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Technology and the Future of Health Care: Preparing for the Next 30 Years



Technology and the Future of Health Care: Preparing for the Next 30 Years

David Ellis

ISBN: 978-0-787-95737-7 March 2001 Jossey-Bass 288 Pages


Most experts believe that innovation in every aspect of patient care will be nothing less than astonishing as we move into the next century. Technology and the Future of Health Care brings together a remarkable group of health care visionaries who have identified and begun to analyze which trends and technological advances will likely shape and inform the next generation of medicine. From fundamental advances in computing and administration, research, nursing, and patient care delivery to noninvasive surgery, biomolecular therapies, bionics, and beyond, this ground-breaking book offers professional, executive-level insight into topics that until recently existed only in the realm of science fiction.
About the Authors v

About the References and Notes ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

Part 1 Trends in Technology

Chapter 1 The Rate of Change 3

Chapter 2 Fundamental Trends in Technology 17

Chapter 3 Trends in Administration and Control 43

Chapter 4 Advances in Research Methods 69

Chapter 5 Emerging Products and Services 97

Chapter 6 Androids and Cyborgs 121

Chapter 7 Preparing for the Future 139

Part 2 Professional Perspectives

Chapter 8 The Process of the Health Care Encounter 155

Chapter 9 Impact of Technology on Nursing Care 181

Chapter 10 Hospitals and the Forces of Change 193

Chapter 11 A Payer's Perspective on the Future 209

Chapter 12 Leadership, Followship, and Science 231

Chapter 13 Epilogue: A Postscript on Progress 251

Index 255