Implementation of a non-fusion scoliosis correction system in a hospital; a constructive technology assessment

Boomkamp, Inge (2009) Implementation of a non-fusion scoliosis correction system in a hospital; a constructive technology assessment.

[img]
Preview
PDF
453kB
Abstract:A new innovative non-fusion scoliosis correction system is being developed at the University of Twente. The technology looks promising, but there is still a great chance that it will not be implemented. A Constructive Technology Assessment (CTA) was used to analyse the implementation of the technology. Part 1 of the CTA process was directed at the social-environment; is the environment willing and able to implement this technology? This study concluded that, when the technology is proven effective, the costs can be a bottleneck. Part 2 was directed at the technology. The Analytical Hierarchical Process (AHP) was used to question the experts and compare their demands with the aspects of the technology. It can be concluded that the experts prefer this new treatment over the current treatment.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Health Sciences MSc (66851)
Keywords:Scoliosis Surgery, Scoliosis Surgery, Constructive Technology Assessment, Early Technology Assessment, Analytical Hierarchical Process, Implementation of innovations
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/60604
Export this item as:BibTeX
EndNote
HTML Citation
Reference Manager

 

Repository Staff Only: item control page