Knowledge Translation in Health Care: Moving from Evidence to Practice

Title : Knowledge Translation in Health Care: Moving from Evidence to Practice
Author :
ISBN/ASIN : 1118413547
Publication Date : 2013-08-19
Publisher : BMJ Books
Paperback : 424 pages

Description :

Knowledge Translation in Health Care is a practical introduction to knowledge translation for everyone working and learning within health policy and funding agencies, and as researchers, clinicians and trainees. Using everyday examples, it explains how to use research findings to improve health care in real life.

This new second edition defines the principles and practice of knowledge translation and outlines strategies for successful knowledge translation in practice and policy making. It includes relevant real world examples and cases of knowledge translation in action that are accessible and relevant for all stakeholders including clinicians, health policy makers, administrators, managers, researchers, clinicians and trainees. 

From an international expert editor and contributor team, and fully revised to reflect current practice and latest developments within the field, Knowledge Translation in Health Care is the practical guide for all health policy makers and researchers, clinicians, trainee clinicians, medical students and other healthcare professionals seeking to improve healthcare practice.

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Smashing CoffeeScript

Title : Smashing CoffeeScript
Author : Alex Hudson
ISBN/ASIN : 1118454375
Publication Date : 2013-05-20
Publisher : Wiley
Paperback : 336 pages

Description :

Brew the perfect code with CoffeeScript

If you’re familiar with JavaScript and the often-frustrating process of creating complex applications, a nice cup of CoffeeScript can help. CoffeeScript is a programming language that compiles into JavaScript and simplifies the entire development process. Now you can tap the full power of CoffeeScript with Smashing CoffeeScript. This full-color, practical book explains CoffeeScript language, syntax, and processes, and will soon have you producing concise and quality code. Ultimately, you’ll create RIAs and mobile apps faster, with less hassle.

  • Gets developers up and running on CoffeeScript, a programming language that compiles into JavaScript and simplifies the process of building software
  • Helps you produce better JavaScript and more quickly
  • Introduces the language, syntax, and processes of CoffeeScript
  • Covers the development of both mobile and rich internet apps
  • Explores the HTML5 feature set, real-time communication, and using CoffeeScript within node.js projects

Developers, blend some better JavaScript with CoffeeScript and Smashing CoffeeScript.

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Agile Contracts: Creating and Managing Successful Projects with Scrum

Title : Agile Contracts: Creating and Managing Successful Projects with Scrum
Author : Andreas Opelt
ISBN/ASIN : 1118630947
Publication Date : 2013-05-13
Publisher : Wiley
Paperback : 304 pages

Description :

A methodologically sophisticated, comprehensive approach to applying the Agile fixed-price contract to IT projects while maximizing customer and supplier relationships

“Interesting and necessary for IT managers and IT lawyers.”
—Walter J. Jaburek, Dipl.-Ing., Dr. iur., Dr. techn.

Approximately 50 percent of software developers use Scrum, an iterative and incremental development method for managing software projects and product or application development, in their work. The benefit of Scrum and other Agile methods is that they can address shifts in a large project that traditional managerial methods cannot.

Written by pioneers and leaders in the field of Agile and Scrum, Agile Contracts is the only book dedicated exclusively to the legal, procurement, and project management considerations of Agile contracts. Providing templates, a toolbox, and examples of Agile fixed-price contracts, the book presents an alternative option to fixed-price, time-based, and supply-based contracts—reducing the risk for both the supplier and the customer with a contract that offers the possibility of flux and flexible scenarios as a project progresses.

Agile Contracts features in-depth chapter coverage of:

  • The Agile Manifesto of 2001
  • Agility from the perspective of procurement and the software provider
  • The problems with traditional fixed-price contracts and time material contracts
  • What the Agile fixed-price contract is and how it is set up
  • Tendering based on the Agile fixed-price contract
  • How to negotiate an Agile fixed-price contract
  • Special guidelines for the legal framework of an Agile fixed-price contract
  • Adaptable Scope System
  • The Black Swan scenario
  • Contracts and procedures for the featured methodologies

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Data Mining and Business Analytics with R

Title : Data Mining and Business Analytics with R
Author : Johannes Ledolter
ISBN/ASIN : 111844714X
Publication Date : 2013-05-28
Publisher : Wiley
Paperback : 368 pages

Description :

Collecting, analyzing, and extracting valuable information from a large amount of data requires easily accessible, robust, computational and analytical tools. Data Mining and Business Analytics with R utilizes the open source software R for the analysis, exploration, and simplification of large high-dimensional data sets. As a result, readers are provided with the needed guidance to model and interpret complicated data and become adept at building powerful models for prediction and classification.

