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Abstracts of case studies in the health technology case study series
The primary purpose of this report is to provide useful information on specific technologies covered.It examines the appropriate methodology for economic evaluation of diagnostic procedures.
The Accommodation of intellectual property law to the introduction of new technologies; Copyright and new technology; The Impact on the Law of Privacy, Antitrust and Free Speech
This report discusses the copyright protection laws and the surrounding issues.
Acid Rain and Transported Air Pollutants: Implications for Public Policy
A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "synthesizes OTA's technical analyses of acid rain and other transported pollutants, and presents policy alternatives for congressional considerations" (p. iii).
Africa Tomorrow: Issues in Technology, Agriculture, and U.S. Foreign Aid
A technical memorandum by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that discusses the "major issues constraining the development and transfer of sustainable technologies for low-resource food producers" (p. iii).
Airport System Development
A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "examines present conditions and future needs of the Nation's airports, with emphasis on possible solutions to problems of operational capacity and air travel delay" (p. iii).
Annual Report to the Congress: January 1 to September 30, 1983
This report offers statements by the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board, TAAC Chairman, and the Director of OTA. It also discusses OTAs work in progress, organization and operations.
Arms Control in Space: Workshop Proceedings
Workshop proceedings gathered by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that cover the topic of space weapons and arms control as discussed during hearings.
Civilian Space Stations and the U.S. Future in Space
A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that covers "the essential technical issues surrounding the selection and acquisition of infrastructure in space" (p. iii).
Commercial Biotechnology: An International Analysis
A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "assesses the competitive position of the United States with respect to Japan and four European countries believed to be the major competitors in the commercial development of 'new biotechnology'" (p. iii).
A comparative review of information technology management practices in selected state governments
This report presents an analysis of information technology management practices in selected state governments.The focus is on approaches of strategic management in central state governments.
Computerized Manufacturing Automation: Employment, Education, and the Workplace
An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks "not only at robots but also at related computer-based technologies for design, production, and management" and "the technologies of programmable automation, their uses, and future capabilities" (p. iii).
Directed Energy Missile Defense in Space: Background Paper
A background paper by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "describes and assesses current concepts for directed-energy ballistic missile defense in space" (p. 3).
Effects of Information Technology on Financial Services Systems
A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "describes the technologies now and likely to be available to providers and users of financial services" (p. iii).
Environmental Protection in the Federal Coal Leasing Program
An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "addresses the recent controversy surrounding the implementation of the environmental protection aspects of the Federal coal leasing program" (p. iii).
Federal government provision of public information: issues related to public access, technology, and laws/regulations: for Government Information Technology Project, Communications and Information Technology Program,
This report discusses government (public) information, both published and unpublished, which Federal Government either does or does not make public."Public information", is collected and/or developed at Government expenses or as required by public law, and not considered to be classified, personal, or otherwise subject to exemption from the Freedom of Information Act or the Privacy Act.
Federal Policies and the Medical Devices Industry
A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that is a "background to an analysis of Federal policies regarding the medical devices industry" (p. 4).
Final report on the economics of dementia to the Office of Technology Assessment, Congress of the United States
This report discusses the model of dementia economics, the occurrences of dementia, patterns of care for the demented patient,and the cost of care.
Final report to the Office of Technology Assessment on agency profiles of civil liberties practices, from the KBL Group, Inc.
This report presents the results of an empirical study which profiles the information and technology practices of seven federal agencies/programs as they relate to three civil liberties areas: the collection of personal or company information; the provision of public information; and access to agency decision-making.
Health Care Technology Case Study Twenty-eight: Intensive Care Units (ICUs): Clinical Outcomes, Costs, and Decision-making
A case study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that presents "what is currently known about ICUs in terms of the distribution of ICU beds, the costs of maintaining ICUs, the characteristics of ICU patients and the outcome of ICU care" (p. 3).
Health Technology Case Study Thirty-one: The Contact Lens Industry: Structure, Competition, and Public Policy
A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "presents an analysis of the contact lens industry in the United States, emphasizing the role of economics and public policy in shaping past and future development" (p. 3).
Health Technology Case Study Thirty: The Market for Wheelchairs: Innovations and Federal Policy
An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "focuses on how Federal Government policies affect innovations in wheelchair characteristics" (p. 3).
Health Technology Case Study Thirty-two: The Hemodialysis Equipment and Disposables Industry
A case study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that analyzes the hemodialysis equipment and supplies industry and how it has been shaped by Federal policy.
Health Technology Case Study Twenty-nine: The Boston Elbow
A case study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "focuses on amputees and the social policies that bear on their use of the Boston Elbow" (p. 3).
Health Technology Case Study Twenty-seven: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology: A Clinical, Industrial, and Policy Analysis
A case study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that provides "a vehicle for gaining insight into the impact that Federal policies have had on the development of NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) imaging as a modality, on the industry that manufactures the imagers, on the hospitals and medical centers that might consider acquiring NMR imagers, and on a public interested not only in the timely introduction of valuable innovations, but also in protection from unsafe devices and rapid increases in health care costs" (p. 3).
