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25.09.2018 | Original Paper

Morbidity related controlling of pharmaceutical expenditures using prescription data

The controlling of outpatient drug costs in Germany is implemented almost entirely on the federal state level. Each year the regional representatives of the Statutory Health Insurances (SHI) and the Association of SHI Physicians in all federal …

25.09.2018 | Original Paper

C-LACE2: computational risk assessment tool for 30-day post hospital discharge mortality

This paper describes a computational approach to assessing 30-day post-hospital discharge mortality risk. The idea of the constructed model is partially based on the popular LACE (Length of stay, Acuity, Comorbidities and Emergency visits) model …

25.09.2018 | Original Paper

Network among HTA ecosystem

This study intends to examine the main drivers of network relations among health technology assessment (HTA) organizations. Social network analysis was performed to determine the relations among HTA organizations and to visualize the main drivers …

24.09.2018 | Original Paper

Long-term behavior change detection approach through objective technological observations toward better adaptation of services for elderly people

Behavior change is associated with important decrease of cognitive and physical capacities among elderly people. Therefore, a proactive detection of long-term behavior changes in early stages of their evolution is a keystone to improve elderly …

20.09.2018 | Original Paper

Experimental investigation on the suitability of flexible pressure sensor for wrist pulse measurement

Pulse examination at the radial artery of the wrist is a most apparent diagnosis technique. Wrist pulse carries rich information about the cardiovascular system of human body. An investigation is made here to suggest suitable flexible type of thin …

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