Highlighting both underlying concepts and practical computational skills, Data Mining and Business Analytics with R begins with coverage of standard linear regression and the importance of parsimony in statistical modeling. The book includes important topics such as penalty-based variable selection (LASSO); logistic regression; regression and classification trees; clustering; principal components and partial least squares; and the analysis of text and network data. In addition, the book presents:

• A thorough discussion and extensive demonstration of the theory behind the most useful data mining tools

• Illustrations of how to use the outlined concepts in real-world situations

• Readily available additional data sets and related R code allowing readers to apply their own analyses to the discussed materials

• Numerous exercises to help readers with computing skills and deepen their understanding of the material

Data Mining and Business Analytics with R is an excellent graduate-level textbook for courses on data mining and business analytics. The book is also a valuable reference for practitioners who collect and analyze data in the fields of finance, operations management, marketing, and the information sciences.

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Too Big to Ignore: The Business Case for Big Data

Title : Too Big to Ignore: The Business Case for Big Data
Author : Phil Simon
ISBN/ASIN : 1118638174
Publication Date : 2013-03-18
Publisher : Wiley
Paperback : 256 pages

Description :

Too Big to Ignore: The Business Case for Big Data is geared towards CIOs, CEOs, presidents, and IT professionals. At a high level, the book makes a compelling business case for that which we are calling Big Data. Simon provides commonsense advice for organizations looking to make sense out of the information streaming at us with unprecedented volume, velocity, and variety.

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HR For Small Business For Dummies (For Dummies (Business & Personal Finance))

Title : HR For Small Business For Dummies (For Dummies (Business & Personal Finance))
Author : Paul Maguire
ISBN/ASIN : 1118640306
Publication Date : 2014-06-23
Publisher : For Dummies
Paperback : 384 pages

Description :

The small business owner’s guide to making human resources easy

More than 87 percent of Australian workplaces are small businesses employing fewer than 20 people. These small business owners know their markets, know their customers, and know how to make their small business run. What they may not know is the “people stuff.” HR for Small Business For Dummies, Australian Edition, explains the simple ins and outs of human resources for businesses too small to have a dedicated HR staff. When it comes to the daunting task of complying with employment regulations, small businesses are treated no differently than big businesses, so it’s imperative for small business owners to understand the regulatory framework that governs every phase of the employee/employer relationship in Australia.

  • Presents practical guidance on every major aspect of human resources for Australian small businesses
  • Covers key topics including recruitment, paperwork, workplace conflict, non-discrimination policies, wages, superannuation, workers compensation, unfair dismissal, redundancy, and more
  • Includes links to downloadable online resources, including checklists, sample forms, model policies, and guides
  • Ideal for small business owners and entrepreneurs, students of human resources, and independent contractors looking to grow their business

When it comes to hiring and managing employees in your small business, failing to understand human resources and employment regulations can cost you a bundle. HR for Small Business For Dummies makes human resources easy—so you can focus on business.

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Crowdsourcing For Dummies

Title : Crowdsourcing For Dummies
Author : David Alan Grier
ISBN/ASIN : 1119940400
Publication Date : 2013-05-28
Publisher : For Dummies
Paperback : 378 pages

Description :

Give your business the edge with crowd-power!

Crowdsourcing is an innovative way of outsourcing tasks, problems or requests to a group or community online. There are lots of ways business can use crowdsourcing to their advantage: be it crowdsourcing product ideas and development, design tasks, market research, testing, capturing or analyzing data, and even raising funds. It offers access to a wide pool of talent and ideas, and is an exciting way to engage the public with your business.

