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Artificial skin - Skin grown in a laboratory and can be used as skin replacement for people who have suffered skin trauma, such as severe burns or skin diseases, or other purposes. Assess and treat multiple medical problems - An evaluation or appraisal of multiple medical conditions. Assessment and measurement - An evaluation or appraisal of a condition. Assimilation & intellectualized education background training Assurance – Assures processes and products meet their specified requirements, are consistent, complete, correct as warranted for the system and operating environment, and satisfies stakeholder needs; and enables proactive identification and addresses areas of inadequate analysis, deficient risk mitigation plans, certification/verification inadequacies, or process/product non-compliances having the potential to impact safety, reliability, availability, maintainability, or overall mission-assured success. Atom: Smallest unit into which matter can be divided and still retain the characteristic properties of an element. Source: Encyclopedia Britannica Concise Audit - A complete and careful examination of the financial records of a business or person; a careful check or review of something Augmented reality - A live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. It is related to a more general concept called mediated reality, in which a view of reality is modified (possibly even diminished rather than augmented), by a computer. Automation - The use of machines, control systems and information technologies to optimize productivity in the production of goods and delivery of services. The correct incentive for applying automation is to increase productivity, and/or quality beyond that possible with current human labor levels so as to realize economies of scale, and/or realize predictable quality levels. Avatars - An evolving technology that allows patients to communicate their condition to an emotionally reactive avatar through their phone, desktop, or TV. The avatar asks the patient simple questions, and if programmed by a doctor, it can answer questions too— such as what can be sent to a doctor include red-flag notifications to act on right away; charts, graphs, and analytics tracing the patient’s progress over time; and a transcript of the voice interaction. Source: MIT Technology Review Bachelor of Science Nurse - The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a four-year academic degree in the science and principles of nursing, granted by a tertiary education university or similarly accredited school. One is eligible to sit for the licensing examination to become a registered nurse after graduating from a four-year program with a Bachelor's Degree (BSN). The BSN prepares nurses for a professional role away from the bedside with coursework in nursing science, research, leadership, and nursing informatics. A BSN also provides the student with general education in math, humanities and social sciences and offers opportunities for greater career advancement and higher salary options. This degree qualifies its holder for administrative, research, consulting and teaching positions. Behavior analytics analysis - There are two major areas of behavior analysis: experimental and applied. Experimental behavior analysis involves basic research designed to add to the body of knowledge about behavior. Applied behavior analysis, on the other hand, is focused on applying these behavior principles to real-world situations. Behavioral management - Modification of a person's action so that his behavior will produce a more productive and fulfilling result. Best practices - A method or technique that has consistently shown results superior to those achieved with other means, and that is used as a benchmark. Big Data analysis - Big data analytics is the process of examining large amounts of data of a variety of types (big data) to uncover hidden patterns, unknown correlations and other useful information. Big data and technology - The health care industry has even incorporated the move toward big data into its model, allowing for patient histories, diagnosis charts, and important medical information to be available within mere seconds. Big Data - Data Collection - A collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications. The challenges include capture, curation, storage, search, sharing, transfer, analysis, and visualization. Billing Systems - Types of software designed to handle time and billing tracking as well as invoicing customers for services and products and can track the hours worked by employees as well as expenses associated with projects or clients. Source: Webopedia ©Copyright North Central Texas InterLink, Inc. All rights reserved 26