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Technology assessment and requirements analysis: a process to facilitate decision making in picture archiving and communications system implementation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10342168     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a time of decreasing resources, managers need a tool to manage their resources effectively, support clinical requirements, and replace aging equipment in order to ensure adequate clinical care. To do this successfully, one must be able to perform technology assessment and capital equipment asset management. The lack of a commercial system that adequately performed technology needs assessment and addressed the unique needs of the military led to the development of an in-house Technology Assessment and Requirements Analysis (TARA) program. The TARA is a tool that provides an unbiased review of clinical operations and the resulting capital equipment requirements for military hospitals. The TARA report allows for the development of acquisition strategies for new equipment, enhances personnel management, and improves and streamlines clinical operations and processes.
M G Radvany; A K Chacko; R R Richardson; G W Grazdan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of digital imaging     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0897-1889     ISO Abbreviation:  J Digit Imaging     Publication Date:  1999 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-07-21     Completed Date:  1999-07-21     Revised Date:  2013-06-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9100529     Medline TA:  J Digit Imaging     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  62-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Capital Financing
Decision Making*
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital / economics
Health Resources / economics,  organization & administration
Hospitals, Military / economics,  manpower,  organization & administration
Personnel Administration, Hospital
Radiology Information Systems* / economics,  manpower,  organization & administration
Technology Assessment, Biomedical*

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