Accession Number:

ADA318818

Title:

Development of a Technology Development Strategy to Reduce Health Care Costs,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ALBUQUERQUE NM ALBUQUERQUE OPERATIONS OFFICE

Report Date:

1996-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

188.0

Abstract:

Technology innovation has resulted in improved productivity and lower costs in many sectors of the US economy. In the medical field however technology advances have often been viewed as a major cost driver. The objective of this project has been to identity those technologies and technology-related policies with the potential tor reducing health care costs while maintaining or improving quality. This document details eight technology and policy roadmaps that provide guidance for future development and introduction of cost-effective technologies and technology-related policies tor the US health care delivery system. Roadmaps are strategic plans for the development and introduction of technologies and policies into an essential economic or system area to maximize the valued outputs ot the system. Outputs can he cost quality performance or any other featured system product. Roadmaps provide important planning guidelines tor the development and introduction of technologies and technology-related policies. They identity a common vision tor timely solutions of fundamental system problems that are needs driven rather than solutions driven. Each roadmap is designed to be a working document and maybe updated as required.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE