Application of engineering and technology management practices to university r & D research in sustainable healthcare information technology for primary care clinics

David A. Dorr, Nima A. Behkami

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Abstract

Adoptions of Information Technology in healthcare settings such as primary care clinics can support improve quality of patient care and increase clinical efficiency. Such types of applications generally referred to as Health IT (HIT) are frequently results of university R&D projects and teams, often housed in Medical Schools. Due to the technological nature of these R&D projects they require a considerable level of systems engineering, product development and business planning competences in conjunction with healthcare domain expertise. Successful research teams incorporate the range of these practices either by partnering with other universities with complementary expertise or adding individuals with such skills to their research teams. The Care Management Plus program at Oregon Health & Science University founded by the John A. Hartford Foundation and the National Library of Medicine is an example of a successful HIT development program. The CMP team has implemented an interdisciplinary approach incorporating Healthcare, Medical Informatics and Engineering & Technology Management disciplines. Through this publication the research background, the team and the gap analysis that lead to adoption of an interdisciplinary approach are presented. Specifically application of Technology Management concepts including Technology Road Mapping, User-Centered Innovation, System Dynamics and Technology Transfer are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPICMET 2009 - 2009 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology - Proceedings
Pages1676-1688
Number of pages13
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 27 2009
EventPICMET 2009 - 2009 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Aug 2 2009Aug 6 2009

Publication series

NamePICMET: Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings

Other

OtherPICMET 2009 - 2009 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period8/2/098/6/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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    Dorr, D. A., & Behkami, N. A. (2009). Application of engineering and technology management practices to university r & D research in sustainable healthcare information technology for primary care clinics. In PICMET 2009 - 2009 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology - Proceedings (pp. 1676-1688). [5261966] (PICMET: Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/PICMET.2009.5261966