This evidence-based report examines expanding the role of paramedics in the community. It summarizes the various types of community paramedicine programs (characteristics, implementation, and funding sources in other jurisdictions) as well as the safety, effectiveness, and economic outcomes of these paramedic programs towards providing patients with alternate, non-emergency health…
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Compilation of all presentations from the SCN-MEDEC event on June 24, 2015
PDF of a PowerPoint Presentation by Mr. Anyk Glussich, Program Lead, Canadian Patient Cost Database (CPCD); Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). On the State of the Art in Costing Methods Workshop.
Alberta STE Report written under contract with the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process (AHTDP). This report examines the potential role of low dose computed tomography (LDCT) in screening for lung cancer in adults aged 50 years or older in Alberta. Section Authors: Section One – Social and System Demographics Analysis: Bing Guo, Dagmara Chojecki Section Two –…
PDF of a PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Axel Meisen, Chair of Foresight, Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures. Alberta Health Services - Becoming the Best: Building a Sustainable Health System - Game Changing Health Innovations Conference
Alberta STE Report written under contract with the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process (AHTDP). This report is about testing for Human Papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections and can also cause cervical cancer. Cervical screening aims to reduce cervical cancer incidence and mortality by detecting precancerous lesions early. Until…
Evidence of benefit from telemental health applications: a systematic review. This review considers the evidence of benefit from use of telemental health (TMH) in studies that had clinical, economic, or administrative outcomes. The review also includes studies that provided information on the accuracy or feasibility of TMH. Information Specialist: Janice Varney
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #38. This report aims to identify strategies that have been evaluated and reported in the literature and to assess their effectiveness in reducing emergency department overcrowding. Information Specialists: Seana Collins, Liz Dennett NOTE: In 2006 the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research HTA unit moved…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report. In this systematic review, we have critically reviewed the literature addressing the social, legal and ethical issues related to genetic testing for cancer susceptibility, synthesized current information and identified existing gaps in knowledge. We believe the review will prove valuable to policy- and decision-makers…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #21. The three objectives of this assessment are to determine the available scientific evidence on: the effective time interval for mammography screening in asymptomatic women aged 50 to 69 years; the effective screening interval in asymptomatic women between the ages of 40 and 49 years; and the mortality rate…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #18. This report has been prepared following interest by the Alberta Cord Blood Bank in obtaining advice on the comparative effectiveness and costs of different types of stem cell transplantation. Earlier assessments by the Foundation have considered peripheral blood stem cell transplantation and cord blood transplantation.…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #17. The present report has been prepared as a follow up to the previous assessment because of continued interest in the technology by the health ministry and others. It considers studies that have been reported in the literature since completion of the earlier assessment (1997-1999) and focuses on the efficacy…