ERIC Number: ED100318
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
A Planning Study to Develop a Demonstration Design for the Use of Telecommunications in Public Service Delivery. Executive Summary, June 30, 1974.
Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
This paper summarizes an extensive report on the development of a design using proven technology to demonstrate innovative and cost-effective means of using telecommunications in public service delivery. The conceptual approach of the study is briefly discussed. Seven "service packages," proposing uses of telecommunications in health, education and social service are described. The hardware and service costs, potential institutional constraints, cost benefit considerations, public policy issues, and possible implementation barriers are reviewed. Illustrative charts provide quick interpretation of the various proposals. (SK)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Development, Equipment, Expenditures, Facility Planning, Government Role, Health Services, Human Services, Innovation, Policy, Program Development, Public Service, Social Services, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Office of Telecommunications.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.