Breaking the addiction to technology adoption

Stirling Bryan, Craig Mitton, Cam Donaldson

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Abstract

A major driver of cost growth in health care is the rapid increase in the utilisation of existing technology and not simply the adoption of new technology. Health economists and their health technology assessment colleagues have become obsessed by technology adoption questions and have largely ignored 'technology management' questions. Technology management would include the life-cycle assessment of technologies in use, to assess their real-world performance; and monitoring of technology indication creep. A rebalancing of focus might serve to encourage a more self-critical and learning culture amongst those involved in technology evaluation analysis. Further, health economists and health technology assessment analysts could make a more significant contribution to system efficiency through rebalancing their efforts away from technology adoption questions towards technology management issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-383
Number of pages5
JournalHealth Economics
Volume23
Issue number4
Early online date4 Mar 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014

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Keywords

  • technology evaluation
  • technology adoption decision-making
  • technology management

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Breaking the addiction to technology adoption. / Bryan, Stirling; Mitton, Craig; Donaldson, Cam.

In: Health Economics, Vol. 23, No. 4, 04.2014, p. 379-383.

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Bryan, S, Mitton, C & Donaldson, C 2014, 'Breaking the addiction to technology adoption', Health Economics, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 379-383. https://doi.org/10.1002/hec.3034
Bryan, Stirling ; Mitton, Craig ; Donaldson, Cam. / Breaking the addiction to technology adoption. In: Health Economics. 2014 ; Vol. 23, No. 4. pp. 379-383.
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