By Amanda Spink,Bernard J. Jansen
By Amanda Spink,Bernard J. Jansen
By Robert Wachter
The ny Times technological know-how Bestseller from Robert Wachter, Modern Healthcare’s number one such a lot Influential Physician-Executive within the US
While glossy drugs produces miracles, it additionally provides care that's too usually dangerous, unreliable, unsatisfying, and impossibly dear. For the previous few a long time, expertise has been touted because the remedy for all of healthcare’s ills.
But medication stubbornly resisted computerization – beforehand. during the last 5 years, thank you principally to billions of bucks in federal incentives, healthcare has eventually long past digital.
Yet as soon as clinicians begun utilizing desktops to truly bring care, it dawned on them that anything was once deeply incorrect. Why have been medical professionals now not making eye touch with their sufferers? How may one in every of America’s prime hospitals provide a 39-fold overdose of a typical antibiotic, regardless of a state of the art automatic prescribing method? How may well a recruiting advert for physicians tout the absence of an digital clinical checklist as an enormous promoting point?
Logically sufficient, we’ve pinned the issues on clunky software program, unsuitable implementations, absurd rules, and undesirable karma. It used to be all of these issues, however it used to be additionally whatever way more advanced. and much extra attention-grabbing . . .
Written with a unprecedented blend of compelling tales and hard-hitting research via one of many nation’s so much considerate physicians, The electronic Doctor examines healthcare on the sunrise of its desktop age. It tackles the challenging questions, from how expertise is altering care on the bedside as to whether executive intervention has been worthy or harmful. And it does so with readability, perception, humor, and compassion. eventually, it's a hopeful story.
"We have to realize that desktops in healthcare don’t easily exchange my doctor’s scrawl with Helvetica 12," writes the writer Dr. Robert Wachter. "Instead, they remodel the paintings, the folks who do it, and their relationships with one another and with sufferers. . . . certain, we should always have considered this quicker. yet it’s now not too overdue to get it right."
This riveting ebook deals the prescription for buying it correct, making it crucial examining for everybody – sufferer and supplier alike – who cares approximately our healthcare system.
By Shaka McGlotten
Virtual Intimacies tells the tales of homosexual males, together with the writer, who navigate social worlds within which the bounds among actual and digital were completely confounded. Shaka McGlotten analyzes intimate connection and disconnection throughout an array of media websites, together with mass mediated public intercourse scandals, on-line areas, selfmade porn, and cellphone apps to be able to exhibit the standard methods humans problem and remodel sexuality and expertise. The ebook frames “virtual intimacy” by way of the mocking disapproval that appears at utilizing expertise to attach as whatever shameful or as a way of final lodge. notwithstanding, the place many see a lifeless finish, Virtual Intimacies argues on behalf of extra huge understandings of intimacy, thereby contributing to many feminist and queer techniques that search to extend the scope of what counts as connection, belonging, or love. the writer additionally highlights the artistic and resilient ways in which queer humans construct social worlds utilizing areas and applied sciences in methods they weren't intended.
“Most poignant are McGlotten’s inclusions, said within the first individual, of his personal reports with modern queer sociality and its discontents. educational writing on intercourse usually leaves little room for the physique and hope of the educational himself. McGlotten breaks this silence, insisting at the relevance of his personal position in his research.” — Qui Parle
“This paintings is an unique and finely crafted contribution, from a tremendous new voice. Incisively analyzing personal/political longings and laying naked points of the author’s personal lifeworlds, the following, Shaka McGlotten bargains a detailed and compelling (auto)ethnographic account of what it truly is we glance for after we login, cruise (by), take into accout, and glance ahead. Chronicling how we are living lives of either virtuality and embodiment today—working, enjoying, wanting, wasting, and dying—McGlotten’s paintings is likely one of the better of what's new in ethnographic writing.” — Jafari S. Allen, writer of ¡Venceremos? The Erotics of Black Self-making in Cuba
“While the booklet offers with a variety of subject matters from on-line video games to black identification politics, cruising grounds, and avant-garde porn, it additionally weaves them jointly by way of a theoretical argument and a valid writer’s voice.” — Katrien Jacobs, writer of People’s Pornography: intercourse and Surveillance at the chinese language Internet
“Virtual Intimacies is a smart booklet, breathtaking in its aesthetic, ethnographic, and attuned recognition to the a number of mediations of an affectively connected lifestyles. our bodies and play, wish and violence, outreach and evasion, depth and diffusion: the modern global of digital embodiment is all right here, and as a instructor and person parsing the realm i'm so thankful to have learn this.” — Lauren Berlant, writer of Cruel Optimism and Desire/Love
Shaka McGlotten is affiliate Professor of Media, Society, and the humanities at buy collage, kingdom collage of latest York. he's the coeditor (with Dána-Ain Davis) of Black Genders and Sexualities.
