Paul J. Fortier

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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)
This paper describes real-time extensions to the Open Object-Oriented Database system using the RTSORAC data model. This model combines an objectoriented 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)
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)
Clinical decision making is a complex task, and particularly challenging for the novice nurse. Little assistance is available, and decision supports such as standardized guidelines are difficult to access in the hectic flow of practice. The Nursing Computer Decision Support (N-CODES) project, directed by investigators for nursing and computer engineering,(More)
In the current health care environment, nurse clinicians must work “faster and smarter” making complex decisions on almost a continual basis. Evidencebased 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)
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)
1 Judith Sims-Knight, Department of Psychology, UMASS Dartmouth, No. Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300, jsimsknight@umassd.edu 2 Richard Upchurch, Department of Computer and Information Science, UMASS Dartmouth, No. Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300, rupchurch@umassd.edu 3 Nixon Pendergrass, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, UMASS Dartmouth, No. Dartmouth, MA(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)
The traditional health care model of a novice nurse interacting with a senior staff nurse in a mentoring role is not possible in today’s world of nursing shortages and high patient loads. In addition due to regulatory and legal issues more traceable digitally stored information regarding patient care is require. Collecting this information in real-time may(More)