Human Gene Therapy: Background Paper
A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "focuses on the imminent development of human gene therapy, emphasizing early medical applications" (p. iii).
The impact of office automation on the quality of work life: policy implications
This report focuses only on policy implication of video display terminals (VDT) usage in the areas of composition and edition/correction. The rest of the paper presents a brief discussion of the problems resulting from VDT adoption and usage in the office workplace, and the policy implications of both primary and instrumental impacts as described earlier.
Impacts of Neuroscience: Background Paper
An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "focuses on the status of basic neuroscience research, and was extended, in accordance, with the OTA mandate, to investigate not only the current status and potential medical applications, but also to include broad social and ethical issues that might arise from such research" (p. iii).
Intellectual property and the new computer-based media
This report discusses the intellectual property rights. The concern is primarily with how modern electronics has changed the locus of creation, publishing, and distribution of such property.
The international dimension: new technologies and intellectual property rights
This report considers international copyright as an instrument of adjustment of rights and interests domestically and among nations.
Medical Technology and Costs of the Medicare Program
An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "explores the dual relationship between medical technology and the Medicare program: Medicare policies affect the adoption and use of medical technologies, and the patterns and levels of use of medical technologies significantly affect Medicare costs" (p. iii).
Nuclear Power in an Age of Uncertainty
An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that examines "the future of nuclear power in this country, and how the technology and institutions might be changed to reduce the problems now besetting the nuclear option" (p. iii).
Office of Technology Assessment Vertical File by File Number
This document presents different types of OTA publications by file number.
OTA Management Retreat
Report by the OTA staff development group at the Wye retreat.
OTA Vertical File by Author
This document presents different types of OTA publications by author.
OTA Vertical File by Title
This document presents different types of OTA publications by title.
Protecting the Nation's Groundwater from Contamination: Vol. 1
An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that assesses "the current status of the Nation's knowledge about and experience in dealing with groundwater contamination problems" (p. iii).
Protecting the Nation's Groundwater from Contamination: Volume 2
An analysis by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that examines the "current status of the Nation's knowledge about and experience in dealing with groundwater contamination problems" (p. iii).
Quarterly Report Office of Technology Assessment, April 1 - June 30, 1984
Quarterly report detailing the progress and budget for the Office of Technology Assessment.
Quarterly Report Office of Technology Assessment, January 1 - March 31, 1984
Quarterly report detailing the progress and budget of the Office of Technology Assessment.
Quarterly Report Office of Technology Assessment, July 1 - September 30, 1984
Quarterly report detailing the progress and budget of the Office of Technology Assessment.
Quarterly Report to the Technology Assessment Board, October 1 - December 31, 1983
This is a quarterly report detailing the budget and progress of the Office of Technology Assessment.
Remote Sensing and the Private Sector: Issues for Discussion
A technical memorandum prepared by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that :is designed to help Congress determine the appropriate requirements and conditions for private sector ownership of the U.S. land remote-sensing system" (p. iii).
Review of Postal Automation Strategy: A Technical and Decision Analysis
A memorandum by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that reviews the "United States Postal Service (USPS) decision to utilizes single-line optical character readers (OCRs) instead of multi-line OCRs" and conducts "a comparative technical and economic analysis of the two technologies in the context of the overall postal automation program" (Foreward).
The Role of technology in the education, training, and retraining of adult workers: a report
This report shows how new technological tools or devices are being used in adult education and training it examines the evidence of their effectiveness and costs and it suggests prospects for the future use of technologies.
State educational testing practices
This report discusses state educational testing practices. Testing as an indicator of educational attainment is a characteristic of the American educational system. While there are many questions surrounding the use of tests for various purposes, when American public policy turns periodically to focus on public education, tests tend to increase.
Technologies to Sustain Tropical Forest Resources
An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that identifies and discusses "in-depth some of the constraints and opportunities to develop and implement forest-sustaining technologies"(p. iii).
Technology and the Future of the U.S. Construction Industry: Proceedings of the Panel on Technical Change and the U.S. Building Construction Industry
An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of the construction industry and technology that is reshaping the industry and what impacts these technologies might have.
Technology, Innovation, and Regional Economic Development
A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that focuses on high-technology development initiatives in several regions of the United States.
Technology, Renewable Resources, and American Crafts: Background Paper
A background paper by Office of Technology Assessment that "summarizes technology's effects on crafts (some of which are folk and fine art) that use renewable resources as raw materials" (p. iii).
Technology Transfer to the Middle East
A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "clarifies the policy issues surrounding technology transfer to developing countries, by highlighting tradeoffs among various commercial, political, and development assistance policy goals, and by suggesting options for more consistent policies affecting technology transfer to developing countries" (p. iii).