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forcing function

Any management device or tool used to limit user errors by prohibiting specific actions without prior use of necessary safety procedures. In nursing a device that stores and dispenses medications and that may prevent the withdrawal of those medications unless the patient's vital signs or allergy list is recorded by the nurse and found to meet specified criteria for safe use.
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In 2017, PitchBook global headcount grew by 20%, and nearly 50% in the New York office, which served as a forcing function to expand our office spaces globally.
While AI, indeed, can eliminate jobs, it becomes a forcing function to industry players and policy-makers to upgrade the skills of current and future employees.
Asking right analytical questions serves as a forcing function for better system design and for ensuring that systems better meet business objectives," Prabhu advises.
The magnitude of the temperature gradient depends on the test duration, rubber thickness, its thermal conductivity and the magnitude of change in the forcing function (such as change in ambient temperature or exhaust surface temperature).
And absolutely, the answer is that when you start sharing notes with patients, that creates a forcing function where patients are correcting the record.
Her larger argument about the emergence of military-industrial complexes in the United States and Britain hinges on this relationship, and torpedoes represented what one might call an agency technology, providing a forcing function for public and private sectors to overcome the difficulties in solving complex military problems--problems that could only be solved in partnership.
This process can also be a forcing function to standardize legal hold policies.
This could be a mobilizing forcing function for the society.
The forcing function for SOTF 54 and 3rd BCT was a JRTC rotation between two commanders who both wanted to win.
The reduction of personnel manning levels is a forcing function to streamline command and control across all warfighting functions.
c, where x is civilian casualties and c is a forcing function that was an incredibly complex mix of political and religious forces at the time.