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Who are the doctors most trusted by doctors? Big data can tell you

Who are the doctors most trusted by doctors? Big data can tell you | English language and culture | Scoop.it

ZocDoc, Healthgrades, Vitals, Yelp and other sites can tell you what patients think of their doctors. But finding out in any aggregate way what doctors think of their peers has been much harder, if not near impossible, for patients — up until now. By accessing information in government databases through FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests, healthcare innovators are now able to share connections between doctors that are based on millions of physician referrals — a valuable indicator of who doctors hold in esteem.

 

Last month, Fred Trotter, a self-identified “hacktivist,” revealed that he had obtained a dataset of Medicare physician referrals through a FOIA request and was making the initial data available to those who supported a Medstartr crowdfunding campaign meant to build out his “DocGraph” and make it freely available. This week, he announced that he not only blew past his $15,000 funding goal, but was launching a second campaign to integrate his current data with an additional dataset.

 

The new tool, which reflects 25 million doctor referral connections, enables patients to see how many doctors are linked to a particular doctor, as well as their locations. As patients search for new physicians and specialists, being able to see who their current doctors are linked with could help them decide who to visit. It also gives doctors an opportunity to build online networks that reflect their offline networks, Gutman said. In a post about his “DocGraph” project, Trotter said that his data wasn’t strictly a “referral” data set because, in some cases, doctors might be linked through a patient they both happened to see at the same time, not through an active referral. But Gutman emphasized that HealthTap’s DOConnect considered more than Medicare referrals in mapping connections between doctors.


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MAKE BELIEFS COMIX! Online Educational Comic Generator for Kids of All Ages

MAKE BELIEFS COMIX! Online Educational Comic Generator for Kids of All Ages | English language and culture | Scoop.it

Great tool for language teachers: Write captions in English, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese or Latin.


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The Real World at Night

The Real World at Night | English language and culture | Scoop.it

Earlier I have posted the classic image of "Earth Lights at Night," and discussed the classroom uses of the image.  This cartogram helps take that analysis one step further.  This cartogram helps students to visualize the magnitude of population (with the cartogram adjusting area for population) and then to see the patterns of energy use, global consumption and urbanization with in a new light. 

 

Tags: remote sensing, worldwide, consumption, poverty, population, spatial, political, regions.


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Matt Mallinson's comment, October 1, 2012 11:29 AM
This map is obviously not the actual size of countries, but it is in a way. The populations of China and India are so great compared to the rest of the world and this map shows that.
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40 Sites for Educational Games

40 Sites for Educational Games | English language and culture | Scoop.it

"Tech and Learning has just posted a wonderful article concerning Internet Gaming. With school starting up, make sure you have your resources available to help that special student of yours make the grade. Read on, and check out the hotest sites available for online learners."


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 17, 2013 8:27 PM

Adding more teaching resources...

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CEM Blog Series: Racing to the Top to Personalize Learning, Th-Aug 30th @ 1PM ET

CEM Blog Series: Racing to the Top to Personalize Learning, Th-Aug 30th @ 1PM ET | English language and culture | Scoop.it

Join us Thursday, August 30th @ 1 PM ET to discuss the RTT-D competition and what the Absolute Priority of creating personalized learning enviroments would mean for you as a teacher, an administrator, a school, or a district.

 

The RTT-D competition is for LEAs that have the leadership and vision to move beyond the one-size-fits all models, are concerned about inequity for their diverse student population, and are looking at student-focused approaches. Technology levels the playing field for learners, yet just putting technology in the hands of teachers and learners isn’t enough. To be college- and career-ready and to raise the achievement gap across all groups of learners, learners need to know how they learn best and teachers need to understand how their roles will change.

 


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Poster art captures classic automobile design - Monterey County Herald

Poster art captures classic automobile designMonterey County HeraldThe advent of the petrol-driven horseless carriage changed our culture forever, and almost immediately transcended mere transportation.
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Top 5 Ways Schools Can Take Advantage of Quora

Quora, ένα Web 2.0 εργαλείο επικοινωνίας μεταξύ δασκάλου και μαθητή και όχι μόνο


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Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Ways to Create Comics Online

Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Ways to Create Comics Online | English language and culture | Scoop.it

"Creating cartoons and comic strips can be a good way to get reluctant writers writing. While creating comics you and your students can work through the elements of fiction in a context that is fun and familiar to them."


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The State of Women in the World

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Tags: gender, development, worldwide, poverty.


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Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, February 12, 2013 1:39 PM

Gender Development index - CHapter 9 materials

Amy Marques's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:09 AM

This is a great represenaton for showing the unfortunate truth of the state women in the world today.

Shelby Porter's curator insight, November 4, 2013 11:15 AM

Why are women so unequal to men? Why are women in the Middle East seeing such bad treatment and unequality? How can we fix these problems?

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Map Envelope

Map Envelope | English language and culture | Scoop.it

Print your own customized, place-based envelopes using Google Maps imagery.

 

Tags: art, google. 


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Teachers Ultimate Digital Kit 30+ Great Educational Technology Guides

Teachers Ultimate Digital Kit 30+ Great Educational Technology Guides | English language and culture | Scoop.it

"Over the last couple of months, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has been working diligently on a variety of educational technology guides for teachers and educators. The majority of them have been posted here and , thankfully, have received a huge and unprecedented interaction from our readers. We are glad our hard work did not go in vain."


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Khan Academy

Khan Academy | English language and culture | Scoop.it

With a library of over 3,000 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.


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Art galleries and museums: August 17, 2012 - Ventura County Star

Art galleries and museums: August 17, 2012 - Ventura County Star | English language and culture | Scoop.it
Art galleries and museums: August 17, 2012Ventura County StarBell Arts Factory: In the Tool Room Gallery, through Aug. 25: Invisible Abundance, works by Janet Neuwalder inspired by micro- and macroscopic worlds.
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