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Thanasis Priftis

'Looping' Created an Underground Insulin-Pump Market - The Atlantic - 0 views

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    "They shared this code online as OpenAPS, and "looping," as it's called, began to catch on. Instead of micromanaging their blood sugar, people with diabetes could offload that work to an algorithm. In addition to OpenAPS, another system called Loop is now available. Dozens, then hundreds, and now thousands of people are experimenting with DIY artificial-pancreas systems-none of which the Food and Drug Administration has officially approved. And they've had to track down discontinued Medtronic pumps. It can sometimes take months to find one."
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The Key Themes of Collaboration - The Open Co-op - 0 views

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    "Truly effective, synergistic, collaboration is an elusive beast at the best of times and the idea of making it work at scale, for decentralised projects and organisations, is possibly the essential challenge of our times. If we want to work out how to work together more effectively, to build an equitable and abundant world for all, it seems important to recognise, what hinders collaboration, to identify great examples of effective collaboration and to at least attempt to identify if there are any key themes which we can build on and incorporate into our work."
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The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected - The New York Times - 1 views

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    "The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected America's public schools are still promoting devices with screens - even offering digital-only preschools. The rich are banning screens from class altogether."
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Twenty-first century digital skills for the creative industries workforce: Perspectives... - 0 views

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    "The creative industries workforce requires employees that use ICT applications to solve the knowledge related tasks at work. The aim of this research is twofold: (1) to see if previously cited twenty-first century digital skills are suited to the creative industries workforce and (2) to investigate the extent to which skill development get attention in current organizational practices. In-depth interviews were conducted with a sample of 24 managers and senior executives of creative organizations based in the Netherlands. As a guideline for the interviews, a conceptual twenty-first century digital skills framework was used. This framework presented the following seven core skills supported by the use of ICT: technical, information management, communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving. The following five contextual skills that play a role when using ICT were also presented: ethical awareness, cultural awareness, flexibility, self-direction, and lifelong learning. The results support the importance of twenty-first century digital skills, however, there seems to be insufficient attention to the levels of these skills; they play a minor role during the selection and evaluation procedures. Often it is assumed that existing digital skills are sufficient. Managers are encouraged to improve on developing requirements necessary for future employees as well as measurements to ensure current employees skill levels. The developed framework might be used as a management tool for indicating skills that need to be assessed among professionals working in the creative industries."
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Blockchain beyond EHRs: Transforming value-based payment, precision medicine, patient-c... - 0 views

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    " Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR) Blockchain beyond EHRs: Transforming value-based payment, precision medicine, patient-centric care While EHRs and information security get all the attention, there are more immediate opportunities for the distributed digital ledger technology."
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