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Implementation of Internet Technology in Malaysia`s Hospitals: Infrastructure and Info-structures Required  [PDF]
Alicia Tang Yee Chong,Nor`ashikin Ali,Hajar Mat Jani
Information Technology Journal , 2003,
Abstract: It is inevitable that everyone is demanding for good services from any organization we deal with. The emerging of Internet technologies encourages these companies to take advantage of this cutting-edge technology to restructure their entire operations for ensuring improved services and increased productivity and revenues. Hospital is one such service-oriented as well as expertise-oriented organization that required the adoption of Internet technology. In meeting the increasing demands of improved healthcare in Malaysia, it is expected that the nations are demanded for a more virtual, more integrated, and more efficient healthcare delivery system. Malaysia is to be a nation of healthy individuals, families and communities, through a healthcare system that is efficient and technologically appropriate and consumer friendly, with emphasis on quality and respect for community participation towards an enhanced quality of life. All can only be realized with the present of Internet for the electronically capturing, storing, dissemination and processing of large volume of hypertexts and multimedia contents. It is hoped that this research will invite more parties be it the Government funded hospitals or the privately owned specialist centers to adopt the necessary technologies and to help to transfer Internet technology into healthcare sectors so as to meet the increasing demands of improved healthcare services in Malaysia. The aim of this paper is to discuss and to present the required Internet infrastructure and info structures for hospitals adoption. The paper will describe the Internet technologies that would support the effective implementation of customer-centric information system for the patients. The paper will also identify and address the implementation issues in this regard. The paper concludes with a general Internet-based services model for hospitals in Malaysia and other hospital around the world.
Connection preserving actions are topologically engaging  [PDF]
A. Candel,R. Quiroga-Barranco
Mathematics , 2012,
Abstract: Topologically and geometrically engaging actions have proved to be useful to obtain rigidity results for semisimple Lie group actions. We show that the action of a simple noncompact Lie group on a compact manifold preserving a unimodular rigid geometric structure of algebraic type (e.g. a connection together with a volume density) is topologically engaging on an open conull dense set.
Level rings arising from meet-distributive meet-semilattices  [PDF]
Juergen Herzog,Takayuki Hibi
Mathematics , 2004,
Abstract: The Alexander dual of an arbitrary meet-semilattice is described explicitly. Meet-distributive meet-semilattices whose Alexander dual is level are characterized.
Where Times Meet  [cached]
Theodore R. Schatzki
Cosmos and History : the Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy , 2006,
Abstract: This essay pursues two goals: (1) to argue that two fundamental types of time—the time of objective reality and “the time of the soul”—meet in human activity and history and (2) to defend the legitimacy of calling a particular version of the second type a kind of time. The essay begins by criticizing Paul Ricoeur’s version of the claim that times of these two sorts meet in history. It then presents an account of human activity based on Heidegger’s Being and Time, according to which certain times of the two types—existential temporality and succession—meet in human activity. The legitimacy of calling existential temporality a kind of time is then defended via an expanded analysis of activity that examines where the two times meet there. The concluding section briefly considers a conception of historical time due to David Carr before showing why history is a broader domain encompassing human activity where the two times meet.
Where Times Meet  [cached]
Theodore R. Schatzki
Cosmos and History : the Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy , 2005,
Abstract: This essay pursues two goals: (1) to argue that two fundamental types of time—the time of objective reality and “the time of the soul”—meet in human activity and history and (2) to defend the legitimacy of calling a particular version of the second type a kind of time. The essay begins by criticizing Paul Ricoeur’s version of the claim that times of these two sorts meet in history. It then presents an account of human activity based on Heidegger’s Being and Time, according to which certain times of the two types—existential temporality and succession—meet in human activity. The legitimacy of calling existential temporality a kind of time is then defended via an expanded analysis of activity that examines where the two times meet there. The concluding section briefly considers a conception of historical time due to David Carr before showing why history is a broader domain encompassing human activity where the two times meet.
