disabling condition. Discussion Despite apparently intact cognition and comprehension of risks, a borderline subject may deliberately choose self-harm in order to fulfill abnormal psychological needs, or due to suicidality. Alternatively, such a subject may refuse enrollment due to transference or the desire to harm him or herself. Such phenomena could be precipitated or prevented by the interpersonal dynamics of the informed consent encounter. Summary Caution should be exercised in obtaining informed consent for research from subjects with Borderline Personality Disorder. A literature review and recommendations for future research are discussed. PMID:17493277

  18. 41 CFR 102-36.235 - What information do we provide when reporting excess personal property?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...information do we provide when reporting excess personal property? 102-36.235 Section 102-36...Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION PERSONAL PROPERTY 36-DISPOSITION OF EXCESS PERSONAL PROPERTY Disposition of Excess...

  19. 41 CFR 102-36.235 - What information do we provide when reporting excess personal property?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...information do we provide when reporting excess personal property? 102-36.235 Section 102-36...Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION PERSONAL PROPERTY 36-DISPOSITION OF EXCESS PERSONAL PROPERTY Disposition of Excess...

  20. Police Information Systems, Information Practices and Personal Privacy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kathryn Schellenberg

    1997-01-01

    This article describes some common police information systems and practices in light of legislation designed to protect individual privacy. The author finds that policy personnel are sensitive to human rights issues and attempt to reduce threats posed by the use of police information. Threats are further mitigated by a lack of \\

  1. 14 CFR 193.17 - How must design and production approval holders handle information they receive from the FAA...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    (a) If the FAA discloses information under § 193.9(a)(2) to the holders of design approvals of production approvals issued by the FAA, the approval holder must disclose that information only to persons who need to know the information to address the safety or security...

  2. 14 CFR 193.17 - How must design and production approval holders handle information they receive from the FAA...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    (a) If the FAA discloses information under § 193.9(a)(2) to the holders of design approvals of production approvals issued by the FAA, the approval holder must disclose that information only to persons who need to know the information to address the safety or security...

  3. Rapid detection of person information in a naturalistic scene.

    PubMed

    Fletcher-Watson, Sue; Findlay, John M; Leekam, Susan R; Benson, Valerie

    2008-01-01

    A preferential-looking paradigm was used to investigate how gaze is distributed in naturalistic scenes. Two scenes were presented side by side: one contained a single person (person-present) and one did not (person-absent). Eye movements were recorded, the principal measures being the time spent looking at each region of the scenes, and the latency and location of the first fixation within each trial. We studied gaze patterns during free viewing, and also in a task requiring gender discrimination of the human figure depicted. Results indicated a strong bias towards looking to the person-present scene. This bias was present on the first fixation after image presentation, confirming previous findings of ultra-rapid processing of complex information. Faces attracted disproportionately many fixations, the preference emerging in the first fixation and becoming stronger in the following ones. These biases were exaggerated in the gender-discrimination task. A tendency to look at the object being fixated by the person in the scene was shown to be strongest at a slightly later point in the gaze sequence. We conclude that human bodies and faces are subject to special perceptual processing when presented as part of a naturalistic scene. PMID:18546664

  4. Review of methods for handling confounding by cluster and informative cluster size in clustered data

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    Seaman, Shaun; Pavlou, Menelaos; Copas, Andrew

    2014-01-01

    Clustered data are common in medical research. Typically, one is interested in a regression model for the association between an outcome and covariates. Two complications that can arise when analysing clustered data are informative cluster size (ICS) and confounding by cluster (CBC). ICS and CBC mean that the outcome of a member given its covariates is associated with, respectively, the number of members in the cluster and the covariate values of other members in the cluster. Standard generalised linear mixed models for cluster-specific inference and standard generalised estimating equations for population-average inference assume, in general, the absence of ICS and CBC. Modifications of these approaches have been proposed to account for CBC or ICS. This article is a review of these methods. We express their assumptions in a common format, thus providing greater clarity about the assumptions that methods proposed for handling CBC make about ICS and vice versa, and about when different methods can be used in practice. We report relative efficiencies of methods where available, describe how methods are related, identify a previously unreported equivalence between two key methods, and propose some simple additional methods. Unnecessarily using a method that allows for ICS/CBC has an efficiency cost when ICS and CBC are absent. We review tools for identifying ICS/CBC. A strategy for analysis when CBC and ICS are suspected is demonstrated by examining the association between socio-economic deprivation and preterm neonatal death in Scotland. PMID:25087978

  5. Email overload: exploring personal information management of email

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    Steve Whittaker; Candace L. Sidner

    1996-01-01

    Email is one oftl~ most successful computer applicmiom yet devised. Our empin~:al ct~ta show however, that althongh email was origiraUy designed as a c~nmunica\\/ons application, it is now used for ~tional funaions, that it was not designed for, such as tab management and persona\\/ afoOt\\/v\\/rig. We call this ernt~l oveHoad We demonstrate that email overload creates problems for personal information

  6. 16 CFR 312.6 - Right of parent to review personal information provided by a child.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...review personal information provided by a child. 312.6 Section 312.6 Commercial...REGULATIONS UNDER SPECIFIC ACTS OF CONGRESS CHILDREN'S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION RULE ...review personal information provided by a child. (a) Upon request of a parent...

  7. 16 CFR 312.6 - Right of parent to review personal information provided by a child.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...review personal information provided by a child. 312.6 Section 312.6 Commercial...REGULATIONS UNDER SPECIFIC ACTS OF CONGRESS CHILDREN'S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION RULE ...review personal information provided by a child. (a) Upon request of a parent...

  8. 16 CFR 312.6 - Right of parent to review personal information provided by a child.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...review personal information provided by a child. 312.6 Section 312.6 Commercial...REGULATIONS UNDER SPECIFIC ACTS OF CONGRESS CHILDREN'S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION RULE ...review personal information provided by a child. (a) Upon request of a parent...

  9. 16 CFR 312.6 - Right of parent to review personal information provided by a child.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...review personal information provided by a child. 312.6 Section 312.6 Commercial...REGULATIONS UNDER SPECIFIC ACTS OF CONGRESS CHILDREN'S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION RULE ...review personal information provided by a child. (a) Upon request of a parent...

  10. 16 CFR 312.6 - Right of parent to review personal information provided by a child.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...review personal information provided by a child. 312.6 Section 312.6 Commercial...REGULATIONS UNDER SPECIFIC ACTS OF CONGRESS CHILDREN'S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION RULE ...review personal information provided by a child. (a) Upon request of a parent...

  11. Disclosing personal health information relating to adults who lack capacity.

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    Griffith, Richard

    2014-03-01

    The need to share information about patients is vital to effective care and protection, especially where it relates to adults who lack decision-making capacity but it has to be balanced against the right to confidentiality. Like other health professionals, district nurses have a duty to maintain the confidentiality of patient information, and incapable adults have the right to expect their personal health information to be kept private. This right is guaranteed by the common-law duty of confidence, the Data Protection Act 1998 and the NHS Care Record Guarantee and confidentiality policy. This article discusses the district nurse's legal obligations when considering sharing information in relation to an incapable adult PMID:24897837

  12. Personality predicts the use of social information Ralf H. J. M. Kurvers,1

    E-print Network

    show that social information use depends on the personality type of an individual, which callsLETTER Personality predicts the use of social information Ralf H. J. M. Kurvers,1 * Kees van Oers,2. However, the potential link between personality differences and social information use has received little

  13. Self-Tuning Personalized Information Retrieval in an Ontology-Based Framework

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    Self-Tuning Personalized Information Retrieval in an Ontology-Based Framework Pablo Castells1 before personalization is applied. 1 Introduction Broadly speaking, information retrieval deals with modeling information needs, con- tent semantics, and the relation between them [9]. Personalized retrieval

  14. A Mobile Agent Approach for Ubiquitous and Personalized eHealth Information Systems

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    Grasso, Floriana

    A Mobile Agent Approach for Ubiquitous and Personalized eHealth Information Systems Panagiotis, and integrated eHealth information systems for the provi- sion of adapted and personalized sustainable services of ubiquitous information systems for the provision of eHealth adap- tive and personalized services. Eventually

  15. Relationships: empirical contribution. Understanding personality pathology in adolescents: the five factor model of personality and social information processing.

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    Hessels, Christel; van den Hanenberg, Danique; de Castro, Bram Orobio; van Aken, Marcel A G

    2014-02-01

    This study seeks to integrate two research traditions that lie at the base of the understanding of personality pathology in adolescents. The first research tradition refers to normal personality according to the Five Factor Model (FFM). The second tradition specifies the key feature of personality disorder as the capacity to mentalize, which can be reflected in Social Information Processing (SIP). In a clinical sample of 96 adolescents, the authors investigated response generation, coping strategy, and memories of past frustrating experiences as part of SIP, as mediator in the relationship between personality and personality pathology, and a possible moderating role of personality on the relationship between SIP and personality pathology. The hypothesized mediation, by which the effects of personality dimensions on personality pathology was expected to be mediated by SIP variables, was found only for the effect of Neuroticism, most specifically on BPD, which appeared to be mediated by memories the patients had about past frustrating conflict situations with peers. Some moderating effects of personality on the relationship between SIP variables and personality pathology were found, suggesting that high Agreeableness and sometimes low Neuroticism can buffer this relationship. These results suggest that personality dimensions and social cognitions both independently and together play a role in adolescents' personality pathology. PMID:24344893

  16. Web-browser encryption of personal health information

    PubMed Central

    2011-01-01

    Background Electronic health records provide access to an unprecedented amount of clinical data for research that can accelerate the development of effective medical practices. However it is important to protect patient confidentiality, as many medical conditions are stigmatized and disclosure could result in personal and/or financial loss. Results We describe a system for remote data entry that allows the data that would identify the patient to be encrypted in the web browser of the person entering the data. These data cannot be decrypted on the server by the staff at the data center but can be decrypted by the person entering the data or their delegate. We developed this system to solve a problem that arose in the context of clinical research, but it is applicable in a range of situations where sensitive information is stored and updated in a database and it is necessary to ensure that it cannot be viewed by any except those intentionally given access. Conclusion By developing this system, we are able to centralize the collection of some patient data while minimizing the risk that protected health information be made available to study personnel who are not authorized to use it. PMID:22073940

  17. 16 CFR 313.10 - Limits on disclosure of non-public personal information to nonaffiliated third parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...affiliate, disclose any nonpublic personal information about a consumer...you not disclose nonpublic personal information about that consumer...such as the purchase of a money order by a consumer, you...consumers and all nonpublic personal information —(1)...

  18. Using Usability Evaluation to Inform Alberta's Personal Health Record Design.

    PubMed

    Price, Morgan; Bellwood, Paule; Davies, Iryna

    2015-01-01

    Alberta Health is deploying the Personal Health Portal (PHP) (MyHealth.Alberta.ca) to all people in the province of Alberta, Canada. The PHP will include several components such as a Personal Health Record (PHR) where users can enter and access their own health data. For the first PHR of its kind in Canada, Alberta Health asked the University of Victoria's eHealth Observatory to evaluate the PHP, including the PHR. The evaluation includes pre-design, design, and adoption evaluation. This paper focuses on early usability evaluations of the PHR software. Persona-based usability inspection was combined with usability testing sessions using think aloud. These evaluations found that while people were familiar with the web-based technology, several aspects of the PHR information architecture, content, and presentation could be improved to better support and provide value to the users. The findings could be helpful to others designing and implementing similar PHR software. PMID:25676994

  19. Personalizing information retrieval using task features, topic knowledge, and task product

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jingjing Liu

    2009-01-01

    Personalization of information retrieval tailors search towards individual users to meet their particular information needs. Personalization systems obtain additional information about users and their contexts beyond the queries they submit to the systems, and use this information to bring the desired documents to top ranks. The additional information can come from various sources: user preferences, user behaviors, contexts, etc. [1

  20. PART I -REQUEST FOR RESTRICTED USE OF PERSONAL HEALTH PLAN INFORMATION

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    Eirinaki, Magdalini

    . Employee Health Plan ID Number: 1d. Department/College: 2. Name of Person Whose Records you are RequestingPART I - REQUEST FOR RESTRICTED USE OF PERSONAL HEALTH PLAN INFORMATION HUMAN RESOURCES Employee TO RESTRICT USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL HEALTH PLAN I request that the use and disclosure of personal

  1. Review of Extracting Information From the Social Web for Health Personalization

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    Karlsen, Randi; Bonander, Jason

    2011-01-01

    In recent years the Web has come into its own as a social platform where health consumers are actively creating and consuming Web content. Moreover, as the Web matures, consumers are gaining access to personalized applications adapted to their health needs and interests. The creation of personalized Web applications relies on extracted information about the users and the content to personalize. The Social Web itself provides many sources of information that can be used to extract information for personalization apart from traditional Web forms and questionnaires. This paper provides a review of different approaches for extracting information from the Social Web for health personalization. We reviewed research literature across different fields addressing the disclosure of health information in the Social Web, techniques to extract that information, and examples of personalized health applications. In addition, the paper includes a discussion of technical and socioethical challenges related to the extraction of information for health personalization. PMID:21278049

  2. Drunk personality: reports from drinkers and knowledgeable informants.

    PubMed

    Winograd, Rachel P; Steinley, Douglas L; Sher, Kenneth J

    2014-06-01

    Existing literature supports the five-factor model (FFM) of personality (i.e., Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Emotional Stability, and Intellect or Openness) as a comprehensive representation of stable aspects of mood, affect, and behavior. This study evaluated the FFM as a framework for both self-perceptions of drunkenness (i.e., individual changes in mood, affect, and behavior associated with one's own intoxication), as well "drinking buddies'" perceptions of their friends' drunkenness (i.e., changes in mood, affect, and behavior associated with friends' intoxication) and the association of reported sober-to-drunk differences with negative alcohol-related consequences. College-student drinkers (N = 374; 187 drinking buddy pairs) reported on their sober and drunk levels of the 5 factors, as well as those of their drinking buddies. Buddies completed parallel assessments for themselves and their friends to ensure rater agreement. All participants completed assessments of harmful alcohol outcomes experienced within the past year. Regardless of reporter, differences between drunken and sober states were found across all 5 factors and agreement between self and informant reports was consistently significant and comparable across sober and drunk conditions. Low levels of drunk Conscientiousness and drunk Emotional Stability were associated with experiencing more alcohol-related consequences, even when controlling for sober factor levels and binge-drinking frequency. Findings support the use of the FFM as a clinically relevant framework for organizing differences in personality expression associated with intoxication and the validity of self-reports of drunk personality. PMID:24796850

  3. 40 CFR 370.60 - How does a person obtain MSDS information about a specific facility?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 false How does a person obtain MSDS information about a specific facility... § 370.60 How does a person obtain MSDS information about a specific facility? Any person may obtain an MSDS for a specific facility by writing to...

  4. 40 CFR 370.60 - How does a person obtain MSDS information about a specific facility?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false How does a person obtain MSDS information about a specific facility... § 370.60 How does a person obtain MSDS information about a specific facility? Any person may obtain an MSDS for a specific facility by writing to...

  5. Exploiting Multi-Evidence from Multiple User's Interests to Personalizing Information Retrieval

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Exploiting Multi-Evidence from Multiple User's Interests to Personalizing Information Retrieval The goal of personalization in information retrieval is to tailor the search engine results to the specific. Experimental results using enhanced TREC collec- tions indicate that our personalized retrieval model is effec

  6. 7 CFR 1.12 - Handling information from a private business.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...information that has been submitted by a business, the agency shall: (a) Provide the business information submitter with prompt...the information is not exempt by law from disclosure). Afford business information submitter...

  7. Cost-Effective Investments in Customer Information Privacy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Robert J. Kauffman; Yong J. Lee; Ryan Sougstad

    2009-01-01

    Extensive personal information is gathered ex- plicitly or implicitly when a customer interacts with a firm. Significant risks are associated with handling such personal information. Providing protection may reduce risk of mi- suse or loss of private information, but it imposes some costs on the firm and its customers. Risk is associated with improper handling of sensitive customer information. Prof-

  8. Person-based Adaptive Priority Signal Control with Connected-vehicle Information 

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    Sun, Xin

    2014-12-17

    This thesis proposes a TSP (transit signal priority) strategy of person-based adaptive priority signal control with connected-vehicle information (PAPSCCI). By minimizing the total person delay at an isolated intersection, PAPSCCI can assign signal...

  9. 78 FR 20644 - Information Collection; Tangible Personal Property Report (SF-428A, 428B, and 428C)

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    2013-04-05

    ...18] Information Collection; Tangible Personal Property Report (SF- 428A, 428B...requirement concerning reporting tangible personal property. In support of OMB's continuing...collect information related to tangible personal property when required by a Federal...

  10. Personal health records: Consumer attitudes toward privacy and security of their personal health information.

    PubMed

    Lafky, Deborah Beranek; Horan, Thomas A

    2011-03-01

    Personal health record (PHR) systems are a subject of intense interest in the move to improve healthcare accessibility and quality. Although a number of vendors continue to put forward PHR systems, user-centered design research has lagged, and it has not been clear what features are important to prospective PHR users. Here, we report on a user-centered design study that combines qualitative and quantitative approaches to investigate several dimensions relevant to PHR design, and to look at the effect of health status on user needs. The results indicate that health status, especially disability and chronic illness, is relevant to PHR design. Further, the results provide empirical evidence about the role of privacy and security in users' attitudes toward PHR use. The exact nature of these attitudes differs from widely held perceptions about consumer values in healthcare information management. PMID:25133771

  11. Information Services to the Disadvantaged Person: A Challenge for Information Professionals in Thailand.

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    Butdisuwan, Sujin

    This paper considers the provision of library and information services to disadvantaged persons in Thailand and focuses on the need to provide appropriate staff training to library staff working with these groups. The results of a number of specific projects are used as illustrative examples. The paper begins with an overview of the disadvantaged…

  12. THE COMPLEXITY OF CONSUMER WILLINGNESS TO DISCLOSE PERSONAL INFORMATION: UNRAVELING HEALTH INFORMATION PRIVACY CONCERNS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ritu Agarwal; Robert H. Smith; Catherine Anderson

    There is little else that is as consequential to an individual as his or her health. As healthcare becomes increasingly digitized, the promise of improved healthcare enabled by technological advances must inevitably be traded off against any unintended negative consequences. In this context, the privacy of one's personal health information has escalated as a matter of significant concern for the

  13. Drunk Personality: Reports from Drinkers and Knowledgeable Informants

    PubMed Central

    Winograd, Rachel P.; Steinley, Douglas; Sher, Kenneth J.

    2014-01-01

    Objective Existing literature supports the Five-Factor Model (FFM) of personality (i.e., Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Emotional Stability, and Intellect or Openness) as a comprehensive representation of stable aspects of mood, affect, and behavior. This study evaluated the FFM as a framework for both self-perceptions of drunkenness (i.e. individual changes in mood, affect, and behavior associated with one’s own intoxication), as well “drinking buddies’” perceptions of their friends’ drunkenness (i.e., changes in mood, affect, and behavior associated with a friend’s intoxication) and the association of reported sober-to-drunk differences with negative alcohol-related consequences. Method College-student drinkers (N = 374 [187 “drinking buddy” pairs]) reported on their sober and drunk levels of the five factors, as well as those of their drinking buddy. Buddies completed parallel assessments for themselves and their friend in order for rater agreement to be determined. All participants completed assessments of harmful alcohol outcomes experienced within the past year. Results Regardless of reporter, differences between drunken and sober states were found across all five factors and agreement between self and informant reports was consistently significant and comparable across sober and drunk conditions. Low levels of drunk Conscientiousness and drunk Emotional Stability were associated with experiencing more alcohol-related consequences, even when controlling for sober factor levels and binge drinking frequency. Conclusions Findings support the use of the FFM as a clinically relevant framework for organizing differences in personality expression associated with intoxication and the validity of self-reports of drunk personality. PMID:24796850

  14. Privacy Management Prepared in accordance with s.33 of the NSW Privacy and Personal Information Protection

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    Du, Jie

    to the procedures and practices required to comply with that Act and the NSW Health Records and Information PrivacyPrivacy Management Plan 2013 Prepared in accordance with s.33 of the NSW Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 to provide information to staff, students and the public about the personal

  15. Research of personalized information retrieval system based on multi-agent and user interest model

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Zhen Zhu; Jing-Yan Wang

    2009-01-01

    In order to provide personal information retrieval service for user, this paper introduces a personalized information retrieval system, which can realize individuation and intelligence of information retrieval according to user interest knowledge via multi-agent collaboration. The construction of user interest model based on browsing history record and registration data is discussed in detail, and the system can update user interest

  16. The Structure of Informal Social Networks of Persons with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities

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    Kamstra, A.; van der Putten, A. A. J.; Vlaskamp, C.

    2015-01-01

    Background: Persons with less severe disabilities are able to express their needs and show initiatives in social contacts, persons with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD), however, depend on others for this. This study analysed the structure of informal networks of persons with PIMD. Materials and Methods: Data concerning the…

  17. 76 FR 34761 - Classified National Security Information

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    2011-06-14

    ...unauthorized persons (4) Establish an information security training program c. Employees...involve the handling of classified information will be rated on their performance on the management of classified information 7. DISCIPLINARY AND...

  18. Preferred Sources of Health Information in Persons With Multiple Sclerosis: Degree of Trust and Information Sought

    PubMed Central

    Salter, Amber R; Tyry, Tuula; Fox, Robert J; Cutter, Gary R

    2013-01-01

    Background Effective health communication is important for informed decision-making, yet little is known about the range of information sources used by persons with multiple sclerosis (MS), the perceived trust in those information sources, or how this might vary according to patient characteristics. Objective We aimed to investigate the sources of health information used by persons with MS, their preferences for the source of health information, and levels of trust in those information sources. We also aimed to evaluate how these findings varied according to participant characteristics. Methods In 2011, participants in the North American Research Committee on Multiple Sclerosis (NARCOMS) Registry were asked about their sources of health information using selected questions adapted from the 2007 Health Information National Trends (HINTS) survey. Results Of 12,974 eligible participants, 66.18% (8586/12,974) completed the questionnaire. Mass media sources, rather than interpersonal information sources, were the first sources used by 83.22% (5953/7153) of participants for general health topics and by 68.31% (5026/7357) of participants for MS concerns. Specifically, the Internet was the first source of health information for general health issues (5332/7267, 73.40%) and MS (4369/7376, 59.23%). In a logistic regression model, younger age, less disability, and higher annual income were independently associated with increased odds of use of mass media rather than interpersonal sources of information first. The most trusted information source was a physician, with 97.94% (8318/8493) reporting that they trusted a physician some or a lot. Information sought included treatment for MS (4470/5663, 78.93%), general information about MS (3378/5405, 62.50%), paying for medical care (1096/4282, 25.59%), where to get medical care (787/4282, 18.38%), and supports for coping with MS (2775/5031, 55.16%). Nearly 40% (2998/7521) of participants had concerns about the quality of the information they gathered. Conclusions Although physicians remain the most trusted source of health information for people with MS, the Internet is the first source of health information for most of them. This has important implications for the dissemination of health information. PMID:23635393

  19. 20 CFR 401.110 - Disclosure of personal information in nonprogram records without the consent of the subject of...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...false Disclosure of personal information in nonprogram records without the consent...Disclosure of Official Records and Information § 401.110 Disclosure of personal information in nonprogram records without the...

  20. 20 CFR 401.110 - Disclosure of personal information in nonprogram records without the consent of the subject of...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...false Disclosure of personal information in nonprogram records without the consent...Disclosure of Official Records and Information § 401.110 Disclosure of personal information in nonprogram records without the...

  1. 20 CFR 401.110 - Disclosure of personal information in nonprogram records without the consent of the subject of...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...false Disclosure of personal information in nonprogram records without the consent...Disclosure of Official Records and Information § 401.110 Disclosure of personal information in nonprogram records without the...

  2. 20 CFR 401.110 - Disclosure of personal information in nonprogram records without the consent of the subject of...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...false Disclosure of personal information in nonprogram records without the consent...Disclosure of Official Records and Information § 401.110 Disclosure of personal information in nonprogram records without the...

  3. 20 CFR 401.110 - Disclosure of personal information in nonprogram records without the consent of the subject of...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...false Disclosure of personal information in nonprogram records without the consent...Disclosure of Official Records and Information § 401.110 Disclosure of personal information in nonprogram records without the...

  4. Medical Students and Personal Smartphones in the Clinical Environment: The Impact on Confidentiality of Personal Health Information and Professionalism

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    Morra, Dante; Lo, Vivian; Quan, Sherman D; Abrams, Howard; Wu, Robert C

    2014-01-01

    Background Smartphones are becoming ubiquitous in health care settings. The increased adoption of mobile technology such as smartphones may be attributed to their use as a point-of-care information source and to perceived improvements in clinical communication and efficiency. However, little is known about medical students’ use of personal smartphones for clinical work. Objective The intent of the study was to examine final-year medical students’ experience with and attitudes toward using personal mobile technology in the clinical environment, with respect to the perceived impact on patient confidentiality and provider professionalism. Methods Cross-sectional surveys were completed by final-year medical students at the University of Toronto. Respondents were asked about the type of personal mobile phone they use, security features on their personal phone, experiences using their personal phone during clinical rotations, and attitudes about using their personal phone for clinical work purposes. Results The overall response rate was 45.4% (99/218). Smartphone ownership was prevalent (98%, 97/99) with the majority (86%, 85/99) of participants using their personal phones for patient-related communication during clinical rotations. A total of 26% (26/99) of participants reported not having any type of security feature on their personal phone, 94% (90/96) of participants agreed that using their personal phone for clinical work makes them more efficient, and 86% (82/95) agreed that their personal phone allows them to provide better patient care. Although 68% (65/95) of participants believe that the use of personal phones for patient-related communication with colleagues poses a risk to the privacy and confidentiality of patient health information, 22% (21/96) of participants still use their personal phone to text or email identifiable patient data to colleagues. Conclusions Our findings suggest that the use of personal smartphones for clinical work by medical students is prevalent. There is a need to more fully address the threat to patient confidentiality posed by the use of unsecured communication devices such as smartphones. PMID:24855046

  5. Consumer support for health information exchange and personal health records: a regional health information organization survey.

