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Early identification and assessment of new and emerging health technologies : Actions, progress, and the future direction of an international collaboration-EuroScan

Published on Oct 1, 2008in International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care1.42
· DOI :10.1017/S0266462308080689
Sue Simpson13
Estimated H-index: 13
(University of Birmingham),
Claire Packer11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Birmingham)
+ 4 AuthorsInger Natvig Norderhaug14
Estimated H-index: 14
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Objectives: To report on a workshop, and subsequent discussions, that reviewed the achievements and progress of the EuroScan collaboration since its establishment in 1999 to share information on the methods and results of early identification and assessment of new and emerging health technologies, considered challenges to the collaboration, and discussed its possible future direction. Methods: A workshop was held in Stockholm in September 2006, with thirty-two participants from ten countries and representatives from EuroScan member agencies, policy makers involved in policy or decision making relating to new technologies, and invited external commentators from international HTA networks. The workshop used a mix of presentations, panel and audience discussions, and small group work to consider the achievements and challenges put forward. Results: EuroScan has developed as a sustainable network, and has made progress on all tasks in its initial action plan, with the EuroScan information sharing database on new and emerging technologies being one of the collaboration's key achievements. Identified immediate concerns for the network included consideration of the impact of its current name and membership model, acknowledgement and publication of the full range of benefits of membership, contribution to and development of the database to encourage increased information sharing, and EuroScan's ongoing interaction with the wider HTA world. Conclusions: The workshop was a useful mechanism for reviewing the work of EuroScan and for creating a platform to take the collaboration forward. The workshop affirmed the benefits of the network to individual members, posed some significant challenges to the network to consider, and acted as a stimulus for an interim name change to better represent the global membership, and a major review of the EuroScan database of identified and assessed emerging health technologies.
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Kieran Murphy1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Birmingham),
Claire Packer11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Birmingham)
+ 1 AuthorsSue Simpson13
Estimated H-index: 13
(University of Birmingham)
Objectives: The aim of this study was to define an effective early warning system, to identify and rank the characteristics of an effective early warning system for emerging health technologies, and to evaluate current early warning systems against these characteristics. Methods: An iterative Delphi-type process with the thirteen members of the International Information Network on New and Changing Health Technologies (EuroScan). We synthesized key characteristics that network members had graded....
Claire Packer11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Birmingham),
Sue Simpson13
Estimated H-index: 13
(University of Birmingham),
Andrew Stevens30
Estimated H-index: 30
(University of Birmingham)
Objectives: The objective of this study was to examine and explain the differential international diffusion of six health innovations. Methods: A retrospective diffusion study was undertaken of sildenafil, cyclooxygenase-II (COX II) inhibitors, beta interferon, verteporfin, deep brain stimulators, and drug-eluting coronary stents in ten countries-Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. We plotted diffusion curves of daily d...
Karla Douw6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Southern Denmark),
Hindrik Vondeling14
Estimated H-index: 14
(University of Southern Denmark)
Objectives: Uncertainty is pervasive in decision making on new health technologies; therefore, some countries have put systems in place to support decision makers with timely information. An important, but as yet undocumented, determinant of the potential value for decision making of these so-called horizon scanning systems (HSSs) is how the most significant health technologies are selected. Methods: All thirteen member organizations of EuroScan, a collaborative network for HSSs, were surveyed a...
Published on Mar 31, 2003in Journal of Medical Internet Research4.95
Karla Douw6
Estimated H-index: 6
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Hindrik Vondeling14
Estimated H-index: 14
+ 1 AuthorsSue Simpson13
Estimated H-index: 13
BACKGROUND: A number of countries worldwide have structured horizon scanning systems which provide timely information on the impact of new health technologies to decision makers in health care. In general, the agencies that are responsible for horizon scanning have limited resources in terms of budget and staff. In contrast, the number of new and emerging health technologies, i.e. pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and medical and surgical procedures, is growing rapidly. This requires the Horizon...
H. David Banta12
Estimated H-index: 12
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Annetine C. Gelijns48
Estimated H-index: 48
(Columbia University)
This article is based on the report, Anticipating and Assessing Health Care Technology, written in the Netherlands between 1985-88. The project was carried out because of increasing concern in the Dutch Ministry of Health (STG, then WVC) about the costs and benefits of new technologies for health care. At that time, there were no established models for early identification, so the project was not only the most extensive such effort to that date, but had to develop its own methods. Overseen by a ...
