An Evidence Analysis Framework for Digital Health


Discussion Leader: Zsombor Zrubka, MD, MBA, PhD, Health Economics Research Center, University Research And Innovation Center, Óbuda University, Budapest, Hungary
Discussants: Anke-Peggy Holtorf, PhD, MBA, PCIG @, Basel, Switzerland; Rossella Di Bidino, PhD, HTA for AI unit, Graduate School of Health Economics and Management (ALTEMS), Roma, RM, Italy; Artem Tarasovic Boltyenkov, PhD, MBA, Siemens Healthcare GmbH, Hellertown, PA, USA

PURPOSE: With the growing availability of digital health interventions there is an increasing need for a structure to guide health economic and outcomes research (HEOR) and health technology assessments (HTA) by defining these technologies. In this workshop, the audience will learn about a proposed descriptive framework for defining digital health interventions meaningfully.

DESCRIPTION: A dedicated framework, the PICOTS-ComTeC, has been developed to overcome the issue that many terms which are currently used for digital health interventions are not sufficiently precise to allow for HEOR according to best practices. The ISPOR Digital Health interest group has done research on the current use of digital health terms and based on the shortcomings that were identified, a Delphi panel process was used to gain consensus on the most relevant domains to be specified in the definitions of digital health interventions for evidence summaries. The resulting framework called PICOTS-ComTeC is an extension of the well-established PICOT framework, which specifically addresses the variability of digital health interventions.

During the first half of the session, ZZ will introduce the research project and the challenges with digital health terms that were identified through the work of the interest group, RdB will present the PICOTS-ComTeC approach and case examples will be introduced by AB. The second half of the session will be interactive. The audience, including all people with an interest in HEOR and HTA related to Digital Health, will be guided by APH through an interactive exercise in which they apply the new framework to describe the digital health case examples. Finally, the audience and panel will share and discuss their experiences with the PICOTS-ComTeC.

Conference/Value in Health Info

2023-11, ISPOR Europe 2023, Copenhagen, Denmark




Methodological & Statistical Research

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