[A construction of support scheme for health technology evidence-generation in Korea]

Park CY, Ahn JH, Shin CM, Joo YI, Kim JH, Choi SJ, Hyun MK
Record ID 32015001119
Original Title: 의료기술의 국내 근거생성 지원시스템 구축 방안 연구
Authors' recommendations: Ⅰ. Horizon scanning of promising health technology This provides the information to decision makers, researchers, and stakeholder by constantly conducting the activity of horizon scanning of promising health technology in the whole world. At present, NECA is the one and only institute that perform the horizon scanning of promising health technology, where NECA Toolkit has been developed and is being operated. The support system for the construction of an automatic scanning and development system using IT technology, operation of tailored information service for health technology in development stage, and network formation with relevant domestic and foreign institutions, is necessary. Ⅱ. New health technology in research stage The new health technology in research stage cannot be introduced to clinical practice because of the lack of evidence in its safety and effectiveness. However, it can guarantee the medical treatment selection right and health right of the patients by encouraging the evidence-generation of promising health technology. An expert pool RAM (Research Assessment Matrix), which conducts continuous management and consulting of the health technology in a possible research stage, is constructed and operated. The expert pool is operated in matrix type, and it is composed of clinical experts in each department who provide tailored service based on the characteristics of the health technology. Ⅲ. Clinical research for the generation of evidence At the early stage of investigator-initiated clinical research introduction, most of the supports were focused on the promotion of research-oriented hospitals and appointment of clinical research centres. To activate the research, various support systems should be constructed, focused on the part that the researchers cannot carry out independently. In the domestic clinical research support system, the support of the research plan and research methodology is not sufficient enough, and there is no network for the collection of research data. In accordance to this, the support system shall be diversified by establishing a centre to solve this obstructive factor, and the research network shall be established. The research network should be in the form of Distributed Research Network (DRN) to prevent the problem of data ownership.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2015
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: South Korea
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Republic of Korea
  • Biomedical Technology
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Technology Assessment, Biomedical
Organisation Name: National Evidence-based healthcare Collaborating Agency
Contact Address: National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency (NECA), 3~5F Health and Welfare Social Administration B/D, 400 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, Korea.
Contact Name: int@neca.re.kr
Contact Email: int@neca.re.kr
Copyright: National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency (NECA)
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