Crowdsourcing For Dummies is your plain-English guide to making crowdsourcing, crowdfunding and open innovation work for you. It gives step-by-step advice on how to plan, start and manage a crowdsourcing project, where to crowdsource, how to find the perfect audience, how best to motivate your crowd, and tips for troubleshooting.

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Design for Software: A Playbook for Developers

Title : Design for Software: A Playbook for Developers
Author : Erik Klimczak
ISBN/ASIN : 111994290X
Publication Date : 2013-04-01
Publisher : Wiley
Paperback : 320 pages

Description :

A unique resource to help software developers create a desirable user experience

Today, top-flight software must feature a desirable user experience. This one-of-a-kind book creates a design process specifically for software, making it easy for developers who lack design background to create that compelling user experience. Appealing to both tech-savvy designers and creative-minded technologists, it establishes a hybrid discipline that will produce first-rate software. Illustrated in full color, it shows how to plan and visualize the design to create software that works on every level.

  • Today’s software demands attention to the quality of the user experience; this book guides you through a practical design process to achieve that goal
  • Approaches the mechanics of design with a process inspired by art and science
  • Avoids the abstract and moves step by step through techniques you can put to use immediately
  • Covers planning your design, tested methods, how to visualize like a designer, psychology of design, and how to create software that developers will appreciate
  • Explores such elements as choosing the right typeface and managing interactivity

Design for Software: A Playbook for Developers brings the art of good design together with the science of software development to create programs with pizazz.

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Long-Term Conditions: Nursing Care and Management

Title : Long-Term Conditions: Nursing Care and Management
Author : Liz Meerabeau
ISBN/ASIN : 1405183381
Publication Date : 2011-07-25
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Paperback : 304 pages

Description :

This book is a very welcome tool, which will enable health professionals to understand the complexity, challenge and rewards of proactively managing long-term conditions. Putting this knowledge into skilled practice, in partnership with patients, will transform the lives of many individuals and their families, and thus fulfil the fundamental purpose of nursing.
—From the Foreword by Professor Rosemary Cook CBE, Director, the Queen’s Nursing Institute and Visiting Professor of Enterprise, University of Northumbria

Long-Term Conditions is a comprehensive, practical guide for nurses and healthcare professionals on the care and management of people with chronic illness. It explores case management, individual care and management, the role of the ‘expert patient’, quality-of-life issues, counselling skills, self-management, and optimum self-care. Long-Term Conditions discusses the three main long-term conditions currently resulting in most hospital admissions: diabetes, respiratory, and coronary heart disease, with a focus on empowering the patient to self-manage.

Key Features:

  • A comprehensive guide to the care and management of long-term conditions
  • Focuses on the management of the conditions from the patients’ perspective
  • Practical and accessible in style

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LinkedIn For Dummies

Title : LinkedIn For Dummies
Author : Joel Elad
ISBN/ASIN : 1118822218
Publication Date : 2014-02-03
Publisher : For Dummies
Paperback : 384 pages

Description :

Don’t be left out—link up with this fully updated introduction to the Internet’s hottest professional networking tool

With more than 225 million members from over 200 countries and territories worldwide, LinkedIn.com is an unbeatable self-marketing tool. LinkedIn For Dummies teaches you how to make the most of your LinkedIn.com profile and build connections and relationships within the world’s largest professional network. This thorough introduction covers the latest LinkedIn features and how to use this valuable networking tool.

Learn how LinkedIn helps you manage relationships and networks, handle recommendations, showcase your skills and endorsements, import contacts, follow thought leaders, cultivate sales leads, find investors, market yourself, and more.

  • Provides valuable tips and explanations to help you build your profile, develop your network, manage invitations, request and write recommendations, and get involved in LinkedIn groups
  • Covers new and improved LinkedIn tools such as endorsements, people follow, company pages, groups, mobile apps, InMail, and LinkedIn Today
  • Answers frequently asked LinkedIn and job searching questions with the clear and helpful style expected of For Dummies books

Connections have never been more vital to a successful career, and LinkedIn For Dummies is here to make sure you don’t miss out on your next big opportunity!

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