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Future Trends in Health Care
Direct communication with patients remains to be an obstacle in the quest of achieving effective patient-physician relationship. Nevertheless, e-communication with clients by use of websites, telephone, and e-mail has forced physicians to re-engineer their strategies of caring for patients. Access of online wellness and health information, home-based monitoring systems, online medical services, and web-based support teams have enabled patients to embrace added responsibilities for their health care. This study diagnoses how the Internet and other forms of electronic communication may be used as an external delivery source in communicating patient-specific information. This study also elucidates how distance delivery affects the delivery of health care coupled with the use of e-mails, telemedicine, and the electronic transfer of records in service delivery (Latifi, 2008).
The use of e-mail, telemedicine, and the electronic transfer of records
For many years, physicians have used telephone services to pass messages to…
Demiris, G., (2008). E-Health: Current Status and Future Trends in the EU and the U.S. Columbia, Missouri]. Amsterdam [u.a.: IOS Press.
Fleisher, L.D., & Dechene, J.C. (2010). Telemedicine and e-health law. New York: Law Journal Press.
Ginzberg, E., & Minogiannis, P. (2007). U.S. health care and the future supply of physicians. New Brunswick (N. J.: Transaction.
Latifi, R. (2008). Establishing telemedicine in developing countries: From inception to implementation. Amsterdam [u.a.: IOS Press.
Future Trends in the Use of Computer Technology in Surgery
The rapid levels of innovation occurring in the field of Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS) are leading to significantly greater levels of accuracy, patient care success, and lower costs of outpatient surgery treatment programs for hospitals and care centers. The intent of this paper is to analyze the future direction of CAS and its implications on the quality of healthcare and its associated costs. At a strategic level, the pace of innovation in CAS-based image processing and surgical navigation continues to accelerate with forecasts showing an adoption rate over 35% or more per year through 2015 (Bohn, Korb, Burgert, 2008).
Computer-Assisted Surgery Analysis and Predictions
The combined areas of image analysis and image processing, surgical navigation, pre- and post-operation planning, 3D imagery of organs and orthopedics, and the growth of computer-assisted radiology all are revolutionizing how computing technology is used in…
Bohn, S., Korb, W., & Burgert, O. (2008). A process and criteria for the evaluation of software frameworks in the domain of computer assisted surgery. Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, 46(12), 1209-17.
Deshmukh, T.R., Kuthe, A.M., Chaware, S.M., Vaibhav, B., & Ingole, D.S. (2011). Rapid prototyping assisted fabrication of the customised temporomandibular joint implant: A case report. Rapid Prototyping Journal, 17(5),
Dobbe, J.G., G., Du Pre,, K.J., Kloen, P., Blankevoort, L., & Streekstra, G.J. (2011). Computer-assisted and patient-specific 3-D planning and evaluation of a single-cut rotational osteotomy for complex long-bone deformitiesoste.Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, 49(12), 1363-70.
Gerhardus, D. (2003). Robot-assisted surgery: The future is here. Journal of Healthcare Management, 48(4), 242-51.
Future community corrections should also address economic, social, and cultural development of the society. This involves executing correction programs such as work releases. ork release programs would enable inmates to focus on transition and healthy interaction within the community. The inmates participating in this program have the opportunity to find and retain employment chance. They also have the chance to connect with their families thus development of the functional unit of society. Participation in the work release program would enable criminals to contribute to the community effectively and productively. The inmates grow and develop by learning and refining social and economical skills such as attending to stores, driving buses, and offering managing skills to financial resources (Corbett p. 306).
Community correction agencies should also consider developments of community-based jails to deliver towards safety of the society. This would help reduce the number of criminals among the other members of the…
Sampl, Susan, Sara Wakai, and Robert L. Trestman. "Translating Evidence-Based Practices
from Community to Corrections: An Example of Implementing DBT-CM." Journal of Behavior Analysis of Offender & Victim: Treatment & Prevention 2.2 (2010): 114-123.
Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text. Web. 18 Sept. 2012.
Gunnison, Elaine, and Jacqueline B. Helfgott. "Factors That Hinder Offender Reentry Success:
It is important to note that while we will experience globalization, similarly we will experience further integration. This integration will be hierarchical as well as raise the specter of massive domination and control. Moreover, there will be new sectors of society who will interact in new and innovative ways, for instance via established policy networks made up of various groups (government, business among others) that will actively participate in the running of the society. While this integration takes place, business and government may be deemed less distinguished as the lines separating them shape and functions move forth and back between what was once referred to private and public sectors, (Davy & Thomas J., 1962). In case this is the way forward, the task of identifying exactly the main responsibilities of government is of importance and even ways of developing and maintaining new systems of democratic governance to perform these responsibilities.…
Future Trends Using Professional Interviews Response Content
The research in this study reports interviews with several clinical psychologists about their current practice and practice methods as well as about their opinions about the future of the practice of clinical psychology.
Similarities and Differences of Professionals Interviewed in Their Approach and Treatment Settings
One psychologist interviewed stated that she uses puppets to assist children in working out their problem and in stimulating the child's mind about the different paths that they may take. The psychologist explained that she uses a turtle puppet to practice behaviors that are brave such as coping and explains that the child tends to use their imagination much more so than do adults do. She offers the advice that it is important for the clinical psychologist to understand what is and what is not within their realm of possibilities to avoid becoming frustrated about their endeavors. In…
Roberts, MC and Hardi, SS (nd) Research Methodology and Clinical Psychology: An Overview. Chapter One. Scientific and Professional Foundations of Clinical Psychology. Retrieved from: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/content/BPL_Images/Content_store/Sample_chapter/0631226737/Roberts-001.pdf
Snell, Jennie (2012) Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology. Clinical Psychology Profile. Retrieved from: http://www.allpsychologyschools.com/psychology-careers/clinical-psychology/clinical-psychology-professional-interview
Impact of Technological Factors on Global Business.
Innovations in technology, most especially in information and communications technology but in transportation and supply chain management as well, have represented some of the fundamental driving forces driving globalization in recent years and it is reasonable to expect the impact of this force to continue to accelerate in the years to come, but the jury is still out on the precise level of importance this area will have in the future. On the one hand, Law (2008) emphasizes that, "The membrane of the nation-state is becoming increasingly permeable: not only are governments lowering the barriers to transnational exchange, but their capacity to enforce those barriers is continually undermined by advances in transportation, communication, miniaturization, and digitization technology" (p. 1278). On the other hand, though, odriguez-Pose (1999) points out that, "The persistence of long-term growth trends might be due to the fact that the…
El-Said, H. & Harrigan, J. (2006). Globalization, international finance and political Islam in the Arab world. The Middle East Journal, 60(3), 444-445.
Henry, C.M. & Springborg, R. (2001). Globalization and the politics of development in the Middle East. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.
Insulva, J.M. (2009, July-August). Political effects of the economic crisis. Americas, 61(4), 4-5.
Lau, H. (2008). Human rights and globalization: Putting the race to the top in perspective.
The implications for consumers are significant in that marketing strategies and overall programs more aligned to their specific needs, and for the organization, better and more accurate reporting and compliance while having more aligned marketing strategies. The focus on these three aspects coming together mean more efficient service to customers while enabling organizations to have more relevant products, services, and strategies for new and existing customers.
upply chain strategies get anchored in network-based data synchronization. It in the context of supply chains has often been as serial-based in its approach to managing processes as the movement of the packages these networks manage. With the rise in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and the massive amount of data that is being generated as a result, the need for networks to synchronize data from supply chains and retailers is critical. This data synchronization component that takes in RFID data from retailer's channels on…
Sarnevitz (2005) - Retail Replenishment Execution: At Wal-Mart, it's All About Processes and People. (Alert) Boston, MA AMR Research (2005, November 14).
Sweeney (2006) - Software as a Service in the ERP World. AMR Research. Boston, MA. June 22, 2006 http://www.amrresearch.com/Content/View.asp?pmillid=19553
Weston and Garf (2005) - Wal-Mart and UPS: Tales in Superior Supply Chains (Assessment of Fall Supply Chain Conference). Boston, MA.
