Methods

Each EuroScan member agency is unique in the way it approaches its work but all have a common goal of informing their customers about new and emerging health technologies that may have a significant impact on their health system. The main elements of any EAA activity are:

  • the identification of new and emerging technologies (horizon scanning)
  • the filtration and prioritisation of the identified technologies
  • the assessment of the technologies or group of technologies
  • the dissemination of information to users, and
  • the incorporation of information in policy and decision making

 

Toolkit flowchart

The EuroScan International Network has worked to understand and develop the methods used within EAA agencies and we have resources available on our website to explain these methods in more detail:

 

Individual agencies have also published summaries or research into the methods used within individual or groups of EAA agencies.