Chapter

The convergence of nano-, bio-, and information technologies in healthcare

Nicola Pangher

in The Economics of New Health Technologies

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780199550685
Published online February 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191720543 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550685.003.0011
 The convergence of nano-, bio-, and information technologies in healthcare

Show Summary Details

Preview

This chapter describes the nature of revolutionary new health technologies, and their potential application and innovation in health care delivery. It focuses on the challenges that these technologies pose for both business and the health care system. The chapter is especially interesting as its reveals that as soon as a new technology is available on the market, the ‘right’ to the best existing treatment, escaping in many cases all the evidence-based guidelines, acts as a push for technology inception.

Keywords: health innovation; technological innovation; health care delivery; business; existing treatment

Chapter.  4142 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.