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The Cartographer Who's Transforming Map Design | WIRED

The Cartographer Who's Transforming Map Design | WIRED | Decision Support Systems | Scoop.it

Cindy Brewer has devoted much of her career to helping other people make better maps. By bringing research on visual perception to bear on design, Brewer says, cartographers can make maps that are more effective and more intuitive to understand.


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Decision Support Systems - To whom should I listen? Finding reputable reviewers in opinion-sharing communities

Online opinion-sharing communities, which allow members to express personal opinions and preferences about specific products, provide important channels for consumers to learn about product quality and support their purchase decision process. Firms can use these reviews to understand customers’ responses to their products and improve their products accordingly. Furthermore, opinion-sharing communities provide an alternative, effective marketing channel to firms by offering electronic word of mouth (eWOM). However, due to the openness and anonymity of opinion-sharing communities, their members face a challenging issue, that is, whether to believe or disbelieve information provided by other members. This study attempts to discriminate members (i.e., reviewers) with a high reputation from those with a low reputation on the basis of members’ web trust network and review behaviors in an opinion-sharing community. We collected sample data pertaining to four product categories from Epinions.com to test our research model. The results indicate that four variables (trust intensity, average trust intensity of trustors, degree of review focus in the target category, and average product rating in the target category) successfully discriminate reviewers into the two groups, and product type is a significant control variable. These findings not only help firms identify reputable reviewers for marketing campaign purposes but also enable the members of an opinion-sharing community to determine who reputable reviewers are and whose reviews they should trust.


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Decision Support Systems to Avoid Supply Chain Disruptions

Decision Support Systems to Avoid Supply Chain Disruptions | Decision Support Systems | Scoop.it

The current project phase is now focusing on developing software prototypes that support collaborative risk management on different organizational levels and planning levels. With these decision support systems, potential disruptions can be visualized, and their effects can be analyzed and evaluated. This facilitates a proactive approach to risks during the planning phase, as well as making decisions on how to respond in case operations are disrupted. The functionality and benefits of the decision support systems are being tested and assessed using realistic case studies in cooperation with industry partners..

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3 Ways Big Data Is Changing Healthcare

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Three ways in which big data is “revolutionizing” healthcare:

“Big data is increasingly being used by healthcare providers to identify patients at high-risk for certain medical conditions before major problems occur.” Providers can use big data to use predictive analytics to identify people and populations who are at risk. For example, the article references a health care system in Texas that is using data from clinical records and insurance claims to offer preventative services to people at risk for particular ailments 

 


“Big data is also being used to increase the quality of care received by patients.”Providers are using big data to create clinical decision support systems that help them identify errors before they are made and evaluate their own decisions.


“[Big data is] helping reduce the mounting costs of healthcare.” According to theSalon.com article, in one instance big data was used to find out which doctors were generating the highest costs for procedures. After reviewing actions which these doctors took, the provider was able to lower costs by reducing duplicative and unnecessary testing. 


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Infographic: The Power of Data Mining and Decision Support Systems - Marketing Technology Blog

Infographic: The Power of Data Mining and Decision Support Systems - Marketing Technology Blog | Decision Support Systems | Scoop.it

This infographic from the New Jersey Institute of Technology illustrates the Data Mining and Decision Support Systems, defining the four different processes within the overall system.

Data Management – collects the information that a company has available from their sales, records, and customer reports.Model Management – attempts to create conclusions from existing business strategies to see whether or not they are successful.Knowledge Engine – looks to create new paradigms to interact with trends.User Interface – allows for interaction in the data itself.

The first, data management, collects the information that a company has available from their sales, records, and customer reports. Model management attempts to create conclusions from existing business strategies to see whether or not they are successful. A knowledge engine looks to create new paradigms to interact with trends. Finally, user interface allows for interaction in the data itself. Each part of the system can drive another part.

 

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4 ways EHR vendors are building better systems

4 ways EHR vendors are building better systems | Decision Support Systems | Scoop.it

Physicians continue to express dissatisfaction with the usability and the workflow features of electronic health records (EHRs), yet these information systems don’t seem to improve.

 

One reason, experts say, is that vendors have poured most of their research and development budgets into meeting the requirements for meaningful use (MU) and the International Classification of Diseases-10th revision (ICD-10).

 

Despite all of this, however, some innovations are starting to enhance the usability of EHRs.

 

These include

 

refinements in natural language processing,advances in EHRs designed for mobile devices,the addition of context to clinical decision support (CDS),and the spread of direct clinical messaging.

 

 

- See more at:

http://medicaleconomics.modernmedicine.com/medical-economics/news/4-ways-vendors-are-building-better-systems#sthash.gWliusEw.dpuf

 


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