CORESEARCH experts have pioneered the introduction of experimental research methodologies for the assessment of the impact of new technologies, telemedicine and telecare models, in the management of chronic diseases.Due to the increasing availability of these interventions, it is crucial to establish their clinical efficacy and to measure their acceptance, satisfaction and quality of life, by quantifying the impact on costs and resources utilization.These information, along with those on safety, are fundamentals for the adoption of technologies in clinical practice and can also provide consistent tools for decision-making on reimbursement criteria or resources allocation.

The assessment of new technologies requires a wide range of skills, including: methodological skills for the research planning, based on the regulatory framework regarding medical devices; IT skills; application of tools for the evaluation of satisfaction and quality of life, application of advanced statistical techniques and evaluation of the use of public health and economic resources.

 

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