Advancing Federal Sector Health Care

A Model for Technology Transfer

  • Peter Ramsaroop
  • Marion J. Ball
  • David Beaulieu
  • Judith V. Douglas

Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-1
  2. The Emerging Federal Sector Healthcare Model

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 2-4
    2. Robert A. Leitch, Peter Ramsaroop
      Pages 17-27
    3. Charles H. Roadman II
      Pages 52-62
    4. Klaus Schafer, C. Forrest Faison III, Leo Cousineau, Harry Young, Peter Ramsaroop
      Pages 63-78
    5. Kenneth W. Kizer
      Pages 79-96
    6. James A. Zimble, Marion J. Ball
      Pages 97-116
    7. William M. Heroman, Michael D. Parkinson, Kathryn A. Burke, Thomas Broyles, Frank Berlingis, Donald C. Arthur et al.
      Pages 117-139
  3. Applying New Models for Improvements and Cost Containment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 140-141
    2. Detlev Smaltz, Roger Price, Paul Williamson, Peter Ramsaroop
      Pages 143-155
    3. Martin Belscher, William L. Sheats
      Pages 156-169
    4. Cyndi Kindred, Don Pratt, Kimberly Miller
      Pages 183-198
    5. Sue Chiang, Bruce Oksol, Patricia Lewis, J. Zarate, Barbara Hoehn, Beth Ireton et al.
      Pages 199-216
    6. Wendy Carter, Cynthia Fodor
      Pages 217-235
    7. W. Paul Kearns III, Julie Hall, W. Todd Grams, Gina Barhoumy
      Pages 236-259
  4. Enabling Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 260-261
    2. Edward Kline, Jim Demetriades, John Manson
      Pages 263-286
    3. Peter Groen, James McCain, Robert Kolodner, James Garvie, Janet Martino, Ginny Houghton
      Pages 287-302
    4. Klaus Schafer, Edward Kline, Robert L. Williams, Robert Hardie, David Parker, James Mendes et al.
      Pages 303-315
    5. Selina Smith, Mary Walker
      Pages 325-337
    6. C. Forrest Faison III, Jay Sanders, James Smith, David Dimond
      Pages 338-350
    7. Fred Peters, Michael Perry, Stephen O’Dell, David Pedersen
      Pages 351-371
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 373-397

About this book


As a result of severe wounds received in World War II, I have spent many months in military hospitals, including 20 months in an Army hospital immediately after the war. I continue to use the Military Health System, as do many of my colleagues in Congress, because I firmly believe the quality of health care delivered in military and veterans hospitals is second to none. The largest system of its type in the world, the U.S. military healthcare system is undergoing changes as dramatic as those experienced by the entire country. During Desert Storm, we saw new technologies, such as telemedicine, at work in the field. Since then, military medicine has contin­ ued to imprave and develop innovations that often focus on healthcare issues of concern to society as a whole. We already have seen technology transfer at work. Things we use in our everyday lives, from sunscreen to the Internet, have come to us directly from innovations developed by federal researchers. The private sector, working with the public agencies, has creatively adapted federal research. For example, the hemopump is used successfully by heart surgeons world­ wide to save heart patients. This device, developed by Richard Wampler, was based on satellite technology information that was declassified in the early 1980s. The chapters in this book focus on current federal sector efforts to shape health care and technology transfer. Many of the initiatives described involve some degree of partnering between the public and private sectors.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Ramsaroop
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marion J. Ball
    • 2
    • 3
  • David Beaulieu
    • 4
  • Judith V. Douglas
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.HealthCPR.comAlexandriaUSA
  2. 2.First Consulting GroupBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.School of NursingJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  4. 4.First Consulting GroupAvonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-2877-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-3439-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1917
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