TABLE 7-1 The Three Phases of Technology Adoption

Phase Definition/ Examples
Technology assessment Evaluation of the results of scientific testing of a technology:
Technology deployment Putting technology into practice:
  • Early experience and learning
  • Development of new work routines
  • Integration with existing technologies and work routines
Technology monitoring Post-application monitoring:
  • Evaluation of outcomes
  • Detection of anomalies

In practice, cost is rarely considered at this stage.

From: 7, Translating New Technologies into Improved Patient Outcomes

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