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Horizon scanning for products to support “Close care” within the Orderly introduction framework in Sweden
On August 26, 2022, Swedish Medical Technologies Product (MTP) Council announced ongoing horizon scanning within the Orderly introduction framework. This framework operates from 2020 and aims to manage the national introduction of novel technologies via a staged process: horizon scanning, selection of the technologies for evaluation, the decision on national collaboration, health economic evaluation, and recommendations by the MTP Council to regions about the introduction of the technology and criteria for use.
As a horizon scanning stage, the Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency (TLV) is currently conducting a theme survey for products that promote the transition to so-called “Close care” (Nära vård). One of the meanings of “Close care” is that the care must be perceived as easily accessible - either close geographically or provided remotely via computer or telephone. The development of “Close care” is ongoing at local, regional, and national levels, which consider a shift in the way of working: from a focus on the organization to a focus on person and relationship, from patients as passive recipients to active co-creators, from isolated care to person-centered coordination, from reactive to proactive and health-promoting. So, products of interest should enable diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up outside a healthcare facility, for example, remote monitoring.
The application form is available on the TLV website and should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 28, 2022.
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