Throughout the world, new technologies are constantly being developed. Organisations need to stay ahead of their competitors. Part of that means keeping abreast with the latest technological developments. Problems often occur that hinder the successful diffusion of new technology into the workplace. The study will show the reason for this to be a lack of a common framework which organisations can use to ensure successful implementation.
It will be shown that failed technological diffusion is a major problem in the Healthcare Industry. The aim of the project is the creation of a generic Roadmap of Implementation which Primary Healthcare facilities will be able to use for the successful diffusion of new technologies.
Chapter 1 of this Project will give a background to the environment in which this project will be undertaken. A Literature Review is also included in Chapter 2 which will delve deeper into the problems inherent to Technology Diffusion and also explore the tools that will be used to solve this problem.
In the third chapter the roadmap will be explained in a logical, sequential manner.
Chapter 4 uses the tools developed in the previous chapter to implement new
technology at healthcare facilities. It also serves as the project validation phase.
The successful completion of the Roadmap of Implementation will have a tangible,
positive impact on Primary Public Healthcare in this country as it will allow faster and
more successful technology diffusion to an industry which desperately needs it.
Thesis (B Eng. (Industrial and Systems Engineering))--University of Pretoria, 2010.