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OBJECTIVE Development of a Semantic Web technology based system for the formalization of the gross description. METHOD A system is developed using the Java-2 platform. It is based on a light-weight version of the Galen top level ontology. Web technologies like XML, SAX en DOM have been used. RESULT Three system components have been developed to support(More)
A methodology is presented with examples of the productivity, the staffing required, the resultant productivity, and costs that can be obtained for hospital units that are subject to random work demands such as laboratory, radiology, physical therapy, and nuclear medicine. The methodology assumes that the hospital has a labor productivity system that(More)
A computer-aided methodology for integrating the budgeting, staffing, and labor productivity systems of Ancillary Services using Respiratory Therapy as an example is presented. The data needed, staffing computations and schedules, and productivity analysis are presented and discussed. A summary of the predicted savings and other benefits for the application(More)
OBJECTIVE Given the considerable disagreement between the Peer Assessment Rating (PAR) index and the American Board of Orthodontics Cast-Radiograph Evaluation, we aimed to develop a novel assessment system-the Improvement and Completion of Outcome (ICO) index-to evaluate the outcome of orthodontic treatment. METHODS Sixteen criteria from 4 major(More)
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