Paul J. Fortier

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In the current health care environment, nurse clinicians must work " faster and smarter " making complex decisions on almost a continual basis. Evidence-based knowledge and standardized guides, such as clinical algorithms, can support clinical nursing decisions, however; effective real-time access is limited. This paper outlines research addressing this(More)
This paper describes real-time extensions to the Open Object-Oriented Database system using the RT-SORAC data model. This model combines an object-oriented data model, real-time requirements, exible transactions, semantic relationships among objects, and active database features. Several extensions to the Open Object-Oriented Database system, including(More)
The NSF Invitational Workshop on Distributed Information, Computation, and Process Management for Scientific and Engineering Environments (DICPM) brought together domain specialists from engineering and the ocean, atmospheric, and space sciences involved in the development and use of simulations of complex systems, and computer scientists working on(More)
If engineering educators are to incorporate assessment of student learning outcomes into their curricula, they need assessments that are reliable, valid and feasible within the time constraints of coursework. We are engaged in an NSF supported project to develop such measures for design skill. This paper describes our exploration of the use of(More)
This paper describes a highly mobile collaborative patient-centric, self-monitoring, symptom recognition and self intervention system along with a complementary clinical nursing tool to aid in collaborative patient/clinician chronic cardiac disease management. Our system is composed of a mobile smart phone and wearable sensor suite linked through blue tooth(More)
BACKGROUND Decision tools such as clinical decision support systems must be built on a solid foundation of nursing knowledge. However, current methods to determine the best evidence do not include a broad range of knowledge sources. As clinical decision support systems will be designed to assist nurses when making critical decisions, methods need to be(More)
The US government and its agencies have a mandate, to disseminate information on their operations for public use. Two such agencies are the national marine fisheries service, and the environmental protection agency. These agencies have an e-government directive, requiring them to provide historically collected electronic information to the general public(More)