Matteo Piazza

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Evidence-based medicine relies on the execution of clinical practice guidelines and protocols. A great deal of effort has been invested in the development of tools which can automate the representation and execution of the recommendations contained within such guidelines, by creating Computer Interpretable Guideline Models (CIGMs). Context-based task(More)
Outcomes research in healthcare has been a topic much addressed in recent years. Efforts in this direction have been supplemented by work in the areas of guidelines for clinical practice and computer -interpretable workflow and careflow models.In what follows we present the outlines of a framework for understanding the relations between organizations,(More)
The recent integration of telephony systems with information and communication technology (ICT) enables the development of innovative tools for telemedicine. The dissemination and widespread acceptance of telephone-based care monitoring systems challenge the researcher to deal with the cognitive factors involved in the patient-physician interaction, and the(More)
An important part of the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) is its Semantic Network, consisting of 134 Semantic Types connected to each other by edges formed by one or more of 54 distinct Relation Types. This Network is however for many purposes over-complex, and various groups have thus made attempts at simplification. Here we take this work further by(More)
The European countries lifting of legal barriers to entry and exit in banking markets made more interesting to analyze determinants of the birth and the death of banks. An empirical verification to establish the causes of bank entry and exit decisions has been not yet carried out for the all EU countries, that provides suggestions also about those barriers(More)
The last three decades have witnessed a growing pressure on financial systems from liberalisation and globalisation. These events have made the study of differences and similarities between national systems more important than in the past. There is renewed interest in institutional economics, with a focus on comparing capitalist economies and, more(More)
Export diversification towards manufacturing has often been claimed to be a key element of development strategies for Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. Weak trade capacity, defined by the ability to gain access to foreign markets, is seen as a significant obstacle to diversification away from traditional, often primary, exports. In this paper we try to(More)