This environmental scan describes existing initiatives that aim to accelerate the diagnostic phase of cancer care in Alberta, Canada, and internationally. Specifically, it describes their development and implementation, structure and functioning, intended outcomes and effectiveness, costs and cost savings, and enablers and barriers.
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This White Paper discusses the concept of developing a comprehensive rheumatoid arthritis registry in Alberta, and the important health, social, and economic gains such a resource would generate for Alberta.
Teleoncology: Applications and associated benefits for the adult population. This report determines the current state of evidence on teleoncology applications to improve access to care closer to home for rural patients and families affected by a diagnosis of cancer. It follows an earlier report by Marie-Josée Paquin prepared as part of her participation in the SEARCH Classic…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Initiative #23. This report is intended as a discussion primer for two challenges increasingly faced by health technology assessment (HTA), health impact assessment (HIA), health needs assessment, parliamentary technology assessment (PTA), participatory technology assessment, policy makers in numerous areas, health care…