The ”FinCCHTA and Digi-HTA assessment in practice”- webinar organized by Sailab – MedTech Finland 1.9.2022 focused on national HTA development. HTA refers to the systematic assessment of healthcare methods, and the national HTA coordination unit FinCCHTA is responsible for their development in Finland. Orla’s experiences with the Digi-HTA assessment process were also presented. The event aroused a lot of interest and active discussion from the participants.
Read more about the summary of the event published on Sailab – MedTech Finland ry’s website here (in Finnish).
Orla INR remote monitoring
– The patient takes the INR measurement using the Roche Diagnostics CoaguChek® INRange measuring device, which is connected via Bluetooth to the Orla Etämittaus mobile application.
– The patient’s mobile application has an electronic warfarin card, and it reminds the patient of the measurements to be performed and informs about changes made by a healthcare professional to the warfarin dose.
– The patient’s measurement data can be seen and used by healthcare professionals via the cloud service.
- Enables better quality of care (TTR-%) for patients
- A direct view of patient compliance and outcomes
- Quality assured remote monitoring and patient self-management
- The opportunity to influence your own health and monitor your own quality of care
- View of patient quality of care (24/7)
- Data-driven management of care is enhanced
- Care work prioritization and remote care are made possible
- Management of the patient population becomes more efficient
The assessment of treatment technologies (Health Technology Assessment) serves healthcare broadly: It studies the conditions for the development, scaling up and use of methods as well as the health, social, ethical, and economic effects in a multidisciplinary manner. Reliable information about the short- and long-term effects of the methods is the basis for clinical and political decisions in healthcare. Evaluation of treatment methods is one of the many techniques of evidence-based healthcare. In different countries, healthcare methods are evaluated with different emphasis, but the methods and often also the evaluation questions are similar (HTA guide (in Finnish). Version 1.1. Helsinki: Suomalainen Lääkäriseura Duodecim; 2017).