Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
May 29, 2016             Vol. 17, No. 11

In this issue

1) Can computerized decision support encourage health literacy?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) Can computerized decision support encourage health literacy?

by Daniel J. Power

People make poor health choices for many reasons (Carrera, 2014). One reason is a lack of information and knowledge. Computerized decision aids can potentially help reduce the health knowledge gap. It is difficult to determine how much impact providing decision aids and decision support will have on improving the health of a population. A cynical or pessimistic person might quickly say the impact will be insignificant. Promoting technological solutions to improving health decisions might even seem trendy or self-serving on the part of app developers.

Continue reading this column at

Click for more Frequently Asked Questions

2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

05/27/2016 Business Intelligence vendor Yellowfin to host data visualization best practice webinar series. Check release.

05/26/2016 Call for papers: 2016 IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Systems (DSS 2016), 12-14 Dec. 2016, Sydney, Australia. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers/Books

1. 2016 Open Conference of the IFIP WG 8, June 22-24, 2016, University College Cork, Ireland. Check here.


Order Dan Power's book: Decision Support, Analytics, and Business Intelligence, Second Edition
Click here

Become a Business Expert Press author
Click here


You may leave the DSS News mailing list by sending an email to

Please tell your friends they may join the list by sending an email to

About Decision Support News

Decision Support News is copyrighted (c) 2016 by D. J. Power.

Please send your questions to

Connect with Daniel J. Power at

The DSS News mailing list is hosted by the University of Northern Iowa in the spirit of cooperation with the network community. The opinions expressed by contributors do not necessarily reflect those of the University or its employees. The University shall not be liable for any damages which may result directly or indirectly from errors or omissions in or application of information distributed via this group. Thanks to University of Northern Iowa.

Thanks for supporting Decision Support News (aka DSS News) and

DSS Home |  About Us |  Contact Us |  Site Index |  Subscribe | What's New
Please Tell 
Your Friends about DSSResources.COM Copyright © 1995-2021 by D. J. Power (see his home page). DSSResources.COMsm was maintained by Daniel J. Power. See disclaimer and privacy statement.