About the HCTM Association
HCTM is about redesigning the health care delivery system
Major transformations are occurring in the delivery of healthcare worldwide. Medical and healthcare technologies are increasingly impacting many dimensions of healthcare delivery. Innovations introduced in the last decade have created accumulated effects that will be compounded with the continuing technical progress in medicine. Areas such as telemedicine, telehealth, computerized medical records, e-health and use of the Internet in B2B and B2C applications in healthcare are some of the milestones in the almost total revamping of the healthcare landscape. Innovations in medical and healthcare technologies are already transforming the operations, design and mission of hospitals. In this regard, the challenges for the future are an exciting opportunity for study, reflection, planning, and intervention.
HCTM is about exploring key issues and trends
The association provides a forum for identifying and exploring key issues in healthcare, technology and management and setting up research agendas for the future.
HCTM is an international network
We are a network of academics and managers from around the world interested in developing knowledge about healthcare, technology and management. It is a global network with international links where people can get together to communicate experience and ideas. It is a network that bridges the gap between research and practice.
HCTM is a multidisciplinary network
The association is concerned with a variety of different fields, such as: changes and transformations in society, applications of information technologies, emerging technologies in medical care and their applications of modern management.
HCTM has a focus on the development and application of knowledge
Excellence in providing healthcare must be led by the development of new knowledge.
The 21st century has heralded a new era in the generation and implementation of technologies in health care delivery worldwide. We are witnesses to waves of innovations in genetics, biotechnology, and in better management of such and other medical technologies. In the past four conferences of the HCTM we examined a variety of issues: how much technology is enough? What are the returns and benefits from medical technologies, and what are the applications and the organizational and other issues in cutting-edge technologies such as in e-health. We are now at an important juncture in which we need to take stock of the future directions of our research. To do so, we need to first identify the trends and the advances being made in the field of technology and its management in healthcare delivery, and what we know about these advances. Based on this analysis, what are the challenges we are facing and what are the specific areas and topics we need to further study. This conference will attempt to cover some of these areas and to find answers to some of these questions.
Conference theme and tracks
The 5th International Conference on the Management of Healthcare and Medical Technology has the theme of: “Technology in Health Care in the 21st Century: Trends, advances, management and challenges—what we know and what we need to study”.
The conference will have the following general tracks:
- Trends in the State of the Art on managing technology in healthcare delivery.
- Advances in the state of knowledge in management and applications of technology in healthcare delivery.
- Evaluation of where we stand and where we should be going in the management, application, implementation and assessment of clinical and administrative technologies in healthcare delivery.
- Ph.D. Track: designed for doctoral students at all stages of their dissertation who wish to have their dissertation (from the idea stage to the final draft) reviewed by experts from academia and industry and to receive constructive comments and suggestions.
In each of these tracks the conference welcomes, but not limited, to the following topics:
- Generation and implementation of medical technologies in healthcare delivery.
- Adoption and implementation of cutting-edge technologies such as e-health, telemedicine, tele-health, computerized medical records.
- Issues of cost and economics in the generation and implementation of cutting edge medical technologies in healthcare delivery.
- Ethical issues in advances in technologies in healthcare.
- Similarities and differences in the generation, implementation and adoption of advances in technologies in healthcare delivery across countries, regions, and types of providers and payer systems.
- Evaluation and assessment of advances and trends in technologies in healthcare.
- Projective studies of desires future research directions.
- Advances and trends in specific areas such as information technologies, clinical technologies, pharmaceuticals, medical testing and instruments, and disposables.
- Issues in education and training of medical and administrative staffs in the advances, trends, and challenges of technologies in healthcare delivery.
- Preparing the next generation of researchers in these topics: issues, problems, methods and solutions.
- Trends, advances, and challenges of technology in healthcare and the social policy issues of health care delivery: affordability, access, availability.
- Trends and advances in technology in healthcare delivery and the issue of quality of care.
- Convergence of clinical and administrative advances and trends in technology in healthcare delivery.
- The future of delivery systems, their organization and their need for and potential utilization of technology.
- The role of government and its influence on trends, advances, challenges and research in the future of technology in healthcare delivery.
- Technology in healthcare and quality of life: are we looking at a better future?
- New roles for people in healthcare in a technology-supported healthcare environment
- Technological impacts on processes in healthcare delivery.
- Research methodologies that facilitate research in healthcare technology and management.