Per Carlsson28
Estimated H-index: 28
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Torben Jørgensen108
Estimated H-index: 108
To share the existing, albeit limited, experience among nations and to explore the feasibility of international collaboration on the identification and early evaluation of health care technologies, an workshop was arranged in September 1997. Twenty-seven policy makers and researchers from twelve countries attended the meeting and concluded that: the policy environment in most European countries is characterized by insufficient data on safety, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of health care ...
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Published on Feb 1, 2018in Journal of Informetrics3.88
Chao Yang2
Estimated H-index: 2
(THU: Tsinghua University),
Cui Huang2
Estimated H-index: 2
(THU: Tsinghua University),
Jun Su9
Estimated H-index: 9
(THU: Tsinghua University)
Abstract This paper proposes an improved Subject-Action-Object (SAO) network-based method for analyzing trends in technology development. It attempts to address shortcomings of the traditional SAO network approach, i.e., when setting Subject, Action and Object as nodes of the network, there may be errors in explaining the relationship between Subject Node and Object Node, and the strength of the relationship between subject and object also cannot be identified. The proposed improved SAO network-...
Published on Oct 5, 2017in Frontiers in Pharmacology3.85
Irene Eriksson9
Estimated H-index: 9
(KI: Karolinska Institutet),
Björn Wettermark32
Estimated H-index: 32
(KI: Karolinska Institutet)
+ 7 AuthorsAnna Bergkvist-Christensen1
Estimated H-index: 1
Introduction: Over the past decades, early awareness and alert (EAA) activities and systems have gained importance and become a key early health technology assessment (HTA) tool. While a pioneer in HTA, Sweden had no national level EAA activities until 2010. We describe the evolution and current status of the Swedish EAA System. Methods: This was a historical analysis based on the knowledge and experience of the authors supplemented by a targeted review of published and grey literature as well a...
Published on Sep 1, 2017in Scientometrics2.77
Chao Yang2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UTS: University of Technology, Sydney),
Donghua Zhu12
Estimated H-index: 12
(BIT: Beijing Institute of Technology)
+ 3 AuthorsJie Lu41
Estimated H-index: 41
(UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)
Technologies play an important role in the survival and development of enterprises. Understanding and monitoring the core technological components (e.g., technology process, operation method, function) of a technology is an important issue for researchers to develop RD (2) a systematic method is built to extract and screen technological components from SAOs; and (3) we propose a “relevance indicator” to calculate the relevance of the technological components to requirements, and finally identify...
Published on Jan 1, 2016
Chao Yang (BIT: Beijing Institute of Technology), Donghua Zhu12
Estimated H-index: 12
(BIT: Beijing Institute of Technology),
Xuefeng WangRongrong5
Estimated H-index: 5
(BIT: Beijing Institute of Technology)
Technologies play an important role in the survival and development of enterprises. Understanding and monitoring the core technological components (e.g., technology process, operation method, function) of a technology is an important issue for researchers to develop RD (2) a systematic method is built to extract and screen technological components from SAOs; and (3) we propose a “relevance indicator” to calculate the relevance of the technological components to requirements, and finally identify...
Published on Dec 1, 2012in Revista De Saude Publica1.97
Hudson Pacifico da Silva3
Estimated H-index: 3
(State University of Campinas),
Clarice A Petramale2
Estimated H-index: 2
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Flavia T S Elias2
Estimated H-index: 2
O Ministerio da Saude instituiu dois processos articulados no campo da gestao de tecnologias em saude: (i) producao, sistematizacao e difusao de estudos de avaliacao de tecnologias em saude e (ii) adocao de um fluxo para incorporacao, exclusao ou alteracao de novas tecnologias pelo Sistema Unico de Saude. O artigo analisa a experiencia brasileira na gestao de tecnologias sanitarias no âmbito do Sistema Unico de Saude, seus principais avancos e desafios. Dentre os avancos obtidos estao: padroniza...
Gisselle Gallego6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Johns Hopkins University),
John F. P. Bridges27
Estimated H-index: 27
(Johns Hopkins University)
+ 2 AuthorsLouis Niessen29
Estimated H-index: 29
(Johns Hopkins University)
There is a growing need for efficient procedures for identification of emerging technologies by horizon scanning systems. We demonstrate the value of best-worst scaling (BWS) in exploring clinicians' views on emerging technologies that will impact outcomes in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in the next 5 to 10 years.