Creating a policy for the management of health care technology should be a top priority for health authorities in developing countries. Practical steps for developing health care technology policy will guide them through the process.
The book describes a process that is collaborative and participatory, and involves community stakeholders. It is aimed at staff in ministries of health, external support agencies, regional and district health authorities, health facility managers and international organisations.
Guidance is provided on the underlying management concepts, how to undertake a situation analysis, run a national workshop, formulate a policy and then develop an implementation plan and procedures manual. The resources required to compete these tasks are indicated.
Caroline Temple-Bird has many years’ experience in the health care technology field and has written a book which is highly readable and accessible to all.