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    Patel, Vaishali N; Dhopeshwarkar, Rina V; Edwards, Alison; Barrón, Yolanda; Sparenborg, Jeffrey; Kaushal, Rainu

    2012-06-01

    In order to characterize consumer support for electronic health information exchange (HIE) and personal health records (PHRs) in a community where HIE is underway, we conducted a survey of English speaking adults who visited primary care practices participating in a regional community-wide clinical data exchange, during August, 2008. Amongst the 117 respondents, a majority supported physicians' use of HIE (83%) or expressed interest in potentially using PHRs (76%). Consumers' comfort sending personal information electronically over the Internet and their perceptions regarding the potential benefits of HIE were independently associated with their support for HIE. Consumers' prior experience using the Internet to manage their healthcare, perceptions regarding the potential benefits of PHRs and college education were independently associated with potential PHR use. Bolstering consumer support for HIE and PHRs will require addressing privacy and security concerns, demonstrating clinical benefits, and reaching out to those who are less educated and computer literate. PMID:20703633

  6. Consumer Support for Health Information Exchange and Personal Health Records: A Regional Health Information Organization Survey

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    Vaishali N. Patel; Rina V. Dhopeshwarkar; Alison Edwards; Yolanda Barrón; Jeffrey Sparenborg; Rainu Kaushal

    In order to characterize consumer support for electronic health information exchange (HIE) and personal health records (PHRs)\\u000a in a community where HIE is underway, we conducted a survey of English speaking adults who visited primary care practices\\u000a participating in a regional community-wide clinical data exchange, during August, 2008. Amongst the 117 respondents, a majority\\u000a supported physicians’ use of HIE (83%)

  7. Dissociable parietal regions facilitate successful retrieval of recently learned and personally familiar information

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    Shimamura, Arthur P.

    Dissociable parietal regions facilitate successful retrieval of recently learned and personally, the PPC is active when recently learned information is retrieved (Henson, Rugg, Shallice, Josephs, & Dolan learned information. Interestingly, vPPC activity can be elicited by implicit retrievals (Elman

  8. Privacy concern and online personalization: The moderating effects of information control and compensation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David G. Taylor; Donna F. Davis; Ravi Jillapalli

    2009-01-01

    Firms have at their disposal an increasing amount of personal information about consumers gathered through various means.\\u000a Studies find that personalizing online interactions improves customer relationships and increases desirable behaviors, such\\u000a as positive word-of-mouth and increased purchase intent. However, other research suggests that the use of personal information\\u000a stimulates privacy concern, which has a negative effect on behavior. This study

  9. Privacy policies of personal health records: an evaluation of their effectiveness in protecting patient information

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lorenzo Martino; Suchit Ahuja

    2010-01-01

    In recent years, there has been growing demand by patients for access to their own health information via tools like Personal Health Records [1]. The Markle Foundation [2] defines the Personal Health Record (PHR) as an electronic application through which individuals can access, manage and share their health information in a secure and confidential environment. PHRs are emerging and consolidating

  10. Factors Associated with Behavioral Intention to Disclose Personal Information on Geosocial Networking Applications

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cox, Trissa

    2012-01-01

    Information privacy is a major concern for consumers adopting emerging technologies dependent on location-based services. This study sought to determine whether a relationship exists among factors of personalization, locatability, perceived playfulness, privacy concern and behavioral intention to disclose personal information for individuals using…

  11. Personalizing Results of Information Retrieval Systems Using Extended Fuzzy Concept Networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Parham Moradi; M. Ebrahim; M. M. Ebadzadeh

    2008-01-01

    The increasing of the electronic documents and users has led to the creation of new paradigms of personalizing results of information retrieval systems and its goal is to better service to users based on their profiles. Personalized content retrieval aims at improving the retrieval process by taking into account the particular interests of individual users. The goal of information retrieval

  12. Protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) UT-B Contracts Div Page 1 of 1

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    Pennycook, Steve

    Protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) UT-B Contracts Div Oct 2010 Page 1 of 1 protect-pii-ext-oct10.docx PROTECTION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION (PII) (Oct 2010) (a. The Seller agrees to execute a Confidentiality Agreement protecting PII, when necessary, and further agrees

  13. 7 CFR 948.387 - Handling regulation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE IRISH POTATOES GROWN IN COLORADO Handling Regulations...1982, no person shall handle any lot of potatoes grown in Area No. 3 unless such potatoes meet the requirements of paragraphs...

  14. 7 CFR 948.386 - Handling regulation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE IRISH POTATOES GROWN IN COLORADO Handling Regulations...regulation. No person shall handle any lot of potatoes grown in Area No. 2 unless such potatoes meet the requirements of paragraphs...

  15. 7 CFR 948.387 - Handling regulation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE IRISH POTATOES GROWN IN COLORADO Handling Regulations...1982, no person shall handle any lot of potatoes grown in Area No. 3 unless such potatoes meet the requirements of paragraphs...

  16. Personal Safety in Cross-Cultural Transition. Training for Development. Peace Corps Information Collection & Exchange Training Manual No. T-3.

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    Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.

    This training packet contains materials for predeparture and in-country sessions for Peace Corps volunteers on personal safety and handling of difficult situations. It is divided into three units. Unit 1 includes predeparture and in-country sessions that focus on personal safety issues. It is designed to increase awareness, develop strategies, and…

  17. 43 CFR 2.23 - How will a bureau handle a request for commercial or financial information that it has obtained...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...commercial or financial information that it has obtained from a person or entity outside...commercial or financial information that it has obtained from a person or entity outside...if the bureau receives a FOIA request for it; and (ii) If the submitter's...

  18. 43 CFR 2.23 - How will a bureau handle a request for commercial or financial information that it has obtained...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...commercial or financial information that it has obtained from a person or entity outside...commercial or financial information that it has obtained from a person or entity outside...if the bureau receives a FOIA request for it; and (ii) If the submitter's...

  19. Personal Record Keeping. The CIRcular: Consumer Information Report 21.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bank of America NT & SA, San Francisco, CA.

    This report explains the importance of keeping personal records, describes types of records to keep, and suggests places in which to keep them and ways to organize them. Guidelines are offered for keeping the following types of records: (1) personal documents (family records, wills, passports, diplomas, and social security cards); (2) property…

  20. White Paper: Advancing Personalized Health Care through Health Information Technology: An Update from the American Health Information Community's Personalized Health Care Workgroup

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John Glaser; Douglas E. Henley; Gregory Downing; Kristin M. Brinner

    2008-01-01

    The Personalized Health Care Workgroup of the American Health Information Community was formed to determine what is needed to promote standard reporting and incorporation of medical genetic\\/genomic tests and family health history data in electronic health records. The Workgroup has examined and clarified a range of issues related to this information, including interoperability standards and requirements for confidentiality, privacy, and

  1. Privacy Policy Private information handled at Seoul National University (SNU) is collected, possessed and

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    efforts to manage and control the security of the Websites, please use caution when including any Privacy Policy. Access to others' private information while using the Websites On all of the Websites disclosed to the public while using the Websites, please report the case to us using one of the options

  2. 36 CFR 1250.82 - How will NARA handle a FOIA request for confidential commercial information?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...the request is for information from a single or small number of submitters, NARA will send a notice via registered mail to the submitter's last known address. Our notice to the submitter will include a copy of the FOIA request and will...

  3. 36 CFR 1250.82 - How will NARA handle a FOIA request for confidential commercial information?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...the request is for information from a single or small number of submitters, NARA will send a notice via registered mail to the submitter's last known address. Our notice to the submitter will include a copy of the FOIA request and will...

  4. 36 CFR 1250.82 - How will NARA handle a FOIA request for confidential commercial information?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...the request is for information from a single or small number of submitters, NARA will send a notice via registered mail to the submitter's last known address. Our notice to the submitter will include a copy of the FOIA request and will...

  5. Who should decide how much and what information is important in person-centred health care?

    PubMed Central

    Bo Nielsen, Jesper; Salkeld, Glenn; Dowie, Jack

    2015-01-01

    Most guidelines for clinical practice, and especially those for the construction of decision support tools, assume that the individual person (the patient) needs to be in possession of information of particular sorts and amount in order to qualify as having made an ‘informed decision’. This often implicitly segues into the patient having made a ‘good decision’. In person-centred health care, whether, in what form, and with what weight, ‘information’ is included as a criterion of decision quality is a matter for the person involved, to decide in the light of their own values, preferences, and time and resource constraints. PMID:25577192

  6. Who should decide how much and what information is important in person-centred health care?

    PubMed

    Kaltoft, Mette Kjer; Bo Nielsen, Jesper; Salkeld, Glenn; Dowie, Jack

    2015-07-01

    Most guidelines for clinical practice, and especially those for the construction of decision support tools, assume that the individual person (the patient) needs to be in possession of information of particular sorts and amount in order to qualify as having made an 'informed decision'. This often implicitly segues into the patient having made a 'good decision'. In person-centred health care, whether, in what form, and with what weight, 'information' is included as a criterion of decision quality is a matter for the person involved, to decide in the light of their own values, preferences, and time and resource constraints. PMID:25577192

  7. Rice University Policy No. 808 PROTECTION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

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    Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

    if mishandled. Confidential information includes the following specific information: 1. Social security numbers account information 5. Protected health information 6. Student education records (including grades including tax returns; payroll records). 2. Health Records (e.g., employee benefit plan information; workers

  8. Interrupt Handling

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Bodhireddy, Rathnakar Reddy

    2009-06-30

    The PowerPoint presentation, created by authors Hebah Kohari, Rathnakar Reddy Bodhireddy, and Sheril Dhabriya for Marist College, provides a great overview of interrupt handling in regards to computer operating systems. The presentation discusses the definition of interrupt handling and also provides examples of different types. Explanation of the hardware and software needed to handle interruption is outlined. Use of diagrams and flowcharts help illustrate these concepts; this provides each aspect with both a textual and visual representation. While complex, the authors make attempts to have the lesson be understandable for more novice users. Overall, this is certainly a useful resource for anyone in computer science education.

  9. Personal health records: Consumer attitudes toward privacy and security of their personal health information

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Deborah Beranek Lafky; Thomas A. Horan

    2011-01-01

    Personal health record (PHR) systems are a subject of intense interest in the move to improve healthcare accessibility and quality. Although a number of vendors continue to put forward PHR systems, user-centered design research has lagged, and it has not been clear what features are important to prospective PHR users. Here, we report on a user-centered design study that combines

  10. A digital signal processor-based pulse programmer with performance of run-time information handling for magnetic resonance imaging

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Xiao, Liang; Li, Lin; Nie, Wei; Xie, Xiaoming; Wan, Hongjie

    2015-06-01

    A pulse programmer for magnetic resonance imaging based on a digital signal processor (DSP) is described. The pulse programmer not only implements event triggering and control line generation, but also performs the run-time information handling. The DSP, which has features that include a 32-bit data bus, a 24-bit address bus and a clock rate of 60?MHz, is used as the sequence operator. The DSP connects the field programmable gate array (FPGA) devices of all the spectrometer modules via its external bus, and manipulates the operation of each module via setting the control port of the corresponding FPGA. In addition, the run-time information of the spectrometer, which includes the operation status of each module and the external triggers, can be obtained easily using the read instruction, and the operation exceptions of the spectrometer can be treated quickly via the DSP’s interrupt mechanism. Up to 32 control lines can be generated simultaneously in an event, and the minimum interval between successive events is 50?ns. The pulse sequence program is written in the C++ language and is mainly composed of several predefined procedures. The performance of the proposed pulse programmer is validated by multiple imaging experiments.

  11. Using Personal Computers To Acquire Special Education Information. Revised. ERIC Digest #429.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.

    This digest offers basic information about resources, available to users of personal computers, in the area of professional development in special education. Two types of resources are described: those that can be purchased on computer diskettes and those made available by linking personal computers through electronic telephone networks. Resources…

  12. Personal Privacy in an Information Society: What are the Trade-Offs? Insights into Consumer Issues.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    J.C. Penney Co., Inc., New York, NY.

    Insights into Consumer Issues is one of a group of educational publications and teaching units that J.C. Penney provides for consumer educators as a public service. This folder illustrates that although computerized processing of personal information has brought considerable convenience, the potential risk to personal privacy is of increasing…

  13. Exploring New Potentials of Blogs for Learning: Can Children Use Blogs for Personal Information Management (PIM)?

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    Yeo, Hwan-Ik; Lee, Yekyung Lisa

    2014-01-01

    This study explores the use of blogs for personal information management (PIM) as a learning tool that could bring increased efficiency and academic self-efficacy for carrying out learning tasks. In order to identify the uses and effects of using blogs for PIM by children, a control group that used personal spaces within the class website and an…

  14. The Development of a Natural Language Generation System For Personalized e-Health Information

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    DiMarco, Chrysanne

    Director, My CARE Source Patient Portal, Grand River Hospital, personal communication). An effective meansThe Development of a Natural Language Generation System For Personalized e-Health Information C. Di a David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada b

  15. Personality-informed interventions for healthy aging: conclusions from a National Institute on Aging work group.

    PubMed

    Chapman, Benjamin P; Hampson, Sarah; Clarkin, John

    2014-05-01

    We describe 2 frameworks in which personality dimensions relevant to health, such as Conscientiousness, can be used to inform interventions designed to promote health aging. First, contemporary data and theory do not suggest that personality is "immutable," but instead focus on questions of who changes, in what way, why, when, and how. In fact, the notion that personality could be changed was part and parcel of many schools of psychotherapy, which suggested that long-term and meaningful change in symptoms could not be achieved without change in relevant aspects of personality. We review intervention research documenting change in personality. On the basis of an integrative view of personality as a complex system, we describe a bottom-up model of change in which interventions to change basic personality processes eventuate in changes at the trait level. A 2nd framework leverages the descriptive and predictive power of personality to tailor individual risk prediction and treatment, as well as refine public health programs, to the relevant dispositional characteristics of the target population. These methods dovetail with, and add a systematic and rigorous psychosocial dimension to, the personalized medicine and patient-centeredness movements in medicine. In addition to improving health through earlier intervention and increased fit between treatments and persons, cost-effectiveness improvements can be realized by more accurate resource allocation. Numerous examples from the personality, health, and aging literature on Conscientiousness and other traits are provided throughout, and we conclude with a series of recommendations for research in these emerging areas. PMID:23978300

  16. Exploring Information Literacy in Relationship: Intelligence and Personality as Factors

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    Cooper, Timothy A.

    2012-01-01

    In the last three decades, the domain of Information Literacy (IL) has caught the attention of international college educators and information professionals. The explosion of information in education, government and business requires college students to have the skills necessary to enter an information-rich digital age. These skills include the…

  17. Situation-Aware Personalized Information Retrieval for Mobile Internet

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stephen S. Yau; Huan Liu; Dazhi Huang; Yisheng Yao

    2003-01-01

    Recent rapid advances in Internet-based information systems and handheld devices make it possible for users to retrieve information anytime and anywhere. Existing information retrieval (IR) techniques usually require the users to spend much effort to continuously refine their queries to obtain the results they want. Since each refinement is an interaction between a user and information systems, the larger the

  18. Diagnostic Evaluation of a personalized filtering information retrieval system. Methodology and experimental results.

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Diagnostic Evaluation of a personalized filtering information retrieval system. Methodology and performance evaluation. It allows quick auto evaluation of information retrieval systems during the conception and specific information need). Nevertheless it is also a performance evaluation because for the same systems

  19. An information retrieval system based on personal viewpoints for everyday use

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Noriko Otani; Fumiaki Itoh; Shogo Shibata; Takaya Ueda; Yuji Ikeda

    1998-01-01

    We propose an information retrieval system, Fit, to support daily information gathering and utilization. Fit can adapt to shifts in personal viewpoint, which is essential for everyday use. Using simple folders for the representation of the viewpoint eases the adaptation, but browsing all the folders becomes difficult. Fit facilitates efficient gathering and effective utilization by features with two information retrieval

  20. 12 CFR 911.6 - Persons and entities with access to unpublished information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...911.6 Banks and Banking FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE BOARD FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE BOARD ORGANIZATION AND OPERATIONS AVAILABILITY...to unpublished information. (a) Notice to Finance Board. Any person, including a current...

  1. 12 CFR 911.6 - Persons and entities with access to unpublished information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...911.6 Banks and Banking FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE BOARD FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE BOARD ORGANIZATION AND OPERATIONS AVAILABILITY...to unpublished information. (a) Notice to Finance Board. Any person, including a current...

  2. 12 CFR 911.6 - Persons and entities with access to unpublished information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...911.6 Banks and Banking FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE BOARD FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE BOARD ORGANIZATION AND OPERATIONS AVAILABILITY...to unpublished information. (a) Notice to Finance Board. Any person, including a current...

  3. 12 CFR 911.6 - Persons and entities with access to unpublished information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...911.6 Banks and Banking FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE BOARD FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE BOARD ORGANIZATION AND OPERATIONS AVAILABILITY...to unpublished information. (a) Notice to Finance Board. Any person, including a current...

  4. 76 FR 42676 - Information Collection; Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP) Inventory

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    2011-07-19

    ...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Information Collection...Personal Property (FEPP) Inventory AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. ACTION...property belongs to the Forest Service, the proposed inventory system will facilitate...

  5. 22 CFR 104.2 - Sharing of information regarding international trafficking in persons.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    22 Foreign Relations 1 2011-04-01...information regarding international trafficking in persons...Section 104.2 Foreign Relations DEPARTMENT OF STATE...AND OTHER FUNCTIONS INTERNATIONAL TRAFFICKING IN...

  6. The wearable motherboard: a framework for personalized mobile information processing (PMIP)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kenneth Mackenzie; Sundaresan Jayaraman

    2002-01-01

    Textiles and computing share a synergistic relationship, which is being harnessed to create a new paradigm in personalized mobile information processing (PMIP). In this paper, we provide an overview of this \\

  7. An Investigation of Career and Job Satisfaction in Relation to Personality Traits of Information Professionals

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    Williamson, Jeanine M.; Pemberton, Anne E.; Lounsbury, John W.

    2005-01-01

    This study collected data on personality characteristics, job satisfaction, and career satisfaction from more than 1,300 information professionals. Respondents included academic reference librarians, archivists, catalogers, distance education librarians, public librarians, records managers, school media specialists, special librarians, systems…

  8. Stuff I've seen: a system for personal information retrieval and re-use

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Susan T. Dumais; Edward Cutrell; Jonathan J. Cadiz; Gavin Jancke; Raman Sarin; Daniel C. Robbins

    2003-01-01

    Most information retrieval technologies are designed to facilitate information discovery. However, much knowledge work involves finding and re-using previously seen information. We describe the design and evaluation of a system, called Stuff I've Seen (SIS), that facilitates information re-use. This is accomplished in two ways. First, the system provides a unified index of information that a person has seen, whether

  9. CONSENT TO USE A CHILD'S PERSONAL INFORMATION AND LIKENESS Pursuant to Section 32(b) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

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    Kavanagh, Karen L.

    CONSENT TO USE A CHILD'S PERSONAL INFORMATION AND LIKENESS Pursuant to Section 32(b) of the Freedom University ("SFU") to use my child's personal information, including photographs, video recordings and sound recordings of my child under the terms and conditions noted below. 1. The personal information to be used

  10. Using Clustering to extract Personality Information from socio economic data.

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    Aickelin, Uwe

    the data and processed properly. Our purpose in this work is to suggest a new way to extract psychological@cs.nott.ac.uk, uwe.aickelin@nottinham.ac.uk, jmg@cs.nott.ac.uk Eamonn Ferguson School of Psychology University, should take into consideration principles that derive from the theories of Personality Psychology

  11. Personal Money Planner. The CIRcular: Consumer Information Report 14.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bank of America NT & SA, San Francisco, CA.

    This report gives suggestions for starting a personal money plan, provides a worksheet for developing the plan, and offers ideas for putting the plan into action. Guidelines are presented for the following steps in developing a money plan: setting short- and long-term spending and saving goals; making a timetable for reaching those goals;…

  12. Comparing the Health State Preferences of Older Persons, Informal Caregivers and Healthcare Professionals: A Vignette Study

    PubMed Central

    Hofman, Cynthia S.; Makai, Peter; Blom, Jeanet W.; Boter, Han; Buurman, Bianca M.; Olde Rikkert, Marcel G. M.; Donders, Rogier; Melis, René J. F.

    2015-01-01

    Background The Older Persons and Informal Caregivers Survey—Minimum Dataset (TOPICS-MDS) collects uniform information from research projects funded under the Dutch National Care for the Elderly Programme. To compare the effectiveness of these projects a preference-weighted outcome measure that combined multidimensional TOPICS-MDS outcomes into a composite endpoint (TOPICS-CEP) was developed based on the health state preferences of older persons and informal caregivers. Objectives To derive preference weights for TOPICS-CEP’s components based on health state preferences of healthcare professionals and to investigate whether these weights differ between disciplines and differ from those of older persons and informal caregivers. Materials and Methods Vignette studies were conducted. Participants assessed the general wellbeing of older persons described in vignettes on a scale (0-10). Mixed linear analyses were used to obtain and compare the preference weights of the eight TOPICS-CEP components: morbidities, functional limitations, emotional wellbeing, pain experience, cognitive problems, social functioning, self-perceived health, and self-perceived quality of life (QOL). Results Overall, 330 healthcare professionals, 124 older persons and 76 informal caregivers participated. The preference weights were not significantly different between disciplines. However, the professionals’ preference weights differed significantly from those of older persons and informal caregivers. Morbidities and functional limitations were given more weight by older persons and informal caregivers than by healthcare professionals [difference between preference weights: 0.12 and 0.07] while the opposite was true for pain experience, social functioning, and self-perceived QOL [difference between preference weights: 0.13, 0.15 and 0.26]. Conclusion It is important to recognize the discrepancies between the health state preferences of various stakeholders to (1) correctly interpret results when studying the effectiveness of interventions in elderly care and (2) establish appropriate healthcare policies. Furthermore, we should strive to include older persons in our decision making process through a shared decision making approach. PMID:25739034

  13. Research on Concept Lattice Based Personalized Information Retrieval

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jun Tang; Ya-Jun Du; Liang Qi

    2007-01-01

    The information retrieval model is the core of the information retrieval. Nowadays, with the recent advances in the theory and practice of concept lattice, many researchers are using concept lattice as a basis for constructing information retrieval model, the representative of which is the concept lattice based ranking model (CLR). However, the CLR is only based on the shortest path

  14. Gadget creation for personal information integration on web portals

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chia-hui Chang; Shih-feng Yang; Che-min Liou; Mohammed Kayed

    2008-01-01

    Although the ever growing Web contain information to virtually every user's query, it does not guarantee effec- tively accessing to those information. In many situations, the users still have to do a lot of browsing in order to fuse the information needed. In this paper, we propose the idea of gadget creation such that extracted data can be imme- diately

  15. Semantic Information Retrieval for Personalized E-Learning

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Leyla Zhuhadar; Olfa Nasraoui

    2008-01-01

    We present an approach for personalized retrieval in an e-learning platform, that takes advantage of semantic Web standards to represent the learning content and the user\\/learner profiles as ontologies, and that re-ranks search results\\/lectures based on how the contained terms map to these ontologies. One important aspect of our approach is the combination of an authoritatively supplied taxonomy by the

  16. Interactional Features of Repair Negotiation in NS-NNS Interaction on Two Task Types: Information Gap and Personal Information Exchange

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kitajima, Ryu

    2013-01-01

    The studies in task-based approaches in second language acquisition claim that controlled and goal convergent tasks such as information gap tasks surpass open-ended conversations such as personal information exchange tasks for the development of the learner's interlanguage, in that the formers promote more repair negotiation. And yet, few studies…

  17. Toward Peer-to-Peer Collaborative Information Retrieval on Personal Repositories

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Takashi YUKAWA; Sen YOSHIDA; Kazuhiro KUWABARA

    A framework on peer-to-peer information exchange and sharing system is proposed.The system aims to achieve smooth knowledge and information management to activate organizations or communities.Because conven- tional server centric systems are suffered by information providing bottleneck, proposed framework assumes collabo- rative work of personal repositories, which accumulate per-user information and control requests and provisions for it. Issues on the framework

  18. Development of personal pollen information—the next generation of pollen information and a step forward for hay fever sufferers

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kmenta, Maximilian; Bastl, Katharina; Jäger, Siegfried; Berger, Uwe

    2014-10-01

    Pollen allergies affect a large part of the European population and are considered likely to increase. User feedback indicates that there are difficulties in providing proper information and valid forecasts using traditional methods of aerobiology due to a variety of factors. Allergen content, pollen loads, and pollen allergy symptoms vary per region and year. The first steps in challenging such issues have already been undertaken. A personalized pollen-related symptom forecast is thought to be a possible answer. However, attempts made thus far have not led to an improvement in daily forecasting procedures. This study describes a model that was launched in 2013 in Austria to provide the first available personal pollen information. This system includes innovative forecast models using bi-hourly pollen data, traditional pollen forecasts based on historical data, meteorological data, and recent symptom data from the patient's hayfever diary. Furthermore, it calculates the personal symptom load in real time, in particular, the entries of the previous 5 days, to classify users. The personal pollen information was made available in Austria on the Austrian pollen information website and via a mobile pollen application, described herein for the first time. It is supposed that the inclusion of personal symptoms will lead to major improvements in pollen information concerning hay fever sufferers.

  19. Personalized Information Retrieval system in the Framework of Fuzzy Logic

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mourad Oussalah; A. Eltigani

    2005-01-01

    Due to increase in web-based applications, the need for enhanced information retrieval system that accommodate user's needs become crucial. Most of commercial information retrieval system are based on standard Boolean model and at less scale vector models. Although the deficiencies of these models are now part of text-book knowledge, the development of new models still have to overcome the feasibility

  20. Computer Security Incident Handling Guide

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    of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Paul Cichonski Computer Security Division Information Tim Grance Computer Security Division Information Technology Laboratory National Institute and Director #12;COMPUTER SECURITY INCIDENT HANDLING GUIDE ii Reports on Computer Systems Technology

  1. The impact of personalized social cues of immediacy on consumers' information disclosure: a social cognitive approach.

