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Advanced Technology Program Information Infrastructure for Healthcare Focused Program: A Brief History

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Author(s)

Bettijoyce B. Lide, R N. Spivack

Abstract

This paper illustrates how a bottom-up model of a civilian technology policy program works by recounting the story of the genesis and evolution of the Advanced Technology Program's (ATP) Information Infrastructure for Healthcare (IIH) focused program. This program began with an initial exchange of ideas among members of the private and public sectors (industry's submission of white papers; workshops conducted by the ATP; meetings held between individuals from both groups) to identify those technologies necessary for the development of a national information infrastructure in healthcare. A discussion of the ATP white paper process notes differences that existed between what the ATP had hoped to gain through this method and how the private sector responded. A statistical description of the participants, a discussion of the ATP review and selection process as well as an overview of selected funded projects is included.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6477
Report Number
6477

Keywords

Advanced Technology Program, healthcare, information technology, R & D consortia, technology policy

Citation

Lide, B. and Spivack, R. (2000), Advanced Technology Program Information Infrastructure for Healthcare Focused Program: A Brief History, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed April 18, 2024)
Created February 1, 2000, Updated October 16, 2008