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Spoken user interfaces are conventionally either dialogue based or menu-based. In this paper we propose a third approach, in which the task of invoking responses from the system is treated as one of retrieval from the set of all possible responses. Unlike conventional spoken user interfaces that return a unique response to the user, the proposed interface(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this paper is to explore better use of pharmacists in rural communities as a partial solution to scarcity of physicians and other health care providers. It discusses expected reduction in public subsidies for rural health care and the changing market for pharmacists. The paper emphasizes the use of pharmacists as a backdrop for(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe a faculty-student collaborative model and its outcomes on teaching, service, and scholarship. DESIGN A Medicare Part D elective course was offered that consisted of classroom and experiential learning where pharmacy students participated in community outreach events to assist Medicare beneficiaries with Part D plan selection. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the design, delivery, and impact of a geriatric introductory pharmacy practice experience (IPPE) to develop students' skills related to consultant pharmacists' roles and patient care responsibilities. DESIGN A required 2-unit geriatric IPPE, involving 40 hours in a geriatric-care facility, 5 reflection hours, and 12(More)
A majority of spoken user interfaces deal with the task of retrieving an element from a list. Conventionally, spoken UIs deal with such tasks through hierarchies of menus or dialogs, that navigate users through a series of steps, each of which present them with a limited set of choices. In a recent paper [2] we presented an alternative approach to such UIs,(More)
BACKGROUND Medication adherence is crucial for positive outcomes in the management of chronic conditions. Comprehensive medication consultation can improve medication adherence by addressing intentional and unintentional nonadherence. The Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit has eliminated some cost barriers. We sought to examine variables that impact(More)
Although communication as a formal discipline is one of the youngest of the sciences, it has roots which extend back through the arts and philosophy at least as far back as the Greeks. Even today, Aristotle's rhetoric plays an important part in the training of many communication scholars. As a young and eclectic discipline, communication has drawn substance(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess Medicare beneficiaries' willingness-to-pay (WTP) for medication therapy management (MTM) services and determine sociodemographic and clinical characteristics influencing this payment amount. DESIGN A cross-sectional, descriptive study design was adopted to elicit Medicare beneficiaries' WTP for MTM. SETTING Nine outreach events in(More)