    PubMed

    Lee, Doohwang; LaRose, Robert

    2011-06-01

    This study examined how personalized social cues of immediacy can affect two types of information disclosure intentions (embarrassing information and descriptive information) directly and indirectly through two positive outcome expectations (social trust and customization outcome expectations) and two negative outcome expectations (embarrassment and information abuse outcome expectations) in the context of a personal health record (PHR) Web-site service. An online experiment was chosen and 252 participants were directed to visit a newly created PHR Web site. The results showed that, regardless of the two different type of information, participants' exposure to the high-immediacy level on the site increased their information disclosure intentions even when their privacy self-efficacy beliefs were controlled. Further, the results of path analyses suggest that such main effect on information disclosure is mediated by social cognitive variables of positive and negative outcome expectations. PMID:21204695

  2. Using Personal Reprint Management Software to Teach Information Management Skills for the Electronic Library

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David J. Owen

    1997-01-01

    The growing electronic library now provides researchers, students and clinicians with ready access to a wide range of useful electronic information sources which can augment, and increasingly replace, the traditional print versions. As a result of this, medical researchers and health professionals are turning to librarians for guidance in the effective organization, and manipulation of personal information collections. Many library

  3. AUTHORIZATION TO REQUEST MEDICAL RECORDS Federal statutes require a written request for personal health information (PHI).

    E-print Network

    Hart, Gus

    AUTHORIZATION TO REQUEST MEDICAL RECORDS Federal statutes require a written request for personal health information (PHI). Please release the following to: BYU STUDENT HEALTH CENTER MEDICAL RECORDS 1750: Information Requested Requesting Clinician's Name: I give permission to the BYU Student Health Center

  4. Personality, Motivation, and Performance: A Theory of the Relationship Between Individual Differences and Information Processing.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Humphreys, Michael S.; Revelle, William

    1984-01-01

    A model is proposed that relates the personality dimensions of introversion-extraversion, achievement motivation, and anxiety to efficient cognitive performance. This general information-processing model also accounts for the systematic effects of motivational states on sustained information transfer and some aspects of short-term memory.…

  5. Letting Your Personal Health Information Be Used and Shared for Research

    MedlinePLUS

    ... mean that you will give your doctor or hospital your okay to share your health information with the research team. The authorization form might ... how the research team or your doctor or hospital may use or share your personal health information for the study. Once I have signed the ...

  6. Personal Profile Select Campus: Norman Oklahoma City Tulsa 1 Employee Information

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    Oklahoma, University of

    Personal Profile Select Campus: Norman Oklahoma City Tulsa 1 Employee Information: Last: First: Middle: Date: Current Driver's License State: Number: Home address: City: State: Zip: Phone #1: Phone #2 A Filing B I A B I A Authorization - The information contained on this form is complete and accurate

  7. HealthDoc: Customizing patient information and health education by medical condition and personal characteristics

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    DiMarco, Chrysanne

    HealthDoc: Customizing patient information and health education by medical condition and personal a comprehensive approach to the customization of patient-information and health-education materials through of ontological and linguistic knowledge sources. 1 Customizing patient-education material Present-day health-education

  8. USER MULTI-INTEREST MODELING BASED ON SEMANTIC SIMILAR NETWORK IN PERSONALIZED INFORMATION RETRIEVAL

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Zhiheng Qi; Zhenyu Huang

    2009-01-01

    People spend far more time searching information over the Internet than using it, because the desired information is often buried within a long list of searched results. Personalized internet access is a feasible solution to solve this search vs. use dilemma, which helps identify the web documents users truly need. A user's interests are usually represented by a profile. In

  9. Building the national health information infrastructure for personal health, health care services, public health, and research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Don E Detmer

    2003-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Improving health in our nation requires strengthening four major domains of the health care system: personal health management, health care delivery, public health, and health-related research. Many avoidable shortcomings in the health sector that result in poor quality are due to inaccessible data, information, and knowledge. A national health information infrastructure (NHII) offers the connectivity and knowledge management essential

  10. Influences of Formal Learning, Personal Learning Orientation, and Supportive Learning Environment on Informal Learning

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    Choi, Woojae; Jacobs, Ronald L.

    2011-01-01

    While workplace learning includes formal and informal learning, the relationship between the two has been overlooked, because they have been viewed as separate entities. This study investigated the effects of formal learning, personal learning orientation, and supportive learning environment on informal learning among 203 middle managers in Korean…

  11. Clinical Decision Support Tools: Performance of Personal Digital Assistant versus Online Drug Information Databases

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    Kevin A. Clauson; Hyla H. Polen; Wallace A. Marsh

    2007-01-01

    Study Objectives. To evaluate personal digital assistant (PDA) drug information databases used to support clinical decision-making, and to compare the performance of PDA databases with their online versions. Design. Prospective evaluation with descriptive analysis. Methods. Five drug information databases available for PDAs and online were evaluated according to their scope (inclusion of correct answers), completeness (on a 3-point scale), and

  12. Information Needs of Family Caregivers of Persons with Cognitive versus Physical Deficits

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    Koenig, Kelly N.; Steiner, Victoria; Pierce, Linda L.

    2011-01-01

    This study compared information needs of caregivers of persons with dementia with caregivers of those who received rehabilitation treatment. Caregivers were provided a 48-item survey and asked to choose their top ten information needs. Dementia caregivers' (n = 33) top needs were dealing with forgetfulness/confusion (91%) and repeating…

  13. To follow or not? How animals in fusion-fission societies handle conflicting information during group decision-making.

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    Merkle, Jerod A; Sigaud, Marie; Fortin, Daniel

    2015-08-01

    When group members possess differing information about the environment, they may disagree on the best movement decision. Such conflicts result in group break-ups, and are therefore a fundamental driver of fusion-fission group dynamics. Yet, a paucity of empirical work hampers our understanding of how adaptive evolution has shaped plasticity in collective behaviours that promote and maintain fusion-fission dynamics. Using movement data from GPS-collared bison, we found that individuals constantly associated with other animals possessing different spatial knowledge, and both personal and conspecific information influenced an individual's patch choice decisions. During conflict situations, bison used group familiarity coupled with their knowledge of local foraging options and recently sampled resource quality when deciding to follow or leave a group - a tactic that led to energy-rewarding movements. Natural selection has shaped collective behaviours for coping with social conflicts and resource heterogeneity, which maintain fusion-fission dynamics and play an essential role in animal distribution. PMID:26013202

  14. 34 CFR 381.31 - What are the requirements pertaining to the protection, use, and release of personal information?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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    ...the Department of Education (Continued) OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATIVE...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PROTECTION AND...release of personal information? (a) All personal...number, social security number, or...

  15. 41 CFR 102-41.150 - What special information do we provide on reports of unclaimed personal property?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... § 102-41.150 What special information do we provide on reports of unclaimed personal property? On reports of unclaimed personal property, you must provide the report or case number assigned by your agency, property description and...

  16. 10 CFR 709.24 - Other information provided to a covered person prior to a polygraph examination.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...information provided to a covered person prior to a polygraph examination. 709.24 Section 709...provided to a covered person prior to a polygraph examination. Before administering the polygraph examination, the examiner must:...

  17. 10 CFR 709.24 - Other information provided to a covered person prior to a polygraph examination.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...information provided to a covered person prior to a polygraph examination. 709.24 Section 709...provided to a covered person prior to a polygraph examination. Before administering the polygraph examination, the examiner must:...

  18. 10 CFR 709.24 - Other information provided to a covered person prior to a polygraph examination.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...information provided to a covered person prior to a polygraph examination. 709.24 Section 709...provided to a covered person prior to a polygraph examination. Before administering the polygraph examination, the examiner must:...

  19. 10 CFR 709.24 - Other information provided to a covered person prior to a polygraph examination.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...information provided to a covered person prior to a polygraph examination. 709.24 Section 709...provided to a covered person prior to a polygraph examination. Before administering the polygraph examination, the examiner must:...

  20. 10 CFR 709.24 - Other information provided to a covered person prior to a polygraph examination.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...information provided to a covered person prior to a polygraph examination. 709.24 Section 709...provided to a covered person prior to a polygraph examination. Before administering the polygraph examination, the examiner must:...

  1. 26 CFR 1.6038-2 - Information returns required of United States persons with respect to annual accounting periods...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...States persons with respect to annual accounting periods of certain foreign corporations...States persons with respect to annual accounting periods of certain foreign corporations...information return with respect to each annual accounting period (described in...

  2. In the best interests of elderly people? The role of local authorities in handling and safeguarding the personal finances of elderly people with dementia

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    Joan Langan

    1997-01-01

    This article focuses upon local authority responses when elderly people with dementia are incapable of managing their own financial affairs. The article starts with a critique of existing legal and administrative arrangements for handling and managing other people's money and examines some of the recommendations contained within the Law Commission report Mental Incapacity. Drawing on research about the policies, procedures

  3. Office use only Data Protection Act -Personal Information Request Form

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    Applebaum, David

    to process it. Requests for access to CCTV images must include:- a) The date and time the images were recorded b) Information to identify the individual, if necessary c) The location of the CCTV camera d

  4. Personalized information retrieval system in the framework of fuzzy logic

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    Mourad Oussalah; S. Khan; Samia Nefti

    2008-01-01

    Due to increase in web-based applications, the need for enhanced information retrieval system that accommodate user’s needs become crucial. A wide range of commercial information retrieval systems are based on standard Boolean model and at less scale vector models. Although the deficiencies of these models are now part of text-book knowledge, the development of new models still have to overcome

  5. Incorporating Person Covariates and Response Times as Collateral Information to Improve Person and Item Parameter Estimations

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    Wang, Shudong; Jiao, Hong

    2011-01-01

    For decades, researchers and practitioners have made a great deal of effort to study a variety of methods to increase parameter accuracy, but only recently can researchers start focusing on improving parameter estimations by using a joint model that could incorporate RT and students information as CI. Given that many tests are currently…

  6. Personal property at the Oak Ridge Operations Office and the Office of Scientific and Technical Information

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    NONE

    1998-04-01

    The Oak Ridge Operations Office (Operations Office) and the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) are responsible for safeguarding and controlling personal property in their possession and in the possession of their contractors. Categories of personal property include vehicles, heavy mobile equipment, computers and software, office furniture and equipment, laboratory equipment, security and protection equipment, and shop equipment. The objective of this audit was to determine whether the Operations Office and OSTI adequately safeguarded and properly accounted for personal property in their possession and in the possession of their non-integrated contractors.

  7. Sharing personal health information via service-oriented computing: a case of long-term care.

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    Lin, Yung-Hsiu; Chen, Rong-Rong; Guo, Sophie Huey-Ming; Chiang, Su-Chien; Chang, Her-Kun

    2012-12-01

    Sharing personal health information among healthcare providers is a crucial business process not only for saving limited healthcare resources but also for increasing patient's healthcare quality. Building an effective personal health information sharing process from established healthcare systems is a challenge in terms of coordination different business operations among healthcare providers and restructuring technical details existed in different healthcare information systems. This study responds this challenge with a service-oriented approach and develops a business software application to describe how the challenge can be alleviated from both managerial and technical perspectives. The software application in this study depicts personal health information sharing process among different providers in a long-term care setting. The information sharing scenario is based on an industrial initiative, such as Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) from healthcare domain and the technologies for implementing the scenario are Web Service technologies from Service-oriented computing paradigm. The implementation in this study can inform healthcare researchers and practitioners applying technologies from service-oriented computing to design and develop healthcare collaborative systems to meet the increasing need for personal health information sharing. PMID:22366977

  8. The inadvertent disclosure of personal health information through peer-to-peer file sharing programs

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    Neri, Emilio; Jonker, Elizabeth; Sokolova, Marina; Peyton, Liam; Neisa, Angelica; Scassa, Teresa

    2010-01-01

    Objective There has been a consistent concern about the inadvertent disclosure of personal information through peer-to-peer file sharing applications, such as Limewire and Morpheus. Examples of personal health and financial information being exposed have been published. We wanted to estimate the extent to which personal health information (PHI) is being disclosed in this way, and compare that to the extent of disclosure of personal financial information (PFI). Design After careful review and approval of our protocol by our institutional research ethics board, files were downloaded from peer-to-peer file sharing networks and manually analyzed for the presence of PHI and PFI. The geographic region of the IP addresses was determined, and classified as either USA or Canada. Measurement We estimated the proportion of files that contain personal health and financial information for each region. We also estimated the proportion of search terms that return files with personal health and financial information. We ascertained and discuss the ethical issues related to this study. Results Approximately 0.4% of Canadian IP addresses had PHI, as did 0.5% of US IP addresses. There was more disclosure of financial information, at 1.7% of Canadian IP addresses and 4.7% of US IP addresses. An analysis of search terms used in these file sharing networks showed that a small percentage of the terms would return PHI and PFI files (ie, there are people successfully searching for PFI and PHI on the peer-to-peer file sharing networks). Conclusion There is a real risk of inadvertent disclosure of PHI through peer-to-peer file sharing networks, although the risk is not as large as for PFI. Anyone keeping PHI on their computers should avoid installing file sharing applications on their computers, or if they have to use such tools, actively manage the risks of inadvertent disclosure of their, their family's, their clients', or patients' PHI. PMID:20190057

  9. Information needs of case managers caring for persons living with HIV

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    Rebecca Schnall; James J Cimino; Leanne M Currie; Suzanne Bakken

    2011-01-01

    ObjectiveThe goals of this study were to explore the information needs of case managers who provide services to persons living with HIV (PLWH) and to assess the applicability of the Information Needs Event Taxonomy in a new population.DesignThe study design was observational with data collection via an online survey.MeasurementsResponses to open-ended survey questions about the information needs of case managers

  10. Exploiting personalized information for reagent selection in drug design.

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    Boström, Jonas; Falk, Niklas; Tyrchan, Christian

    2011-03-01

    Drug discovery is currently being industrialized. This fact is confusing, given that it is happening in times when the rest of the world has entered the subsequent information age. Here, we introduce a concept and an infrastructure for the now popular and well-known recommender systems in the context of exploiting one of the cornerstones of drug design: chemical reagent selection. The goal is to create and transfer information openly to facilitate intuition and serendipity in drug design. The system is tailored to highlight reagents from our corporate reagent database; reagents that a chemist might not have considered based purely on their own experience. PMID:21262382

  11. Personal Monitoring of Web Information Exchange: Towards Web Lifelogging

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    Mathieu d'Aquin; Salman Elahi; Enrico Motta

    2010-01-01

    With more and more services relying on the Web to com- municate with their users, the amount of information ex- changed daily by an individual through various Web chan- nels has become dicult to control. Not only have Web 2.0 applications participated to this increase from within the browser, but many other tools now rely on the Web as their

  12. The notification collage: posting information to public and personal displays

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    Saul Greenberg; Michael Rounding

    2001-01-01

    The Notification Collage (NC) is a groupware system where distributed and co-located colleagues comprising a small community post media elements onto a real-time collaborative surface that all members can see. Akin to collages of information found on public bulletin boards, NC randomly places incoming elements onto this surface. People can post assorted media: live video from desktop cameras; editable sticky

  13. How can you review & monitor your personal information?

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    Mahon, Bradford Z.

    agencies in the U.S. As a consumer, you are able to request and correct any information that is reported to protect against continued damage. You can always dispute any unauthorized transactions with your banking and to report this crime to the government, contact the U.S. Federal Trade Commission: Internet: www.consumer

  14. Informed consent for research participation in frail older persons.

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    Barron, Jeremy S; Duffey, Patricia L; Byrd, Linda Jo; Campbell, Robin; Ferrucci, Luigi

    2004-02-01

    Informed consent has been the most scrutinized and controversial aspect of clinical research ethics. Institutional review boards (IRBs), government regulatory agencies, and the threat of litigation have all contributed to increasingly detailed consent documents that hope to ensure that subjects are not misled or coerced. Unfortunately, the growing regulatory burden on researchers has not succeeded in protecting subjects, but has rather made the consent process less effective and has discouraged research on vulnerable populations. As a matter of fact, investigators and ethicists continue to identify failures of the consenting process, particularly concerning participation in research of older individuals. The challenges involved in ensuring appropriate consent from the elderly include physical frailty, reduced autonomy and privacy, and impaired decision-making capacity due to dementia, delirium, or other neuropsychiatric illnesses. Ageism among investigators also contributes to failure of informed consent. The evaluation and continuing re-evaluation of an individual's decision-making capacity is critical but difficult. In the most extreme cases, the older adult's ability to participate in the consent process is clearly impaired. However, in many instances, the decision-making capacity is only partially impaired but declines during the course of a research project. Implementing methods of effective communication may enable many frail elderly individuals to make informed decisions. Special challenges are posed by research on end-of-life care, which typically involves frail, older subjects who are uniquely vulnerable, and research is conducted in institutional settings where subtle violations of autonomy are routine. Clearly, the frail elderly represent a vulnerable population that deserves special attention when developing and evaluating an informed consent process. Two important ethical conflicts should be kept in mind. First, although vulnerable older patients must be protected, protection should not prevent research on this important population. Similarly, because informed consent documents are often written to prevent legal jeopardy, these technical documents, expressed in language sometimes difficult to understand, can prevent comprehension of basic issues, defeating the ethical purpose of human protection. PMID:15132296

  15. Library workers' personal beliefs about childhood vaccination and vaccination information provision.

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    Keselman, Alla; Smith, Catherine Arnott; Hundal, Savreen

    2014-07-01

    This is a report on the impact of library workers' personal beliefs on provision of vaccination information. Nine public librarians were interviewed about a hypothetical scenario involving a patron who is concerned about possible vaccination-autism connections. The analysis employed thematic coding. Results suggested that while most participants supported childhood vaccination, tension between their personal views and neutrality impacted their ability to conduct the interaction. The neutrality stance, though consonant with professional guidelines, curtails librarians' ability to provide accurate health information. Outreach and communication between public and health sciences libraries can help librarians provide resources to address health controversies. PMID:25031563

  16. Library workers' personal beliefs about childhood vaccination and vaccination information provision*

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    Keselman, Alla; Smith, Catherine Arnott; Hundal, Savreen

    2014-01-01

    This is a report on the impact of library workers' personal beliefs on provision of vaccination information. Nine public librarians were interviewed about a hypothetical scenario involving a patron who is concerned about possible vaccination-autism connections. The analysis employed thematic coding. Results suggested that while most participants supported childhood vaccination, tension between their personal views and neutrality impacted their ability to conduct the interaction. The neutrality stance, though consonant with professional guidelines, curtails librarians' ability to provide accurate health information. Outreach and communication between public and health sciences libraries can help librarians provide resources to address health controversies. PMID:25031563

  17. Integrating personalized health information from MedlinePlus in a patient portal.

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    Borbolla, Damian; Del Fiol, Guilherme; Taliercio, Vanina; Otero, Carlos; Campos, Fernando; Martinez, Marcela; Luna, Daniel; Quiros, Fernan

    2014-01-01

    The objective of this paper is to describe the implementation and use of context aware information in Spanish from MedlinePlus embedded in a Patient Portal. Personalized information can help patients solve problems, make treatment decisions, gain confidence in their ability to care for themselves and communicate with providers. To integrate MedlinePlus information in our institutional PHR we used the HL7 Context-Aware Knowledge Retrieval Standard, also known as the Infobutton Standard. After analysing one year of use, patients accessed MedlinePlus information in Spanish in a similar rate to other personalized information generated locally. Infobuttons associated to laboratory test results were used in approximately 10% of patients portal sessions when reviewing lab results. PMID:25160204

  18. BC: campaign launched to protect personal health information.

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    Garmaise, David

    2004-12-01

    A diverse group of rights, health, union, and HIV/AIDS organizations has launched a province-wide campaign to demand that the British Columbia government cease contracting out the administration of its medical plans to a private US company. The Right to Privacy Campaign (RPC) believes that the government's contract with Maximus Inc. places British Columbians' confidential health and related information within easy reach of US government agencies as a result of provisions in the USA PATRIOT Act and other US legislation. PMID:15801107

  19. Ecological Modelling of Individual and Contextual Influences: A Person-in-Environment Framework for Hypothetico-Deductive Information Behaviour Research

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    Sin, Sei-Ching Joanna

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: This paper discusses the person-in-environment framework, which proposes the inclusion of environmental factors, alongside personal factors, as the explanatory factors of individual-level information behaviour and outcome. Method: The paper first introduces the principles and schematic formulas of the person-in-environment framework.…

  20. 10 CFR 1704.5 - Procedures for closing meetings, or withholding information, and requests by affected persons to...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...not permitted. (b) Any person whose interest may be directly...the meeting and a list of all persons expected to attend and their...exemption for classified or sensitive unclassified information under...place of the meeting and the persons present, shall be...

  1. Interpretation of personal genome sequencing data in terms of disease ranks based on mutual information

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    2015-01-01

    Background The rapid advances in genome sequencing technologies have resulted in an unprecedented number of genome variations being discovered in humans. However, there has been very limited coverage of interpretation of the personal genome sequencing data in terms of diseases. Methods In this paper we present the first computational analysis scheme for interpreting personal genome data by simultaneously considering the functional impact of damaging variants and curated disease-gene association data. This method is based on mutual information as a measure of the relative closeness between the personal genome and diseases. We hypothesize that a higher mutual information score implies that the personal genome is more susceptible to a particular disease than other diseases. Results The method was applied to the sequencing data of 50 acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients in The Cancer Genome Atlas. The utility of associations between a disease and the personal genome was explored using data of healthy (control) people obtained from the 1000 Genomes Project. The ranks of the disease terms in the AML patient group were compared with those in the healthy control group using "Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute" (C04.557.337.539.550) as the corresponding MeSH disease term. The mutual information rank of the disease term was substantially higher in the AML patient group than in the healthy control group, which demonstrates that the proposed methodology can be successfully applied to infer associations between the personal genome and diseases. Conclusions Overall, the area under the receiver operating characteristics curve was significantly larger for the AML patient data than for the healthy controls. This methodology could contribute to consequential discoveries and explanations for mining personal genome sequencing data in terms of diseases, and have versatility with respect to genomic-based knowledge such as drug-gene and environmental-factor-gene interactions. PMID:26045178

  2. Aging: Empirical Contribution A Longitudinal Analysis of Personality Disorder Dimensions and Personality Traits in a Community Sample of Older Adults: Perspectives from Selves and Informants

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    Cooper, Luke D.; Balsis, Steve; Oltmanns, Thomas F.

    2015-01-01

    Research has indicated that personality disorders (PDs) and normal-range personality traits generally “get better” with time, as evidenced by mean-level decreases in PD traits and mean-level increases in broad factors such as emotional stability, agreeableness, and conscientiousness. One limitation of many of these studies is their reliance on self reported data. In the current study, the authors analyzed the 2.5-year course of PD dimensions and normal personality traits in a representative sample of adults approaching later life (originally ages 55–65) by using a semistructured diagnostic interview as well as self- and informant-reported data from two personality inventories. Consistent with previous literature, many self-reported PD traits showed mean-level decreases over time, and self-reported normal-range personality traits generally showed positive aging effects (e.g., mean-level increases in emotional stability, agreeableness, and conscientiousness). Surprisingly, however, informant-reported PD traits often demonstrated small but significant increases over time, and informant-reported normal-range personality generally “worsened” with age (e.g., mean-level decreases in extraversion, agreeableness, and conscientiousness). Informant reports may challenge the finding that personality and PDs tend to “improve” over time. PMID:24344895

  3. Informing cancer patient in relation to his type of personality: the dependent (oral) patient.

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    Kallergis, G

    2011-01-01

    When a doctor has to break bad news to the cancer patient, he knows that the news will put a strain on his relationship with the patient. Bad news is any information that changes a person's view of the future in a negative way. The questions: "Do you tell the diagnosis or not? How much information do you reveal? Who do you inform about the diagnosis and/or what do you tell" are very frequent during scientific discussions. Must the patients know or do they also have the right not to know? Is it possible to determine who should be told what, when and how? The aim of this paper was to describe the dependent character or type of personality, so that a therapist can make a diagnosis in order to determine the informative approach. PMID:21766513

  4. How a Personalized Geowiki Can Help Bicyclists Share Information More Effectively

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    Priedhorsky, Reid

    How a Personalized Geowiki Can Help Bicyclists Share Information More Effectively Reid Priedhorsky and ever-changing space. While all the knowledge needed to find good routes exists, it is highly are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage and that copies bear this notice and the full

  5. 32 CFR 327.8 - Disclosure of personal information to other agencies and third parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...instrumentality request the record, If the DoD Component discloses a record outside the DoD for law...Disclosures to the public from health care records. (1) The following...is paid by DoD: (i) Personal information concerning...

  6. 32 CFR 327.8 - Disclosure of personal information to other agencies and third parties

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...instrumentality request the record, If the DoD Component discloses a record outside the DoD for law...Disclosures to the public from health care records. (1) The following...is paid by DoD: (i) Personal information concerning...

  7. 32 CFR 327.8 - Disclosure of personal information to other agencies and third parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...instrumentality request the record, If the DoD Component discloses a record outside the DoD for law...Disclosures to the public from health care records. (1) The following...is paid by DoD: (i) Personal information concerning...

  8. Personal Health Information in Canada: A Comparison of Citizen Expectations and Legislation

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    Peekhaus, Wilhelm

    2008-01-01

    This paper explores whether the Canadian legislative protections in place to safeguard medical privacy meet the expectations of Canadians. An overview of current governance systems designed to protect the privacy of personal health information at both the federal and provincial levels is first presented. This is followed by an empirical analysis…

  9. 32 CFR 327.8 - Disclosure of personal information to other agencies and third parties

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...instrumentality request the record, If the DoD Component discloses a record outside the DoD for law...Disclosures to the public from health care records. (1) The following...is paid by DoD: (i) Personal information concerning...

  10. 32 CFR 327.8 - Disclosure of personal information to other agencies and third parties

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...instrumentality request the record, If the DoD Component discloses a record outside the DoD for law...Disclosures to the public from health care records. (1) The following...is paid by DoD: (i) Personal information concerning...

  11. The Information in Third-Person /s/: Acquisition across Dialects of American English

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    de Villiers, Jill G.; Johnson, Valerie E.

