Anticipating and Assessing Health Care Technology

Computer Assisted Medical Imaging The Case of Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS) A report, commissioned by the Steering Committee on Future Health Scenarios

  • Authors
  • H. David Banta
  • Annetine Gelijns

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages ii-xvi
  2. H. David Banta, Annetine Gelijns
    Pages 1-2
  3. H. David Banta, Annetine Gelijns
    Pages 3-20
  4. H. David Banta, Annetine Gelijns
    Pages 21-29
  5. H. David Banta, Annetine Gelijns
    Pages 31-37
  6. H. David Banta, Annetine Gelijns
    Pages 39-42
  7. H. David Banta, Annetine Gelijns
    Pages 43-47
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 49-75

About this book


As noted in the Foreword, this report is one of several volumes resulting from this study of future health care technology. The purpose of the study, as formulated by the STG, was to analyze future health care technology. Part of the task was to develop an 'early warning system' for health care technology. The primary goal of the project was to develop a list or description of a number of possible and probable future health care technologies, as well as information on their importance. Within the limits of time and money, this has been done. However, given the vast number of possible future health care technologies, complete information on the importance of each area could not be developed in any depth for all technology. Therefore, four specific technologies were chosen and were prospectively assessed. These future technologies were examined in more depth, looking particularly at their future health and policy implications. Subsequently, the project was extended to September 1986, and two additional technologies were chosen for assessment.


computer health health care medical imaging technology

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5817-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0741-1
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