In praise of full meet contraction
Hansson,Sven Ove;
An??lisis filos?3fico , 2006,
Abstract: full meet contraction, that was devised by carlos alchourrón and david makinson in the early 1980' s, has often been overlooked since it is not in itself a plausible contraction operator. however, it is a highly useful building-block in the construction of composite contraction operators. in particular, all plausible contraction operators can be reconstructed so that the outcome of contracting a belief set k by a sentence p is defined as k ~ f (p), where ~ is full meet contraction and f a sentential selector, i.e. a function to and from sentences. this paper investigates the logic of full meet contraction. seven properties of this operation are presented that contribute to making it useful as a building-block: (1) full meet contraction is a purely logical operation. (2) it retains finitebasedness of the belief set. (3) it is the inclusion-maximal contraction that removes all sentences that can contribute to implying the input sentence. (4) it is the inclusion-maximal contraction that removes all non-tautologous consequences of the input sentence. (5) almost all contractions can be reconstructed as full meet contraction. (6) full meet contraction allows for recovery of the input sentence. (7) full meet contraction provides a unified account of multiple and singleton contraction.
Engaging Physics Faculty in Course Transformation  [PDF]
James T. Laverty,Stuart H. Tessmer,Melanie M. Cooper,Marcos D. Caballero
Physics , 2014,
Abstract: Research has shown that it is challenging to change departmental culture to support the adoption of transformed teaching practices. Michigan State University is working to transform its introductory physics courses by engaging faculty in discussions about the scientific practices and core ideas of the discipline, and to use those discussions to drive change to both assessments and classroom instruction. Here we discuss our model of change, its implementation in the Physics and Astronomy department, the challenges encountered along the way and how we've mitigated those challenges, and tools to measure the impact of this change.
Engaging Conversationally: A Method for Engaging Students in Their Learning and Examining Instruction  [PDF]
Michael Kiener
InSight : A Journal of Scholarly Teaching , 2008,
Abstract: Under the principles of the scholarship of teaching and learning and action research this study sought to examine how an instructor created and facilitated engagement in his students. The research was primarily undertaken to further define the middle range theory of mutual engagement. Theoretical sampling was used to analyze approximately 100 pieces of data that included instructor notes, teaching observations, feedback from conference presentations, student assessments, and end of semester student evaluations. Engaging conversationally (EC) emerged as the phenomenon that described the instructor’s engagement in the learning process. EC was an ongoing cyclical pattern of inquiry that included preparing, reflecting and modeling. Interconnected in the pattern of inquiry were personality traits, counselor education, and teaching philosophy.
EARNINGS MANAGEMENT IN NON-PROFIT HOSPITALS  [PDF]
Hui-Fang Tan
International Journal of Electronic Business Management , 2011,
Abstract: This paper investigates whether earnings management occurs in non-profit hospitals. Using manually collected financial data of the foundation hospitals in Taiwan over the period from 2006 to 2008, I find non-profit hospitals tend to manage earnings to a range just above zero by examining the distribution of reported income on a sample of 45 hospitals and 133 hospital-year observations. The study further analyzes the characteristics of non-profit hospitals that have reported earnings slightly higher than zero. It shows that the religion- and business-group hospitals and hospitals that receive more donations intend to manage earnings to a range just above zero. In addition, I test the association between discretionary accruals (estimated in aggregate accruals model as well as specific accruals model) and “pre-managed” earnings, the evidence suggests that managers of non-profit hospitals use their managerial discretion over accounting choice to meet earnings target. These results provide evidence consistent with non-profit hospitals similar to for-profit organizations, conduct earnings management.
The meet of locally connected group topologies
Dorene J. Fox
International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences , 1994, DOI: 10.1155/s0161171294000499
Abstract: The collection of all group topologies on a given group is a complete lattice partially ordered by inclusion. The purpose of this paper is to develop a convenient method of defining the meet of an arbitrary collection of group topologies and demonstrate that the meet of a collection of locally connected group topologies is also locally connected.
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