When piloting or deploying an innovative technology, valuable evidence and learning can be obtained that will help develop the solution further or assist in scaling and securing new customers. Health Tech Enterprise has extensive experience evaluating the implementation and deployment of new technologies into healthcare settings.
Evidence and Learning
When piloting or deploying a new technology, valuable learning and evidence can be obtained that will help develop the solution further or assist in scaling and securing new customers.
We do this by helping you to identify the steps needed to set up and carry out a pilot in order to gain evidence of the benefits your technology provides. We work with you to evaluate the actual and perceived clinical, operational and economic benefits of your new product.
These benefits can be classified into those which have the potential to be cash releasing (e.g., fewer diagnostic tests ordered), non-cash releasing (e.g. clinical time saved), non-financial benefits (e.g. patient satisfaction, patient safety) and qualitative (e.g. feedback from staff).
METHODICAL AND EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH
For the evaluation to provide relevant and credible evidence, we use a staged approach. We work with you and your deployment site or commissioner to deliver the following:
- Defining potential benefits
- Agreeing metrics
- Collecting data
- Analyse results of implementation and impact
We map out the anticipated potential benefits of the solution. This may include a review of the evidence to date, and that of competitor solutions. Consultation with key stakeholders will identify desired impact and expectations.
We investigate the metrics to be collected to assess the effectiveness of the implementation process and actual use of the technology. We agree systems and methods to capture the desired metrics. Existing data before deployment is compared with that collected during and after implementation.
Where possible we capture quantitative data from existing clinical and operational systems. This can be complemented by time-and-motion studies, and qualitative feedback from clinicians.
We review data and analyse the best way of implementing the new technology. We review outcomes and analyse the perceived and actual, clinical and non-clinical, benefits.
The HealthTech EVALUATION methodology provides an independent analysis of the product’s effectiveness in a real world setting.