There are many different types of trends within the culinary field. One such trend is known as Culinary sessions which are performed by companies such as the Secret Chef. As an intern at the secret chef, responsibilities include prepping the food and portioning it out for individuals who are attending culinary sessions each night. Interns never prep anything more than 24 hours before a session. The purpose of this discussion is to describe current trends in the culinary field and the ways in which those trends may effect the current internship of the writer.
The Secret Chef
Secret Chef allows customers to prep several meals at one time and take these meals home to prepare as the customers wish. This particular company was designed to assist busy people who may not have time to prepare meals every night. ith this program people sign up to participate. According to…
Interview with Chef Christopher Graham. http://www.cookingschools.com/interviews/CHRISTOPHER-GRAHAM
Secret Chef. http://www.thesecretchef.com/secretchef/cwp/view.asp?a=3&q=455045
Future Trends for Civil Aviation
The importance of a viable civil aviation sector to national security has been well documented, but the aviation industry continues to struggle with skyrocketing fuel prices and highly regulated operational environment. In this setting, it is not surprising that some civil aircraft engine manufacturers have fallen by the wayside while others have prospered by achieving a competitive advantage of some sort. To identify what strategies have worked and those that have not, this portfolio explores the extent of internationalization in both global retailing and the manufacture of aircraft engines for civil aviation, followed by a review of successful and failed international strategies around the world for these industries including an evaluation of the importance of joint ventures on their respective outcomes. Finally, a summary of the research and important findings are presented in the portfolio's conclusion.
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Internationalization of the Global etailing and…
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ole and Future Trends and Implications of Communication Within Organization
Over the years, there are many trends that have been observed within an organization. These trends are such as workforce diversity, technological development, globalization and changes in the nature of work. These trends have affected many areas in an organization; this paper will look at how these trends have affected the role of communication within an organization. Communication can be a very tricky concept to master within an organization especially one that has complex levels and multiple issues. When there is effective communication within all parts of an organization both workflow and productivity can be improved. Therefore efforts to improve the communication processes within an organization are important to ensure the organization remains strong.
oles of communication within an organization
Effective communication is quite significant for managers in an organization so that the basic functions such as planning, organizing, leading…
Management study guide. (2012). Importance of Communication in an Organization. Retrieved November 7, 2012 from http://www.managementstudyguide.com/importance-of-communication.htm
Heerwagen, J. (2012).The changing Nature of Organizations, Work and Workplace. Retrieved November 7, 2012 http://www.wbdg.org/resources/chngorgwork.php
MacFarlin, K. (2012). The Effects of Globalization in the Workplace. Retrieved November 7,
2012 from http://smallbusiness.chron.com/effects-globalization-workplace-10738.html
The Current State, Objective and Future Trends of isk and disruption management in supply chains
States and Trends of isk and Disruption Management in Supply Chains
After suffering for years, managers' gain ground in supporting supply and demand market of today, yet the effective assessment of managing risk as well as disruption is still an active conversation amongst project managers. Management takes a new position and arranges new strategies to support potential critical paths in product development and distribution. The supply chain is now global, thanks to the help of the internet, and thus needs active plans to support the future growth of distribution of products to a diverse and otherwise complex sociological environment. By evaluating the current state, revealing potential trends and discussing the support of potential disruptions, a better understanding for problem solving and preventative measures will ensue.
The current state of affairs for…
Bartholomew, D. (2006). Supply Chains at Risk. Industry Week/IW, 255(10), 54.
Blanchard, D. (2009). Portrait of Best-In-Class Risk Management. Industry Week/IW, 258(2), 54.
Chopra, S., & Sodhi, M. (2004). Managing Risk To Avoid Supply-Chain Breakdown. MIT Sloan Management Review, 46(1), 53-62.
Craighead, C., Blackhurst, J., Rungtusanatham, M., & Handfield, R. (2007). The Severity of Supply Chain Disruptions: Design Characteristics and Mitigation Capabilities. Decision Sciences, 38(1), 131-156. doi:10.1111/j.1540-5915.2007.00151.x.
Among the practical approaches, we have mentioned integration of all executive development related activities, meaning that a better overview of the process may give out better results because of integrated planning, organizing and control.
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Predict the form and function of medical health records in 2030 (provide specific example to support your response).
Models for healthcare delivery are changing, the institutions that deliver it are transforming themselves or being transformed by the marketplace and of course information technology is helping to enable that transformation. Medical technology today is transforming the way healthcare is delivered, managed, and assessed, with a continued shift from the old record management to more of a data management system. As more organizations adopt electronic health records, physicians will have greater access to patient information, allowing faster and more accurate diagnoses. Complete patient data will help ensure the best possible care. Patients too will have access to their own information and will have the choice to sharing it with family members securely, over the Internet, to better coordinate care for themselves and their loved ones.
Digital medical records will make…
Glandon G.L., Smaltz DH, & Slovensky D.J. (2008). Information systems for healthcare management (7th ed.). Chicago: Health Administration Press/AUPHA.
Blumenthal, D. (2010). Advancing the future of health care with electronic health records.
Retrieved from http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/advancing-future-health-care-electronic-health-records June 10, 2012
Christ, S. (2011). Health care technology and future trends. Retrieved from http://www.ehow.com/facts_5805412_health-care-future-technology-trends. June 10, 2012
The use of some of mobile technologies will reduce the cost of advertising the products and will provide avenues of communication that are safe and reliable. The increasing number of organizations using multiple-channels builds the pressure for organizations to comply or risk going out of business. It is evident that customers that multiple-channel shoppers spend more that customers that use a single channel (Warrington, et al., 2004).
Consumer demographics and behaviors along with the resulting influence customer relationship development
The use of technology in the field of customer relations management has been changing due to the advances in technology. From the use of customer care representatives roaming the streets, to the use of multi-channel approaches to communicate with customers, the future has a lot in store for businesses. Demographics assess the influence of the development in customer relationship management over different consumer groups. The changes in the technologies have also…
Finnegan, D., & Willcocks, L. (2007). Implementing CRM: From technology to knowledge. Hoboken, N.J: John Wiley & Sons.
Freeland, J. (2003). The Ultimate CRM Handbook. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill.
Goldenberg, B.J. (2003). CRM automation. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall PTR.
Goldenberg, B.J. (2008). CRM in real time: Empowering customer relationships. Medford, N.J: CyberAge Books.
When inquired to share their views whether it is going to be encouraging or damaging in case China assumed to be "considerably having more potential on the economic front compared to today, " in sixteen nations nearly the majority of 11 nations or a multitude of 5 nations witness it as encouraging. Prominently, this upbeat notion is seen in several nations, like Mexico of 54%, whose production sectors face a major competition with China. Taking an average estimate, 49% see it as encouraging and 33% view it as downbeat. In just four nations does a multitude view it as downbeat - Italy which is 47%, Spain -- 47%, Turkey -- 42%, and Argentina -- 41%. There is also a divided opinion in two nations - the U.S. And Germany. (22-Nation Poll Shows China Viewed Positively by Most Countries Including Its Asian Neighbors)
The U.S. Dow Jones Indexes who carried out…
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Future Global Corporate Strategy and International Management
The emergence of strategic management has always been attached to military history (Tallman, 2007). Studies in this area reveal various examples where the strategic management of offensive and counter-offensive led to decisive victories. Within the corporate sphere, it emerged following the Second World War. The dramatic growth of world nations such as China, Japan, and the U.S.A. served a beneficial environment for large international corporations that needed evolution in their planning and thought process. In fact, the competitive climate has created challenges for global corporations to sustain the success chart without meeting the changing requirements of business and adopting a strategy to counter these changes. Strategic management is an art that uses the processes and principles of management to create the mission or objective of any business. It identifies a proper target to meet the objective, established current opportunities and constraints in the…
During, W. E., Oakey, R. P., & Kauser, S. (2001). New Technology-Based Firms in the New Millennium. Amsterdam: Pergamon
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Devinney, T. M., Pedersen, T., & Tihanyi, L. (2010). The Past, Present, and Future of International Business & Management. Bingley: Emerald
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Starbucks runs coffeeshops, and therefore is beholden to a number of different trends. First is the rise of economies elsewhere around the world, in particular the BIC countries. The second trend is climate change. The third trend is the rapid pace of technological change, in particular mobile and the post-mobile Internet of things. A fourth trend is maturation of the domestic market, and a fifth trend for Starbucks is ongoing attempts by competitors to win back market share that they have lost to Starbucks in recent years.