    2007-01-01

    The production of third-person /s/ on English verbs seems to be ahead of comprehension. Mainstream American English (MAE) is contrasted with African American English (AAE), in which /s/ is rarely supplied. Two studies explored what information children get solely from /s/ on the end of a verb. Sixty-five MAE- and 65 AAE-speaking four- to…

  12. 40 CFR 370.60 - How does a person obtain MSDS information about a specific facility?

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    2013-07-01

    40 ? Protection of Environment ? 29 ? 2013-07-01 ? 2013-07-01 ? false ? How does a person obtain MSDS information about a specific facility? ? 370.60 ? Section 370.60 ? Protection of Environment ? ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) ? SUPERFUND, EMERGENCY PLANNING, AND...

  13. 40 CFR 370.60 - How does a person obtain MSDS information about a specific facility?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    40 ? Protection of Environment ? 28 ? 2014-07-01 ? 2014-07-01 ? false ? How does a person obtain MSDS information about a specific facility? ? 370.60 ? Section 370.60 ? Protection of Environment ? ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) ? SUPERFUND, EMERGENCY PLANNING, AND...

  14. 40 CFR 370.60 - How does a person obtain MSDS information about a specific facility?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    40 ? Protection of Environment ? 29 ? 2012-07-01 ? 2012-07-01 ? false ? How does a person obtain MSDS information about a specific facility? ? 370.60 ? Section 370.60 ? Protection of Environment ? ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) ? SUPERFUND, EMERGENCY PLANNING, AND...

  15. Invited Reaction: Influences of Formal Learning, Personal Learning Orientation, and Supportive Learning Environment on Informal Learning

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    Cseh, Maria; Manikoth, Nisha N.

    2011-01-01

    As the authors of the preceding article (Choi and Jacobs, 2011) have noted, the workplace learning literature shows evidence of the complementary and integrated nature of formal and informal learning in the development of employee competencies. The importance of supportive learning environments in the workplace and of employees' personal learning…

  16. Techniques for Gigabyte-Scale N-gram Based Information Retrieval on Personal Computers

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    Miller, Ethan L.

    Techniques for Gigabyte-Scale N-gram Based Information Retrieval on Personal Computers Ethan Miller,dshen,jliu,nicholas,tchen}@csee.umbc.edu In this paper, we discuss the implementation techniques that allowed us to use n-gram based retrieval methods in word- based systems, n-gram systems have different challenges primarily caused by the significantly

  17. User Interest Modeling Based on Access Behavior and its Application in Personalized Information Retrieval

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    Zhen Zhu; Jing-yan Wang; Mei-lan Chen; Ren-gen Huang

    2010-01-01

    User interest modeling is the key technology of personalized information retrieval. The access behavior, which user browse, save, collect, or print Web page, can really represent user interest. This paper expatiates on the relation between user interest and access behavior on the basis of vector space model and document vectorization, discusses the quantificational formula of user interest degree which is

  18. Author's personal copy An enhanced CRFs-based system for information extraction from radiology reports q

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    Sebastiani, Fabrizio

    Author's personal copy An enhanced CRFs-based system for information extraction from radiology Concept extraction Radiology reports Medical reports Clinical narratives Machine learning Conditional-text radiology reports via supervised learning. In this task, segments of text (not necessarily coinciding

  19. A. Personal Information APPlIcAtIon for Degree trAnsfer

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    Doedel, Eusebius

    A. Personal Information APPlIcAtIon for Degree trAnsfer Enrolment Services 12E Office Use Only credits completed at Concordia. The minimum requirements for transfer to Psychology or Exercise Science, Exercise Science: Clinical Exercise Physiology or Athletic Therapy, are a cumulative GPA of 3.00 and 24

  20. UNIX Micros for Students Majoring in Computer Science and Personal Information Retrieval.

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    Fox, Edward A.; Birch, Sandra

    1986-01-01

    Traces the history of Virginia Tech's requirement that incoming freshmen majoring in computer science each acquire a microcomputer running the UNIX operating system; explores rationale for the decision; explains system's key features; and describes program implementation and research and development efforts to provide personal information

  1. Office of the University Registrar Policy on Storage of Personal Information

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    Ellis, Randy

    Office of the University Registrar Policy on Storage of Personal Information Staff in the Office drives located on a secure server. Normally, OUR staff will not save such documents on the hard drives of laptops, USB keys, or similar devices. Laptop computers are equipped with a remote desktop program

  2. APPLICATION FOR C-MORE SCHOLARS AFFILIATE (A) PERSONAL AND CONTACT INFORMATION

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    APPLICATION FOR C-MORE SCHOLARS AFFILIATE (A) PERSONAL AND CONTACT INFORMATION Full Name Year: 20___ (C) How did you hear about the C-MORE Scholar's Program. ___________________________________________________________ _____________________ Signature Date Mail Application to: Or Hand Deliver to: Dr. Barbara Bruno C-MORE Education Office C

  3. WISETales: Sharing Personal Stories as Informal Learning Experience for Women in Science and Engineering

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    Vassileva, Julita

    WISETales: Sharing Personal Stories as Informal Learning Experience for Women in Science to mentors. We investigate whether a community built with a specific purpose to allow women in science (Festinger, 1954). We investigate whether a new online community that allows and encourages women in science

  4. ContactMap: Integrating Communication and Information Through Visualizing Personal Social Networks

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    Bonnie A. Nardi; Steve Whittaker; Ellen Isaacs; Mike Creech; Jeff Johnson; John Hainsworth

    What could provide an organizing principle for advanced user interfaces that afford information and communication services in a single integrated system? Based on our research on communication patterns in the workplace, our answer is models of personal social networks. Our research showed that people invest considerable effort in maintaining links with networks of colleagues, acquaintances and friends, and that these

  5. PROVIDING PERSONALIZED PROGNOSTIC INFORMATION FOR ADULT LEUKEMIA SURVIVORS

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    Lee, Stephanie J.; Storer, Barry; Wang, Hailin; Lazarus, Hillard M.; Waller, Edmund K.; Isola, Luis M.; Klumpp, Thomas R.; Umejiego, John Bosco C.; Savani, Bipin N.; Loren, Alison W.; Cairo, Mitchell S.; Camitta, Bruce M.; Cutler, Corey S.; George, Biju; Khoury, H. Jean.; Marks, David I.; Rizzieri, David A.; Copelan, Edward A.; Gupta, Vikas; Liesveld, Jane L.; Litzow, Mark R.; Miller, Alan M.; Schouten, Harry C.; Gale, Robert Peter; Cahn, Jean-Yves; Weisdorf, Daniel J.

    2013-01-01

    Prediction of subsequent leukemia-free survival (LFS) and chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in adults with acute leukemia who survived at least one year after allogeneic HCT is difficult. We analyzed 3339 patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and 1434 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who received myeloablative conditioning and related or unrelated stem cells from 1990–2005. Most clinical factors predictive of LFS in one year survivors were no longer significant after two or more years. For AML, only disease status (beyond first complete remission) remained a significant adverse risk factor for LFS two or more years after transplantation. For ALL, only extensive chronic GVHD remained a significant adverse predictor of LFS in the second and subsequent years. For patients surviving for one year without disease relapse or extensive chronic GVHD, the risk of developing extensive chronic GVHD in the next year was 4% if no risk factors were present, and higher if non-cyclosporine-based GVHD prophylaxis, an HLA-mismatched donor, or peripheral blood stem cells were used. Estimates for subsequent LFS and extensive chronic GVHD can be derived for individual patients or populations using an online calculator (http://www.cibmtr.org/LeukemiaCalculators). This prognostic information is more relevant for survivors than estimates provided before transplantation. PMID:24018394

  6. How Strong are Passwords Used to Protect Personal Health Information in Clinical Trials?

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    Moreau, Katherine; Jonker, Elizabeth

    2011-01-01

    Background Findings and statements about how securely personal health information is managed in clinical research are mixed. Objective The objective of our study was to evaluate the security of practices used to transfer and share sensitive files in clinical trials. Methods Two studies were performed. First, 15 password-protected files that were transmitted by email during regulated Canadian clinical trials were obtained. Commercial password recovery tools were used on these files to try to crack their passwords. Second, interviews with 20 study coordinators were conducted to understand file-sharing practices in clinical trials for files containing personal health information. Results We were able to crack the passwords for 93% of the files (14/15). Among these, 13 files contained thousands of records with sensitive health information on trial participants. The passwords tended to be relatively weak, using common names of locations, animals, car brands, and obvious numeric sequences. Patient information is commonly shared by email in the context of query resolution. Files containing personal health information are shared by email and, by posting them on shared drives with common passwords, to facilitate collaboration. Conclusion If files containing sensitive patient information must be transferred by email, mechanisms to encrypt them and to ensure that password strength is high are necessary. More sophisticated collaboration tools are required to allow file sharing without password sharing. We provide recommendations to implement these practices. PMID:21317106

  7. Onsrud, H.J., J. Johnson, and X. Lopez, "Protecting Personal Privacy in Using Geographic Information Systems", Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 1994, LX(9), 1083-

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    Onsrud, Harlan J.

    system (GIS) community. The power of GIS processing and the crossmatching of geographic datasets an industrial to an information oriented society. Improved geographic information handling capabilities in such capabilities is being estimated in many billions of dollars. Geographic information systems

  8. Principles of Pesticide Use, Handling, and Application: Instructional Modules for Vocational Agriculture Education. Teacher Manual.

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    Ellis Associates, Inc., College Park, MD.

    The training package is designed to present the basic principles of pesticide use, handling, and application. Included in this package is information on Federal laws and regulations, personal safety, environmental implications, storage and disposal considerations, proper application procedures, and fundamentals of pest management. Successful…

  9. Principles of Pesticide Use, Handling, and Application: Instructional Modules for Vocational Agriculture Education. Student Manual.

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    Ellis Associates, Inc., College Park, MD.

    This training package is designed to present the basic principles of pesticide use, handling, and application. Included in this package is information on federal laws and regulations, personal safety, environmental implications, storage and disposal considerations, proper application procedures, and fundamentals of pest management. Successful…

  10. Informing cancer patient based on his type of personality:The self-sacrificing patient.

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    Kallergis, George

    2015-01-01

    Imparting the bad news has become a hard task for the doctor, and is usually perceived as unpleasant by the patient to whom the bad news is revealed. It is vital that the physician's approach be tailored to the cancer patient's personality. Gathering by the informing process protocols already suggested the hardest step for the doctors to take is empathic understanding which, presupposes tailoring to the individual's needs. The aim of this article was to describe the self-sacrificing type of personality thoroughly, so that any physician can make a diagnosis and tailor the information strategy to their needs. As method of research was used the qualitative method through groups with doctors and nurses, while research within groups lasted for 5 years. Assessing the denial mechanism is hard for a person that regards disease as punishment and propitiation. The physician must mobilize his countertransference, the sense he gets from the discussions with the patient and their overall communication. If he finds that the patient has self-control, then the approach of imparting the news resembles that of the controlling-orderly personality. If he ascertains that the patient has a lasting embarrassment, he should be more careful and impart the news gradually, his approach resembling that of the dependent person. PMID:26011361

  11. 12 CFR 332.10 - Limits on disclosure of non-public personal information to nonaffiliated third parties.

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    2013-01-01

    ...personal information to nonaffiliated third parties. 332.10 Section 332.10 Banks and Banking FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE...CONSUMER FINANCIAL INFORMATION Limits on Disclosures § 332.10 Limits on disclosure of non-public...

  12. 12 CFR 332.10 - Limits on disclosure of non-public personal information to nonaffiliated third parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...personal information to nonaffiliated third parties. 332.10 Section 332.10 Banks and Banking FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE...CONSUMER FINANCIAL INFORMATION Limits on Disclosures § 332.10 Limits on disclosure of non-public...

  13. 12 CFR 332.10 - Limits on disclosure of non-public personal information to nonaffiliated third parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...personal information to nonaffiliated third parties. 332.10 Section 332.10 Banks and Banking FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE...CONSUMER FINANCIAL INFORMATION Limits on Disclosures § 332.10 Limits on disclosure of non-public...

  14. 12 CFR 332.10 - Limits on disclosure of non-public personal information to nonaffiliated third parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...personal information to nonaffiliated third parties. 332.10 Section 332.10 Banks and Banking FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE...CONSUMER FINANCIAL INFORMATION Limits on Disclosures § 332.10 Limits on disclosure of non-public...

  15. Personal Information Sharing Behaviors of College Students via the Internet and Online Social Networks: A Case Study

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    Flinn, Michael Bradley

    2009-01-01

    With privacy concerns growing on a daily basis, it is important to understand how college students guard their personally identifiable information. Despite the students' perceived readiness and several studies on the topic, it is not fully understood what personally identifiable information college students are sharing via online social networks…

  16. Personal health information management system and its application in referral management.

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    Wang, Maisie; Lau, Christopher; Matsen, Frederick A; Kim, Yongmin

    2004-09-01

    We developed a web-based personal health record (PHR) that can be used by patients to collect and manage their health information (e.g., medical history, past surgeries, medications, and allergies), to request self-referrals, and to store a record of their consultations. The PHR also includes a messaging system that can be structured into the workflow of referral management as well as allowing more general communications. A preliminary study was conducted with 61 patients. Thirty-two patients completed a survey in which 85% of respondents were satisfied with the usability and 94% were satisfied with the overall online referral process. The consulting physicians were satisfied with the content of subjects' personal health information and referral problem descriptions and found the information detailed enough to triage all requested referrals. Patients, physicians, and patient care coordinators reported that their communications were enhanced by the system and found the messaging component convenient to use. PMID:15484434

  17. 7 CFR 947.340 - Handling regulation.

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    2010-01-01

    ...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE IRISH POTATOES GROWN IN MODOC AND SISKIYOU COUNTIES...person shall handle any variety of potatoes grown in the production area...non-white fleshed varieties of potatoes, unless such potatoes meet...

  18. 7 CFR 947.340 - Handling regulation.

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    2011-01-01

    ...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE IRISH POTATOES GROWN IN MODOC AND SISKIYOU COUNTIES...person shall handle any variety of potatoes grown in the production area...non-white fleshed varieties of potatoes, unless such potatoes meet...

  19. 7 CFR 953.322 - Handling regulation.

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    2011-01-01

    ...Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE IRISH POTATOES GROWN IN SOUTHEASTERN STATES Handling...season, no person shall ship any lot of potatoes produced in the production area unless such potatoes meet the requirements of...

  20. 7 CFR 953.322 - Handling regulation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE IRISH POTATOES GROWN IN SOUTHEASTERN STATES Handling...season, no person shall ship any lot of potatoes produced in the production area unless such potatoes meet the requirements of...

  1. Informing cancer patient in relation to his type of personality: the emotional-hyperthymic (dramatizing) patient.

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    Kallergis, G

    2011-01-01

    Informing a cancer patient has been an issue of particular interest to the scientific community over the last 50 years. Since 1989 we have been studying the characters or personality types based on the Kahana and Bibring's approach as part of Consultation-Liaison (C-L) Psychiatry. The question posed was how these characters or personality types could be useful in the process of informing the cancer patient. The aim of this paper was to describe the emotional-hyperthymic character or type of personality thoroughly, so that any physician can make a diagnosis and tailor the information strategy to the patient's needs. The qualitative method of research through groups with doctors and nurses was used, while the research within groups lasted for 5 years. The degree of patients' denial varied between "large" and "very large" and sometimes was "medium". Initially, the degree of information was "minimal", then "small" until it reached "medium". A discordance was evident between what the patient showed and what the family reported about him. The patient presented himself as courageous and extrovert, but the relatives considered him as faint-hearted. PMID:22331735

  2. An Information Push-Delivery System Design for Personal Information Service on the Internet.

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    Chen, Chen-Tung; Tai, Wei-Shen

    2003-01-01

    Discussion of information overload from the Internet focuses on an information push-delivery system, which applies fuzzy information retrieval and fuzzy similarity measurement to avoid the information overload problem. Describes an empirical investigation conducted with students at Da-Yeh University (Taiwan) that investigated satisfaction with a…

  3. Building the national health information infrastructure for personal health, health care services, public health, and research

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    Detmer, Don E

    2003-01-01

    Background Improving health in our nation requires strengthening four major domains of the health care system: personal health management, health care delivery, public health, and health-related research. Many avoidable shortcomings in the health sector that result in poor quality are due to inaccessible data, information, and knowledge. A national health information infrastructure (NHII) offers the connectivity and knowledge management essential to correct these shortcomings. Better health and a better health system are within our reach. Discussion A national health information infrastructure for the United States should address the needs of personal health management, health care delivery, public health, and research. It should also address relevant global dimensions (e.g., standards for sharing data and knowledge across national boundaries). The public and private sectors will need to collaborate to build a robust national health information infrastructure, essentially a 'paperless' health care system, for the United States. The federal government should assume leadership for assuring a national health information infrastructure as recommended by the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics and the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee. Progress is needed in the areas of funding, incentives, standards, and continued refinement of a privacy (i.e., confidentiality and security) framework to facilitate personal identification for health purposes. Particular attention should be paid to NHII leadership and change management challenges. Summary A national health information infrastructure is a necessary step for improved health in the U.S. It will require a concerted, collaborative effort by both public and private sectors. If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it. Lord Kelvin PMID:12525262

  4. The character, value, and management of personal paper archives

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    Steve Whittaker; Julia Hirschberg

    2001-01-01

    We explored general issues concerning personal information management by investigating the characteristics of office workers' paper-based information, in an industrial research environment. we examined the reasons people collect paper, types of data they collect, problems encountered in handling paper, and strategies used for processing it. We tested three specific hypotheses in the course of an office move. The greater availability

  5. Personal health information management system and its application in referral management

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    Maisie Wang; Christopher Lau; Frederick A. Matsen III; Yongmin Kim

    2004-01-01

    Abstract, We developed a web-based personal health record (PHR) that can be used by patients to collect and manage their health information (e. g., medical history, past surgeries, medi-cations, and allergies), to request self-referrals, and to store a record of their consultations. The PHR also includes a messaging system that can be structured into the workflow of referral man-agement as

  6. Combining information processing, personality, and demographic variables to predict motor vehicle crash involvement

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    Hanson, Amber Ann

    2000-01-01

    COMBINING INFORMATION PROCESSING, PERSONALITY, AND DEMOGRAPHIC VARIABLES TO PREDICT MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH INVOLVEMENT A Thesis by AMBER ANN HANS ON Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of, 40 between crash involvement rates and a scale of mild social deviance, which asked respondents to note their likelihood of committing certain antisocial acts if it was certain they could get away with it. Extraversion and neuroticism (Eysenck...

  7. Self- and Informant-Reported Perspectives on Symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder

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    Cooper, Luke D.; Balsis, Steve; Oltmanns, Thomas F.

    2012-01-01

    Because narcissistic individuals tend to have an inflated view of themselves and their abilities, the reliance on self-reported information in the assessment and diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is problematic. Hence, the use of informants in the assessment of NPD may be necessary. In the current study we examined self- and informant-reported features of NPD using agreement, frequency, and discrepancy analyses. The results indicated that informants tended to report more NPD features than selves, and that there were either low or nonsignificant levels of self-informant agreement among the 9 NPD diagnostic criteria and its categorical diagnosis. Informants were increasingly more likely to report higher raw scores relative to selves, indicating that the discrepancy between self- and informant reports increases with the NPD scale. Informants also reported NPD features that selves often did not, suggesting that current prevalence estimates of NPD, which use only self-reported information, are most likely underestimates. These results highlight the importance of gathering informant-reported data in addition to self-reported data when assessing NPD. PMID:22452774

  8. Private Information Advisory Protecting the personal private information of our students, faculty and staff is of

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    Qiu, Weigang

    Security Policies. Examples of private information includes, but is not limited to, social security numbers of Private Information procedure must be followed. This procedure is available at security.cuny.edu under be protected. #12;Please exercise the following security measures: 1. When files contain private information do

  9. Personality Symptoms and Self-Esteem as Correlates of Psychopathology in Child Psychiatric Patients: Evaluating Multiple Informant Data

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    De Pauw, Sarah S. W.; Mervielde, Ivan; De Clercq, Barbara J.; De Fruyt, Filip; Tremmery, Sabine; Deboutte, Dirk

    2009-01-01

    Research on adulthood posits personality and self-esteem as important predictors of psychopathology. In childhood, however, the study of these relationships is complicated by the lack of consensus on how to combine data from multiple informants of child behavior. This study evaluates the relationships among personality symptoms, self-esteem and…

  10. Extracting Patient Demographics and Personal Medical Information from Online Health Forums

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    Liu, Yang; Xu, Songhua; Yoon, Hong-Jun; Tourassi, Georgia

    2014-01-01

    Natural language processing has been successfully leveraged to extract patient information from unstructured clinical text. However the majority of the existing work targets at obtaining a specific category of clinical information through individual efforts. In the midst of the Health 2.0 wave, online health forums increasingly host abundant and diverse health-related information regarding the demographics and medical information of patients who are either actively participating in or passively reported at these forums. The potential categories of such information span a wide spectrum, whose extraction requires a systematic and comprehensive approach beyond the traditional isolated efforts that specialize in harvesting information of single categories. In this paper, we develop a new integrated biomedical NLP pipeline that automatically extracts a comprehensive set of patient demographics and medical information from online health forums. The pipeline can be adopted to construct structured personal health profiles from unstructured user-contributed content on eHealth social media sites. This paper describes key aspects of the pipeline as well as reports experimental results that show the system’s satisfactory performance in accomplishing a series of NLP tasks of extracting patient information from online health forums. PMID:25954455

  11. Social and personal information use by squirrel monkeys in assessing predation risk.

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    Frechette, Jackson L; Sieving, Kathryn E; Boinski, Sue

    2014-10-01

    The threat of predation can significantly influence prey behaviors through altered perceptions of risk. Prey risk perception is constantly updated via collection of personal and social information about predators. Better understanding of the links between information availability, its use, and prey species' perception of risk will aid in explaining how animals adapt to predation. The goal of this study was to determine the environmental and social cues-available to prey via personal and social information, respectively-that influence wild squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus) reactivity to potential predators, treated here as a proxy for risk perception. We followed squirrel monkey troops for 3 years in Suriname, South America, and accounted for environmental and social variables associated with potential predator encounters. We utilized logistic regression models applied to a robust and long-term data set to reveal relationships among factors affecting squirrel monkey anti-predator responses. Our analyses revealed that height, season, type of predator stimulus, and mixed-species associations with capuchin monkeys (Sapajus apella) were highly related to intensity of squirrel monkey anti-predator responses. Moreover, our analyses revealed that squirrel monkeys overestimate the immediate threat of predation when individuals have incomplete information regarding the potential predator. PMID:24809852

  12. Informing cancer patient in relation to his type of personality: the controlling-orderly (obsessive) patient.

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    Kallergis, G

    2010-01-01

    The questions "Do you tell the diagnosis or not? How much information do you reveal? Who do you inform about the diagnosis and/or what do you tell" are very frequent during scientific discussions. Must the patients know or do they also have the right not to know? Is it possible to determine who should be told what, when and how? Is it possible individualizing the informing of a cancer patient according to his character or type of personality? The aim of this paper was to describe the Controlling- Orderly (C-O) character, so any therapist can build up an information strategy to cancer patients. This study took place within the framework of Consulting- Liaison (C-L) psychiatry and included: 1) Training groups in which doctors and nurses participated. 2) The section of C-L Psychiatry of the Psychiatry Department. 3) The training activity in the framework of C-L Psychiatry. 4) The annual seminars of psychooncology for health professionals. How a doctor could use the characteristics of a C-O patient for an empathetic approach and correctly inform him. And how to approach his denial and family in order to tailor the information strategy. Understanding the personality type of C-O patient, his denial mechanisms and the dynamics within his family maximizes the therapist's empathetic approach towards the cancer patient. The therapist can respond at "what, when and how" about to break bad news. A therapist must take into account the main C-O patient characteristics (control and order), as well as the attributes or cognitions: the tendency to use reason, the mechanism of rationalization by which he exercises mental control that leads to doubt. The denial degree is small to minimal, while the degree of information is large to very large. PMID:20941834

  13. Selection of information types based on personal utility: a testbed for traffic information markets

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    Franziska Klügl; Ana L. C. Bazzan; Joachim Wahle

    2003-01-01

    Traffic is an interesting research area for multi-agent systems, as the inter-dependence of actions leads to a high frequency of implicit coordination decisions among agents. The present work investigates the simulation of a market for traffic information. This market is implemented as a traffic centre where some measurements of the traffic conditions are evaluated. Simulated data generates information which is

  14. Songs in the language of information : using personal computers to create sounds and graphics for a large scale installation

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    Geitz, Sarah

    1985-01-01

    Personal computers are easy to program, inexpensive and portable. With two Commodore 64 computers, I created an artistic installation entitled "Songs in the Language of Information". It was composed of elements reflecting ...

  15. An investigation of mediums who claim to give information about deceased persons.

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    Kelly, Emily Williams; Arcangel, Dianne

    2011-01-01

    Growing public interest in the phenomenon of mediumship, particularly among bereaved persons, suggests the need for renewed controlled studies of mediums, both to provide potential clients with criteria for judging mediums and to help researchers learn whether they can produce specific and accurate information to which they have had no normal access and, if so, under what conditions. Two research studies were conducted in which mediums provided readings about particular deceased persons to a proxy sitter. The real sitters then blindly rated the reading that was intended for them along with several control readings. In the first study, the results were not significant. In the second, much larger study the results were highly significant (z = -3.89, p < 0.0001, 2-tailed). The authors discuss 2 possible weaknesses of the successful study and indicate some directions for further research. PMID:21206241

  16. Personal digital assistants: Essential tools for preparing dietetics professionals to use new generation information technology

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    Jang, Miyoung

    2007-01-01

    Rapid integration of information technology into health care systems has included the use of highly portable systems-in particular, personal digital assistants (PDAs). With their large built-in memories, fast processors, wireless connectivity, multimedia capacity, and large library of applications, PDAs have been widely adopted by physicians and nurses for patient tracking, disease management, medical references and drug information, enhancing a quality of health care. Many health-related PDA applications are available to both dietetics professionals and clients. Dietetics professionals can effectively use PDAs for client tracking and support, accessing to hospital database or information, and providing better self-monitoring tools to clients. Internship programs for dietetics professionals should include training in the use of PDAs and their dietetics applications, so that new practitioners can stay abreast of this rapidly evolving technology. Several considerations to keep in mind in selecting a PDA and its applications are discussed. PMID:20535384

  17. Aircraft handling qualities data

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    Heffley, R. K.; Jewell, W. F.

