Early HTA has the potential to address factors that can reduce risk and control costs in the early stage of innovation, highlighting future gains, and thus enhance the implementation of suitable interventions that target the needs. A further challenge stressed in the literature is the scarce evidence available in an early innovation stage, and there is a need for integration of the end-user perspective or preferences in early assessment. Business development and scaling always takes place in a specific context of other activities, resources, interests and policies. Hence, for a new intervention to be implemented, distributed and scaled, it is required that it fits into the already existing services, and that the services are being adjusted to help the innovation to become integrated. The many co-dependencies need to be understood and managed in order for something to actually make its way to widespread use.
- Strategic analysis, in-depth case studies of selected new remote care health services, in order to gain a deeper understanding of the particular co-dependencies and challenges of the private and public healthcare systems.
- Further development of an early HTA tool based on early stage health economic modelling and stakeholder preferences to identify of unmet needs in early innovation stages.
- Study the development and implementation of IT infrastructure needed to integrate the new services into existing services.
WP manager: Per Ingvar Olsen, BI
Per Ingvar Olsen
Professor, Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship Handelshøyskolen BI
Centre director Forhelse, Clinical psychologist, Researcher Helse Bergen HF Helse Bergen and Universitetet i Bergen