The first trend is the emergence of developing world economies. While many major economies are in a state of slow growth, or no growth at all, many emerging market economies are growing quickly. There are a lot of companies that rightly see this as a tremendous opportunity and Starbucks is one of them. The company has been active in the Chinese market for…
Burkitt, L. (2012). Starbucks plays to local Chinese tastes. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved March 15, 2015 from http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887324784404578142931427720970
Carrington, D. (2014). How climate change will brew a bad-tasting, expensive cup of coffee. The Guardian. Retrieved March 15, 2015 from http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/28/climate-change-bad-expensive-coffee-ipcc
Favaro, K., Romberger, T. & Meer, D. (2009). Five rules for retailing in a recession. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved March 15, 2015 from https://hbr.org/2009/04/five-rules-for-retailing-in-a-recession
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Future of Accounting
The business world is in a period of change, with accounting a major part of that business world. As one report says, "Accounting is the language of business. It is and always will be the analysis of how money is used by businesses, nonprofit organizations, governments and individuals" (Insight). As the business world changes, accounting must change to continue to meets the needs of businesses. This is one of the areas that will greatly influence the future of management accounting. To understand this issue further, the current and future trends in accounting will be investigated. This includes considering the changes in the work environment for accounting employees, trends in accounting roles and future opportunities for accountants, and future skills of accountants that will be in high demand. Considering these three areas will show where business accounting is headed and how best accounting professionals can prepare for these…
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The pace of change." Insight. February/March 2002. 7 Nov. 2002. http://www.insight-mag.com/insight/02/02/feat-3-pt-1-ThePaceOfChange.asp
While on the one hand many are concerned that scientific discoveries like the atomic bomb could mean the end of civilization, others like the inventor ay Kurzweil argue that, "to relinquish technologies because they could be used for ill means giving up their good uses -- and it also means totalitarian control." (Creating a More Intelligent Future) in other words if we focus on the many creative aspects of modern technology this opens up a very positive picture of the future.
There are many aspects that could be considered here. One of the many advances in modern technology is the fascinating creation of "interfaces" or a more intelligent interaction between technology, like computers, and human beings. This would mean that technology would no longer be "alien" or a threat to humanity but would become more acceptable and adjusted to the human environment. As some experts argue, "...it becomes possible to…
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Colborn, M. (2007, January/February). How Attitudes Shape Our Future: Our Feelings and Attitudes about the Future and Its Risks Can Lead to Either Triumph or Disaster. Using Global Warming as a Case Study, a Psychologist Explains Why. The Futurist, 41, 68+. Retrieved March 27, 2007, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5018738696
Electronic content analysis schemes are generally underdeveloped (Howell- Richardson & Mellar 48).In this paper, we employ a modified Henri's model that makes use of the rate of expert participation, patterns of interaction well as the depth of processing. The analysis of the comments on "the future of IT profession will narrow down to three types of jobs" (Consultants, Project Managers and Developers) was started from the very first comment that appeared on July 22, 2011 to the one that appeared on 13th September, 2011.A total of 298 comments were analyzed.
Results and discussion
Rate of expert participation
Most experts were indicated to participate in the discussion a maximum of 3 times. This is not inclusive of the moderator. The experts who participated more than once were the once who were clarifying their claims of either an earlier on stated agreement or disagreement with the blog topic. This indicated that the…
Brady, Laurie. "The Role of Interactivity in Web-Based Educational Material" Usability News Vol. 6 Issue 2,2004
Hinner, John. The future of IT will be reduced to three kinds of jobs 22 July. 2011. Web 11 Sept. 2011
Houa, Huei-Tse., Kuo-En Changb & Yao-Ting Sung "Using blogs as a professional development tool for teachers: analysis of interaction behavioral patterns." Interactive Learning Environments Vol 17, Issue 4, 10 Nov 2009
Howell-Richardson, Christina., & Mellar, Harvey. "A methodology for the analysis of patterns of participation within computer-mediated communication courses." Instructional Science, 24, 47 -- 69, 1996
Nursing is not only a profession, it is a ministry. Nurses not only provide care for their patients, they oftentimes minister to them in order to provide comfort and in some cases, peace of mind. Nursing is a profession that the healthcare system cannot do without. We know that the profession of a physician goes back to even Biblical times, but even though nursing has been around for many years, it does not date back as far as the profession of a physician does. This is not to say that nursing is less important than any other profession. The field has grown so much over the past few decades and nursing is a profession that is in high demand. Nurses now have to decide if they want to do a traditional educational path or get the four-year degree; they must stay ahead of nursing trends in order to gauge the…
Delaney, C., & Piscopo, B. (2007). There really is a difference: Nurses' experiences with transitioning from RNs to BSNs. Journal of Professional Nursing, 23(3), 167-173. Retrieved May 3, 2012, from the ScienceDirect database.
Franklin, P.D., Archbold, P.D., Fagin, C.M., Galik, E., Siegal, E., Sofaer, S., et al. (2011). Building academic geriatric nursing capacity: Results after the first 10 years and implications for the future. Nursing Outlook, 59(4), 198-206. Retrieved May 3, 2012, from the ScienceDirect database.
Ozbolt, J.G., & Saba, V.K. (2008). A brief history of nursing informatics in the United States of America. Nursing Outlook, 56(5), 199-205. Retrieved May 3, 2012, from the ScienceDirect database.
Wildman, S., & Hewiston, A. (2009). Rediscovering a history of nursing management: From Nightingale to the modern matron. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 46(12), 1650-1661. Retrieved May 3, 2012, from the Science Direct database.
Behavioral analytics are making it possible for companies to combine personas and social networks, gaining invaluable insights into the performance of promotional programs in real-time. In addition to all of these benefits, analytics will make it possible for marketers to fine-tune each element, offer and even digital channel used in the presentation of a promotional offer to a specific audience. By combining all available sources of analytics, marketers will be able to have a 360-degree view of customers while also aligning their promotional strategies to each phase of the buying process with much greater precision than has ever been possible before (Acker, Grone, Blockus, Bange, 2011).
Impact of the Internet on Advertising
In strategic terms the Internet has made digital marketing, promotion and advertising strategies more precise and measurable. The proliferation of analytics applications, many of them Cloud-based, are revolutionizing how marketers plan and execute their promotional, advertising, and services…
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Open Data: Trends, Benefits, and Implementation Challenges
Technology has revolutionized the way things are done. Today, thanks to advances in technology, information is being shared and distributed in ways that appeared impossible a few decades ago. With the Internet of Things (IoT) promising to further revolutionalize the availability and distribution of information, it would be fairly accurate to state that we are likely to witness greater possibilities on this front going forward. This text concerns itself with the trends in open data. In so doing, it will also highlight the benefits of open data as well as the implementation challenges that continue to be witnessed in various jurisdictions. The discussion will be founded on lessons and examples from India.
It is important to note, from the onset, that there is no single assigned definition of open data. This is to say that various definitions have been presented in…
Reflection on waves of innovation and predicting the future
The article delves into the concept of possibility of predicting what future trends would look like and the different methods or approaches that could be used to arrive at the conclusion of a possible future trend. The writer displays thorough understanding of the trends and fashions over the different historical period and the factors that relate to the changes. The article outlines the different historical interventions from the 1850s that contributed to the shaping of trends and fashions globally.
With the eloquent discussion of the various waves of fashion and trends, the writer convinces the readers that it is possible to use such past facts to predict a possibility of some given trend in the future. One outstanding aspect of the article and the way it discusses the trends is that it does not shy away from all forms of…
Future of Policing
The objective of this study is to examine the future of policing and specifically the trends that are currently affecting policing policy. This work seeks to answer as to some foreseeable critical issues that may affect policing in the future and what changes may need to be made to effectively address these critical issues.
