This chapter 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 are included.
Book chapter in Future of Health Technology
September 25-27, 2000
Future of Health Technology Summit 2000
Advanced Technology Program, healthcare, information technology, R & D consortia, technology policy
Advanced Technology Program's Healthcare Informatics Initiatives, Book chapter in Future of Health Technology, Amsterdam, NL
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