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22 Oct The patient, technologies and ambulatory medicine

National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF)
2008
Due to the increased life expectancy and the related increase of chronic diseases (as opposed to acute disorders when patients are younger), an alternative approach to hospital care has become necessary: a third of the population of France and the US now suffers from chronic diseases.  Ambulatory medicine, which is a health care system that keeps the patient at home while offering him the same outstanding quality care that he would receive at the hospital, is such an economically viable approach, responding at the same time to the wishes of patients, to economic requirements and scientific, technological and medical developments. This report describes recent advances of ambulatory medical care, identifies obstacles to overcome and incentives to encourage and makes recommendations for future development with the aim of optimizing the management of healthcare costs, with special emphasis on the role of information technology to master the complex system of information flows between the many stakeholders.  It does also identify the potential hurdles and necessary incentives and looks at issues of compliance with existing law and legal adaptation to the new requirements.  It also evokes the necessary training of the various actors in order for the system to function adequately. Working-group Leaders: Francis Lévi, Professor of Medical Oncology and NATF Fellow, and Christian Saguez, Former Professor at École Centrale de Paris and NATF Fellow.
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21 Oct Comparative Analysis of Higher Education, Research, Development, Innovations and Economy Achievements of Slovenia (84 pages)

Engineering Academy of Slovenia (IAS)
2012
Analysis of educational system in Slovenia and Research, development and innovative achievements of Slovenia has now become an annual task and receives and generates substantial interest from interested parties. In 2013 it focused on higher education in Slovenia, on research and development activities, innovation and entrepreneurship and on economy in Slovenia. The analysis has been one of the main documents, on which the position paper “Slovenia need a new Vision of Economic and Social Development” is based.
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21 Oct Reform of the Water Sector in Ireland

Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE)
2012
The Irish Academy of Engineering and Engineers Ireland delivered a joint response to the Water Services Section of the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government on 23rd February 2012. This was in response to the Department’s request for the IAE’s/Engineers Ireland’s views on the DoECLG’s consultation paper on: - Water Sector Reform / (Consultation Paper), - Irish Water / Phase 1 Report, - Irish Water / Phase 1 Report, Appendices, and followed on from the earlier publication of another joint IAE/Engineers Ireland report entitled, “Delivering Ireland’s Water Services for the 21st Century” (July 2011)
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21 Oct Smart solutions, de AcTI-aanpak

Netherlands Academy of Technology and Innovation (AcTI)
2011
Ten geleide AcTI beoogt al 25 jaar de innovatie in Nederland te bevorderen. We bewandelen niet alleen gebaande wegen maar gebruiken ook nieuwe, slimme benaderingen, Smart Solutions. Een goed voorbeeld daarvan zijn de jaarlijkse Innovatieconferenties die sinds 2003 in een ander jasje steken. We pakken actuele thema’s aan, laten gezamenlijke afspraken maken en volgen de realisatie daarvan. Dit boekje brengt aan de hand van een negental interviews met direct betrokkenen afspraken uit het verleden in beeld, evenals de geboekte resultaten. Het resultaat is een fraaie bloemlezing van Smart Solutions via de AcTI aanpak, ze vormen de kern van deze jubileumuitgave.
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21 Oct Manufacturing – The Future of Manufacturing in Ireland – Supporting Working Papers

Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE)
2013
The report consists of a summary of papers drawn from fuller working papers, prepared by the Manufacturing Standing Committee, based on extensive consultations with interested stakeholders and reviews of national and international data and statistics.
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21 Oct Thinking like an Engineer: Implications for the education system

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng)
2014
Written in partnership with the Centre for Real World Learning at the University of Winchester. Offers insights into how engineers think, and how the education system can be designed more effectively to encourage these habits of mind.
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