Accession Number : ADA318818

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

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ALBUQUERQUE NM ALBUQUERQUE OPERATIONS OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Varnado, Sam ; Cloer, Bryon ; Wessenberg, Donald

PDF Url : ADA318818

Report Date : NOV 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 188

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.

Descriptors :   *COST EFFECTIVENESS, *ECONOMICS, *MILITARY MEDICINE, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, OUTPUT, MILITARY STRATEGY, POLICIES, STRATEGY, LOW COSTS, HEALTH, COSTS, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), QUALITY, PLANNING, DOCUMENTS, MAPS, ROADS, PRODUCTIVITY, VISION, INSTRUCTIONS, TIMELINESS, MILITARY PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE