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Innovative use of information technology in facilitating public access to agency decisionmaking: an assessment of the experience in state and local governments: final report

Description: This report contains four sections. First part discusses methods and data collection, part two presents the framework, part three presents the findings from the brief sample survey of state and local agencies they conducted, as well as data from case studies dealing with use of information technology in providing public access to local government data. Part five evaluates the consistency of these findings and comment of their relevance for federal government considerations.
Date: March 1985
Creator: Kraeme, Kenneth L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Scenarios of five federal agencies (1991-95) as shaped by information technology: a report to the Federal Government Information Technology Project

Description: This report concentrates on the impacts of telecommunications and computer technology over the next ten years on the civil sector of the federal government.
Date: June 21, 1985
Creator: Hitchcock, Henry H.; Heinz, Lisa & Coates, Joseph F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Life-sustaining technology and the elderly: geriatric expertise in the context of critical and terminal care

Description: This report of OTA has conducted a study of a wide range of topics, some of which have recently been receiving a great deal of scrutiny inside and outside the government. In order to derive information specific enough to guide possible congressional action and to be responsive to the requesting Committees, this examination of the issues is specifically tied to particular life-sustaining technologies and their use with patients who are elderly. At the same time, much of this information is applicable to life-sustaining technology in general and to citizens of all ages.
Date: November 22, 1985
Creator: American Geriatrics Society
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reform of Medicare physician payment policies: impact on magnetic resonance imaging technology

Description: This report provides a brief description of the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), current research, safety and patient acceptance of the imaging technology. It discusses the current use of MRI, the medical evidence, current clinical applications and diffusion of MRI.
Date: September 1985
Creator: Iezzoni, Lisa I.; Grad, Oren & Moskowitz, Mark A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Implications of alternative Medicare payment methods for pneumoccal vaccination

Description: The purpose of this report is to: 1)update the estimated level of use of pneumococcal vaccine in the United States, 2)examine factors that influence its use, and 3) assess how, if at all, selected alternative payment methods might affect the use of this vaccine.
Date: October 1985
Creator: Riddiough, Michael A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Federal computers and telecommunications: security and reliability considerations and computer crime legislative options

Description: This report concentrates on two major topics: The adequacy of security and reliability policies of the federal government and Computer crime trends and limitations to legislative responses to current and future technological developments.
Date: February 1985
Creator: Sherizen, Sanford
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Evaluation of effects of the quality of care of selected alternatives for paying physicians under the Medicare program

Description: This report tries to anticipate the kinds of effects on the quality of personal health care services that would result from each of several alternative ways of paying for physician's services to Medicare patients.
Date: September 1985
Creator: Hammons, Glenn T.; Brook, Robert H. & Newhouse, Joseph P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Physicians' payment and their prescription of laboratory tests: the effects on clinical laboratory services of selected alternatives for paying physicians under the Medicare program

Description: This report discusses laboratory testing in light of physician payment methods under Medicare. The report focuses primarily on laboratory testing in the outpatient setting, assuming the impatient laboratory testing is covered by the DRG-based Prospective Payment System rates of Medicare.
Date: September 1985
Creator: Myers, Lois P.; Eisenberg, John M. & Pauly, Mark V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Surveillance, historical policy review

Description: This report discusses the issues at the crossroads between privacy, security and civil liberties in one hand and law enforcement, national security, or effective administration on the other.
Date: March 15, 1985
Creator: Schwartz, Herman
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Issues in capitation: risk of financial ruin for providers and ways to control this risk

Description: The purpose of this report is to explore issues relating to healthcare expenses. To examine the concept of risk for providers in a capitation payment environment and to estimate the effectiveness of various risk limiting techniques.
Date: October 1985
Creator: Vertrees, James G.; Tolley, Dennis & Manton, Kenneth
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department