    1972-01-01

    Available information on weight and inertia, aerodynamic derivatives, control characteristics, and stability augmentation systems is documented for 10 representative contemporary airplanes. Data sources are given for each airplane. Flight envelopes are presented and dimensional derivatives, transfer functions for control inputs, and several selected handling qualities parameters have been computed and are tabulated for 10 different flight conditions including the power approach configuration. The airplanes documented are the NT-33A, F-104A, F-4C, X-15, HL-10, Jetstar, CV-880M, B-747, C-5A, and XB-70A.

  18. Tips and Tricks of Handling the TUS Data

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    Tobacco Use Supplement To The Current Population Survey Users’ Workshop Tips and Tricks of Handling the TUS Data James “Todd” Gibson Information Management Services, Inc Tips and Tricks of Handling the TUS Data • Basic Information on Getting Starte d

  19. Diffusion of personal health information services: self-determining and empowering practices for Manitoba Inuit.

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    Clark, Wayne Voisey

    2014-01-01

    This article highlights findings from research conducted with the Manitoba Urban Inuit Association with regard to culturally safe practices for communicating personal health information services related to a provincial integrated electronic health record. By applying a "two-eyed seeing research approach," which incorporates traditional and Western scientific perspectives, the author describes Inuit cultural considerations when communicating electronic health concepts with a vision of advancing toward program evaluation opportunities. The research is supported by two Inuit-driven focus groups, interviews with three jurisdictional representatives of electronic health program delivery agencies and one interview with an Inuk elder. PMID:24844716

  20. Handling Field Device Documentations throughout the Life Cycle of Automation Systems - Web-based Information Model and Access Methods

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    Martin Wollschlaeger; Roman Frenzel

    2006-01-01

    Field devices contain a set of data for automation and control, but also for other stages in life cycle. In addition, device-related documentation like descriptions, instructions, pictures and multimedia documents exist. Thus, the device is a central part of a complex information set, usable by software tools throughout a device's life cycle, from configuration towards diagnosis, repair, and asset management.

  1. Sticking with the nice guy: trait warmth information impairs learning and modulates person perception brain network activity.

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    Lee, Victoria K; Harris, Lasana T

    2014-12-01

    Social learning requires inferring social information about another person, as well as evaluating outcomes. Previous research shows that prior social information biases decision making and reduces reliance on striatal activity during learning (Delgado, Frank, & Phelps, Nature Neuroscience 8 (11): 1611-1618, 2005). A rich literature in social psychology on person perception demonstrates that people spontaneously infer social information when viewing another person (Fiske & Taylor, 2013) and engage a network of brain regions, including the medial prefrontal cortex, temporal parietal junction, superior temporal sulcus, and precuneus (Amodio & Frith, Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 7(4), 268-277, 2006; Haxby, Gobbini, & Montgomery, 2004; van Overwalle Human Brain Mapping, 30, 829-858, 2009). We investigate the role of these brain regions during social learning about well-established dimensions of person perception-trait warmth and trait competence. We test the hypothesis that activity in person perception brain regions interacts with learning structures during social learning. Participants play an investment game where they must choose an agent to invest on their behalf. This choice is guided by cues signaling trait warmth or trait competence based on framing of monetary returns. Trait warmth information impairs learning about human but not computer agents, while trait competence information produces similar learning rates for human and computer agents. We see increased activation to warmth information about human agents in person perception brain regions. Interestingly, activity in person perception brain regions during the decision phase negatively predicts activity in the striatum during feedback for trait competence inferences about humans. These results suggest that social learning may engage additional processing within person perception brain regions that hampers learning in economic contexts. PMID:24820264

  2. Examining the Role of Anxiety and Apathy in Health Consumers' Intentions to Use Patient Health Portals for Personal Health Information Management

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    Torres, Carlos A.

    2011-01-01

    This study investigated college students' attitudes toward and intentions to use personal health portals (PHPs) for managing their personal health information using a survey method. The study also aimed to examine the roles electronic Personal Health Information Management (PHIM) anxiety and apathy play in influencing students' attitudes toward…

  3. Health care information and the protection of personal privacy: ethical and legal considerations.

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    Gostin, L

    1997-10-15

    During the early 1990s, the U.S. government addressed the issue of providing universal health care to all its citizens. Although this issue has not been completely resolved, centralization of electronic data and sharing of health care information among insurers and providers have been pursued. The emergence of electronic data banks in health care has raised another issue: each citizen's right to privacy compared with the collective benefit to society when critical data on quality assurance and scientific research are shared by an array of network users. The choices we face are difficult, and the solution may necessarily reflect a compromise that alters traditional beliefs in the right to personal privacy. However, Congress can take the initiative by enacting statutes to ensure that sensitive information contained in electronic patient records is not divulged without a patient's consent and is protected against fraudulent access and abuse. PMID:9382380

  4. 76 FR 80966 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection: Age, Sex, and Race of Persons...

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    ...Activities; Proposed Collection: Age, Sex, and Race of Persons Arrested 18 Years of Age and Over; Age, Sex, and Race of Persons Arrested Under 18...The title of the form/collection: Age, Sex, and Race of Persons Arrested 18...

  5. 78 FR 16539 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Personal...

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    ...Personal Protective Equipment for Shipyard Employment...Personal Protective Equipment for Shipyard Employment,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB...DOL-OSHA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235...personal protective equipment (PPE) for the...

  6. 78 FR 24234 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Personal...

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    ...Personal Protective Equipment Standard for General...Personal Protective Equipment Standard for General...to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB...DOL-OSHA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235...personal protective equipment...

  7. 76 FR 38744 - Proposed Information Collection (Application by Insured Terminally Ill Person for Accelerated...

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    ...Collection (Application by Insured Terminally Ill Person for Accelerated Benefit; Comment...Title: Application by Insured Terminally Ill Person for Accelerated Benefit (38 CFR...Abstract: An insured person who is terminally ill may request a portion of the face...

  8. Personal cancer knowledge and information seeking through PRISM: the planned risk information seeking model.

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    Hovick, Shelly R; Kahlor, Leeann; Liang, Ming-Ching

    2014-04-01

    This study retested PRISM, a model of risk information seeking, and found that it is applicable to the context of cancer risk communication. The study, which used an online sample of 928 U.S. adults, also tested the effect of additional variables on that model and found that the original model better fit the data. Among the strongest predictors of cancer information seeking were seeking-related subjective norms, attitude toward seeking, perceived knowledge insufficiency, and affective risk response. Furthermore, risk perception was a strong predictor of an affective risk response. The authors suggest that, given the robustness across studies, the path between seeking-related subjective norms and seeking intention is ready to be implemented in communication practice. PMID:24433251

  9. Research on Trusted Personal Health and Wellness Information in Ubiquitous Health Information Space

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    P. Nykänen; P. Ruotsalainen; B. Blobel; A. Seppälä

    \\u000a Information structures of current electronic patient record systems (EHRs) are based on the traditional paper-based documentation\\u000a systems. The semantic interoperability of these systems is limited and security aspects are static. The usability and usefulness\\u000a of these systems to citizen-based care model is very limited. In this research we identify the shift to pervasive health care\\u000a where any type of health

  10. Nest-site selection of passerines: effects of geographic scale and public and personal information.

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    Citta, John J; Lindberg, Mark S

    2007-08-01

    Nest-site selection is an important determinant of individual fitness in birds. Understanding what information individuals use to choose nest sites is therefore important for understanding the evolution of nest-site selection, the dynamics of populations, and the conservation of species. We used five years of mark-recapture data for Mountain Bluebirds (Sialia currucoides) to examine how dispersal probability and nest-site selection vary with potential cues of nest-site quality. Dispersal distance between breeding seasons and nest-site selection were modeled as a function of personal reproductive success, conspecific density, conspecific reproductive success, and habitat type. Between years, the dispersal probability was related to personal reproductive success, not conspecific information, and individuals fledging fewer young dispersed longer distances. For dispersing individuals, the probability that a nest site was selected in year i was negatively related to distance from the nest site selected in year i - 1 for all age and sex classes, and positively related to conspecific density and reproductive success in year i - 1 for both second-year (SY) and after-hatch-year (AHY) females. However, nest-site selection in year i was more strongly related to conspecific density in year i- 1 for hatch-year (HY) females and was much more strongly related to the reproductive success of conspecifics in year i - 1 for AHY females. Nest-site selection of HY and AHY males was not consistently related to the metrics of conspecific information, but we suspect that relationships were obscured by competitive interactions. We found no evidence indicating that individuals respond differently to conspecific information at longer distances, suggesting that individuals limit dispersal to areas where they have prior knowledge. We predict that these patterns of nest-site selection will allow birds to loosely track nest-site quality and maintain an ideal free distribution, where average fitness is equal in all habitat types. PMID:17824435

  11. Transportation and handling loads

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    Ostrem, F. E.

    1971-01-01

    Criteria and recommended practices are presented for the prediction and verification of transportation and handling loads for the space vehicle structure and for monitoring these loads during transportation and handling of the vehicle or major vehicle segments. Elements of the transportation and handling systems, and the forcing functions and associated loads are described. The forcing functions for common carriers and typical handling devices are assessed, and emphasis is given to the assessment of loads at the points where the space vehicle is supported during transportation and handling. Factors which must be considered when predicting the loads include the transportation and handling medium; type of handling fixture; transport vehicle speed; types of terrain; weather (changes in pressure of temperature, wind, etc.); and dynamics of the transportation modes or handling devices (acceleration, deceleration, and rotations of the transporter or handling device).

  12. Ergonomics: safe patient handling and mobility.

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    Hallmark, Beth; Mechan, Patricia; Shores, Lynne

    2015-03-01

    This article reviews and investigates the issues surrounding ergonomics, with a specific focus on safe patient handling and mobility. The health care worker of today faces many challenges, one of which is related to the safety of patients. Safe patient handling and mobility is on the forefront of the movement to improve patient safety. This article reviews the risks associated with patient handling and mobility, and informs the reader of current evidence-based practice relevant to this area of care. PMID:25680494

  13. 31 CFR 800.701 - Obligation of parties to provide information.

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    2010-07-01

    ...Finance (Continued) OFFICE OF INVESTMENT SECURITY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS, AND TAKEOVERS BY FOREIGN PERSONS Provision and Handling of Information § 800.701 Obligation of...

  14. Eyes wide open: the personal genome project, citizen science and veracity in informed consent.

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    Angrist, Misha

    2009-11-01

    I am a close observer of the Personal Genome Project (PGP) and one of the original ten participants. The PGP was originally conceived as a way to test novel DNA sequencing technologies on human samples and to begin to build a database of human genomes and traits. However, its founder, Harvard geneticist George Church, was concerned about the fact that DNA is the ultimate digital identifier - individuals and many of their traits can be identified. Therefore, he believed that promising participants privacy and confidentiality would be impractical and disingenuous. Moreover, deidentification of samples would impoverish both genotypic and phenotypic data. As a result, the PGP has arguably become best known for its unprecedented approach to informed consent. All participants must pass an exam testing their knowledge of genomic science and privacy issues and agree to forgo the privacy and confidentiality of their genomic data and personal health records. Church aims to scale up to 100,000 participants. This special report discusses the impetus for the project, its early history and its potential to have a lasting impact on the treatment of human subjects in biomedical research. PMID:22328898

  15. Profit-maximizing firm investments in customer information security

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    Yong Jick Lee; Robert J. Kauffman; Ryan Sougstad

    2011-01-01

    When a customer interacts with a firm, extensive personal information often is gathered without the individual's knowledge. Significant risks are associated with handling this kind of information. Providing protection may reduce the risk of the loss and misuse of private information, but it imposes some costs on both the firm and its customers. Nevertheless, customer information security breaches still may

  16. Meeting the health information needs of prostate cancer patients using personal health records

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    Pai, H.H.; Lau, F.; Barnett, J.; Jones, S.

    2013-01-01

    Background There is interest in the use of health information technology in the form of personal health record (phr) systems to support patient needs for health information, care, and decision-making, particularly for patients with distressing, chronic diseases such as prostate cancer (pca). We sought feedback from pca patients who used a phr. Methods For 6 months, 22 pca patients in various phases of care at the BC Cancer Agency (bcca) were given access to a secure Web-based phr called provider, which they could use to view their medical records and use a set of support tools. Feedback was obtained using an end-of-study survey on usability, satisfaction, and concerns with provider. Site activity was recorded to assess usage patterns. Results Of the 17 patients who completed the study, 29% encountered some minor difficulties using provider. No security breaches were known to have occurred. The two most commonly accessed medical records were laboratory test results and transcribed doctor’s notes. Of survey respondents, 94% were satisfied with the access to their medical records, 65% said that provider helped to answer their questions, 77% felt that their privacy and confidentiality were preserved, 65% felt that using provider helped them to communicate better with their physicians, 83% found new and useful information that they would not have received by talking to their health care providers, and 88% said that they would continue to use provider. Conclusions Our results support the notion that phrs can provide cancer patients with timely access to their medical records and health information, and can assist in communication with health care providers, in knowledge generation, and in patient empowerment. PMID:24311957

  17. Low-income, ethnically diverse consumers' perspective on health information exchange and personal health records.

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    Patel, Vaishali N; Dhopeshwarkar, Rina V; Edwards, Alison; Barron, Yolanda; Likourezos, Antonios; Burd, Luba; Olshansky, Dmitry; Kaushal, Rainu

    2011-12-01

    We surveyed low-income, ethnically diverse consumers regarding their attitudes towards providers' use of electronic health information exchange (HIE) and consumer use of HIE through personal health records (PHRs). Amongst respondents (n=214), 48% had an annual household income below $15,000 and 62% spoke a language other than English at home. A majority indicated that they supported providers' use of HIE (61%). Support for providers' use of HIE was independently associated with consumer willingness to permit health care providers other than their primary care doctor to view their electronic medical record information (odds ratio (OR)=2.92, 95% confidence interval (CI)=1.31-6.50) and beliefs that electronic health record use would improve quality of care (OR=2.70, 95% CI=1.18-6.18). Seventy-eight percent would potentially use PHRs. Potential PHR use was independently associated with Internet usage rates, (OR=4.46, 95% CI=1.77-11.22), belief that PHR use would improve their understanding of their own healthcare (OR=3.12, 95% CI=1.27-7.67) and comfort with sharing PHR data with their primary care doctor (OR=2.79, 95% CI=1.09-7.11). Low-income, ethnically diverse consumers affected by interoperable health information technology (IT) initiatives largely support using PHRs and HIE, provided these systems demonstrate benefits and address the privacy and security of their electronic health information. Although we found interest in PHRs comparable or higher than nationally representative populations, support for HIE was lower, and thus efforts will need to be made to engage low-income and ethnically diverse consumers to participate in interoperable health IT initiatives. PMID:21851182

  18. Manifestations of Personality in Online Social Networks: Self-Reported Facebook-Related Behaviors and Observable Profile Information

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    Augustine, Adam A; Vazire, Simine; Holtzman, Nicholas; Gaddis, Sam

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Despite the enormous popularity of Online Social Networking sites (OSNs; e.g., Facebook and Myspace), little research in psychology has been done on them. Two studies examining how personality is reflected in OSNs revealed several connections between the Big Five personality traits and self-reported Facebook-related behaviors and observable profile information. For example, extraversion predicted not only frequency of Facebook usage (Study 1), but also engagement in the site, with extraverts (vs. introverts) showing traces of higher levels of Facebook activity (Study 2). As in offline contexts, extraverts seek out virtual social engagement, which leaves behind a behavioral residue in the form of friends lists and picture postings. Results suggest that, rather than escaping from or compensating for their offline personality, OSN users appear to extend their offline personalities into the domains of OSNs. PMID:21254929

  19. 45 CFR 155.260 - Privacy and security of personally identifiable information.

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    2013-10-01

    ...2013-10-01 false Privacy and security of personally identifiable...HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES REQUIREMENTS RELATING...Exchange § 155.260 Privacy and security of personally identifiable...establish and implement privacy and security standards that...

  20. 45 CFR 155.260 - Privacy and security of personally identifiable information.

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    2012-10-01

    ...2012-10-01 false Privacy and security of personally identifiable...HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES REQUIREMENTS RELATING...Exchange § 155.260 Privacy and security of personally identifiable...establish and implement privacy and security standards that...

  1. 45 CFR 155.260 - Privacy and security of personally identifiable information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...2014-10-01 false Privacy and security of personally identifiable...Health and Human Services REQUIREMENTS RELATING...Exchange § 155.260 Privacy and security of personally identifiable...in compliance with privacy and security standards that...

  2. 19 CFR 356.9 - Persons authorized to receive proprietary information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...any person who would gain competitive advantage through knowledge of the proprietary... (1) Not involved in the competitive decision-making of a participant...any person who would gain competitive advantage through knowledge of the...

  3. 19 CFR 356.9 - Persons authorized to receive proprietary information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...any person who would gain competitive advantage through knowledge of the proprietary... (1) Not involved in the competitive decision-making of a participant...any person who would gain competitive advantage through knowledge of the...

  4. Towards a personalized environmental health information service using low-cost sensors and crowdsourcing

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    Castell, Nuria; Liu, Hai-Ying; Schneider, Philipp; Cole-Hunter, Tom; Lahoz, William; Bartonova, Alena

    2015-04-01

    Most European cities exceed the air quality guidelines established by the WHO to protect human health. As such, citizens are exposed to potentially harmful pollutant levels. Some cities have services (e.g., web pages, mobile apps, etc.) which provide timely air quality information to the public. However, air quality data at individual level is currently scarce or non-existent. Making this information directly useful to individuals poses a challenge. For instance, if a user is informed that the air quality is "poor", what does that mean for him/her, and how can this information be acted upon? Despite individuals having a unique relationship with their environment, the information on the state of atmospheric components and related hazards is currently mostly generic, and seldom personally relevant. This undermines citizens' interest in their environment, and consequently limits their ability to recognize and change both their contribution and their exposure to air pollution. In Oslo, two EU founded projects, CITI-SENSE (Engelken-Jorge et al., 2014) and Citi-Sense-MOB (Castell et al., 2014), are trying to establish a dialogue with citizens by providing them with the possibility of getting personalized air quality information on their smartphones. The users are able to check the air quality in their immediate surroundings and track their individual exposure while moving through the urban environment (Castell et al., 2014). In this way, they may be able to reduce their exposure such as by changing transport modes or routes, for example by selecting less polluted streets to walk or cycle through. Using a smartphone application, citizens are engaged in collecting and sharing environmental data generated by low-cost air quality sensors, and in reporting their individual perception (turning citizens into sensors themselves). The highly spatially resolved data on air quality and perception is geo-located. This allows for simultaneous visualization of both kinds of the sensor information on a map. These field experiences will allow us to evaluate the ability of crowdsourcing and low-cost sensor technologies to enhance existing air quality monitoring systems. They will also test to what extent this approach enables citizens to engage in more active environmental monitoring. Challenges include precision and accuracy of the measurements, scientific understanding of these novel data and provision of added value for the participants (Liu et al., 2014). References: Castell et al. 2014. Mobile technologies and services for environmental monitoring: The Citi-Sense-MOB approach. Urban Climate. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.uclim.2014.08.002 Engelken-Jorge M, Moreno J, Keune H, Verheyden W, Bartonova A, CITI-SENSE Consortium. 2014. Developing citizens' observatories for environmental monitoring and citizen empowerment: challenges and future scenarios. In Proceedings of the Conference for EDemocracy and Open Governement (CeDEM14): 21-23 May 2014; Danube University Krems, Austria. Edited by Parycek P, Edelmann N. 2014:49-60. Liu H.-Y., Kobernus M., Broday D., Bartonova A. 2014. A conceptual approach to a citizens' observatory - supporting community-based environmental governance. Environmental Health. 13:107. doi:10.1186/1476-069X-13-107.

  5. Application of Information Visualization Techniques in Representing Patients' Temporal Personal History Data

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    Noah, Shahrul Azman; Yaakob, Suraya; Shahar, Suzana

    The anthropometries and nutrients records of patients are usually vast in quantity, complex and exhibit temporal features. Therefore, the information acceptance among users will become blur and give cognitive burden if such data is not displayed using effective techniques. The aim of this study is to apply, use and evaluate Information Visualization (IV) techniques for displaying the Personal History Data (PHD) of patients for dietitians during counseling sessions. Since PHD values change consistently with the counseling session, our implementation mainly focused on quantitative temporal data such as Body Mass Index (BMI), blood pressure and blood glucose readings. This data is mapped into orientation circle type of visual representation, whereas data about medicinal and supplement intake are mapped into timeline segment which is based on the thickness of lines as well as the colors. A usability testing has been conducted among dietitians at Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, UKM. The result of the testing has shown that the use of visual representations capable of summarising complex data which ease the dietitian task of checking the PHD.

  6. 76 FR 56505 - Agency Information Collection (Application by Insured Terminally Ill Person for Accelerated...

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    ...Collection (Application by Insured Terminally Ill Person for Accelerated Benefit (38 CFR...Title: Application by Insured Terminally Ill Person for Accelerated Benefit (38 CFR...Abstract: An insured person who is terminally ill may request a portion of the face...

  7. 77 FR 324 - Proposed Information Collection (Application for Assumption Approval and/or Release From Personal...

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    2012-01-04

    ...Assumption Approval and/or Release From Personal Liability to the Government on a Home...claimant's request to be released from personal liability on a Government home loan...Assumption Approval and/or Release from Personal Liability to the Government on a...

  8. Informed decision-making among students analyzing their personal genomes on a whole genome sequencing course: a longitudinal cohort study

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    Background Multiple laboratories now offer clinical whole genome sequencing (WGS). We anticipate WGS becoming routinely used in research and clinical practice. Many institutions are exploring how best to educate geneticists and other professionals about WGS. Providing students in WGS courses with the option to analyze their own genome sequence is one strategy that might enhance students’ engagement and motivation to learn about personal genomics. However, if this option is presented to students, it is vital they make informed decisions, do not feel pressured into analyzing their own genomes by their course directors or peers, and feel free to analyze a third-party genome if they prefer. We therefore developed a 26-hour introductory genomics course in part to help students make informed decisions about whether to receive personal WGS data in a subsequent advanced genomics course. In the advanced course, they had the option to receive their own personal genome data, or an anonymous genome, at no financial cost to them. Our primary aims were to examine whether students made informed decisions regarding analyzing their personal genomes, and whether there was evidence that the introductory course enabled the students to make a more informed decision. Methods This was a longitudinal cohort study in which students (N?=?19) completed questionnaires assessing their intentions, informed decision-making, attitudes and knowledge before (T1) and after (T2) the introductory course, and before the advanced course (T3). Informed decision-making was assessed using the Decisional Conflict Scale. Results At the start of the introductory course (T1), most (17/19) students intended to receive their personal WGS data in the subsequent course, but many expressed conflict around this decision. Decisional conflict decreased after the introductory course (T2) indicating there was an increase in informed decision-making, and did not change before the advanced course (T3). This suggests that it was the introductory course content rather than simply time passing that had the effect. In the advanced course, all (19/19) students opted to receive their personal WGS data. No changes in technical knowledge of genomics were observed. Overall attitudes towards WGS were broadly positive. Conclusions Providing students with intensive introductory education about WGS may help them make informed decisions about whether or not to work with their personal WGS data in an educational setting. PMID:24373383

  9. Grow Your Personal Learning Network: New Technologies Can Keep You Connected and Help You Manage Information Overload

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    Warlick, David

    2009-01-01

    Personal learning networks (PLNs) are not new. People have long relied on their families, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances to supplement their knowledge about the world. But the times are changing. Information and communication technologies (ICT), including an ever-growing repertoire of open source applications, have freed content from the…

  10. The impact of the USA Patriot Act on collection and analysis of personal information under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Paul T. Jaeger; John Carlo Bertot; Charles R. McClure

    2003-01-01

    The collection and analysis of personal information under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) has been significantly altered by the U.S.A. Patriot Act, and a proposed enhancement to the Patriot Act would create further changes. This article examines the original intent and scope of FISA, how the Patriot Act has dramatically modified the scope and meaning of FISA, and how

  11. AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome; Information and Procedural Guidelines for Providing Services to Persons with AIDS/HIV. Revised.

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    Montana State Dept. of Health and Environmental Sciences, Helena. Health Education Bureau.

    This volume consists of updated information to be inserted into a Montana AIDS Project manual on providing services to persons with acquired immune deficiency syndrome/human immunodeficiency virus (AIDS/HIV), originally published in December 1985. The updates are mainly statistics and terminology, along with the addition of several new sections.…

  12. Personal Learning Environments, Social Media, and Self-Regulated Learning: A Natural Formula for Connecting Formal and Informal Learning

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    Dabbagh, Nada; Kitsantas, Anastasia

    2012-01-01

    A Personal Learning Environment or PLE is a potentially promising pedagogical approach for both integrating formal and informal learning using social media and supporting student self-regulated learning in higher education contexts. The purpose of this paper is to (a) review research that support this claim, (b) conceptualize the connection…

  13. 75 FR 2152 - Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel HOLIDAY

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    ...Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel HOLIDAY AGENCY...Alternative Compliance was issued for the anchor handling tug supply vessel HOLIDAY as...INFORMATION: Background and Purpose The anchor handling tug supply vessel HOLIDAY...

  14. 78 FR 53478 - Proposed Information Collection; United States Park Police Personal History Statement

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    ... Education and employment information. Driving record, arrest/conviction data, and criminal history information. Gambling information. Miscellaneous information, such as firearm permits, special skills, other languages, hobbies and...

  15. Theory of mind deficits for processing counterfactual information in persons with chronic schizophrenia

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    Kern, Robert S.; Green, Michael F.; Fiske, Alan P.; Kee, Kimmy S.; Lee, Junghee; Sergi, Mark J.; Horan, William P.; Subotnik, Kenneth L.; Sugar, Catherine A.; Nuechterlein, Keith H.

