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Advanced Technology Program's Healthcare Informatics Initiatives



R N. Spivack


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.
Proceedings Title
Book chapter in Future of Health Technology
Conference Dates
September 25-27, 2000
Conference Location
Amsterdam, NL
Conference Title
Future of Health Technology Summit 2000


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


Spivack, R. (2000), Advanced Technology Program's Healthcare Informatics Initiatives, Book chapter in Future of Health Technology, Amsterdam, NL (Accessed July 23, 2024)


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Created September 1, 2000, Updated February 17, 2017