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  • Imagine Printing Inventory on Demand

      Technology has changed exponentially in recent years. Just consider the apps available on your smart phone today compared to what was available just 5 or ten short years ago. In fact the term disruptive technology was coined to describe any new technology that comes along and is so significant and innovative that it ''disrupts'' the status ...
  • Lay Off the PSA, USA Medical Panel Advises

    The US Preventive Services Task Force is recommending that healthy men should not be routinely screened with the PSA test. There has been a buzz that this decision was in the offing for several years now, so the final ruling is not a surprise to  many. The logic of course is that the test has a high degree of nonspecificity and is ...
  • Data Mining

    One of the advantages of an information system is it makes data mining possible, extracting patterns from large databases to predict future trends. Typically, it’s associated with obscured or hidden information. A standard model called CRISP-DM has developed in the last decade, consisting of the following stages: Business ...
    Posted to Stepwise Success (Weblog) on September 20, 2010
  • Spit Happens

    I was speaking to a lady at a party recently and she mentioned her sister had ''a bunch of saliva tests'' done, and one of them indicated she was at risk for Sjögren's syndrome, an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system cells attack the saliva- and tear-producing glands, causing them to become inflamed. Knowing my professional ...
  • Americans Use Internet for Health Information

    According to a recent study by the Center for Studying Health System Change, Americans are increasingly using the Internet to get health information. In 2007, almost 58 percent of the U.S. population--or more than 122 million people--sought health information from sources other than their doctor, as compared to only about 38 percent or ...
  • What's the Best Cardiac Marker?

    The acute coronary syndromes (ACS) are a continuum of ischemic heart disease that spans the entire range from unstable angina, associated with reversible injury; to frank myocardial infarction with large areas of cardiac necrosis. Here are some facts: The acute coronary syndromes are the biggest killer in the western world, accounting for ...