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Data Mining in the office

Data Mining: Improving Efficiency in Both Healthcare and Education

Posted on July 11, 2017

What is Data Mining? Data mining’s purpose is to “discover useful information by analyzing data from many angles or dimensions, categorize that information, and summarize the relationships identified in the database.” This definition of the process can be found in Abdulmohsen Algarni’s article “Data Mining in Education” (get the PDF version, here), as published in the seventh volume […]


Robot customer service operator with headset and speech bubbles

Chatbots: From Shoe Sales to Healthcare

Posted on April 11, 2017

There are many different types of chatbots, and each one has a different level of ability. Some are able to give a preliminary diagnosis of a medical condition. Some are able to give advice to moms new to breastfeeding. There’s even a bot capable of ordering Domino’s pizza for you! What is a Chatbot? A chatbot provides […]


Real and Simulated Pharmacy Plus

Virtual Simulation Learning and Development at USF Health

Posted on April 6, 2017

USF Health’s Over the Counter simulation was modeled after the futuristic Pharmacy Plus. (Top photo courtesy of Harvard Jolly).Virtual Simulations at USF began in 2010 when Joshua Jackson was handed a copy of Second Life and asked to utilize it in some way. He took the online 3D social networking world and created a comprehensive, immersive learning experience […]