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Information Infrastructure for Healthcare: An Evaluation of a Government-Industry Technology Development Initiative

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Author(s)

H Etzkowitz, R N. Spivack

Abstract

This paper illustrates a bottom-up model of a civilian technology policy program by recounting the story of the genesis of the ATP IIH focused program beginning with the initial exchange of ideas between members of the private and public sector (industry's submission of white papers; workshops conducted by the ATP; meetings held between individuals from both groups) in which those technologies necessary for the development of a national information infrastructure in healthcare were identified. Included is a discussion of the ATP white paper process in which noted differences existed between what the ATP hoped to gain through this method and how the private sector responded. The ATP review and selection process and the experience of firms, small, medium and large, with ATP projects is also discussed.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6404
Report Number
6404
Volume
13
Issue
No. 4

Keywords

Advanced Technology Program, health care, information technology, R&D consortia, technology policy

Citation

Etzkowitz, H. and Spivack, R. (1999), Information Infrastructure for Healthcare: An Evaluation of a Government-Industry Technology Development Initiative, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed May 24, 2024)

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Created October 1, 1999, Updated October 16, 2008