Mobile Emergency Triage Support System

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We are designing and developing a mobile clinical decision support system, known as MET (Mobile Emergency Triage), for supporting emergency triage of different types of acute pain presentations. MET needs to interact with an existing hospital information system, run on handheld computing devices and be suitable for operation in weak connectivity conditions (with unstable connections between mobile clients and a server). The MET system captures necessary hospital data, allows for patients' data entry and provides triage support. By operating on handheld computers, it fits to the regular clinical workflow without introducing any hindrances and disruptions. It supports triage anytime and anywhere, directly at the point of care, and can be used as an electronic patient chart that facilitates structured data collection.


Should it be saved?

Science

Faced with a growing number of species headed toward extinction, some scientists and governments are seeking a better way to dole out money for species conservation. They are embracing an approach called "triage" or "prioritization," which relies on calculations of where the biggest benefit will come from spending. The story of Canada's woodland caribou offers a look at why some scientists are calling for triage, and the wrenching choices involved. Proponents say it can benefit the most species with limited funding. But the strategy has critics, who charge it threatens to strip money from some of the neediest cases--species on the brink of extinction that might be saved only with costly, last-ditch efforts.


[Report] Mechanistic basis for a molecular triage reaction

Science

Newly synthesized proteins are triaged between biosynthesis and degradation to maintain cellular homeostasis, but the decision-making mechanisms are unclear. We reconstituted the core reactions for membrane targeting and ubiquitination of nascent tail-anchored membrane proteins to understand how their fate is determined. The central six-component triage system is divided into an uncommitted client-SGTA complex, a self-sufficient targeting module, and an embedded but self-sufficient quality control module. Client-SGTA engagement of the targeting module induces rapid, private, and committed client transfer to TRC40 for successful biosynthesis. Commitment to ubiquitination is dictated primarily by comparatively slower client dissociation from SGTA and nonprivate capture by the BAG6 subunit of the quality control module.


5 Advantages of Artificial Intelligence in the Service Desk Environment

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At Alphanumeric, we spend a lot of time helping our clients add artificial intelligence to their service desks. What are the advantages of artificial intelligence in a service desk environment? We like that question because it's a necessary one. It requires a commitment of time and resources to implement AI. With that in mind, let's review some of the advantages of artificial intelligence in a service desk environment.


A Triage Information Agent (TIA) based on the IDA Technology

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Busy hospital emergency rooms are concerned with shortening the waiting times of patients, with relieving overburdened physicians, and with reducing the number of mistakes made by triage nurses. Here we propose a software agent, dubbed TIA (Triage Information Agent) that, via dialogue in English, would gather both logistical and medical information from a patient for later use by the triage nurse. TIA would also give tentative, possible diagnoses to the triage nurse, along with recommendations for non-physician care. The IDA Technology makes a software agent such as TIA feasible, at least in principle.