The work entitled "55 Trends Now Shaping the Future of Policing" (Cetron and Davies,2008) states that in excess of every 100 adults in the U.S. were in prison at the start of 2008, according to a report published by the Pew Center on States analyzing data from the Justice Department" and stated as well is that the prison population had tripled in only three decades reaching 1.6million with 723,000 in local jails. Simultaneously the number of police officers has either not changed or declined. For example stated is that in oston "here were…
Cetron, MJ and Davies, O (2008) 55 Trends Now Shaping the Future of Policing. The Proteus Trends Series. Volume 1, Issue 1. 2008 Feb. Retrieved from: http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/army/proteus-55-policing.pdf
Ferguson, AF (2012) Predictive Policing: The Future of Reasonable Suspicion. UDC David A. Clarke School of Law. 2 May 2012. Retrieved from:
Video Changes the Future of Policing (nd) Solution Brief. Retrieved from: http://www.motorola.com/web/Business/Solutions/Business%20Solutions/Incident%20Scene%20and%20Event%20Management/Intelligent%20Video%20Surveillance%20and%20Control%20 (iVSC)/_Documents/StaticFiles/Video%20Changes%20the%20Future%20of%20Policing.pdf
Predicting the future is not easy, but using past and current trends is the right way to go. At least that will allow those who are making the decisions to be sure that they have considered everything in the best light possible before they choose which direction to take.
Planning and Change in Rapid Development
One of the main issues with change management and future planning for long-term care facilities right now is that the changes are taking place so rapidly. If the changes were slower, there would be more of a chance to adapt. Since that is not the case, more has to be addressed regarding how to change quickly. That is something that has not been required of these managers before, so they are in new territory to some extent. While that is not necessarily a bad thing, it does mean that more mistakes could be made because…
Anderson, D. & Anderson, L.A. (2001). Beyond Change Management: Advanced Strategies for Today's Transformational Leaders. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer.
Chin, P.L. (2008). Integrated theory and knowledge development in nursing (7th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
D'Antonio, P. (2010). American Nursing: A History of Knowledge, Authority, and the Meaning of Work. New York: The Johns Hopkins University Press.
Dossey, B., Keegan, L., & Guzzetta, C.E. (2000). Holistic nursing: A handbook for practice. 3rd ed. Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen.
There needed to be a much greater level of coordination, communication and collaboration for the full benefits of project management initiatives and strategies to succeed. One of the best practices that emerged from the shift to a leadership and organizational basis of project management is the essential role of Emotional Intelligence (EI) as a galvanizing factor of making projects more relevant and accomplished in complex organizations (Clarke, 2010).
Where authoritarian and transactional management leadership had been sufficient for managing projects during the systems perspective era (Kioppenborg, Opfer, 2002) those leadership skill sets were not sufficient for the era of leadership and organizational behavior (Keegan, Hartog, 2004). This fundamental shift in project management perspective also corresponded to a shift in the expectations, need and requirements of a subsequent generation of knowledge workers as well (Keller, 2006). No longer would be authoritarian and transactional work. The entire culture of how projects were…
Clarke, N. (2010). Emotional intelligence and its relationship to transformational leadership and key project manager competences. Project Management Journal, 41(2), 5-20.
Gundersen, G., Hellesoy, B.T., & Raeder, S. (2012). Leading international project teams: The effectiveness of transformational leadership in dynamic work environments. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 19(1), 46.
Keegan, a.E., & Den Hartog, D.,N. (2004). Transformational leadership in a project-based environment: A comparative study of the leadership styles of project managers and line managers. International Journal of Project Management, 22(8), 609-617.
Keller, R.T. (2006). Transformational leadership, initiating structure, and substitutes for leadership: A longitudinal study of research and development project team performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 91(1), 17-17.
Future of Healthcare as it Relates to the Geriatric Population
Description and Problem Statement
The geriatric population in the United States is growing and compared to the population of health care providers the geriatric population growth is advancing much more rapidly. This presents a problem in making provision of health care to the future geriatric population. While there is a growth in the demand for geriatric health care services, there is not a matching growth in the population of health care providers and in fact, a shortage presently exists.
The population of geriatric patients is experiencing rapid growth while the population of health care providers specifically trained in geriatric medicine is seriously lagging behind. In fact, of the approximately 650,000 medical doctors who are practicing, only a small percentage receives the training and education required to provide geriatric care. Exacerbating the problem is the fact that only three medical schools…
Bagel, LM (2011) Designs to Support Aging Acute Care Patients. Elder Care. Health Facilities Management. Retrieved from: http://www.hfmmagazine.com/hfmmagazine/jsp/articledisplay.jsp?dcrpath=HFMMAGAZINE/Article/data/04APR2012/0412HFM_FEA_interiors&domain=HFMMAGAZINE
Gottlieb, S. (2013) Medicare Has Stopped Paying Bills For Medical Diagnostic Tests. Patients Will Feel The Effects. Forbes 27 Mar 2013. Retrieved from: http://www.forbes.com /sites/scottgottlieb/2013/03/27/medicare-has-stopped-paying-bills-for-medical-diagnostic-tests-patients-will-feel-the-effects/2/
Graverholt, B., et al. (2011) Acute hospital admissions among nursing home residents: a population-based observational study. BMC Health Services Research 2011. Retrieved from: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/11/126
Healthcare in America: Trends in Utilization (2004) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved from: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/misc/healthcare.pdf
This is making it difficult for the world community to work together on issues such as nuclear proliferation. (Lewis) (Montgomery) (Zariff)
The main reason is because China has built several pipelines going from Iran into their country. This is providing them with the resources (i.e. oil and natural gas), which are helping to fuel continuing economic growth and the development of Chinese markets. At the same time, the increased amounts of military spending have meant that China has become increasingly hostile towards any kind of efforts to deal with these issues. (Lewis) (Montgomery) (Zariff)
As a result, other nations throughout the Middle East and Asia have begun their own nuclear weapons programs in response to these threats. In the coming decade, we need to redefine the war on terror away from: simply preventing terrorist attacks themselves to aggressively going after those nations that support these activities. This means directly confronting…
Lewis, Jeffrey. "North Korea -- Iran Nuclear Cooperation." CFR, 2010. Web. 9 Mar. 2012
Montgomery, Evan. "Understanding the Threat of Nuclear Terrorism." CSB Online, 2010. Web. 9 Mar. 2012
Future of E-Book
The Internet bookstores, publishers and companies have high expectations from the eBook market. There is a complete new generation of eeaders who are equipped with the latest technologies which are complementing eBook reading. This study aims to analyze the potential of the eBook market and its future.
Even in this fast paced life, reading book has continued to be the top most leisure time activity all over the world in spite of the rise in the use and importance of the Internet in our everyday routine. eading books face a heavy competition from other activities such as listening to music, surfing on the Internet, watching television. In the year 2011, all around the world it is estimated that people spent around U.S.$110 billion on books. eBooks did not make a significant proportion of the sale however there seems to be a bright future for eBooks and the…
Doctorow, Cory (February 12, 2009). Ebooks: Neither E, Nor Books, O'Reilly Emerging Technologies Conference
Lynch, Clifford (May 28, 2010). The Battle to Define the Future of the Book in the Digital World, First Monday -- Peer reviewed journal on the Internet
Coburn, M., Burrows, P., Loi, D., Wilkins, L. (2011). E-book readers' directions in enabling technologies. In Print and Electronic Text Convergence, Melbourne: Common Ground, 145 -- 182
"At the Tipping Point: Four voices probe the top eBook issues for librarians." Library Journal, August 2011
For both B2B and B2C-based organizations, a highly differentiating story is the highest priority from a current best practice or trend standpoint for managing and promoting a brand image. Figure 3, Top Challenges Creating and Managing a Brand, shows a prioritization key challenges from a marketing, sales and executive management perspective. At the top of all factors is differentiating with a story followed by linking brand value to business objectives.
Figure 3: Top Challenges Creating and Managing a Brand
Source: (Analysis of eports Accessed with Permission from the Publisher & Jump, 2012).
Assessment of Brand Management Theories and Best Practices to Build Consumer Trust
Dr. Aaker's theories and frameworks including the Aaker Model illustrate how brand management is a highly synchronized strategy, encompassing every aspect of an organization (Aaker, 2007). As has been shown in this analysis the future of branding is predicated both on the pried advances related to…
Aaker, D. (2007). Innovation: Brand it or lose it. California Management Review, 50(1), 8-24.
John M.T. Balmer. (2012). Corporate brand management imperatives: Custodianship, credibility and calibration. California Management Review, 54(3), 6-33.
