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Cost effective health care technologies: a joint grant program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and The Whitaker Foundation
Author(s): Peter G. Katona; Dov Jaron
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Paper Abstract

Recognizing that technology must play a role in controlling health care costs, the National Science Foundation and The Whitaker Foundation developed a joint grant program, Cost Effective Health Care Technologies. The goal of this novel program, announced in 1993, was to motivate the community to undertake research that addresses the problem of escalating health care costs. Following the receipt of over 350 letters of intent and 106 full applications, 12 projects were funded at a total cost of over $1.4 million. The program was successful in sensitizing the bioengineering community to the need of using technology not only to increase the quality of care but also to contain its costs. If approved by both organizations, the program will be continued for 1994-95.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 December 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2307, Health Care Technology Policy I: The Role of Technology in the Cost of Health Care, (6 December 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.195484
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Peter G. Katona, The Whitaker Foundation (United States)
Dov Jaron, Drexel Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2307:
Health Care Technology Policy I: The Role of Technology in the Cost of Health Care
Warren S. Grundfest, Editor(s)

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