The basis of an early warning system for new and emerging health technologies is information, and in particular, information that has been selectively extracted from the huge quantity of data in the fields of medicine, science, and biobusiness.
The information will be useful only if presented in a format suitable to the needs of health care decision makers and produced at the time most likely to influence the introduction or diffusion of new technologies.
In 1997 the Canadian Coordinating Office for Health Technology Assessment (CCOHTA) began a one-year pilot project to identify and provide information on developments in medical technologies that may have a significant impact on health care in Canada.
We began by examining the information available to us through the Internet, based on the assumption that electronic sources can offer more timely access to a greater range of information, often with little or no cost involved.
It was important to identify the sites that offered the most relevant information in the least amount of time.
Mots-clés Pascal : Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Médecine, Technologie, Méthodologie, Classification, Source information, Internet, Site Web, Réseau information, Evaluation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Canada, North America, America, Medicine, Technology, Methodology, Classification, Information source, Internet, Web site, Information network, Evaluation
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0127408
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 16/11/1999.