Bogomolova, S., & Romaniuk, J. (2010). Brand equity of defectors and never boughts in a business financial market. Industrial Marketing Management, 39(8), 1261.
Bronnenberg, B.J., Dhar, S.K., & Dube, J. (2007). National brands, local branding: Conclusions and future research opportunities. JMR, Journal of Marketing Research, 44(1), 9-9.
Future of Management Trends/Concepts
In today's highly competitive business world, it is important to keep pace with the changes in management trends and practices in order to stay ahead of one's competitors. When every major firm in an industry is just as important and influential as its closest rival, then the winner is not determined by the amount of capital invested or technologies implemented, rather it is the management practices that determine the future of a firm. The better and more flexible one firm's management practices are, the better are its chances of beating competition and emerging a winner.
However a set of good management practices is not enough. To compete successfully, management practices must be flexible and sensitive to new trends and concepts. As trends change and new concepts emerge, management practices must be flexible enough to keep pace with them and management should quickly adopt new trends without…
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Future of the Internet
There are certain events and inventions that are bound to change the world and how we see it forever. The internet is for sure one of those inventions that finds itself in this prestigious list of inventions, right along with the heel and the theory of Gravity. The way Internet has impacted our lives it can only be described as phenomenal; its impact has been felt on a Global level, and there should be little doubt that there is anyone who has not been impacted by the side effects of this great invention.
The internet was never designed for the purpose that it is being employed for today, but it is a fact that it has evolved itself to take on this role of the great connector, a need of every human, which emerges from the basic need of humans to connect with each other.
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Byrne, M. (2011, June 8th). Global Internet traffic projected to quadruple by 2015. Retrieved November 7th, 2011, from SME Advisor: http://www.smeadvisor.com/2011/06/global-internet-traffic-projected-to-quadruple-by-2015/
Chris Anderson, M.W. (2010, August 7th). The Web is Dead, Long Live the Internet. Retrieved Novermber 7th, 2011, from Wired Magazine: http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/08/ff_webrip/all/1
Deloitte Development. (2010). Where the true growth lies, The Market for Digital media. Deloitte.
Understandably, information technology caused experts to rethink successful business models. The 1990s represent a nearly clean slate in the remodeling of business because of information technology. Scott and Morton have identified five markers that serve analysts and experts in creating the business model which now emanate from information technology outward, and links other entities and customers in a seamless way.
The markers of the revolution in corporate structure and managerial practice are multifold, but the essence of the changes can be captured by five items:
First, in terms of the classic corporate structure, the most startling of these reforms is the shift to matrix management. The traditional corporation was organized by business and/or function, with clear lines of authority and a strict division of labor. But in the new structures, there are overlapping responsibilities, and managers report simultaneously to several superiors. This organizational form was not completely…
Allen, T.J. & Morton, M.S. (Eds.). (1994). Information Technology and the Corporation of the 1990s: Research Studies. New York: Oxford University Press. Retrieved March 1, 2008, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=96197382
Bednarzik, R.W. (2005). Restructuring Information Technology: Is Offshoring a Concern? Employment Trends by Industry and Occupation Suggest That Offshoring in the Information Technology Sector Occurs, but Not to a Great Extent. Monthly Labor Review, 128(8), 11+. Retrieved March 1, 2008, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5011979549
Farmer, B. (2007, June 25). A World of Opportunity: Although Some World Economic Changes Have Negatively Affected American Workers, the United States Is Uniquely Positioned to Thrive in the Global Economy. The New American, 23, 12+. Retrieved March 1, 2008, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5021577367
Future of etail Sales for the Next 18 Months
The past few years have been rocky ones for retailers in the U.S., with Internet-based sales and catalog purchases seriously affecting brick-and-mortar outlets; as a result, tens of thousands of displaced American workers have been forced into the job market (Sicker, 2002). In fact, the total e-commerce market grew from approximately $127 billion in 2000 to more than $1.4 trillion by the end of 2003 (Gnuschke, 2000). This point is also made by Challenger (2000), who reports, "Thousands of former retail employees will flood the job market as competition from catalogues and high overhead costs force many retail stores to close. They will compete for positions in marketing and sales, making those sectors of the job market among the most intensely competitive" (p. 20). At the same time, retail stores and malls that do manage to survive these encroachments on their…
Challenger, J.S. (2000, September). Workplace trends for the 21st Century. USA Today,
Gnuschke, J.E. (2000, Spring). E-commerce is a powerful economic engine for 21st century.
Business Perspectives, 12(3), 6.
He doesn't mention Apple's iPod, iPod Touch, and iPad, but those devices also pose a challenge for traditional radio broadcasting. People can "…select music that suits their individual tastes and many have wider repositories of music in their own libraries" -- thanks to the iTunes and similar services -- than are offered on the playlists of radio broadcasters (Picard, p. 1).
Moreover, Satellite and Internet radio are offering "hundreds of choices of highly focused music formats," Picard continues, making radio "…a less relevant platform" for music and entertainment than it was previously (p. 1). Besides using Satellite radio -- and being willing to pay for a service that specializes in exactly the music genre listeners prefer -- users are downloading podcasts on a number of topics that interest them, Picard explains. The problems for radio resulting from these alternative audio choices are "compounded" in the United States due to the…
Clear Channel. "Corporate Fact Sheet." Retrieved November 10, 2011, from http://www.clearchannel.com .
Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). "How do public broadcasters obtain programming?"
Retrieved November 9, 2011, from http://www.cpb.org/aboutpb/faq/programming.html .
Forbes. "CBS Radio Faces Pandora Threat." Retrieved November 10, 2011, from http://www.forbes.com . 2011.
The governments of China clearly believe that if they do not ban shows where the premise is based on the voting then it could lead their citizens to want the right to vote in the government on their own opinions. The influence that television has, in this case by indirectly helping Chinese citizens move in the direction of being slightly more "democratic," is seen as a threat- it is hard to believe that television could threaten the national security of a world super power.
The current influence that television has on individual's lives is only growing stronger as technology continues to develop. Recent developments have shown that television will now be in "three-dimensions," so that individuals who view TV can be full immersed in the movie or show they are watching ("ho Needs It"). But is that even necessary when nine out of ten homes have televisions in their homes…
Adams, Paul C. "Television as a Gathering Place." Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 82.1 (1992): n. page. Print.
"An Interactive Feature." Economist. 29 April 2010: n. page. Web. 18 Oct. 2011. .
Blockbuster Bankruptcy, . "Blockbuster Bankruptcy 2010." Blockbuster, 2011. Web. 18 Oct 2011. .
Chen, Jason. "Google TV Review: It's Kinda the Future." Gizmodo, 26 Oct 2010. Web. 18 Oct 2011. http://gizmodo.com/5672946/google-tv-review-its-kinda-the-future .
Future of NCO Corps
Future of Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Corps
A critical link
The past and present
The future after 9/11
Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Corps has traditionally been important in the armed forces of the U.S. Provision of training and mentoring to the general rank soldiers and effective assistance to second lieutenants has been the traditional responsibility of NCOs. The NCOs are technicians and team leaders as well. The role has significance in the future as well. After successfully participating in the wars of Afghanistan and Iraq, NCO Corps is planned to go through a 'consolidation' phase in which non-performing senior NCOs will be retired early. Junior and mid-grade NCOs will be retrained to meet the requirements ofirregular warfare contingencies and in-rank counseling.
Future of Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Corps
The Noncommissioned (NCO) Corps is an important link between the officer ranks and the general rank of the U.S.…
Fisher, E.F. (1994). Guardians of the Republic: A History of the Non-Commissioned Officer Corps of the U.S. Army. Stackpole Books.
Horn, L.C.B. (2002). A Timeless Strength: The Army's Senior NCO Corps. Canadian Military Journal, 3(2), 39-47.
Krepinevich, A.F. (2008). An Army at the Crossroads. Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.
