Collaboration

Healthcare users

SBU's conclusions following the conference on collaboration with healthcare users

See the video from SBU's conference to promote collaboration with the users of health services

 SBU needs patients / healthcare users to pinpoint critical questions and do an even better job

  • Patients / consumers have a great need for evidence-based knowledge
  • It is important to distinguish between the state of knowledge that everyone can agree on, and the priorities and decisions that are taken where different stakeholders may have different views, just as different groups within the same patient-/user group
  • There is a need for increased collaboration between SBU and patients/ healthcare users
  • The collaboration can evolve and improve
  • Interaction is particularly important at the beginning and end of the project (but can with advantage also be done during the project)
  • Collaboration is important at the beginning of the project to formulate the research questions that are essential for patients / healthcare users
  • At the end of the project, collaboration is important to analyse the implications of the results from the project and to disseminate that knowledge to those that are affected.

International collaboration partners

 

Campbell Collaboration is an international network of researchers promoting production of systematic reviews for evidence-based policy and practice in the fields of crime, justice, education, international development and social wellfare. https://www.campbellcollaboration.org/

SBU initiated collaboration with Campbell in 2015.

 

EUnetHTA – European Network for HTA was established to create an effective and sustainable network for HTA across Europe. The network work together to help developing reliable, timely, transparent and transferable information to contribute to HTAs in European countries and supports collaboration between European HTA organisations that brings added value at the European, national and regional level through facilitating efficient use of resources available for HTA, creating a sustainable system of HTA knowledge sharing and by promoting good practice in HTA methods and processes. http://www.eunethta.eu/

The International Information Network on New and Emerging Health Technologies (EuroScan International Network) is a collaborative network of member agencies for the exchange of information on important emerging new drugs, devices, procedures, programmes, and settings in health care. EuroScan International Network is the leading global collaborative network that collects and shares information on innovative technologies in healthcare in order to support decision-making and the adoption and use of effective, useful and safe health-related technologies. We are also the principal global forum for the sharing and development of methods for the early identification and early assessment of new and emerging health-related technologies and predicting their potential impact on health services and existing technologies. The International Information Network on New and Emerging Health Technologies (EuroScan International Network) is a collaborative network of member agencies for the exchange of information on important emerging new drugs, devices, procedures, programmes, and settings in health care. https://www.euroscan.org/

 

Health Technology
Assessment international (HTAi) is the global scientific and professional society for all those who produce, use, or encounter HTA. HTAi has members from over 65 countries and embraces all stakeholders, including researchers, agencies, policy makers, industry, academia, health service providers, and patients/consumers. We are the neutral forum for collaboration and the sharing of leading information and expertise. 

HTAi:s members regularly participate in MeetingsPolicy Fora and Interest Sub-groups. HTAi also provides access to a variety of Resources including the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care (IJTAHC). The society is governed by an elected Board of Directors that is supported by an Executive Committee, several Advisory Committees, and a Secretariat. http://www.htai.org/

INAHTA is a network of 55 HTA agencies that support health system decision making that affects over 1 billion people in 33 countries around the globe. With more than 2,100 staff and consultants working in the INAHTA network, there are clear benefits to connecting these agencies together to cooperate and share information about their work producing and disseminating HTA reports for evidence based decision making. INAHTA serves this purpose. http://www.inahta.org/

 

The government has appointed SBU as Sweden's representative in the HTA network within the World Health organisation (WHO) and EU. SBU runs several international projects, both at the global level and within EU. http://www.who.int/en/