- Teaching methodologies and pedagogical approaches for healthcare professionals.
Who should attend?
The conference is of interest to a variety of groups and professionals within the larger industry of healthcare and healthcare delivery. These groups include medical and healthcare practitioners, researchers, academics, manufacturers, regulators, and consultants involved in all the phases pf the making, delivery, evaluation, research or teaching of healthcare practice and delivery, and the technologies inherent in them or associated with them. Including in this list, but not limited to them are also makers of medical instruments and healthcare equipment; pharmaceutical companies; biotechnology companies; providers of information and telecommunication technology for healthcare delivery; regulatory agencies; medical and healthcare professional groups and associations; insurance and other financial companies involved in healthcare; and, faculty and students in programs in healthcare management, technology, policy, strategy, economics, and ethics.
All are invited to submit papers relevant to the conference theme, tracks and topics described above.
- Submissions of papers to the conference may address more than one track and topic. Please follow the paper guidelines!!
- Submissions should be sent electronically to the conference coordinator at: email@example.com
- If you wish to mail your submission, please mail or airmail to: Professor Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Stuart Graduate School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology, 565 West Adams Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60661, U.S.A.
- Submissions should indicate in the letter accompanying the submission the track in which the authors wish their paper to be included.
- Ph.D. submissions should contain a statement that this is a paper submitted to the Ph.D. track, and the title of the dissertation.
Proceedings and Publication
All the papers selected for presentation at the conference will be published in the Proceedings, in the form of a CD-ROM, and distributed at the conference to those attendees who register for the conference. Selected papers, following a peer-review, will be included in a special issue of the International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management. In addition, a book of readings of selected papers is also planned for the Conference.
|Submissions are due no later than:
May 20, 2006
|Authors will be notified of acceptance by:
May 30, 2006
|Authors of papers selected to appear in the Proceedings will send a camera-ready draft no later than:
June 30, 2005
PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME OUTLINE
Wednesday 16 August
Registration and welcome reception
Thursday 17 August
Opening and welcome
Friday 18 August
A more detailed programme will be available nearer the even.
|Non HCTM members
|PhD Students & retirees
The conference fee includes all the conference materials, including the proceedings. The fee for non HCTM includes HCTM membership for the current year.
To register for the conference please visit the conference webpage of the Stuart Graduate School of Business: http://www.stuart.iit.edu/cmmt/cmmtintcooann.htm
The conference will be hosted by the Stuart Graduate School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. The Illinois Institute of Technology is a private, Ph.D.-granting university with programs in engineering, science, psychology, architecture, business, design, and law. One of the 16 institutions that comprise the Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU), IIT offers exceptional preparation for professionals that require technological sophistication. Through a committed faculty and close personal attention, IIT provides a challenging academic program focused by the rigor of the real world.
The City of Chicago, also known as “The Second City” is a hub of commerce, industry, transportation, and tourism. Chicago is home to many of the prime institutions and organizations in the broad area of healthcare. Among these are: The American Medical Association; the American Hospital Association; the American College of Healthcare Executives; and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Nestled on the west shore of Lake Michigan, Chicago is also a very attractive and hospitable destination for tourists and visitors. It has a magnificent lakefront, several world-class museums, among them the unique Museum of Science and Technology, and an inimitable variety of hotels, restaurants, stores, theatres, the Chicago Symphony, and the Chicago Lyric Opera.
The Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Hotel, at 733 West Madison, in Chicago is the
official hotel for the conference. It will offer accommodation for
participants of the HOF 2006 Conference at a special rate.
For reservations, please contact the Reservation Department at: 312-829-5000, or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
When making the reservation please mention: Hospital of the Future
Conference, so that the special rate will apply. Reservations for this
special rate will be accepted until 26 July, 2006.
The Crowne Plaza Hotal is a modern facility, only a few city blocks from the
Conference site at the Stuart Graduate School of Business of the Illinois
Institute of Technology. It features 398 guest rooms. The
hotel is 17 miles (27KM) from O'Hare International Airport (45 minutes by
train) and 10 miles (16KM) from Midway Airport. Check-in time is 3:00PM and
check-out time is 12:00PM.
More information will be available nearer the event.
For additional information, please contact then conference co-chairs, Professors Elie Geisler and Nilmini Wickramasinghe at:
email@example.com or Nilmini@stuart.iit.edu