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ERIC Number: EJ902216
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1590
Crossing the Great Divide: Adoption of New Technologies, Therapeutics and Diagnostics at Academic Medical Centers
DeMonaco, Harold J.; Koski, Greg
Journal of Research Administration, v38 n1 p31-38 Spr 2007
The role of new technology in healthcare continues to expand from both the clinical and financial perspectives. Despite the importance of innovation, most academic medical centers do not have a clearly defined process for technology assessment. Recognizing the importance of new drugs, diagnostics and procedures in the care of patients and in the financial well being of the institution, the Massachusetts General Hospital established the Innovative Diagnostics and Therapeutics Committee to provide consultation to senior leadership. The Committee is composed of senior management, along with selected members of the medical staff and others, and provides consultation on the appropriateness of new technology adoption. A case is presented that highlights the issues related to asymmetry of information and the Committee's role in placing an institutional perspective on adoption. Committee methodology is briefly described along with important lessons learned. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts