This is the second book in the series of books that we edit on the Management of Medical Technology (MMT) published by Kluwer Academic Publishers. The fIrst book Managing Technology in Health Care offered a broad-brushed view of the topics involved in the new and exciting area of MMT that we have launched. A group of distinguished scholars contributed to the fIrst book. While working on the first book in the series, and on a variety of articles in MMT, we began to realize that there is an urgent need for a comprehensive and highly focused book which will introduce and define the area of MMT. In addition, we had just completed the two studies of MMT in American hospitals, and had a magnificent database fully analyzed. With three months left in the first author's sabbatical, and thanks to the encouragement from our editor at Kluwer, Gary Folven, we took to the task of writing this book. The merging in this book of the description of a new intellectual space, and the write-up of the results from our MMT studies have created a unique blend of very attractive reading material. The reader will find this book to be a fascinating adventure into a newly-created area of intellectual endeavor, coupled with fIndings about how the health care delivery system manages teclUlology. Regardless of the reader's background, this book will certainly be of interest, as it links the medical and business frameworks.
Preface. Part I: Theory. 1. The Technology Imperative. 2. Management of Medical Technology (MMT): The New Intellectual Space. 3. Theoretical Foundations of MMT. 4. The Health Care Environment. 5. Adoption of Medical Technology. 6. Overview of the Studies. Part II: Practice. 7. Organization and Decision Making in MMT. 8. Strategic Management of Medical Technology. 9. Management of Medical Information Technology. 10. Management Effectiveness and Patient Value. 11. MMT: Education and Practice. 12. The Road Ahead. Part III: Cases: 1: The Rise of New Scientific Fields of Study from Established Disciplines. 2: Start-up Barriers to Medical Equipment Innovation. 3: Implementing the TDS System at University Hospital of Cleveland. 4: Quality of Clinical Cardiac Care Delivered in Managed Care: The Case of Anthem of Ohio. 5: Competitive Strategies in the Health Care Sector in Mexico. 6: CQI Applications to Management in the Emergency Department: Development of a Nursing Protocol for Radiography of Suspected Cervical Spine Injuries. 7: The Procurement of a Health Care Information System within the United Kingdom's National Health Service. 8: Sanders Hospital and Health Center. 9: Commercialization of Medical Technology: The Neuromotion and Neurokinetics. 10: Patterns of New Product Development in Japan's Pharmaceutical Industry: The Case of `Mevalotin'. 11: Marketing of Medical Technology: GE's Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT Scanning). The Authors. Subject Index. Name Index.
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