Health Informatics

Advancing Federal Sector Health Care

A Model for Technology Transfer

Editors: Ramsaroop, P., Ball, M.J., Beaulieu, D., Douglas, J.V. (Eds.)

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As a result of severe wounds received in World War II, I have spent many months in military hospitals, including 20 months in an Army hospital immediately after the war. I continue to use the Military Health System, as do many of my colleagues in Congress, because I firmly believe the quality of health care delivered in military and veterans hospitals is second to none. The largest system of its type in the world, the U.S. military healthcare system is undergoing changes as dramatic as those experienced by the entire country. During Desert Storm, we saw new technologies, such as telemedicine, at work in the field. Since then, military medicine has contin­ ued to imprave and develop innovations that often focus on healthcare issues of concern to society as a whole. We already have seen technology transfer at work. Things we use in our everyday lives, from sunscreen to the Internet, have come to us directly from innovations developed by federal researchers. The private sector, working with the public agencies, has creatively adapted federal research. For example, the hemopump is used successfully by heart surgeons world­ wide to save heart patients. This device, developed by Richard Wampler, was based on satellite technology information that was declassified in the early 1980s. The chapters in this book focus on current federal sector efforts to shape health care and technology transfer. Many of the initiatives described involve some degree of partnering between the public and private sectors.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • The Longer View: Moving Toward Population Health in the Federal Sector

    Beaulieu, David

    Pages 5-16

  • The Future of U.S. Military Health Care

    Leitch, Robert A. (et al.)

    Pages 17-27

  • Federal Support for Healthcare Information Systems

    Collen, Morris F.

    Pages 28-39

  • Enhancing Private Biomedical Technology: The Role of Federal Programs

    Phillips, Steven J.

    Pages 40-51

  • The Parthenon Strategy in Military Medicine

    Roadman, Charles H.

    Pages 52-62

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advancing Federal Sector Health Care
Book Subtitle
A Model for Technology Transfer
Editors
  • Peter Ramsaroop
  • Marion J. Ball
  • David Beaulieu
  • Judith V. Douglas
Series Title
Health Informatics
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-3439-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-3439-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-95107-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2877-1
Series ISSN
1431-1917
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 396
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