    2010-01-01

    Background Interpersonal communication problems are common among persons with schizophrenia and may be tied, in part, to deficits in theory of mind – the ability to accurately perceive the attitudes, beliefs, and intentions of others. Particular difficulties might be expected in the processing of counterfactual information such as sarcasm or lies. Method The present study included 50 schizophrenia or schizoaffective outpatients and 44 demographically comparable healthy adults who were administered Part III of The Awareness of Social Inferences Test (TASIT; a measure assessing comprehension of sarcasm vs. lies) as well as measures of positive and negative symptoms and community functioning. Results The TASIT data were analyzed using a 2 (group: patients vs. healthy adults) x 2 (condition: sarcasm vs. lie) repeated measures ANOVA. The results showed significant effects for group, condition, and the group x condition interaction. Compared to controls, patients performed significantly worse on sarcasm but not lie scenes. Within-group contrasts showed patients to perform significantly worse on sarcasm vs. lie scenes; controls performed comparably on both. In patients, performance on the TASIT showed a significant correlation with positive, but not negative symptoms. The group and interaction effects remained significant when rerun with a subset of patients with low level positive symptoms. The findings for a relationship between TASIT performance and community functioning were essentially negative. Conclusions The findings replicate a prior demonstration of difficulty in the comprehension of sarcasm using a different test, but are not consistent with previous studies showing global ToM deficits in schizophrenia. PMID:18694537

  16. Coal and ash handling in a typical industrial boiler plant

    Microsoft Academic Search

    1981-01-01

    For the person considering coal as the primary fuel for a new plant, the systems that are unique to coal firing are of particular interest. This paper discussed two of those systems, namely coal handling and ash handling, for a typical, medium size, industrial boiler plant located in this general area. For the purposes of this paper, the typical boiler

  17. Grain Handling and Storage.

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    Harris, Troy G.; Minor, John

    This text for a secondary- or postecondary-level course in grain handling and storage contains ten chapters. Chapter titles are (1) Introduction to Grain Handling and Storage, (2) Elevator Safety, (3) Grain Grading and Seed Identification, (4) Moisture Control, (5) Insect and Rodent Control, (6) Grain Inventory Control, (7) Elevator Maintenance,…

  18. Creating Personal Meaning through Technology-Supported Science Inquiry Learning across Formal and Informal Settings

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    Anastopoulou, Stamatina; Sharples, Mike; Ainsworth, Shaaron; Crook, Charles; O'Malley, Claire; Wright, Michael

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, a novel approach to engaging students in personal inquiry learning is described, whereby they carry out scientific investigations that are personally meaningful and relevant to their everyday lives. The learners are supported by software that guides the inquiry process, extending from the classroom into the school grounds, home, or…

  19. Indivo: a personally controlled health record for health information exchange and communication

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    Kenneth D Mandl; William W Simons; William CR Crawford; Jonathan M Abbett

    2007-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Personally controlled health records (PCHRs), a subset of personal health records (PHRs), enable a patient to assemble, maintain and manage a secure copy of his or her medical data. Indivo (formerly PING) is an open source, open standards PCHR with an open application programming interface (API). RESULTS: We describe how the PCHR platform can provide standard building blocks for

  20. 76 FR 27377 - Additional Identifying Information Associated With Persons Whose Property and Interests in...

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    ...that come within the United States, or that are or come within...possession or control of any United States person, of persons listed in...consultation with the Secretary of State, to satisfy certain criteria...individual) [SYRIA.] Entities 1. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD...

  1. “It’s not like judgment day”: Public understanding of and reactions to personalized genomic risk information

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    Gordon, Erynn S.; Griffin, Georgia; Wawak, Lisa; Pang, Hauchie; Gollust, Sarah E.; Bernhardt, Barbara A.

    2012-01-01

    The value of genomic risk assessment depends upon patients making appropriate behavioral changes in response to increased risk leading to disease prevention and early detection. To date, few studies have investigated consumers’ response to personalized genomic disease risk information. To address this gap, we conducted semi-structured interviews with 60 adults participating in the Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative. The interviews took place after receiving results providing genomic and other risk information for up to eight common complex diseases. We found that participants were most likely to recall results which conferred an increased risk or those of particular personal interest. Participants understood the multi-factorial nature of common complex disease, and generally did not have negative emotional responses or overly deterministic perceptions of their results. Although most participants expressed a desire to use results to improve their health, a minority had actually taken action (behavior change or shared results with their doctor) at the time of the interview. These results suggest that participants have a reasonable understanding of genomic risk information and that provision of genomic risk information may motivate behavior change in some individuals; however additional work is needed to better understand the lack of change seen in the majority of participants. PMID:22180182

  2. 7 CFR 982.81 - Personal liability.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Marketing Agreements and Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE HAZELNUTS GROWN IN OREGON AND WASHINGTON Order Regulating Handling Miscellaneous Provisions § 982.81 Personal...

  3. Information Personalization in a Two Dimensional Product Differentiation Model: Impact of Market Structure and the Quality-Fit Ratio

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    Sunil Wattal; Rahul Telang; Tridas Mukhopadhyay

    2009-01-01

    In this research, we use a game-theoretic model to examine personalization of information in a two-dimensional product differentiation model, when consumers attach importance to 'preference fit' as well as 'product quality'. We report the equilibrium in terms of two factors: one, the extent of firms' ex-ante horizontal differentiation; and two, the 'Quality-Fit' (Q-F) Ratio, which measures the relative strength of

  4. Project CHOICE: #77. A Career Unit for Grades 5 and 6. Nutrition (Vitamin A) and Jobs Relating to the Handling and Care of Food. (Community and Personal Services Career Cluster).

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    Kern County Superintendent of Schools, Bakersfield, CA.

    This teaching unit, Nutrition (Vitamin A) and Jobs Relating to the Handling and Care of Food, is one in a series of curriculum guides developed by Project CHOICE (Children Have Options in Career Education) to provide the classroom teacher with a source of career-related activities linking 5th and 6th grade elementary classroom experiences with the…

  5. Network security vulnerabilities and personal privacy issues in Healthcare Information Systems: a case study in a private hospital in Turkey.

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    Namo?lu, Nihan; Ulgen, Yekta

    2013-01-01

    Healthcare industry has become widely dependent on information technology and internet as it moves from paper to electronic records. Healthcare Information System has to provide a high quality service to patients and a productive knowledge share between healthcare staff by means of patient data. With the internet being commonly used across hospitals, healthcare industry got its own share from cyber threats like other industries in the world. The challenge is allowing knowledge transfer to hospital staff while still ensuring compliance with security mandates. Working in collaboration with a private hospital in Turkey; this study aims to reveal the essential elements of a 21st century business continuity plan for hospitals while presenting the security vulnerabilities in the current hospital information systems and personal privacy auditing standards proposed by regulations and laws. We will survey the accreditation criteria in Turkey and counterparts in US and EU. We will also interview with medical staff in the hospital to understand the needs for personal privacy and the technical staff to perceive the technical requirements in terms of network security configuration and deployment. As hospitals are adopting electronic transactions, it should be considered a must to protect these electronic health records in terms of personal privacy aspects. PMID:23823398

  6. 41 CFR 102-37.495 - How must a SASP handle funds derived from compliance actions?

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    2011-01-01

    ...handle funds derived from compliance actions? 102-37.495 Section 102-37.495 Public Contracts and Property Management ...FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION PERSONAL PROPERTY 37-DONATION OF SURPLUS PERSONAL PROPERTY...

  7. 41 CFR 102-37.35 - Who handles the donation of surplus property?

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    2012-01-01

    ...Who handles the donation of surplus property? 102-37.35 Section 102-37.35 Public Contracts and Property Management ...FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION PERSONAL PROPERTY 37-DONATION OF SURPLUS PERSONAL PROPERTY General...

  8. 41 CFR 102-37.35 - Who handles the donation of surplus property?

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    2013-07-01

    ...Who handles the donation of surplus property? 102-37.35 Section 102-37.35 Public Contracts and Property Management ...FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION PERSONAL PROPERTY 37-DONATION OF SURPLUS PERSONAL PROPERTY General...

  9. 41 CFR 102-37.35 - Who handles the donation of surplus property?

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    2014-01-01

    ...Who handles the donation of surplus property? 102-37.35 Section 102-37.35 Public Contracts and Property Management ...FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION PERSONAL PROPERTY 37-DONATION OF SURPLUS PERSONAL PROPERTY General...

  10. 41 CFR 102-37.495 - How must a SASP handle funds derived from compliance actions?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...handle funds derived from compliance actions? 102-37.495 Section 102-37.495 Public Contracts and Property Management ...FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION PERSONAL PROPERTY 37-DONATION OF SURPLUS PERSONAL PROPERTY...

  11. Person Perception and Personality Pathology

    PubMed Central

    Oltmanns, Thomas F.; Turkheimer, Eric

    2010-01-01

    Studies of person perception (people's impressions and beliefs about others) have developed important concepts and methods that can be used to help improve the assessment of personality disorders. They may also inspire advances in our knowledge of the nature and origins of these conditions. Information collected from peers and other types of informants is reliable and provides a perspective that often differs substantially from that obtained using questionnaires and interviews. For some purposes, this information is quite useful. Much remains to be learned about the incremental validity (and potential biases) associated with data from various kinds of informants. PMID:20539833

  12. 7 CFR 917.3 - Person.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...MARKETING SERVICE (Marketing Agreements and Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FRESH PEARS AND PEACHES GROWN IN CALIFORNIA Order Regulating Handling Definitions § 917.3 Person. Person means an individual,...

  13. 7 CFR 917.3 - Person.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...MARKETING SERVICE (Marketing Agreements and Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FRESH PEARS AND PEACHES GROWN IN CALIFORNIA Order Regulating Handling Definitions § 917.3 Person. Person means an individual,...

  14. 7 CFR 917.3 - Person.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...MARKETING SERVICE (MARKETING AGREEMENTS AND ORDERS; FRUITS, VEGETABLES, NUTS), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FRESH PEARS AND PEACHES GROWN IN CALIFORNIA Order Regulating Handling Definitions § 917.3 Person. Person means an individual,...

  15. 7 CFR 917.3 - Person.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...MARKETING SERVICE (MARKETING AGREEMENTS AND ORDERS; FRUITS, VEGETABLES, NUTS), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FRESH PEARS AND PEACHES GROWN IN CALIFORNIA Order Regulating Handling Definitions § 917.3 Person. Person means an individual,...

  16. 7 CFR 982.3 - Person.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Marketing Agreements and Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE HAZELNUTS GROWN IN OREGON AND WASHINGTON Order Regulating Handling Definitions § 982.3 Person. Person means an...

  17. 7 CFR 924.3 - Person.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FRESH PRUNES GROWN IN DESIGNATED COUNTIES IN WASHINGTON AND IN UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON Order Regulating Handling Definitions § 924.3 Person. Person means an...

  18. 7 CFR 917.3 - Person.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Agreements and Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FRESH PEARS AND PEACHES GROWN IN CALIFORNIA Order Regulating Handling Definitions § 917.3 Person. Person means an individual, partnership,...

  19. 7 CFR 922.3 - Person.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Marketing Agreements and Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE APRICOTS GROWN IN DESIGNATED COUNTIES IN WASHINGTON Order Regulating Handling Definitions § 922.3 Person. Person...

  20. 7 CFR 922.3 - Person.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Marketing Agreements and Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE APRICOTS GROWN IN DESIGNATED COUNTIES IN WASHINGTON Order Regulating Handling Definitions § 922.3 Person. Person...

  1. Semantic Web-Driven LMS Architecture towards a Holistic Learning Process Model Focused on Personalization

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kerkiri, Tania

    2010-01-01

    A comprehensive presentation is here made on the modular architecture of an e-learning platform with a distinctive emphasis on content personalization, combining advantages from semantic web technology, collaborative filtering and recommendation systems. Modules of this architecture handle information about both the domain-specific didactic…

  2. Helicopter Handling Qualities

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1982-01-01

    Helicopters are used by the military and civilian communities for a variety of tasks and must be capable of operating in poor weather conditions and at night. Accompanying extended helicopter operations is a significant increase in pilot workload and a need for better handling qualities. An overview of the status and problems in the development and specification of helicopter handling-qualities criteria is presented. Topics for future research efforts by government and industry are highlighted.

  3. 41 CFR 102-41.150 - What special information do we provide on reports of unclaimed personal property?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...do we provide on reports of unclaimed personal property? 102-41.150 Section...Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION PERSONAL PROPERTY 41-DISPOSITION OF SEIZED...VOLUNTARILY ABANDONED, AND UNCLAIMED PERSONAL PROPERTY Unclaimed Personal...

  4. Handling bipolar knowledge with imprecise probabilities

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Handling bipolar knowledge with imprecise probabilities Sébastien Destercke December 15, 2011 Abstract Information is said to be bipolar when it has a positive and a negative part. The problem of representing and processing such bipolar information has recently received a lot of attention in uncertainty

  5. Rutgers will never ask you for your personal information in email. Never respond to emails asking for your password or Social Security Number.

    E-print Network

    Hanson, Stephen José

    1 Rutgers will never ask you for your personal information in email. Never respond to emails asking, password or Social Security Number by an untrustworthy entity. Your Rutgers and personal email accounts may phishing messages. If you responded to a phishing email with your Rutgers password, you should change your

  6. Back to the Future: Personality and Assessment and Personality Development

    PubMed Central

    Roberts, Brent W.

    2009-01-01

    In this essay I consider the future of personality development in light of the past effects of Personality and Assessment on the field of personality in general and personality development in particular. The essay is organized around 1) the effect of Mischel's book on the foundational theories informing personality development; 2) definitions of personality traits; 3) an alternative model of personality traits, described as the sociogenomic model of personality traits, that can bridge the divide that still characterizes the field of personality development; 4) the application of the sociogenomic model of personality traits to issues of personality trait development, and 5) a “Newtonian” vision for the future of personality psychology. PMID:20161194

  7. The Effectiveness of Verbal Information Provided by Electronic Travel Aids for Visually Impaired Persons

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Havik, Else M.; Kooijman, Aart C.; Steyvers, Frank J. J. M.

    2011-01-01

    The effectiveness of different types of verbal information provided by electronic travel aids was studied in a real-life setting. Assessments included wayfinding performance and the preferences of 24 visually impaired users. The participants preferred a combination of route information and environmental information, even though this information

  8. #-Anonymization with Minimal Loss of Information The technique of k-anonymization allows the releasing of databases that contain personal in-

    E-print Network

    Tassa, Tamir

    #-Anonymization with Minimal Loss of Information ######### ###### # ##### ##### # Abstract The technique of k-anonymization allows the releasing of databases that contain personal in- formation while ensuring some degree of individual privacy. Anonymization is usually performed by generalizing database

  9. How to Use Private Information in a Multi-person Zero-sum Game

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hiroyasu Yoneda; Gen Masumoto; Sobei H. Oda

    This paper describes how people play a zero sum game with different private information. Apparently more informed players\\u000a earn more than less informed players do. What happens however if people buy and sell speculatively in the future market? Those\\u000a who are better informed seem to have greater chance to earn money, while those who have no information may expect zero

  10. Feasibility of a patient decision aid regarding disclosure of personal health information: qualitative evaluation of the Health Care Information Directive

    Microsoft Academic Search

    C Shawn Tracy; Guilherme Coelho Dantas; Ross EG Upshur

    2004-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Concerns regarding the privacy of health information are escalating owing both to the growing use of information technology to store and exchange data and to the increasing demand on the part of patients to control the use of their medical records. The objective of this study was to evaluate the Health Care Information Directive (HCID), a recently-developed patient decision

  11. Application Examples for Handle System Usage

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Toussaint, F.; Weigel, T.; Thiemann, H.; Höck, H.; Stockhause, M.; Lautenschlager, M.

    2012-12-01

    Besides the well-known DOI (Digital Object Identifiers) as a special form of Handles that resolve to scientific publications there are various other applications in use. Others perhaps are just not yet. We present some examples for the existing ones and some ideas for the future. The national German project C3-Grid provides a framework to implement a first solution for provenance tracing and explore unforeseen implications. Though project-specific, the high-level architecture is generic and represents well a common notion of data derivation. Users select one or many input datasets and a workflow software module (an agent in this context) to execute on the data. The output data is deposited in a repository to be delivered to the user. All data is accompanied by an XML metadata document. All input and output data, metadata and the workflow module receive Handles and are linked together to establish a directed acyclic graph of derived data objects and involved agents. Data that has been modified by a workflow module is linked to its predecessor data and the workflow module involved. Version control systems such as svn or git provide Internet access to software repositories using URLs. To refer to a specific state of the source code of for instance a C3 workflow module, it is sufficient to reference the URL to the svn revision or git hash. In consequence, individual revisions and the repository as a whole receive PIDs. Moreover, the revision specific PIDs are linked to their respective predecessors and become part of the provenance graph. Another example for usage of PIDs in a current major project is given in EUDAT (European Data Infrastructure) which will link scientific data of several research communities together. In many fields it is necessary to provide data objects at multiple locations for a variety of applications. To ensure consistency, not only the master of a data object but also its copies shall be provided with a PID. To verify transaction safety and to keep all copies consistent requires that the chain from master to copy and vice versa has to be resolvable, preferably through PIDs directly. As part of EUDAT necessary services are created on the basis of iRODS. These form the core structure of the data infrastructure developed within EUDAT. Though many implementations of PID systems already exist, many valuable web accessible data sources come with unresolvable identifiers like UUIDs, with instable recognition patterns like URLs, or even with proprietary implementations. However, other data collections would like to link to them in the data descriptions of their metadata. In addition, by usage of PIDs one can decouple the responsibilities for data and MD in projects where necessary. For some metadata entities like persons or even institutes it makes sense to give them single PIDs that point to contact and/or location information. ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributor ID), e.g., keeps track of persons working in scholarly fields, independent of name changes and linguistic variances. The ISO 27729 based International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) also identifies legal entities and fictional characters besides natural persons. Other systems exist that, e.g., reference geographic localities. IDs of this kind may resolve to a URL where detailed information is given.

  12. How noisy information and individual asymmetries can make `personality' an adaptation: a simple model

    E-print Network

    McElreath, Richard

    . The recognition of correlated behaviours across contexts, even where optimal behaviour in each context is plausibly distinct, has spawned a search for evolutionary explana- tions of animal `personality' (Gosling theory (Gosling 2001; Dall et al. 2004; Sih et al. 2004a, b), have generated debate over whether

  13. Techniques for Gigabyte-Scale N-gram Based Information Retrieval on Personal Computers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ethan L. Miller; Dan Shen; Junli Liu; Charles K. Nicholas; Ting Chen

    1999-01-01

    In this paper, we discuss the implementation techniques that allowed us to use n-gram based retrieval methods on a gigabyte corpus on commodity personal computer hardware. While such techniques have been used before in word- based systems, n-gram systems have different challenges primarily caused by the significantly larger number of unique terms in the corpus. Our work shows that using

  14. FAMULUS: A Personal Information System User's Manual (for IBM System Users).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bolin, Robert L.

    This manual explains how to use the FAMULUS program package in a computing environment where most text is input through terminals and most files are stored on disks. Developed in the late 1960s by the Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station of the United States Forest Service, FAMULUS was conceived as a personal documentation system…

  15. An Efficient Approach to Multimodal Person Identity Verification by Fusing Face and Voice Information

    E-print Network

    Wang, Hsin-Min

    user has to first type his name and say "I am xxx". If the name the user types is consistent, the audio and video features extracted are used to train face and voice classifiers independently. A fusion module Fusion module Accept/Reject Keyword spotting for person identity claim Sentence "I am xxx

  16. Methods of Reading Information on Labels of Prescription Medications by Persons Who Are Visually Impaired

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McMahon, John M.; Curtis, Amy

    2009-01-01

    The prevalence of visual impairment (that is, blindness and low vision) is increasing in the United States, especially in persons aged 65 and older, with more than half of all people who are blind in this age demographic. It has been estimated that about 6.5 million Americans aged 55 and older report vision loss, and this number is expected to…

  17. Integrated modeling of clinical and gene expression information for personalized prediction of disease outcomes

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jennifer Pittman; Erich Huang; Holly Dressman; Cheng-Fang Horng; Skye H. Cheng; Mei-Hua Tsou; Chii-Ming Chen; Andrea Bild; Edwin S. Iversen; Andrew T. Huang; Joseph R. Nevins; Mike West

    2004-01-01

    We describe a comprehensive modeling approach to combining genomic and clinical data for personalized prediction in disease outcome studies. This integrated clinicogenomic modeling framework is based on statistical classification tree models that evaluate the contributions of multiple forms of data, both clinical and genomic, to define interactions of multiple risk factors that associate with the clinical outcome and derive predictions

  18. A Fundamental Study for Grouping Formation Module Based on Personality Information.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hishina, Masateru; Okada, Roberto; Ogasawara, Tomoya

    Many concepts, methods, and technologies regarding computer support in collaborative environments have been proposed. It is important to take into account human relations in collaborative learning environments, where personality plays a central role. However, it is not easy to build human relations in Web-based education (WBE), because there are…

  19. Improving Graph-Walk Based Similarity with Reranking: Case Studies for Personal Information

    E-print Network

    Murphy, Robert F.

    or semi-structured data is naturally represented by a graph, where nodes denote entities and directed the graph, we apply finite random graph walks to induce a measure of entity similarity, which can be viewed and person name disambiguation can be all addressed as search queries in this framework, where the graph

  20. Perceptions of Medicaid Beneficiaries Regarding the Usefulness of Accessing Personal Health Information and Services through a Patient Internet Portal

    PubMed Central

    Lobach, David F.; Willis, Janese M.; Macri, Jennifer M.; Simo, Jessica; Anstrom, Kevin J.

    2006-01-01

    Increasing emphasis is being placed on the importance of information technology to improve the safety and quality of healthcare. However, concern is growing that these potential benefits will not be equally distributed across the population because of a widening digital divide along racial and socioeconomic lines. In this pilot study, we surveyed 31 Medicaid beneficiaries to ascertain their interest in and projected use of a healthcare patient Internet portal. We found that most Medicaid beneficiaries (or their parents/guardians) were very interested in accessing personal health information about themselves (or their dependents) online. Additionally, they were interested in accessing healthcare services online. We also found that many Medicaid beneficiaries have Internet access, including a slight majority with access to high-speed Internet connections. Our study revealed significant concern about the privacy of online health information. PMID:17238393

  1. Handling during neonatal intensive care

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D R Murdoch; B A Darlow

    1984-01-01

    The handling received by very low birthweight newborns undergoing intensive care in the first few days of life and the effects of this were studied. Infants were handled an average of 4.3 hours (18%) of the total 24 hour observation time and received a mean 234 handling procedures. Parental handling contributed 35% of the total time but was usually benign

  2. 77 FR 35709 - Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Personal Financial and Credit...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-14

    ...is legally required to collect information to evaluate the character, ability, and capital or the sponsor, mortgagor, and general...is legally required to collect information to evaluate the character, ability, and capital or the sponsor, mortgagor,...

  3. Effort, memory, attention and time : paths to more effective personal information management

    E-print Network

    Van Kleek, Max, 1980-

    2011-01-01

    With the widespread availability of digital tools for storing, accessing, and sharing information, why is so much information still lost, forgotten, or kept on paper? The work in this thesis finds that such disorganization ...

  4. 32 CFR 806b.29 - Sending personal information over electronic mail.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...47). (d) Do not send Privacy Act information...distribution lists or group e-mail addresses unless each member has...information. When in doubt, send only to individual accounts...Before forwarding e-mails you have received...

  5. 32 CFR 806b.29 - Sending personal information over electronic mail.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...47). (d) Do not send Privacy Act information...distribution lists or group e-mail addresses unless each member has...information. When in doubt, send only to individual accounts...Before forwarding e-mails you have received...

  6. 32 CFR 806b.29 - Sending personal information over electronic mail.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...47). (d) Do not send Privacy Act information...distribution lists or group e-mail addresses unless each member has...information. When in doubt, send only to individual accounts...Before forwarding e-mails you have received...

  7. Report on the National Symposium on Personal Privacy and Information Technology (October 4-7, 1981).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Montvale, NJ.

    A national symposium was held October 4-7, 1981, to explore the relationships among law, ethics, and informational technology as they relate to the individual's informational privacy. The introduction to this report describes the conference format; discusses the Privacy Act of 1974 and the Freedom of Information Act; and offers definitions of…

  8. Impacts of User Modeling on Personalization of Information Retrieval: An Evaluation with Human Intelligence Analysts

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Eugene Santos Jr; Qunhua Zhao; Hien Nguyen; Hua Wang

    User modeling is the key element in assisting intelligence analysts to meet the challenge of gathering relevant information from the massive amounts of available data. We have developed a dynamic user model to predict the analyst's intent and help the information retrieval application better serve the analyst's information needs. In order to justify the effectiveness of our user modeling approach,

  9. Personalized and contextualized information in self-management systems for chronically ill patients (PERISCOPE)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. Laverman; J. H. M. Schonk; P. J. M. van der Boog; M. A. Neerincx

    2010-01-01

    Motivation -- It is becoming necessary to seriously consider self-management in the treatment of chronically ill patients. A number of self-management applications have already been developed, but an explicit theoretical model is lacking. The PERISCOPE-project aims to provide (1) a conceptual framework for self-management systems aimed at lifestyle changes, (2) guidelines for implementing personalization and contextualization to enhance self-management skills

  10. Personal privacy, information assurance, and the threat posed by malware techology

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Stytz, Martin R.; Banks, Sheila B.

    2006-04-01

    In spite of our best efforts to secure the cyber world, the threats posed to personal privacy by attacks upon networks and software continue unabated. While there are many reasons for this state of affairs, clearly one of the reasons for continued vulnerabilities in software is the inability to assess their security properties and test their security systems while they are in development. A second reason for this growing threat to personal privacy is the growing sophistication and maliciousness of malware coupled with the increasing difficulty of detecting malware. The pervasive threat posed by malware coupled with the difficulties faced when trying to detect its presence or an attempted intrusion make addressing the malware threat one of the most pressing issues that must be solved in order to insure personal privacy to users of the internet. In this paper, we will discuss the threat posed by malware, the types of malware found in the wild (outside of computer laboratories), and current techniques that are available for from a successful malware penetration. The paper includes a discussion of anti-malware tools and suggestions for future anti-malware efforts.

