Members of the Surgery SCN are welcome to submit requests for new health technologies.
New health technology is defined as a change from current practice (either adoption of new technologies or modification, replacement, or discarding of existing technologies or process of care) that may have a direct or indirect impact on patient care and/or financial aspects of health care services.
From a surgical perspective, “new technology” is also defined as having at least one of the following characteristics: 1) has an increased cost, 2) has a different risk profile, 3) needs new training, or 4) uses a different anatomical approach.
Three forms are required:
The Technology Request package (Forms A, B, and C) is then reviewed by the EDSP Advisory Committee who will determine:
Complete a Screening Guide to help the committee in making this determination.
After reviewing the Technology Request package (Forms A, B and C), the EDSP Advisory Committee may ask for more information if:
The EDSP Advisory Committee may require the completion of additional forms to provide this information:
The EDSP Advisory Committee will assess the technology and make a recommendation using a standardized evaluation form and criteria. They then present their findings to the Surgical Executive Committee for a decision.
If your Network, Institute, or Team is interested in testing the EDSP, we can work with you by: