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  • An Inside Job: Using Tiny Robot Swarms to Heal the Body 

    Becker, Aaron T. (2018-09-26)
    In the Disney Movie, “Big Hero 6,” the protagonist, Hiro, offers a profound view into the future by manufacturing a swarm of 100,000 microbots. Hiro controls them to self-assemble, to build structures, and to transport ...
  • A Comparison of Two Sepsis Risk Identification Methods in the ED 

    Lucas, Elizabeth; Keh, April; Hunsaker, Annie (2018-10-02)
    In the Emergency Department, is an EHR algorithm compared with clinical assessment more effective in identifying patients at risk for developing sepsis?
  • Electronic Health Record: Helping or Harming Patient-Centered Care? 

    Lappin, Leah; Mitchell, Miranda; Slater, Stacy (2018-10-02)
    How do patients perceive the quality of care and communication effectiveness while healthcare providers implement the electronic health record as a primary contributor to the plan of care during a clinical visit?
  • Targeted Education Increases Medication Compliance in Older Adults 

    Walzer, Christopher; Vo, Yvonne; Ellenberg, Sarah (2018-10-02)
    In older adult patients, how does an availability of educational support measures compared with a lack of educational support measures affect medication compliance in the home setting from the time of discharge until the ...
  • Evaluating Type Prediction with Textual Hints 

    Alipour, Mohammad Amin; Lopez-Monroy, Adrian; Gonzalez, Fabio; Solorio, Thamar; Shirani, Amirreza (2018-03)
    One of the main obstacles to program comprehension and software maintenance is the lack of information about the types of variables in a source code. In this paper, we explore the effectiveness of type inference using ...

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