BACKGROUND Genetic testing is increasingly used as a tool throughout the health care system. In 2011 the number of clinically available genetic tests is approaching 2,000, and wide variation exists between these tests in their sensitivity, specificity, and clinical implications, as well as the potential for discrimination based on the results. DISCUSSION… (More)
Organizations constantly produce and consume organizational language, and these texts and documents are a primary way that organizations interact with their environment. In this paper we compare different types of texts to study variation in how organizations use them to interact with the environment. We argue that the authors of a text will primarily use… (More)
Concerns about opioid-related adverse events, including overdose, prompted the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to launch an Opioid Safety Initiative and Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution program. To mitigate risks associated with opioid prescribing, a holistic approach that takes into consideration both risk factors (e.g., dose, substance… (More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to explore the relationship between patterns of opioid use, pain severity, and pain-related mental health in chronic pain patients prescribed opioids. DESIGN The study was designed as a one-time patient interview with structured pain and opioid use assessments. SETTING The study was set in a tertiary care… (More)
Working paper; please do not quote without permission 2 Abstract The texts and documents of " organizational language " are a ubiquitous part of life in organizations. Organizations constantly produce and consume them and they are a primary way that organizations interact with other organizations and institutions. As organizational products it should be… (More)
Agenda All talks and breaks will be held in Roberts Hall on CMU's campus. The reception and keynote dinner will be in the University Center.
Organizations are increasingly interested in facilitating collaboration in distributed groups. In this study, I examine three distributed groups of technical support engineers at a large high technology company who have integrated a real-time text chat tool into their work practice. Effective use of the chat tools in these three groups interacts with group… (More)