Access to information on new and emerging health technologies, treatments and services allows healthcare decision makers to anticipate, prepare and better address existing and emerging health challenges. ISCRR's innovative Horizon Scanning program provides this information, by drawing a picture of the emerging health and disability landscape.
Sitting within ISCRR's Strategic Scanning and Intelligence Team, the Horizon Scanning program delivers publications that summarise emerging issues, technologies and opportunities within the health and disability landscape. The health technologies of interest include drugs,medical devices, medical or surgical procedures, diagnostic tests, services, programs and models of care.
These new or emerging technologies are anticipated to have a significant impact on client independence, recovery, safety, function, ability to return to work and/or quality of life and are identified to be between one to three years from entering the Australia market.
The Horizon Scanning program was developed in 2014, in partnership with the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health (CADTH). This program is the first of its kind in Australia to focus on compensation health, and has drawn attention internationally.
Horizon Scanning publications
Briefs & bulletins
More detailed descriptions of new or emerging technologies that are identified to have specific relevance to the TAC and WorkSafe.
Models of care for the management of persistent musculoskeletal pain and/or depression. (Jul 2017)
StimQ peripheral nerve stimulator system for the relief of persistent pain. (Dec 2016)
Model of Care for Prevention and Integrated Management of Pressure Injuries in People with Spinal Cord Injury and Spina Bifida. (Dec 2014)
For more information about Horizon Scanning or to let us know about a new health technology, treatment or service you think will have an impact on people injured on the roads or at work, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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