Shmccall, A. (2011, Nov). The NCO Corps and the demands of our Profession of Arms. U.S. Army. Retrieved from: http://armylive.dodlive.mil/index.php/2011/11/the-nco-corps-and-the-demands-of-our-profession-of-arms/
While the investors preview at buying stocks, among the various other matters, they concentrate on 'price/earnings ratio'. Simple arithmetic proves that 1.2 billion people existing in China along with an yearly economic rate of growth of around 10% in the coming years, the enhance in the purchasing power will be of a great dimension which has not yet been visualized. In addition to this about 1 billion Indians and also in Southeast Asia of around 500 million people, and they far offset any enhancement in purchasing power of U.S.. This is specifically correct as an increasing middle class emerges which has a purchasing power which is very strong. A stock may indicate a traditional p/e of, about for example 15, however, if we make additions in the growth probabilities from Asian market, a much increased p/e does not seem to be impossible. While p/e is higher than the…
Future Impact of Technology on Personnel Administration
More and more technology is impacting the every day aspects of employees in a variety of fields. Technology is increasingly becoming a factor for the administrative functions in K-12 school districts. Technology can help improve policies and procedures as well as data collection tactics for training, evaluating and utilizing staff in an educational environment to its fullest. In addition, in the future is it increasingly evident that technology will be utilized more and more to recruit qualified individuals to work in educational facilities across the nation. The impact of technology on personnel administration particularly with regard to K-12 districts is discussed in greater detail below.
Personnel Administration in K-12
Webb & Norton (2002) suggest that the climate that an organization functions in may impact the human resources function. With regard to personnel administration, organizational functions at the human resource level are very specific…
Webb, L.D. & Norton, M.S. (2002). "Human Resources Administration: Personnel
Issues and Needs in Education., 4th ed." Prentice Hall
It is also evident through the reading to realize the responsibility that comes with new technology and sharing those resources with others. The reading discusses how resources that are seen as trivial to one person can be used along with personal knowledge of another to be quite destructive. (Stanley & Waugh, 2001, p.694)
Throughout the entire reading, it is understood that technology is advancing at such a pace that it is often difficult to fathom what will happen within a short period. However, it is important to note current trends, pay attention to the economy, respect technology, and know it for its strengths and weaknesses in order to truly learn from it, and lastly never assume always question and seek further understanding and know your own ability in the whole scheme of things. The reading shows that people play an important role in the creation of new technologies as well…
Stanley, E., & Waugh, W. (2001). Emergency Managers for the New Millennium. In a. Farazmand (Ed.), Handbook for Crisis and Emergency Management (1st ed., pp.). New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc..
Future of the Outsourcing of British White-Collar Jobs
Outsourcing is the term given to the work that is done by anyone other than the full time employees of an organization. Outsourcing is the activity whereby certain elements of the processes in an organization are divested by an organization that bring in reasonable or little profit with respect to the capital invested. These activities that bring lesser profits than required or peripheral activities can be done supposedly in a more efficient manner by other and normally smaller organizations. These smaller organizations gain efficiency by focusing on the activity itself and sharpening the productive process in such a way that it can generate new efficiencies and make profits which the bigger organization would not be able to do in such in a focused manner. An example for this would be in the case of an automobile manufacturer purchasing headlights or speedometers instead…
A world of work. 2004. The Economist. November 11. Retrieved from http://www.economist.com/displayStory.cfm?Story_id=3351416 Accessed on February 24, 2005
Faster, cheaper, better. 2004. The Economist. November 11. Retrieved from http://www.economist.com/displayStory.cfm?story_id=3351491 Accessed on February 24, 2005
Gutman, Huck. 2004. Outsourcing in the Developing and Developed World. Part One: From Outsourcing to Offshoring. The Statesman. March 23-25. Retrieved from http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0325-08.htm Accessed on February 23, 2005
Into the unknown. 2004. The Economist. November 11. Retrieved from http://www.economist.com/displayStory.cfm?story_id=3351468 Accessed on February 24, 2005
According to the Correctional Programs Division for the state of Nevada, another program sponsored by the NDOC is Casa Grande, a re-entry transition center opening in December 2005 and "will house up to 400 non-violent offenders in a dorm-like setting, during their last four to six months of incarceration. This will enable them to live in the community, obtain employment and receive family counseling."
There are programs called "street readiness" which teaches life-skills such as time and money management, parole requirements and job seeking skills. For the inmates who are ordered to pay restitution, the inmates should have a program to help with the opportunity to work in the community during their last few months of incarceration and earn money to pay back their victims.
The Correctional Programs Division. (n.d.). Retrieved October 22, 2005, at http://www.doc.nv.gov/programs/index.php
ilkinson R.A., The future of adult corrections. Reducing Crime in America: The…
The Correctional Programs Division. (n.d.). Retrieved October 22, 2005, at http://www.doc.nv.gov/programs/index.php
Wilkinson R.A., The future of adult corrections. Reducing Crime in America: The Agenda for the 21st Century, December, 1997.
The 'pull out' model of teaching students with speech issues can be useful because it lets the SLP focus on every child's specific needs and challenges in an individualized fashion. But ultimately all learning takes place in context. Integrating the SLP into the curriculum allows the SLP to have new opportunities to reinforce different concepts for the child in a real-world situation. The SLP has greater opportunities to work with content where speech exercises are not the focus; with group settings; and with speaking aloud to a crowd in a formal setting. By using exercises where speech is not the primary focus of the child, but the SLP is still there to provide encouragement and support in the areas of the child's difficulty, great progress can be made in the child's general education and way of relating to others.
The SLP must never assume the role of a teacher, but…
Future of Unions in Labor Relations
Unions came about from the struggles and pain that individuals had to go through early on in history. Unions were something that did not spring up overnight, but rather took a great deal of time to develop as individuals began working out for themselves what types of organizations would be the best to protect their rights and ensure that they could not be treated cruelly or unfairly by those that they worked for (Kearney, 2001). The right to collective bargaining took almost 200 years in the United States but today these rights are held in almost every country (Kearney, 2001).
For many years unions were thought to be very important in labor relations. At least, employees have thought so. Much of the opinions had by those who have had to deal with unions in a dispute situation have been less than tolerant of unions…
BBC News. (2004, March 1). U.S. grocery strike is finally over. Retrieved 7 March 2004 at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3521601.stm
Bell, S. (1999, April 1). Union strategy, member orientation and union effectiveness: an exploratory analysis. Labour & Industry.
Kearney, R.C. (2001). Labor relations in the public sector. 3rd Ed. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc.
Pritchard, J. (2002, September 30). As ships idle, longshoremen and shippers exchange threats. Ledger-Enquirer/Associated Press. Retrieved 8 March 2004 at http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/mld/ledgerenquirer/4181155.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp
0, 4.0, and 4.5 percentage points in FYs 1982, 1983, and 1984, respectively, for States whose growth exceeded certain targets, ORA-81 also reduced eligibility for welfare benefits, thus making it harder for poor families to qualify for Medicaid (Klemm, 2000). The legislation of this era began to weaken this link by specifying eligibility criteria based on income in relation to Federal poverty guidelines. In 1991, spending controls were established, provider donations were banned, and provider taxes were capped. As a result of the mandates of the previous era, the recession, and other factors, a great deal of pressure was placed on already strained State budgets, most of which were running deficits by 1991 or 1992. Increasing Medicaid caseloads (average annual growth of 12%) and mounting expenditures prompted some States to turn to alternative financing mechanisms, which relied on disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments, combined with the use of provider donations…
Administration on Aging. (2007). Aging into the 21st Century. Retrieved March 20, 2007, at http://www.aoa.gov/prof/statistics/future_growth/aging21/summary.asp .
Bradley, D., Johnson, N., & Lay, I. (2005). The Flawed "Population Plus Inflation
Formula." Retrieved March 20, 2007, at http://www.cbpp.org/1-13-05sfp3.htm .
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Texas is one of the strictest states in the country for nurse practitioners who want to open their own clinics, requiring them to find a physician with the willingness and time to follow a complex set of rules. Those rules include requiring the physician to delegate prescriptive authority, review patient charts, make on-site visits or practice within a certain geographical distance of the nurse practitioner. It's a system many nurse practitioners say is unnecessary and burdensome, especially in light of the state's considerable health access problem and the success of nurse practitioners in other states who practice without such direct physician supervision (Krisburg, 2011, p. 1).