By Nils Jacobsen
By Scott Berkun
In the up to date version of this significantly acclaimed and bestselling ebook, Microsoft undertaking veteran Scott Berkun bargains a suite of essays on field-tested philosophies and methods for outlining, prime, and dealing with tasks. each one essay distills complicated suggestions and demanding situations into useful nuggets of priceless suggestion, and the recent variation now provides extra worth for leaders and executives of initiatives everywhere.
Based on his 9 years of expertise as a application supervisor for net Explorer, and lead application supervisor for home windows and MSN, Berkun explains to technical and non-technical readers alike what it takes to get via a wide software program or net improvement venture. Making issues Happen does not cite particular equipment, yet specializes in philosophy and approach. not like different venture administration books, Berkun bargains own essays in a comfy variety and straightforward tone that emulate the connection of a smart venture supervisor who supplies strong, wonderful and passionate suggestion to people who ask.
Topics during this new version include:
Complete with a brand new ahead from the writer and a dialogue consultant for forming analyzing groups/teams, Making issues Happen bargains in-depth workouts that can assist you observe classes from the e-book on your activity. it's inspiring, humorous, sincere, and compelling, and certainly the only ebook that you simply and your staff should have inside arm's achieve through the lifetime of your project.
Coming from the infrequent viewpoint of somebody who fought tricky battles on Microsoft's greatest tasks and taught venture layout and administration for MSTE, Microsoft's inner most sensible practices team, this can be priceless suggestion certainly. it's going to serve you good along with your present paintings, and on destiny tasks to come.
By Matteo Baldoni,Jörg P. Müller,Ingrid Nunes,Rym Zalila-Wenkstern
This publication constitutes revised, chosen, and invited papers from the 4th foreign Workshop on Engineering Multi-Agent platforms, EMAS 2016, held in Singapore, in might 2016, along with AAMAS.
the ten complete papers offered during this quantity have been rigorously reviewed and chosen from 14 submissions. The publication additionally includes 2 invited papers; prolonged models of AAMAS 2016 demonstration abstracts. EMAS offers with MAS software program engineering methods, methodologies and methods; Programming languages for MAS; Formal equipment and declarative applied sciences for the specification, validation and verification of MAS; and improvement tools.
By Sulabha K. Kulkarni
Given the fast advances within the box, this publication bargains an up to date creation to nanomaterials and nanotechnology. notwithstanding condensed right into a rather small quantity, it spans the entire diversity of multidisciplinary themes with regards to nanotechnology. beginning with the fundamental options of quantum mechanics and sturdy country physics, it provides either actual and chemical man made tools, in addition to analytical recommendations for learning nanostructures. The size-specific houses of nanomaterials, similar to their thermal, mechanical, optical and magnetic features, are mentioned in detail.
The ebook is going directly to illustrate some of the purposes of nanomaterials in electronics, optoelectronics, cosmetics, strength, textiles and the scientific box and discusses the environmental effect of those applied sciences. Many new components, fabrics and results are then brought, together with spintronics, delicate lithography, metamaterials, the lotus impact, the Gecko impression and graphene. The e-book additionally explains the useful rules of crucial options, comparable to scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), atomic strength microscopy (AFM), scanning close to box optical microscopy (SNOM), Raman spectroscopy and photoelectron microscopy. In ultimate, bankruptcy 14, ‘Practicals’, offers a beneficial advisor to constructing and carrying out low-cost nanotechnology experiments in instructing laboratories.
By Heidi A. Campbell
Digital Religion bargains a serious and systematic survey of the learn of faith and new media. It covers non secular engagement with quite a lot of new media kinds and highlights examples of latest media engagement in all 5 of the most important international religions. From cellphones and games to blogs and moment lifestyles, the book:
Drawing jointly the paintings of specialists from key disciplinary views, Digital Religion is priceless for college kids desirous to enhance a deeper figuring out of the field.
By Carmen Leicht-Scholten,Ulrik Schroeder
Mit dem Projekt „IGaDtools4MINT“ wurde angestrebt, die Interdisziplinarität, die Anwendungsbezogenheit und die große Bedeutung der Informatik für Entwicklungen, von denen Menschen auf der ganzen Welt profitieren können, stärker in die Curricula zu integrieren, um die Wichtigkeit der Teilhabe an diesen Entwicklungen zu demonstrieren sowie die Attraktivität des Studienfachs für verschiedenste Studierende weiter zu steigern. Zudem soll durch gezielte Maßnahmenentwicklung der Anteil von Frauen und anderen bislang unterrepräsentierten Gruppen in der Informatik erhöht und die Studienabbruchquoten nachhaltig gesenkt werden. Langfristig soll dadurch eine Öffnung der Fachkultur Informatik erreicht werden.
By Yu Sun,Deok-Ho Kim,Craig A. Simmons