  11. Grain Grading and Handling.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rendleman, Matt; Legacy, James

    This publication provides an introduction to grain grading and handling for adult students in vocational and technical education programs. Organized in five chapters, the booklet provides a brief overview of the jobs performed at a grain elevator and of the techniques used to grade grain. The first chapter introduces the grain industry and…

  12. Seed Cotton Handling & Storage

    E-print Network

    Mukhtar, Saqib

    Seed Cotton Handling & Storage #12;S.W. Searcy Texas A&M University College Station, Texas M) Lubbock, Texas E.M. Barnes Cotton Incorporated Cary, North Carolina Acknowledgements: Special thanks for the production of this document has been provided by Cotton Incorporated, America's Cotton Producers

  13. Building the national health information infrastructure for personal health, health care services, public health, and research

    E-print Network

    Detmer, Don E

    2003-01-06

    by evidence of effectiveness. [5,6] Practice patterns differ across institutions and regions, re- sulting in varying health outcomes and costs of care. [7] Patients trying to make informed health decisions often encounter conflicting information with varying... on patientPage 5 of 12 (page number not for citation purposes) widely. Although an increasing number of institutions rely on an information infrastructure to practice evidence- and citizen access to ICT, health care professionals willing to interact...

  14. Public perceptions of the response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: personal experiences, information sources, and social context.

    PubMed

    Safford, Thomas G; Ulrich, Jessica D; Hamilton, Lawrence C

    2012-12-30

    The 2010 British Petroleum (BP) Deepwater Horizon oil spill highlighted long-standing questions about energy exploration and its social and environmental implications. Sociologists studying environmental disasters have documented the social impacts resulting from these events and dissatisfaction with government and industry responses. In this paper, we use data from a survey conducted during the Gulf of Mexico oil spill to examine how Louisiana and Florida residents' social backgrounds, experiences with the spill, and trust in information sources predict their perceptions of governmental and BP response efforts. We find that direct personal impacts and compensation strongly influence the evaluations of responding organizations. Age and place of residence also predict such assessments. Finally, levels of confidence in television news and BP as sources of information appear to shape Gulf Coast residents' opinions about the work of organizations responding to the Deepwater Horizon disaster. PMID:22985712

  15. 41 CFR 102-41.100 - What information do we provide when reporting voluntarily abandoned personal property to GSA?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...provide when reporting voluntarily abandoned personal property to GSA? 102-41.100 ...Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION PERSONAL PROPERTY 41-DISPOSITION OF SEIZED...VOLUNTARILY ABANDONED, AND UNCLAIMED PERSONAL PROPERTY Voluntarily Abandoned...

  16. 41 CFR 102-41.100 - What information do we provide when reporting voluntarily abandoned personal property to GSA?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...provide when reporting voluntarily abandoned personal property to GSA? 102-41.100 ...Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION PERSONAL PROPERTY 41-DISPOSITION OF SEIZED...VOLUNTARILY ABANDONED, AND UNCLAIMED PERSONAL PROPERTY Voluntarily Abandoned...

  17. Target foil rupture scenario and provision for handling different models of medical cyclotrons used in India

    PubMed Central

    Shaiju, V. S.; Sharma, S. D.; Kumar, Rajesh; Sarin, B.

    2009-01-01

    Medical cyclotron is a particle accelerator used in producing short lived radiotracers such as 18F, 11C, 15O, 13N etc. These radiotracers are labeled with suitable pharmaceuticals for use to gather information related to metabolic activity of the cell using Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan. Target foil rupture is considered one of the major emergency situations during medical cyclotron operations because there is a potential of over exposure to the working personnel. Radiation protection survey of a self-shielded medical cyclotron installation was carried out during normal and emergency conditions. It is found that the induced activity in the target foil increases with its successive usages. As a case study, we have evaluated the emergency handling procedures of GE PETtrace-6 medical cyclotron. Recommendations have also been made to reduce personal exposure while handling the target foil rupture condition such as the use of L-Bench near the target area and participation of experienced personnel. PMID:20098564

  18. Target foil rupture scenario and provision for handling different models of medical cyclotrons used in India.

    PubMed

    Shaiju, V S; Sharma, S D; Kumar, Rajesh; Sarin, B

    2009-07-01

    Medical cyclotron is a particle accelerator used in producing short lived radiotracers such as (18)F, (11)C, (15)O, (13)N etc. These radiotracers are labeled with suitable pharmaceuticals for use to gather information related to metabolic activity of the cell using Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan. Target foil rupture is considered one of the major emergency situations during medical cyclotron operations because there is a potential of over exposure to the working personnel. Radiation protection survey of a self-shielded medical cyclotron installation was carried out during normal and emergency conditions. It is found that the induced activity in the target foil increases with its successive usages. As a case study, we have evaluated the emergency handling procedures of GE PETtrace-6 medical cyclotron. Recommendations have also been made to reduce personal exposure while handling the target foil rupture condition such as the use of L-Bench near the target area and participation of experienced personnel. PMID:20098564

  19. Handling Chunks of Image Data in the Gemini Data Handling System

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dunn, Jennifer; Jaeger, Shannon; Hill, Norm; Gaudet, Séverin; Cockayne, Steve

    The Data Handling System (DHS), developed for the Gemini project by the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre, accepts observational data from multiple source s. There may be data descriptions, image data in chunks (to be composed into a single image), and multiple images for one dataset, all being received at diffe rent times. All information for a single dataset is written to one Flexible Image Transport System (FITS) file. The methods developed for handling and assembling data chunks are presented.

  20. Muslim person's experiences of diabetes during Ramadan: information for health professionals.

    PubMed

    Peterson, Sarah; Nayda, Robyn J; Hill, Pauline

    2012-04-01

    This phenomenological study provides an in-depth understanding of the lived experiences of Muslim persons with diabetes during Ramadan. The findings facilitate health professionals' knowledge of the unique needs of these clients during this time. van Manen's (1990) and Hycner's (1985) analytical methods assisted in producing the themes: knowing and understanding - being in harmony with the body, knowing its capabilities and limitations and its response to change; controlling - being in charge of diabetes during Ramadan; accepting and recognising - acknowledging diabetes and its impact on fasting during Ramadan; and faith and belief - the courage of conviction. PMID:22724905

  1. Personalizing Information Retrieval Using Interaction Behaviors in Search Sessions in Different Types of Tasks

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Liu, Chang

    2012-01-01

    When using information retrieval (IR) systems, users often pose short and ambiguous query terms. It is critical for IR systems to obtain more accurate representation of users' information need, their document preferences, and the context they are working in, and then incorporate them into the design of the systems to tailor retrieval to…

  2. An Overview of the Naval Enlisted Professional Development Information System (NEPDIS). Focus on the Trained Person.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ansbro, Thomas M.

    This is the first in a series of reports describing the origin, development, and applications of the Naval Enlisted Professional Development Information System (NEPDIS). The NEPDIS was designed to be a fully computerized information assembly and analysis system that would eventually support manpower, personnel, and training management. This report…

  3. Five-Factor Model personality disorder prototypes in a community sample: Self- and informant-reports predicting interview-based DSM diagnoses

    PubMed Central

    Lawton, Erin M.; Shields, Andrew J.; Oltmanns, Thomas F.

    2011-01-01

    The need for an empirically-validated, dimensional system of personality disorders is becoming increasingly apparent. While a number of systems have been investigated in this regard, the five-factor model of personality has demonstrated the ability to adequately capture personality pathology. In particular, the personality disorder prototypes developed by Lynam and Widiger (2001) have been tested in a number of samples. The goal of the present study is to extend this literature by validating the prototypes in a large, representative community sample of later middle-aged adults using both self and informant reports. We found that the prototypes largely work well in this age group. Schizoid, Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic, and Avoidant personality disorders demonstrate good convergent validity, with a particularly strong pattern of discriminant validity for the latter four. Informant-reported prototypes show similar patterns to self reports for all analyses. This demonstrates that informants are not succumbing to halo representations of the participants, but are rather describing participants in nuanced ways. Importantly, informant reports add significant predictive validity for Schizoid, Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic, and Narcissistic personality disorders. Implications of our results and directions for future research are discussed. PMID:22200006

  4. Influences of Formal Learning, Personal Characteristics, and Work Environment Characteristics on Informal Learning among Middle Managers in the Korean Banking Sector

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Choi, Woojae

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the influences of formal learning, personal characteristics, and work environment characteristics on informal learning among middle managers in the Korean banking sector. The conceptual framework identified three factors influencing informal learning. For this study, data collection was conducted in the…

  5. DUAL CREDIT EnRoLLmEnT APPLICATIon (complete both pages of application) Personal InformatIon (Please print in ink.) PaYment

    E-print Network

    DUAL CREDIT EnRoLLmEnT APPLICATIon (complete both pages of application) Personal InformatIon course cost total email: Courses (Please print in ink.) High school Information are you currently.utexas.edu/ce/uex Phone: ( ) ( ) Check # Driver's License # State -Please include student's UTEID in memo on check. -Make

  6. Plutonium Immobilization Puck Handling

    SciTech Connect

    Kriikku, E.

    1999-01-26

    The Plutonium Immobilization Project (PIP) will immobilize excess plutonium and store the plutonium in a high level waste radiation field. To accomplish these goals, the PIP will process various forms of plutonium into plutonium oxide, mix the oxide powder with ceramic precursors, press the mixture into pucks, sinter the pucks into a ceramic puck, load the pucks into metal cans, seal the cans, load the cans into magazines, and load the magazines into a Defense Waste Processing Facility (DPWF) canister. These canisters will be sent to the DWPF, an existing Savannah River Site (SRS) facility, where molten high level waste glass will be poured into the canisters encapsulating the ceramic pucks. Due to the plutonium radiation, remote equipment will perform these operations in a contained environment. The Plutonium Immobilization Project is in the early design stages and the facility will begin operation in 2005. This paper will discuss the Plutonium Immobilization puck handling conceptual design and the puck handling equipment testing.

  7. Solid waste handling

    SciTech Connect

    Parazin, R.J.

    1995-05-31

    This study presents estimates of the solid radioactive waste quantities that will be generated in the Separations, Low-Level Waste Vitrification and High-Level Waste Vitrification facilities, collectively called the Tank Waste Remediation System Treatment Complex, over the life of these facilities. This study then considers previous estimates from other 200 Area generators and compares alternative methods of handling (segregation, packaging, assaying, shipping, etc.).

  8. Modelling Message Handling System

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Insu Song; Pushkar Piggott

    2003-01-01

    \\u000a This paper introduces a new approach to designing a Message Handling Assistant (MA). It provides a generic model of an MA\\u000a and an intention extraction function for text messages using speech act theory and the belief-desire-intention (BDI) model\\u000a of rational agency. The model characterizes the desired behaviors of an MA and the relationships between the MA, its user,\\u000a and other

  9. Handle with care

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. B. de Castro

    2006-01-01

    In response to the significant number and severity of work-related back injuries and other musculoskeletal disorders among\\u000a nurses, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has launched the Handle With Care campaign. The campaign seeks to build a health\\u000a care industry-wide effort to prevent back and other musculoskeletal injuries. This is being done through developing partnerships\\u000a and coalitions, education and training, increasing

  10. Postharvest handling of grains and pulses

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The updated review information for the properties, grades, harvesting, threshing, drying, storage, handling, and milling of cereal grains and legumes is given in detail. The brief introduction of the structure and composition of the major cereal crops and legumes are described. To derive optimal b...

  11. Personal Finance.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Marine Corps Inst., Washington, DC.

    Developed as part of the Marine Corps Institute (MCI) correspondence training program, this course on personal finance is designed to provide all Marines with the ability to manage their financial affairs successfully. Introductory materials include specific information for MCI students, a course introduction, and a study guide (guidelines to…

  12. The Personal Health Record Paradox: Health Care Professionals’ Perspectives and the Information Ecology of Personal Health Record Systems in Organizational and Clinical Settings

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    Background Despite significant consumer interest and anticipated benefits, overall adoption of personal health records (PHRs) remains relatively low. Understanding the consumer perspective is necessary, but insufficient by itself. Consumer PHR use also has broad implications for health care professionals and organizational delivery systems; however, these have received less attention. An exclusive focus on the PHR as a tool for consumer empowerment does not adequately take into account the social and organizational context of health care delivery, and the reciprocal nature of patient engagement. Objective The purpose of this study was to examine the experiences of physicians, nurses, and pharmacists at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) using an organizationally sponsored PHR to develop insights into the interaction of technology and processes of health care delivery. The conceptual framework for the study draws on an information ecology perspective, which recognizes that a vibrant dynamic exists among technologies, people, practices, and values, accounting for both the values and norms of the participants and the practices of the local setting. The study explores the experiences and perspectives of VA health care professionals related to patient use of the My HealtheVet PHR portal and secure messaging systems. Methods In-depth interviews were conducted with 30 VA health care professionals engaged in providing direct patient care who self-reported that they had experiences with at least 1 of 4 PHR features. Interviews were transcribed, coded, and analyzed to identify inductive themes. Organizational documents and artifacts were reviewed and analyzed to trace the trajectory of secure messaging implementation as part of the VA Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model. Results Study findings revealed a variety of factors that have facilitated or inhibited PHR adoption, use, and endorsement of patient use by health care professionals. Health care professionals’ accounts and analysis of organizational documents revealed a multidimensional dynamic between the trajectory of secure messaging implementation and its impact on organizational actors and their use of technology, influencing workflow, practices, and the flow of information. In effect, secure messaging was the missing element of complex information ecology and its implementation acted as a catalyst for change. Secure messaging was found to have important consequences for access, communication, patient self-report, and patient/provider relationships. Conclusions Study findings have direct implications for the development and implementation of PHR systems to ensure adequate training and support for health care professionals, alignment with clinical workflow, and features that enable information sharing and communication. Study findings highlight the importance of clinician endorsement and engagement, and the need to further examine both intended and unintended consequences of use. This research provides an integral step toward better understanding the social and organizational context and impact of PHR and secure messaging use in clinical practice settings. PMID:23557596

  13. PERSONAL IDENTITY VERIFICATION (PIV) OF

    E-print Network

    March 2005 PERSONAL IDENTITY VERIFICATION (PIV) OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND CONTRACTORS: FEDERAL A new Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) for a government- wide personal identity enhance security, increase government efficiency, reduce identity fraud, and protect personal privacy

  14. DO FOCUS GROUPS AND PERSONAL INTERVIEWS REVEAL THE SAME INFORMATION FOR NATURAL RESOURCE VALUATION? (R827922)

    EPA Science Inventory

    The perspectives, information and conclusions conveyed in research project abstracts, progress reports, final reports, journal abstracts and journal publications convey the viewpoints of the principal investigator and may not represent the views and policies of ORD and EPA. Concl...

  15. 17 CFR 160.10 - Limits on disclosure of nonpublic personal information to nonaffiliated third parties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...160.10 Commodity and Securities Exchanges COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION PRIVACY OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL INFORMATION...of whether you and the consumer have established a customer relationship. (2) Unless you comply with this section, you...

  16. SF 4560-G (12-2011) Supersedes (03-2011) issue SANDIA PROPRIETARY INFORMATION (HR) Personally Identifiable Information

    E-print Network

    Fuerschbach, Phillip

    for diagnosed medical conditions with a goal of assisting employees in successfully returning to work under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), please follow these instructions. Failure to comply may provider to provide supportive medical information for this absence only and will be used to determine

  17. 41 CFR 102-37.455 - On what categories of surplus property has GSA imposed special handling conditions or use...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...special handling conditions or use limitations? 102-37.455 Section 102-37.455 Public Contracts and Property Management ...FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION PERSONAL PROPERTY 37-DONATION OF SURPLUS PERSONAL PROPERTY...

  18. 41 CFR 102-37.455 - On what categories of surplus property has GSA imposed special handling conditions or use...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...special handling conditions or use limitations? 102-37.455 Section 102-37.455 Public Contracts and Property Management ...FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION PERSONAL PROPERTY 37-DONATION OF SURPLUS PERSONAL PROPERTY...

  19. 41 CFR 102-37.455 - On what categories of surplus property has GSA imposed special handling conditions or use...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...special handling conditions or use limitations? 102-37.455 Section 102-37.455 Public Contracts and Property Management ...FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION PERSONAL PROPERTY 37-DONATION OF SURPLUS PERSONAL PROPERTY...

  20. 41 CFR 102-37.455 - On what categories of surplus property has GSA imposed special handling conditions or use...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...special handling conditions or use limitations? 102-37.455 Section 102-37.455 Public Contracts and Property Management ...FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION PERSONAL PROPERTY 37-DONATION OF SURPLUS PERSONAL PROPERTY...

  1. MATERIAL HANDLING, STORAGE, AND DISPOSAL

    E-print Network

    US Army Corps of Engineers

    EM 385-1-1 XX Jun 13 14-1 SECTION 14 MATERIAL HANDLING, STORAGE, AND DISPOSAL 14.A MATERIAL for PPE are covered in Section 5. 14.A.03 Material handling devices shall be available for the material handling needs of an activity. 14.A.04 Whenever heavy or bulky material is to be moved, the material

  2. The librarian's role in linking patients to their personal health data and contextual information.

    PubMed

    Tarver, Talicia; Jones, Dixie A; Adams, Mararia; Garcia, Alejandro

    2013-01-01

    The objective of this project was to make an institution's patients aware of a new patient portal with contextual links to MedlinePlus. Through partnerships with information technology personnel and LSU Health Shreveport clinics, the Health Sciences Library created and distributed promotional and educational materials and instructed patients on how to use MyChart and access reliable consumer health information via MedlinePlus Connect. Although most patients were not interested in coming to the library for demonstrations, many of them expressed interest in using MyChart. The contextual information in MedlinePlus Connect worked well for most topics. The institutional team leader for MyChart expressed gratitude for librarian involvement. PMID:24180654

  3. WinAgent: Creating and Managing Personal Information Assistants for Biological Data Collection

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael Berens; Hasan Davulcu; Anna Joy; Zoé Lacroix; Kaushal Parekh; I. V. Ramakrishnan; Prabhdeep Singh

    Life scientists spend significant time browsing pub lic online data websites to identify and retrieve information relevant to ongoing investigations, par ticularly new updates regarding functions associate d with specific genes, the annotation of genetic vari ations of genes (alleles, single nucleotide polymor phisms (SNPs)), and patterns of expression of genes. Some of this activity is exploratory to identify new

  4. Information-Seeking in Family Day Care: Access, Quality and Personal Cost

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Corr, L.; Davis, E.; Cook, K.; Mackinnon, A.; Sims, M.; Herrman, H.

    2014-01-01

    Family day-care (FDC) educators work autonomously to provide care and education for children of mixed ages, backgrounds and abilities. To meet the demands and opportunities of their work and regulatory requirements, educators need access to context-relevant and high quality information. No previous research has examined how and where these workers…

  5. Personal Library Curation: An Ethnographic Study of Scholars' Information Practices

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Antonijevic, Smiljana; Cahoy, Ellysa Stern

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents findings of a Mellon Foundation-funded study conducted at Penn State University in University Park during Fall 2012 that explored scholars' information practices across disciplines encompassing the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Drawing on results of the Web-based survey and ethnographic interviews, we present…

  6. Mass media vs. personal sources of information about the presidential assassination: A comparison of six investigations

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stephan P. Spitzer

    1964-01-01

    John Milton said “Where there is much desire to learn, there will of necessity be much arguing, much writing, and many opinions, for opinion in good men is but knowledge in the making.” One of the most unsettled parts of the field of communication research and theory is the area of “ricochet” or “two?step” information flow (briefly, the mass media

  7. The RIAO 94 conference and the status of information retrieval: a personal view

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard S. Marcus

    1994-01-01

    The RIAO 94 Conference provided a strong collection of presentations giving an excellent panorama of the best in current IR R&D. This review briefly summarizes most of those presentations as a basis for characterizing the current state of research and development in information retrieval. The theme of this characterization is that a great number of exciting developments are bubbling just

  8. The RIAO 94 Conference and the Status of Information Retrieval: A Personal View

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard S. Marcus

    1994-01-01

    The RIAO 94 Conference provided a strong collection of presentations giving an excellent panorama of the best in current IR R&D. This review briefly summarizes most of those presentations as a basis for characterizing the current state of research and development in information retrieval. The theme of this characterization is that a great number of exciting developments are bubbling just

  9. Once found, what then? A study of ?keeping? behaviors in the personal use of Web information

    Microsoft Academic Search

    William Jones; Susan Dumais; Harry Bruce

    2002-01-01

    This observational study investigates the methods people use in their workplace to organize web information for re-use. In addition to the bookmarking and history list tools provided by web browsers, people observed in our study used a variety of other methods and associated tools. For example, several participants emailed web addresses (URLs) along with comments to themselves and to others.

  10. LeZi-Update: An Information-Theoretic Framework for Personal Mobility Tracking in PCS Networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Amiya Bhattacharya; Sajal K. Das

    2002-01-01

    The complexity of the mobility tracking problem in a cellular environment has been characterized under an information-theoretic framework. Shannon's entropy measure is identified as a basis for comparing user mobility models. By building and maintaining a dictionary of individual user's path updates (as opposed to the widely used location updates), the proposed adaptive on-line algorithm can learn subscribers' profiles. This

  11. Phantom Access Agent: a Client-Side Approach to Personal Information Control

    E-print Network

    Nissenbaum, Helen

    browsers must generally reveal basic network information such as a user's current IP address, web sites such as a user's current IP address, web sites often collect far more, including a user's name, physical location often collect far more, including a user's name, physical location, and email address. Service providers

  12. 22 CFR 1101.3 - General policy: Collection and use of personal information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...and to ensure that no system of records concerning...contemplated development of any system of records which retrieves... (7) Maintain an accounting of all disclosures of...any information in a system maintained by the...care to protect the integrity, security and...

  13. 22 CFR 1101.3 - General policy: Collection and use of personal information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...and to ensure that no system of records concerning...contemplated development of any system of records which retrieves... (7) Maintain an accounting of all disclosures of...any information in a system maintained by the...care to protect the integrity, security and...

  14. 22 CFR 1101.3 - General policy: Collection and use of personal information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...and to ensure that no system of records concerning...contemplated development of any system of records which retrieves... (7) Maintain an accounting of all disclosures of...any information in a system maintained by the...care to protect the integrity, security and...

  15. 22 CFR 1101.3 - General policy: Collection and use of personal information.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...and to ensure that no system of records concerning...contemplated development of any system of records which retrieves... (7) Maintain an accounting of all disclosures of...any information in a system maintained by the...care to protect the integrity, security and...

  16. Teacher Perceptions of the Useability of Intervention Information from Personal versus Data-Based Sources

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Landrum, Timothy J.; Cook, Bryan G.; Tankersley, Melody; Fitzgerald, Shawn

    2007-01-01

    One prominent issue in contemporary special education is that teaching techniques found by research to be effective in improving the educational outcomes of students with disabilities are not routinely implemented. One way to enhance teachers' use of research-based practices is to disseminate information on effective teaching techniques in ways…

  17. Integrated transitional care: patient, informal caregiver and health care provider perspectives on care transitions for older persons with hip fracture

    PubMed Central

    Toscan, Justine; Mairs, Katie; Hinton, Stephanie; Stolee, Paul

    2012-01-01

    Introduction Complex older adults, such as those with hip fracture, frequently require care from multiple professionals across a variety of settings. Integrated care both between providers and across settings is important to ensure care quality and patient safety. The purpose of this study was to determine the core factors related to poorly integrated care when hip fracture patients transition between care settings. Methods A qualitative, focused ethnographic approach was used to guide data collection and analysis. Patients, their informal caregivers and health care providers were interviewed and observed at each care transition. A total of 45 individual interviews were conducted. Interview transcripts and field notes were coded and analysed to uncover emerging themes in the data. Results Four factors related to poorly integrated transitional care were identified: confusion with communication about care, unclear roles and responsibilities, diluted personal ownership over care, and role strain due to system constraints. Conclusions Our research supports a broader notion of collaborative practice that extends beyond specific care settings and includes an appropriate, informed role for patients and informal caregivers. This research can help guide system-level and setting-specific interventions designed to promote high-quality, patient-centred care during care transitions. PMID:22977426

  18. DOE handbook: Tritium handling and safe storage

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1999-03-01

    The DOE Handbook was developed as an educational supplement and reference for operations and maintenance personnel. Most of the tritium publications are written from a radiological protection perspective. This handbook provides more extensive guidance and advice on the null range of tritium operations. This handbook can be used by personnel involved in the full range of tritium handling from receipt to ultimate disposal. Compliance issues are addressed at each stage of handling. This handbook can also be used as a reference for those individuals involved in real time determination of bounding doses resulting from inadvertent tritium releases. This handbook provides useful information for establishing processes and procedures for the receipt, storage, assay, handling, packaging, and shipping of tritium and tritiated wastes. It includes discussions and advice on compliance-based issues and adds insight to those areas that currently possess unclear DOE guidance.

  19. Transfer Area Mechanical Handling Calculation

    SciTech Connect

    B. Dianda

    2004-06-23

    This calculation is intended to support the License Application (LA) submittal of December 2004, in accordance with the directive given by DOE correspondence received on the 27th of January 2004 entitled: ''Authorization for Bechtel SAX Company L.L. C. to Include a Bare Fuel Handling Facility and Increased Aging Capacity in the License Application, Contract Number DE-AC28-01R W12101'' (Arthur, W.J., I11 2004). This correspondence was appended by further Correspondence received on the 19th of February 2004 entitled: ''Technical Direction to Bechtel SAIC Company L.L. C. for Surface Facility Improvements, Contract Number DE-AC28-OIRW12101; TDL No. 04-024'' (BSC 2004a). These documents give the authorization for a Fuel Handling Facility to be included in the baseline. The purpose of this calculation is to establish preliminary bounding equipment envelopes and weights for the Fuel Handling Facility (FHF) transfer areas equipment. This calculation provides preliminary information only to support development of facility layouts and preliminary load calculations. The limitations of this preliminary calculation lie within the assumptions of section 5 , as this calculation is part of an evolutionary design process. It is intended that this calculation is superseded as the design advances to reflect information necessary to support License Application. The design choices outlined within this calculation represent a demonstration of feasibility and may or may not be included in the completed design. This calculation provides preliminary weight, dimensional envelope, and equipment position in building for the purposes of defining interface variables. This calculation identifies and sizes major equipment and assemblies that dictate overall equipment dimensions and facility interfaces. Sizing of components is based on the selection of commercially available products, where applicable. This is not a specific recommendation for the future use of these components or their related manufacturer. A component produced by one manufacturer certainly varies dimensionally from a similar product produced by a different manufacturer. The internal envelope dimensions are dependent on the selection of the individual components. The external envelope dimensions, as well as, key interface dimensions are established within this calculation and are to be treated as bounding dimensions.