In a state where under-service and major disparities as well as a staggering set of predictions about nursing and doctor shortages in the future exists it is difficult to believe that more steps have not been taken to align Texas laws with national examples.…
Brush, B.L. (2008) Global nurse migration today. Journal of Nursing Scholarship 40 (1) 20-25. Retrieved June 28, 2011 from: http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/74033/1/j.1547-5069.2007.00201.x.pdf
Institute of Medicine (IOM) (2010) The future of nursing leading change, advancing health: Report recommendations. Retrieved June 28, 2011 from:http://www.iom.edu/~/media/Files/Report%20Files/2010/The-Future-of-Nursing/Future%20of%20Nursing%202010%20Recommendations.pdf
Krisburg, K. (2011) Nurse practitioners call for greater independence: Relaxed rules could help medically underserved. AARP Bulletin. Retrieved June 28, 2011 from: http://www.aarp.org/health/doctors-hospitals/info-01-2011/nurse_practitioners_in_texas_call_for_greater_independence.html
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) (2009) Colleagues in caring: Regional collaboratives for nursing workforce development. Retrieved June 28, 2011 from: http://www.rwjf.org/pr/product.jsp?id=17352
Part 2 - According to the text there are several pivotal work trends that will change the nature of work globally: 1) the spread of computer (microprocessor) technology; 2) increased competition in the global economy, and 3) more and more women moving into paid labor and increasing numbers of people searching for work.
echnology -- Computer technology has revolutionized the workplace since the 1960s, and particularly with the advent of multigenerational processes and the Internet. his increased division of labor activities and contributed to more of a knowledge economy for some, but a loss of jobs for others based on mechanization of labor. he fact that technology changes so rapidly, though, has destabilized some workers and forced patterns of work to evolve and restructure geographically (outsourcing, etc.).
Competition -- Competition is now global in aspect, not regional or even by country. Because different countries have different laws and different cultural…
Technology -- Computer technology has revolutionized the workplace since the 1960s, and particularly with the advent of multigenerational processes and the Internet. This increased division of labor activities and contributed to more of a knowledge economy for some, but a loss of jobs for others based on mechanization of labor. The fact that technology changes so rapidly, though, has destabilized some workers and forced patterns of work to evolve and restructure geographically (outsourcing, etc.).
Competition -- Competition is now global in aspect, not regional or even by country. Because different countries have different laws and different cultural and economic patterns, many areas can compete to the nth degree due to their particular resources. For instance, many Asian countries have such an abundance of people that wages are low in production of clothing to the point that First World countries can no longer compete with their manufacturing bids. A company can employee a factory of 100 people for less than the price of one U.S. worker.
Labor Force -- Female workers are not unique in the First World workplace, but now, they are increasingly finding it necessary to work outside the home globally. This is changing the sociological focus of many societies, placing new and unique pressures upon social systems, and changing the way many villages are organized. Micro-loans and other forms of assistance are helping women enter the workplace, and many glass ceilings have been removed in certain countries. However, in others, organizations find it difficult to fully incorporate all aspects of society within their business (Hodson and Sullivan, 2012, pp. 418-20).
In this light, the USPS should consider offering all American residents a service that would route their physical mail to an email account.
As a main business strategy, the postal service should concentrate mainly on its core value: universal mail service. According to Pearse and Johnson (2002): "Delivering high-quality service in an era of stagnant mail volumes will require the Postal Service to recognize that as demand for its services contracts, so, too, should the institution. To do so without sacrificing essential services, however, will require the Postal Service to focus on its core value: the reliable, affordable delivery of the mail to every American home and business."
While the Postal Service in recent years has explored numerous new revenue streams far beyond normal postal services, it makes more sense that the USPS focus instead on products and services related to the delivery of letters, newspapers, magazines, advertising mail, and…
Pearse, Harry. James, Johnson. (2002). Report of the President's Commission on the United States Postal Service. USPS Final Report.
Miller, Paul. (July 16, 2003). Postal Commission Recommends Changes to USPS. PRIMEDIA Business Magazines & Media Inc.
That is mainly because aircraft are much more expendable than pilots and combat operations can now be flown remotely by pilots stationed thousands of miles away from hostile fronts. Analysts predict that within the next decade or two, nations without the resources to compete with the U.S. In the development of sophisticated piloted naval aircraft will be able to launch hundreds of inexpensive drones without regard for how many are lost in combat (Crosby, 2007; Elgin, 2009). Large numbers of unmanned drones with offensive and "suicidal" capabilities could easily overwhelm even the most sophisticated multiple hostile aircraft tracking abilities of the U.S. Navy's manned air superiority aircraft (Crosby, 2007).
On one hand, the apparent trend in contemporary military aviation foretells the obsolescence of some of the principal missions of U.S. naval aircraft. On the other hand, U.S. naval air operations will still rely substantially on aircraft in the meantime,…
Crosby, F. (2007). The Complete Guide to Fighters & Bombers of the World. London,
Elgin, B. "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, it's Pork!" Business Week; November 9, 2009: 46-47.
Jackson, R. (2002). The Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft. London, UK: Parragon.
Future ole of the Juvenile Justice System in the United States
Young people are naturally prone to experimentation and impulsive behaviors that frequently result in their involvement with the law enforcement community, and police officers today generally enjoy wide latitude in resolving these incidents. In fact, in some if not most cases, police officers can release young offenders into the custody of their parents or guardians without the further involvement of the criminal justice system. Even when young offenders are arrested, though, the juvenile justice system tends to afford them with more leniency than their adult counterparts, due in part to the view that the role of the juvenile justice system is to rehabilitate rather than punish. These enlightened views of juvenile justice, though, are being replaced with "get-tough-on-crime" approaches in some states, and there remains a paucity of standardized models for states to follow. To gain some fresh insights…
Alridge, D.P. (2005, Summer). Introduction: Hip hop in history: Past, present, and future. The Journal of African-American History, 90(3), 190-193.
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Boyd, T. (2002). The new H.N.I.C.: The death of civil rights and the reign of hip hop. New York:
Brookins, G.K. & Hirsch, J.A. (2002, Summer). Innocence lost: Case studies of children in the juvenile justice system. The Journal of Negro Education, 71(3), 205-210.
The purpose of this project was to gain experience in the area of options and futures trading. For the purposes of this project, the values were obtained from various sources. The dates covered were 2/11/2002 to 05/10/2002. The company chosen for this project was the TJX Corporation, Inc. which is in the Retail sector of the S & P. 500. It was chosen primarily because it has been showing a bullish trend for 5 years and would be a good example of bull market trading. The stock was compared to the S & P. 500 Index (Symbol SPX). The final portion of the project required the use of a futures commodity. I chose Corn (Symbol CO (e)). It has been bearish since February.
All tests were ran in a bull market environment. Various trading strategies were tested on this option. The methods tested were a ull market Strategy,…
Agribiz. Accessed through the Chicago Board of trade Website. Updated May, 2002. http://www.agribiz.com/cfor/accessed http://www.agribiz.com/cfor / Accessed May, 2002
Big Charts. Updated May 2002. http://www.bigcharts.com/javacharts/ . Accessed May, 2002.
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Nasdaq.com. Updated May, 2002. http://quotes.nasdaq.com/asp/option_chain.asp?symbol=SPX&selected=SPX. Accessed May, 2002.
communicates trends affect industry (career path've chosen-Dental Hygiene) ten years. Make create a complete, relevant, effective attention getter; include complete transitions main points; wrap a memorable conclusion.
Current trends affecting the dental industry
Although many occupations are being outsourced, you can't outsource your dental care!
With the aging of the population and increased demand for physical 'perfection,' the demands placed upon the dental industry and career opportunities are likely to increase.
Demand for dental profession: Demographic trends
It has been estimated that "roughly 60 to 70% of the adult American population seeks routine dental care -- a rate that is believed to be holding stable," indicating that there will be a sustained need for the profession in recent years (Lavers 2013).
