Stimulating the Adoption of Health Information Technology (Guest Article) (Reprint)

Stimulating the Adoption of Health Information Technology (Guest Article) (Reprint)

The recently enacted stimulus bill–the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)–touches almost every aspect of the U.S. economy. Health care is no exception. In fact, the ARRA is historic health care legislation of the type rarely produced by our famously incremental federal government. The law prevents dramatic state cuts in Medicaid, expands funding […]

Predicting Acceptance of Electronic Medical Records: Is the Technology Acceptance Model Enough?(Report)

Predicting Acceptance of Electronic Medical Records: Is the Technology Acceptance Model Enough?(Report)

While health care organizations recognize the advantages of electronic medical records, they often do not use them. Why not? Physician acceptance seems to be the heart of the issue, but what explains their willingness or unwillingness to go electronic? Two theories address the problem: Davis’s technology acceptance model and Ajzen’s theory of planned behavior. A […]

Medical Imaging Technology

Medical Imaging Technology

Biomedical imaging is a relatively young discipline that started with Conrad Wilhelm Roentgen’s discovery of the x-ray in 1895. X-ray imaging was rapidly adopted in hospitals around the world. However, it was the advent of computerized data and image processing that made revolutionary new imaging modalities possible. Today, cross-sections and three-dimensional reconstructions of the organs […]

Management of Medical Technology

Management of Medical Technology

Management of Medical Technology: A Primer for Clinical Engineers introduces and examines the functions and activities of clinical engineering within the medical environment of the modern hospital. The book provides insight into the role that clinical engineers play in the management of medical technology. Topics covered include the history, job functions, and the professionalization of […]

Impact of Advances in Medical Technology on Health Care Costs

Impact of Advances in Medical Technology on Health Care Costs

Seminar paper from the year 2012 in the subject Medicine – Public Health, grade: 98, , course: Technological Entrepreneurship, language: English, abstract: The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of advances in medical technology on health care costs in the United States. More specifically, this paper provides an overview of just some […]

Sources of Medical Technology

Sources of Medical Technology

Evidence suggests that medical innovation is becoming increasingly dependent on interdisciplinary research and on the crossing of institutional boundaries. This volume focuses on the conditions governing the supply of new medical technologies and suggest that the boundaries between disciplines, institutions, and the private and public sectors have been redrawn and reshaped. Individual essays explore the […]