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How Much do Customer Ordering Practices Drive Medical Supplies Distribution (In)Efficiency for Primary Care Markets?

In examining the intricate relationship between customer ordering and supply chain distribution performance, this study concentrates on the U.S. medical supplies industry, where wholesalers apply substantial data visibility.

From Russia with Fear: Fear Appeals and the Patterns of Cyber-Enabled Influence Operations

Diving into state-sponsored influence operations (IO) on social media and challenging the notion that their sole purpose is to create division, this study reveals a strategic link between these operations and domestic events, such as protests, to manipulate social media for gain.

Overbooked and Overlooked: Machine Learning and Racial Bias in Medical Appointment Scheduling

In using machine learning for appointment scheduling, the challenge arises when certain racial groups have a higher chance of missing appointments. This can lead to these patients being scheduled during busy times, impacting their service experience negatively. To address this, researchers proposed new ways of scheduling that balance the cost and avoid racial disparities.