B. Demand will increase because of population growth in populations with high levels of need: "Based upon census data, the number of people ages 60 to 79 is projected…
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Three current trends in classroom management
One recent trend in classroom management is a stress on defined goals and expectations. The popular classroom behavioral management program Wong's Pragmatic Theory "stresses that classroom procedures and rules are clarified at the very beginning of the school year. Teachers are to instruct students how to follow rules and procedures. The teacher prepares lessons about the rules and procedures so that he or she can thoroughly teach the kids about the classroom procedures and rules" (Miller 2013). This stress upon predictability is also commensurate with such philosophies as behavioral theory, which emphasizes how student behavior can be shaped and reformed through goal-setting. Students are given goals to strive for and then are rewarded for reaching those goals. For students with behavioral issues this can be useful given that it provides concrete, reward-based mechanisms for improvement. The need for greater adherence to…
Behavior management. Sage Publications. Retrieved from:
Lynch, M. (2013). Future trends in K-12 classroom management. Education Week. Retrieved http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/education_futures/2013/11/future_trends_in_k-12_classroom_management_and_discipline.html
Miller, K. Wong's Pragmatic Theory: Advantages over disadvantages. Enroll.com. Retrieved from: http://blog.enroll.com/view-post/Wongs-Pragmatic-Theory-Advantages-Over-Disadvantages
This will lead to a tremendous increase in the number of people belonging to this segment, which will require more attention from travel businesses.
egarding financial power, the mature segment has a very strong, healthy, and sustained position. Furthermore, the mature traveler group presents the highest net worth of all age groups. The stability of their income is also due to the fact that they do not have to support the cost of setting up a household or of raising children. In addition to this, this segment has the lowest consumer debt compared to all the other segments. The availability of their income goes hand in hand with the availability of their time, which allows them to have more leisure time that can be used for traveling than other segments of the travel market (TIA, 2000).
In the past 15 years, the mature segment of the travel market in the…
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Marketing Research Programs - Travel Market Segments (2006). Travel Industry Association. Retrieved March 15, 2008 at http://www.tia.org/researchpubs/travel_market_segments.html.
The Mature Traveler (2000). Travel Industry Association. Retrieved March 15, 2008 at http://www.tia.org/researchpubs/executive_summaries_mature_traveler.html.
Mature Market in the U.S. Summary (2007). Report Buyer. Retrieved March 15, 2008 at http://www.reportbuyer.com/consumer_goods_retail/demographics/mature_market_u_s.html .
Machine Translation, And the Future
Computers are being used in many areas to speed and automate tasks that are tedious or strenuous on human beings. Computers aid us in making our daily lives better in many ways. Computers are being used for a variety of tasks. As the world moves toward a global economy, communication has become a major issue of the agendas of almost any industrialized nation. Machine translation is the growing wave of the future; these machines can translate passages into another language almost instantaneously.
There are some that fear the professional translators will become obsolete in the near future. However, an exploration of the current state of the art and future trends indicated that these fears are unfounded and that the field of Professional translation will enjoy man years of stability and prosperity, reaping the benefits of an expanding global economy.
Austermuhl, F. (2002) The Dysfunctional Family - Remarks on Communication (or a Lack Thereof) within the Translation Community. Presentation. International Feder.Cen.Tr.I. Conference. October 12, 2002. sala Michelangelo,. http://22.214.171.124/abstracts.htm Accessed February, 2003.
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Champollion, Y.(2001). Machine translation (MT), and the future of the translation industry. Translation Journal. January 2001 5 (1).
Demos, K. And Fraunfelder, M.(2003) Machine Translation's Past and Future. 2003 Wired.com. Issue 8.05, May, 2000.
Current Employment Trends and Certification Options for Database Professionals. Monaco Vs US
Current Job Markets and Future Trends Analysis
The current job trends for database professionals indicate that in both countries employment is projected to grow by about 11 percent in the coming 5 years (Kline). This is faster than the average in any other occupation. The driving factor is the ever-increasing data needs of companies within the economy. Data has been seen as the next currency and every company wants to invest heavily in the management and processing of data. According to the (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), DBA professionals are ranked amongst the top 10 professions for the past several years. According to a survey carried out by (U.S. News & World Report), a majority of the current database professionals intend to retire in the next ten years since they are over 55 years. This means that there…
Internet architecture and infrastructure have come a long way since the copper wire dial-up modem. A wave of cable and ADSL has infiltrated most of the world, penetrating into all but the most rural areas in which satellite remains one of the only viable options for getting online. As Comcast Business Class (2012) points out, "Optical fiber has long been in use providing the major long distance wiring that makes up the backbone of the Internet." Although Comcast Business Class (2012) has a vested interest in promoting the use of optical fiber infrastructure, the company's observations are correct. Bandwidth consumption has risen not just due to the growing numbers of consumers around the world demanding content, but also because of the content itself. High -- definition multimedia and other large size file transfers are increasing user bandwidth needs. So too is the potential that cloud computing has opened up…
Comcast Business Class (2012). What are the next big trends in broadband? VB. Retrieved online: http://venturebeat.com /2012/02/15/the-next-big-trends-in-broadband/' target='_blank' REL='NOFOLLOW'>
Assessing the Current and Future State of The lifeblood of any business is the revenue it generates while managing costs, ensuring profitability of the business, and its long-term survival and growth. The catalyst of managing a business effectively is the use of accounting information, financial analysis, and increasingly in the 21st century, the use of real-time financial analytics on key performance indicators (KPIs) used to manage a business (Ferguson, Seow, 2011). Accounting systems continue to be the foundation of managing businesses to profitability while mitigating potential risks though insightful and real-time use of financial data. The future of accounting systems will be increasingly influenced by the real-time reporting and analysis as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has required the largest publically traded corporations in the U.S. To report their results through the extensible Business eporting Language (XBL) protocol (Tribunella, Tribunella, 2010). The SEC is setting a very…
Ferguson, C., & Seow, P. (2011). Accounting information systems research over the past decade: Past and future trends. Accounting and Finance, 51(1), 235.
Gill, R.. (2011). Why Cloud Computing Matters to Finance. Strategic Finance, 92(7), 43-47,1.
Salah A Hammad, Ruzita Jusoh, & Elaine Yen Nee Oon. (2010). Management accounting system for hospitals: a research framework. Industrial Management + Data Systems, 110(5), 762-784.
Tribunella, T., & Tribunella, H.. (2010). Using XBRL to Analyze Financial Statements. The CPA Journal, 80(3), 69-72.
The exploration of phenomena is a desire that has been stirred in my heart. There a so many different problems and challenges in the occupational therapy arena that research is obligatory. I believe that I have the right academic foundation to be successful at research projects. I am a member of the psy chi honor society starting from January 2010. I graduated with a GPA of 3.52 from the Miami Dade College, and in my present Bachelor of Psychology program, my GPA is 3.4. Consequently, I am of the view that my performance academically is meritorious and provides me with the adequate basis to engage in research work.
Giving back to society is a pillar upon which I have built my life and is a core value I espouse. When you are a beneficiary of the largess of others, it is an imperative that you allow other persons to profit…
One of the elements of FIU that is very attractive to me is the research focus. The exploration of phenomena is a desire that has been stirred in my heart. There a so many different problems and challenges in the occupational therapy arena that research is obligatory. I believe that I have the right academic foundation to be successful at research projects. I am a member of the psy chi honor society starting from January 2010. I graduated with a GPA of 3.52 from the Miami Dade College, and in my present Bachelor of Psychology program, my GPA is 3.4. Consequently, I am of the view that my performance academically is meritorious and provides me with the adequate basis to engage in research work.
Giving back to society is a pillar upon which I have built my life and is a core value I espouse. When you are a beneficiary of the largess of others, it is an imperative that you allow other persons to profit from your good fortune. Accordingly, I engage in volunteer work wherever I can. I have volunteered for programs such as the Psychosocial Developmental Interventions. This program focuses on adolescents who are identified as at risk or who have manifested certain types of problems. Working with adolescents is taxing and simultaneously deeply gratifying. To expand my experiential knowledge I also worked with therapy centers as the Galloway home and the ABC therapy center. I volunteered at these centers for two 6-month periods. At the Leon Medical center, I worked directly with patients from 2005 to 2007.
I have a general love for life and a strong belief in the tenacity of the human spirit. A place at FIU would be the beginning of my journey into the accumulation of personal skills and training that will be directed to serving humanity. In this regard, FIU therefore is the facility that will give wings to my dreams and fledging passions. The combination of academic excellence and a student hospitable environment provides the ideal climate for the pursuit of excellence. I eagerly anticipate advancing my academic career as a graduate student at FIU.