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Sensors/sensing - A converter that measures a physical quantity and converts it into a signal which can be read by an electronic instrument. Shadowing/Mimicking - An imitation of; simulate; resemble closely. Short term acute care - Acute care is a branch of secondary health care where a patient receives active but short-term treatment for a severe injury or episode of illness, an urgent medical condition, or during recovery from surgery. In medical terms, care for acute health conditions is the opposite from chronic care, or longer term care. Simulation Technology - The process of using modern computer software and hardware to analyze the potential outcome of a given situation, based on known factors and the introduction of one or more variables that have the ability to influence the outcome of any given situation. This type of computer modeling is helpful in many different situations. The idea behind the creation of the simulation is to minimize the possibility of an undesirable outcome from emerging, while also uncovering factors that are likely to enhance the chances for success. Source: WiseGeek.com Simulations - The use of a mathematical or computer representation of a physical system for the purpose of studying constraint effects. http://www.gartner.com/it-glossary/simulation/ Six sigma - A business management strategy aimed at improving the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of defects and minimizing variability. “Six Sigma” refers to a six standard deviation distance between a process norm and its nearest specification limit. http://www.gartner.com/it-glossary/six-sigma/ Six Sigma training/Lean - Seeks to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of defects (errors) and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes. Smart Dashboards - There are many different kinds of dashboards, all tailored to fit specific roles and almost every lateral and vertical cross-section of the world’s industries. An analytic dashboard and strategic dashboard, allows the user to evaluate data and drill into the causes. They can determine why targets were not met and why problems keep occurring. Through exploring these patterns, goals can be set to correct these issues over time. The operational dashboard monitors functions which need constant, real-time, minute-by-minute attention, from a blood pressure monitor in an operating room. A vertical dashboard is specialized for a specific industry, such as mining, manufacturing, banking, or healthcare. Dashboards in lateral domains are designed for the internal departments that most organizations have: the financial, marketing, manufacturing, and human resources departments of a bank, a mining company, and a hospital could all use a similar dashboard to create goals and determine solutions for financial problems; likely from strategic and analytic dashboards for example. Source: http://www.dundas.com/discover/article/dashboardsdemystified/#sthash.XfT6qaeM.dpuf Social behavioral management - The focus is on maintaining order. Behavior management include all of the actions and conscious inactions to enhance the probability people, individually and in groups, choose behaviors which are personally fulfilling, healthy, productive, and socially acceptable. Source: Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary Social Workers - A professional and academic discipline that seeks to improve the quality of life and well-being of an individual, group, or community by intervening through research, policy, crisis intervention, community organizing, direct practice, and teaching on behalf of those afflicted with poverty or any real or perceived social injustices and violations of their civil liberties and human rights. Research is often focused on areas such as human development, social policy, public administration, psychotherapy, counseling, program evaluation, and international and community development. Social workers are organized into local, national, continental and international professional bodies. Social work, an interdisciplinary field, includes theories from economics, education, sociology, law, medicine, philosophy, politics, anthropology, and psychology. Source: Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary Socially Enabled Enterprise, Consumerization - An enterprise environment that, at its foundation, An enterprise environment that, at its foundation, makes it easy to share information while maintaining the key tenets of an enterprise software deployment: easy systems management, easy systems integration, enterprise-level support, continual feature enhancement and user training and adoption. Source: InterLink Future Trends in Information Technology Report, www.interlink-ntx.org Spiritual - 1.) of, relating to, or affecting the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things. "I'm responsible for his spiritual welfare" 2.) of or relating to religion or religious belief. Source: Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary ©Copyright North Central Texas InterLink, Inc. All rights reserved 48