Health Economics Common Fund Diffusion of Medical Technology Workshop

May 5-6, 2016

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Executive Summary

Workshop Introduction

The Steering Committee for the cooperative agreements funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Health Economics Common Fund Program in response to Diffusion of Medical Technology and Effects on Outcomes and Expenditures (RFA-RM-12-023) convened a workshop on May 5 and 6, 2016, to share progress and to discuss case studies on health care technology diffusion, innovation, physician networks, and characteristics associated with diffusion. The workshop included researcher presentations as well as presentations by representatives of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The field of health care technology diffusion cuts across many disciplines, which is reflected in the diverse areas of study represented. Participants engaged in discussions on the topics of cross-national comparisons, diffusion, and health disparities, and resources needed in order to realize progress in the field. The meeting report summarizes the workshop proceedings. The workshop agenda and a list of participants are included in report Appendices 1 and 2, respectively, and are linked to from the menu at the left.

Report Contents

View or Download the Meeting Report for Summaries of Discussions and Presentations including:

  • Meeting Introduction
  • Challenges and Opportunities
  • Health Economics Program Cooperative Agreements
  • Diffusion Case Studies
  • Innovation
  • Physicians – Networks and Characteristics
  • Appendices (Agenda and Workshop Participants)

This page last reviewed on August 24, 2016