  20. Personal, Informal and Relatable: Engaging Wide Audiences in Climate Science with Nasa's Earth Right Now Blog

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Tenenbaum, L. F.; Shaftel, H.; Jackson, R.

    2014-12-01

    There is no such thing as a non-scientist, but there are some who have yet to acknowledge their inner science spark. Aiming to ignite and fan the flame of curiosity, promote dialogue and attempt to make climate science personal and relevant to everyday life, NASA's Global Climate Change website http://climate.nasa.gov/ and Earth Right Now campaign http://www.nasa.gov/content/earth-right-now/ partnered together this year to launch the Earth Right Now blog http://climate.nasa.gov/blog. It quickly became one of the most popular blogs in all of NASA social media, receiving thousands of likes per week, and frequent comments as well as thoughtful and respectful discussions about climate change. Social media platforms such as blogs have become popular vehicles for engaging large swaths of the public in new exciting ways. NASA's Earth Right Now blog has become a powerful platform for engaging both scientists and the science-curious in constructive, fruitful conversations about the complex topic of climate science. We continue to interact and have ongoing dialogue with our readers by making the scientific content both accessible and engaging for diverse populations.

  1. River water quality management under incomplete information: application of an N-person iterated signaling game.

    PubMed

    Abed-Elmdoust, Armaghan; Kerachian, Reza

    2012-10-01

    One of the important issues in river quality management is to provide pollution control strategies which are acceptable for all stakeholders. When there is only one water quality checkpoint in a reach of a river which receives pollution loads of several dischargers and dischargers are penalized for any water quality violation, the game theory can be used for modeling the natural process of bargaining among load dischargers considering the assimilative capacity of a river. There are also some types of uncertainties in river water quality management which should be incorporated throughout the bargaining process. Signaling games can be utilized for modeling the bargaining among dischargers and developing perfect Bayesian equilibrium (PBE) strategies for pollution control. In this paper, a new methodology called N-person iterated signaling game is developed for river quality management considering the existing uncertainties in pollution loads of dischargers. The methodology can provide the stable PBE waste load allocation strategies. The practical utility of the proposed methodology is illustrated by applying it to a reach of the Zarjub River in Iran. This reach includes seven pollution load dischargers. PMID:22016041

  2. Geometric data perturbation-based personal health record transactions in cloud computing.

    PubMed

    Balasubramaniam, S; Kavitha, V

    2015-01-01

    Cloud computing is a new delivery model for information technology services and it typically involves the provision of dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources over the Internet. However, cloud computing raises concerns on how cloud service providers, user organizations, and governments should handle such information and interactions. Personal health records represent an emerging patient-centric model for health information exchange, and they are outsourced for storage by third parties, such as cloud providers. With these records, it is necessary for each patient to encrypt their own personal health data before uploading them to cloud servers. Current techniques for encryption primarily rely on conventional cryptographic approaches. However, key management issues remain largely unsolved with these cryptographic-based encryption techniques. We propose that personal health record transactions be managed using geometric data perturbation in cloud computing. In our proposed scheme, the personal health record database is perturbed using geometric data perturbation and outsourced to the Amazon EC2 cloud. PMID:25767826

  3. 49 CFR 1280.4 - Responsibility for handling of classified documents.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...false Responsibility for handling of classified documents. 1280.4 Section 1280...OF NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION AND CLASSIFIED MATERIAL § 1280.4 Responsibility for handling of classified documents. (a)...

  4. 49 CFR 1280.4 - Responsibility for handling of classified documents.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...false Responsibility for handling of classified documents. 1280.4 Section 1280...OF NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION AND CLASSIFIED MATERIAL § 1280.4 Responsibility for handling of classified documents. (a)...

  5. Sectional device handling tool

    DOEpatents

    Candee, Clark B. (Monroeville, PA)

    1988-07-12

    Apparatus for remotely handling a device in an irradiated underwater environment includes a plurality of tubular sections interconnected end-to-end to form a handling structure, the bottom section being adapted for connection to the device. A support section is connected to the top tubular section and is adapted to be suspended from an overhead crane. Each section is flanged at its opposite ends. Axially retractable bolts in each bottom flange are threadedly engageable with holes in the top flange of an adjacent section, each bolt being biased to its retracted position and retained in place on the bottom flange. Guide pins on each top flange cooperate with mating holes on adjacent bottom flanges to guide movement of the parts to the proper interconnection orientation. Each section carries two hydraulic line segments provided with quick-connect/disconnect fittings at their opposite ends for connection to the segments of adjacent tubular sections upon interconnection thereof to form control lines which are connectable to the device and to an associated control console.

  6. Use of Computers in Information Handling. Report of the DSE/PADIS Training Workshop (Nairobi, Kenya, April 21-May 2, 1986).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Huttemann, Lutz, Ed.; Inganji, Francis K., Ed.

    This workshop attended by 21 participants from 13 countries was designed to promote the use of computerized information and documentation services in the eastern and southern African subregion, and increase the exchange of experiences of the personnel involved in the field. The full text is provided for the following papers presented at the…

  7. Handling of Nuclear Information; Proceedings of the Symposium... Organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency, and Held in Vienna, 16-20 February 1970.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria).

    An international nuclear information system (INIS) which applies computer techniques to the management of the world's nuclear literature is about to come into operation. This prompted the International Atomic Energy Agency to hold a symposium to provide a comprehensive review of the facilities and services available in the world for providing…

  8. Latent Information in Fluency Lists Predicts Functional Decline in Persons at Risk for Alzheimer Disease

    PubMed Central

    Clark, D.G.; Kapur, P.; Geldmacher, D.S.; Brockington, J.C.; Harrell, L.; DeRamus, T.P.; Blanton, P.D.; Lokken, K.; Nicholas, A.P.; Marson, D.C.

    2014-01-01

    Objective We constructed random forest classifiers employing either the traditional method of scoring semantic fluency word lists or new methods. These classifiers were then compared in terms of their ability to diagnose Alzheimer disease (AD) or to prognosticate among individuals along the continuum from cognitively normal (CN) through mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to AD. Method Semantic fluency lists from 44 cognitively normal elderly individuals, 80 MCI patients, and 41 AD patients were transcribed into electronic text files and scored by four methods: traditional raw scores, clustering and switching scores, “generalized” versions of clustering and switching, and a method based on independent components analysis (ICA). Random forest classifiers based on raw scores were compared to “augmented” classifiers that incorporated newer scoring methods. Outcome variables included AD diagnosis at baseline, MCI conversion, increase in Clinical Dementia Rating-Sum of Boxes (CDR-SOB) score, or decrease in Financial Capacity Instrument (FCI) score. ROC curves were constructed for each classifier and the area under the curve (AUC) was calculated. We compared AUC between raw and augmented classifiers using Delong’s test and assessed validity and reliability of the augmented classifier. Results Augmented classifiers outperformed classifiers based on raw scores for the outcome measures AD diagnosis (AUC 0.97 vs. 0.95), MCI conversion (AUC 0.91 vs. 0.77), CDR-SOB increase (AUC 0.90 vs. 0.79), and FCI decrease (AUC 0.89 vs. 0.72). Measures of validity and stability over time support the use of the method. Conclusion Latent information in semantic fluency word lists is useful for predicting cognitive and functional decline among elderly individuals at increased risk for developing AD. Modern machine learning methods may incorporate latent information to enhance the diagnostic value of semantic fluency raw scores. These methods could yield information valuable for patient care and clinical trial design with a relatively small investment of time and money. PMID:24556551

  9. From Santa Barbara to Washington: a person's and a nation's journey toward portable health information.

    PubMed

    Brailer, David J

    2007-01-01

    The Santa Barbara County Care Data Exchange recently decided to disband. Because I founded the Santa Barbara Project and went on to lead U.S. health information technology (IT) efforts, it has been suggested that federal health IT policy relied too heavily on the approach used in Santa Barbara. Concerns have been expressed that the U.S. health IT effort rests upon a weak foundation and may be unsustainable. Conversely, the lessons of Santa Barbara were evident to investigators, including myself, long before its termination. These lessons, not the original assumptions and methods used in Santa Barbara, were applied to federal policy. PMID:17670776

  10. Implementation of health information technology in Veterans Health Administration to support transformational change: telehealth and personal health records.

    PubMed

    Chumbler, Neale R; Haggstrom, David; Saleem, Jason J

    2011-12-01

    The Institute of Medicine report, Crossing the Quality Chasm, called for significant improvements in 6 elements of healthcare performance: safety, effectiveness, patient centeredness, timeliness, efficiency, and equity. To meet the changing care needs of older veterans, many of whom are trying to manage the complexities of their chronic diseases in their own homes, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has promoted many of the Institute of Medicine elements by implementing health information technology (health IT), such as telehealth and a personal health record (PHR). To that end, approximately 5 years ago, VHA created the Office of Care Coordination and in particular a patient-centered Care Coordination/Home Telehealth (CCHT) program, which uses telehealth technologies (eg, messaging devices) to coordinate care directly from a patient's home to help self-manage their chronic diseases. VHA has also developed a PHR, My HealtheVet, which is a secure web-based portal that provides veterans the capability to access and manage health information. This article discusses the mechanisms by which these forms of health IT have been implemented to improve access to care and improve health. For telehealth, we present the outcomes from some of the published literature. For PHRs, we outline what is known to date and future research directions. The article also examines some structural, policy-related, and organizational barriers to health IT implementation and offers suggestions for future research. PMID:20421829

  11. 40 CFR 156.212 - Personal protective equipment statements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...170.240 of this chapter) and work clothing for pesticide handlers. This personal...personal protective equipment and work clothing requirements specified in this section...Protective Equipment (PPE) and Work Clothing for Handling Activities Route of...

  12. Standards for material handling and facilities equipment proofload testing

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bonn, S. P.

    1970-01-01

    Document provides information on verifying the safety of material handling and facilities equipment /MH/FE/, ranging from monorail systems to ladders and non-powered mobile equipment. Seven catagories of MH/FE equipment are defined.

  13. How to Handle the Avalanche of Online Documentation.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nolan, Maureen P.

    1981-01-01

    The method of handling the printed documentation associated with online information retrieval, which is described, involves the use of a series of separate but related files: database files, system files, network files, index sheets, and equipment files. (FM)

  14. Use of the internet for information and support: disclosure among persons with breast and prostate cancer.

    PubMed

    Owen, Jason E; Klapow, Joshua C; Roth, David L; Tucker, Diane C

    2004-10-01

    The present study examined the feasibility of evaluating online communication of cancer patients using an automated content analysis program modified for application to cancer-related communication. Public messages posted to the Breast Cancer Discussion List and the Prostate Problems Mailing List were content analyzed uasing an augmented version of Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count to evaluate communication styles within these two cancer types. Breast cancer patients were more likely to submit multiple messages to the list and made greater use of words related to emotional disclosure and cognitive processing compared with prostate cancer patients. Prostate cancer patients were less likely to seek emotional support or repeated interaction with other patients, and more of their communication focused on cancer-related information. Use of cancer-specific word libraries significantly increased word identification within these samples. Content analysis of online communication appears to be a promising method for detecting communication differences among subgroups of cancer patients. PMID:15675637

  15. Battery and handle therefor

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    Mc Cartney, C.P.; Susko, E.W.; Crouse, T.

    1987-06-16

    An electric storage battery is described including a container having a carrying handle pivotal and detachably secured via mounting knobs projecting from opposite endwalls. The improvement comprises: knob comprising a head portion spaced from an endwall and a substantially cylindrical stem portion of determined diameter extending between, and in contiguous relation to, the endwall and head portion; the head portion includes a flange extending radially outboard the stem portion; a surface on the stem side of the flange confronting the endwall; a handle comprising a one-piece plastic molding having a substantially rigid gripping portion and arm portions extending from the opposite ends of the gripping portion to the knobs. The arm portions have sufficient length to permit positioning of the gripping portion above or alongside the battery as desired; an innerface on each arm portion confronting an endwall; a substantially flat terminal forming the end of each of the arm portions engaging a knob, the terminal comprising a wall lying inboard of, and substantially parallel to, the innerface adjacent to the endwall and defining a pocket containing the head. The wall engages the surface of the flange such as to prevent axial displacement of terminal with respect to the knob; a rim of the wall defines a socket in the wall for receiving the stem. The socket has a stem-retention zone and an upwardly opening mouth for the ingress and egress of the stem portion into and out of the zone by movement of the arm longitudinally and parallel to the endwall; and a pair of opposed projections extending toward each other from the rim into the socket and defining a gate which is sufficiently narrower than the diameter to permit manual snapping of the stem into and out of the stem-retention zone to engage/disengage the terminal with/from the knob yet retain the stem in the zone in normal use.

  16. The Concept of a Person's Information Culture: View from Russia La conception de la culture informationnelle chez l'individu: le point de vue de la Russie

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    Boyer, Edmond

    The Concept of a Person's Information Culture: View from Russia La conception de la culture, Kemerovo State University of Culture and Arts, Kemerovo, Russia Postal address: 17, Voroshilov Street, Kemerovo, 650029, Russia E-mail address: nii@kemguki.ru; gendina@inbox.ru Phone numbers: +7 3842 35 96 15

  17. MEDICAL RECORD Information Practices We, here at the Clinical Center (CC), strive to provide privacy for all our patients and to maintain the confidentiality of the sensitive personal

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    Baker, Chris I.

    privacy for all our patients and to maintain the confidentiality of the sensitive personal information, and treatment are confidential and will be conducted discreetly. The patient has the right to expect that all communications and records pertaining to care will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law

  18. Computer Attitude, and the Impact of Personal Characteristics and Information and Communication Technology Adoption Patterns on Performance of Teaching Faculty in Higher Education in Ghana, West Africa

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    Larbi-Apau, Josephine A.

    2011-01-01

    This study examined computer attitude, and the impact of personal characteristics and ICT adoption patterns on performance of multidisciplinary teaching faculty in three public universities in Ghana. A cross-sectional research of mixed methods was applied in collecting data and information. Quantitative data from 164 respondents were analyzed…

  19. Effect of Symptom Information and Intelligence in Dissimulation. An Examination of Faking Response Styles by Inmates on the Basic Personality Inventory

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    Steffan, Jarrod S.; Kroner, Daryl G.; Morgan, Robert D.

    2007-01-01

    This study employed the Basic Personality Inventory (BPI) to differentiate various types of dis-simulation, including malingered psychopathology and faking good, by inmates. In particular, the role of intelligence in utilizing symptom information to successfully malinger was examined. On admission to a correctional facility, 161 inmates completed…

  20. For information about building access for persons with disabilities, please contact Matt Johnston at 773.702-0541 or send an email to mhj@galton.uchicago.edu.

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    Stephens, Matthew

    on the topic including testing twelve different VaR models on the stock returns in the Chinese market_______________________________ For information about building access for persons with disabilities of Chicago Parametric and Non-Parametric Measures of Value-at-Risk in the Chinese Stock Market FRIDAY, May 9

  1. REQUEST FOR A BANNER GUEST ACCOUNT This form is for use within Human Resources. Personal information collected on this form is confidential, and is used by Human

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    Dawson, Jeff W.

    REQUEST FOR A BANNER GUEST ACCOUNT This form is for use within Human Resources. Personal information collected on this form is confidential, and is used by Human Resources for the purposes of setting and signed by the supervisor and then forwarded to Human Resources. Notification of the Banner ID

  2. Gadget Creation for Personal Information Integration on Web Portals Chia-Hui Chang, Shih-Feng Yang, Che-Min Liou

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    Chang, Chia-Hui

    Gadget Creation for Personal Information Integration on Web Portals Chia-Hui Chang, Shih-Feng Yang needed. In this paper, we propose the idea of gadget creation such that extracted data can be imme- porating unsupervised extraction method for RSS feeds or gadget creation. The advanced application

  3. 41 CFR 102-36.425 - May we dispose of excess hazardous personal property?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...36-DISPOSITION OF EXCESS PERSONAL PROPERTY Personal Property Whose Disposal Requires Special Handling Hazardous Personal Property ...provide a description of the actual or potential hazard. Munitions List Items/Commerce Control List Items...

  4. 41 CFR 102-36.425 - May we dispose of excess hazardous personal property?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...36-DISPOSITION OF EXCESS PERSONAL PROPERTY Personal Property Whose Disposal Requires Special Handling Hazardous Personal Property ...provide a description of the actual or potential hazard. Munitions List Items/Commerce Control List Items...

  5. 41 CFR 102-36.425 - May we dispose of excess hazardous personal property?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...36-DISPOSITION OF EXCESS PERSONAL PROPERTY Personal Property Whose Disposal Requires Special Handling Hazardous Personal Property ...provide a description of the actual or potential hazard. Munitions List Items/Commerce Control List Items...

  6. 41 CFR 102-36.425 - May we dispose of excess hazardous personal property?

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    2010-07-01

    ...36-DISPOSITION OF EXCESS PERSONAL PROPERTY Personal Property Whose Disposal Requires Special Handling Hazardous Personal Property ...provide a description of the actual or potential hazard. Munitions List Items/Commerce Control List Items...

  7. 41 CFR 102-36.425 - May we dispose of excess hazardous personal property?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...36-DISPOSITION OF EXCESS PERSONAL PROPERTY Personal Property Whose Disposal Requires Special Handling Hazardous Personal Property ...provide a description of the actual or potential hazard. Munitions List Items/Commerce Control List Items...

  8. Extending information retrieval methods to personalized genomic-based studies of disease.

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    Ye, Shuyun; Dawson, John A; Kendziorski, Christina

    2014-01-01

    Genomic-based studies of disease now involve diverse types of data collected on large groups of patients. A major challenge facing statistical scientists is how best to combine the data, extract important features, and comprehensively characterize the ways in which they affect an individual's disease course and likelihood of response to treatment. We have developed a survival-supervised latent Dirichlet allocation (survLDA) modeling framework to address these challenges. Latent Dirichlet allocation (LDA) models have proven extremely effective at identifying themes common across large collections of text, but applications to genomics have been limited. Our framework extends LDA to the genome by considering each patient as a "document" with "text" detailing his/her clinical events and genomic state. We then further extend the framework to allow for supervision by a time-to-event response. The model enables the efficient identification of collections of clinical and genomic features that co-occur within patient subgroups, and then characterizes each patient by those features. An application of survLDA to The Cancer Genome Atlas ovarian project identifies informative patient subgroups showing differential response to treatment, and validation in an independent cohort demonstrates the potential for patient-specific inference. PMID:25733795

  9. A personalized approach to deliver health care information to diabetic patients in community care clinics*†

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    Koonce, Taneya Y.; Giuse, Nunzia B.; Kusnoor, Sheila V.; Hurley, Suzanne; Ye, Fei

    2015-01-01

    Objective The study’s purpose was to test the generalizability of an individualized information prescription model, which has been previously validated for educating patients about hypertension in emergency department and community health center settings. Study investigators assessed the effects of educational materials targeted to health literacy levels and learning styles on patients’ diabetes knowledge in a community clinic setting. Methods From May to August 2012, 160 patients were recruited and randomized into intervention (n?=?81) and control (n?=?79) groups. Inclusion criteria included 18 years or older, English or Spanish speaker, and a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. Measures included modified versions of the Diabetes Knowledge Test and Subjective Numeracy Scale, along with brief health literacy and learning style assessments. Study team members contacted both groups after 2 and 6 weeks to reassess diabetes knowledge. Results The control group showed no significant change in diabetes knowledge at both follow-ups. In contrast, the mean number of diabetes knowledge questions answered correctly by the intervention group increased significantly after 2 weeks (??=?2.66, P?=?0.000), which persisted at 6 weeks (??=?2.46, P?=?0.00). Conclusions This study showed that patients’ knowledge about diabetes increased significantly after exposure to educational materials targeted to their health literacy levels and learning style preferences and that the model is transferrable among health conditions.

  10. Mars Sample Handling Protocol Workshop Series

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    Rummel, John D. (Editor); Race, Margaret S. (Editor); Acevedo, Sara (Technical Monitor)

    2000-01-01

    This document is the report resulting from the first workshop of the series on development of the criteria for a Mars sample handling protocol. Workshop 1 was held in Bethesda, Maryland on March 20-22, 2000. This report serves to document the proceedings of Workshop 1; it summarizes relevant background information, provides an overview of the deliberations to date, and helps frame issues that will need further attention or resolution in upcoming workshops. Specific recommendations are not part of this report.

  11. Personal Genomics, Personalized Medicine,

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    Napp, Nils

    Personal Genomics, Personalized Medicine, & YOU Carrie Iwema, PhD, MLS 21st May 2012 AAAS/Science Translational Medicine panel discussion; MLA 2012 #12;Timeline: Human Genome Sequence HSLS, U.Pitt 1995 2014 2000 2003 2007 2007 2010 Human Genome Draft Sequence Complete Human Reference Genome Individual Human

  12. 41 CFR 102-38.250 - How do we handle late bids that are not considered?

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    2010-07-01

    ... 2010-07-01 false How do we handle late bids that are not considered? 102-38...PROPERTY 38-SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY Bids Late Bids § 102-38.250 How do we handle late bids that are not considered? Late...

  13. 7 CFR 922.70 - Personal liability.

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    2011-01-01

    ... AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Marketing Agreements and Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE APRICOTS GROWN IN DESIGNATED COUNTIES IN WASHINGTON Order Regulating Handling Miscellaneous Provisions § 922.70 Personal...

  14. 7 CFR 922.70 - Personal liability.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Marketing Agreements and Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE APRICOTS GROWN IN DESIGNATED COUNTIES IN WASHINGTON Order Regulating Handling Miscellaneous Provisions § 922.70 Personal...

  15. IC handling robot

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    Law, D.O.

    1986-09-01

    Allied Corporation, Bendix Kansas City Division uses many integrated circuits (ICs) which are 100% tested by receiving inspection prior to installation into the next assemblies. Testing includes functional testing followed by a burn-in cycle then additional functional testing. Before an IC can be functionally tested, it must be inserted into a custom plastic carrier which is placed into a metal magazine that fits the functional tester. The ICs are removed from both tester magazines and carriers prior to being placed into connectors mounted on a printed wiring board for burn-in. Then they are removed from the burn-in board and re-inserted into carriers and magazines for additional functional testing. Each device is handled manually a minimum of 12 times before it is accepted. This project established a robotic workcell which automatically prepares a dual in-line packaged (DIP) integrated circuit for several types of inspection operations performed by Receiving Inspection. Specific activities required to accomplish this goal included definition of the work cell, preparation of the robot and other equipment specifications, installation planning, establishment of programming routines and logic, design of operator safeguards, and development of the work cell concept into an operational unit capable of supporting production.

  16. Remote handling and accelerators

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    Wilson, M. T.

    The high-current levels of contemporary and proposed accelerator facilities induce radiation levels into components, requiring consideration be given to maintenance techniques that reduce personnel exposure. Typical components involved include beamstops, targets, collimators, windows, and instrumentation that intercepts the direct beam. Also included are beam extraction, injection, splitting, and kicking regions, as well as purposeful spill areas where beam tails are trimmed and neutral particles are deposited. Scattered beam and secondary particles activate components all along a beamline such as vacuum pipes, magnets, and shielding. Maintenance techniques vary from hands-on to TV-viewed operation using state-of-the-art servomanipulators. Bottom- or side-entry casks are used with thimble-type target and diagnostic assemblies. Long-handled tools are operated from behind shadow shields. Swinging shield doors, unstacking block, and horizontally rolling shield roofs are all used to provide access. Common to all techniques is the need to make operations simple and to provide a means of seeing and reaching the area.

  17. Problems experienced by nurses in relation to disclosure of patient data immediately after enforcement of the personal information protection law in Japan.

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    Asanuma, Yuko; Yamanouchi, Kazushi; Sasaki, Noriko; Hosogoe, Sachiko

    2006-01-01

    An extension course for nurses providing details about the Act on the Protection of Personal Information was offered using a remote conferencing system. Experiences or problems related to disclosure of patient data were collected from the participants using a questionnaire. Most of the problems were placed in the category of disclosure of personal data to a third party, followed by those related to security safeguards and administration of employees. It is necessary for the JMHLW to gather more cases in order to expand the number of items in the Casebook by JMHLW. Also, systematic on-the-job education will be needed for nurses. PMID:17102430

  18. Toolbox Safety Talk Material Handling

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    Pawlowski, Wojtek

    Toolbox Safety Talk Material Handling Environmental Health & Safety Occupational Safety & Health the body, there is a dramatic increase in stress to the lower back. To place the object below the level Safety Talk Material Handling Environmental Health & Safety Occupational Safety & Health Section 395 Pine

  19. Fluid handling equipment: A compilation

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1976-01-01

    Devices and techniques used in fluid-handling and vacuum systems are described. Section 1 presents several articles on fluid lines and tubing. Section 2 describes a number of components such as valves, filters, and regulators. The last section contains descriptions of a number of innovative fluid-handling systems.

  20. Liquid Nitrogen Handling Procedures September 24, 2010 Workplace Safety and Environmental Protection Page 1

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    Saskatchewan, University of

    Liquid Nitrogen Handling Procedures September 24, 2010 Workplace Safety and Environmental Protection Page 1 Liquid Nitrogen Handling Procedures Version 1.0 Purpose The purpose of this document is to provide information on handling as well as the hazards of working with liquid nitrogen. Training