Advancing Federal Sector Health Care: A Model for Technology by David Beaulieu (auth.), Peter Ramsaroop MBA, Marion J. Ball

By David Beaulieu (auth.), Peter Ramsaroop MBA, Marion J. Ball EdD, David Beaulieu, Judith V. Douglas MA, MHS (eds.)

As because of the critical wounds obtained in international battle II, i've got spent many months in army hospitals, together with 20 months in a military medical institution instantly after the conflict. I proceed to exploit the army future health process, as do lots of my colleagues in Congress, simply because I firmly think the standard of well-being care added in army and veterans hospitals is moment to none. the most important procedure of its kind on the planet, the U.S. army healthcare procedure is present process alterations as dramatic as these skilled through the whole state. in the course of desolate tract typhoon, we observed new applied sciences, comparable to telemedicine, at paintings within the box. given that then, army drugs has contin­ ued to imprave and increase options that frequently specialise in healthcare problems with quandary to society as an entire. We have already got noticeable expertise move at paintings. issues we use in our daily lives, from sunscreen to the net, have come to us without delay from strategies built through federal researchers. the non-public region, operating with the general public companies, has creatively tailored federal study. for instance, the hemopump is used effectively via middle surgeons international­ large to save lots of center sufferers. This machine, built through Richard Wampler, was once in accordance with satellite tv for pc expertise details that was once declassified within the early Nineteen Eighties. The chapters during this publication specialize in present federal zone efforts to form well-being care and expertise move. a number of the projects defined contain some extent of partnering among the private and non-private sectors.

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However, after the HilI-Burton Act of 1946, tens of millions of dollars went to hospital construction, opening the door for the introduction of new technologies into hospitals. After World War II, the early development of healthcare informatics was mainly supported by federal government grants and contracts. In 1959, Senator Hubert Humphrey conducted hearings that concluded the time was appropriate for the federal government to support biomedical computing. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) promptly initiated funding to support research and development projects and establish regional and university-based biomedical computer centers.

2. S. 2. Straining the "Iron Triangle". " The Revolution in Military Affairs The Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) is technology-driven change. It requires armed forces to use state-of-the-art information technology and precision weapons to act rapidly and decisively on a high-tech battlefield. These future warfighting concepts will require much smaller armed forces, with the three services obliged to organize and train to opera te jointly in operations that will normally be conducted in coalition with allies.

This doctrinal and organizational shift will require much less manpower, but much of the money potentially saved in "downsizing" will be needed to buy high-tech equipment. As technology advances, it both increases in cost and requires more highly skilled and trained operators, whose costs are also rising. The result is constant pressure to find money from so-called "savings in infrastructure costs," a euphemism for reducing personnel and personnel support structures. This core debate on the balance between modernization, readiness, and force structure (size) will remain a constant feature of military life.

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