EUnetHTA POP dbThe EUnetHTA Planned and Ongoing Projects Database development and functionalities
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EUnetHTA POP db The EUnetHTA Planned and Ongoing Projects Database development and functionalities. Patrice X. Chalon (KCE), Peter Krämer (DIMDI), Gerda Hinterreiter (LBI-HTA), Marisa Warmuth ...

EUnetHTA POP db The EUnetHTA Planned and Ongoing Projects Database development and functionalities. Patrice X. Chalon (KCE), Peter Krämer (DIMDI), Gerda Hinterreiter (LBI-HTA), Marisa Warmuth (LBI-HTA), Claudia Wild (LBI-HTA)

9th HTAi Annual meeting, Bilbao (Spain), June 25-27th, 2012

Background: The EUnetHTA Planned and ongoing Projects (POP) database was developed to facilitate the exchange of information on (planned and ongoing) HTA projects before publication and the identification of potential collaboration. A first pilot period (using a spreadsheet stored on a shared online folder) allowed to set up the database characteristics (fields, MeSH indexation), the workflow (provision of information by a contact person at each participating agency) and the monitoring procedure (quality check and quarterly reminders).

Objectives: To present the development of the online POP database as part of the EUnetHTA Information Management System, and results after one year of activity

Methods: Specifications and functionalities for the online database were identified based on the experience gained by the team during the 18 months’ pilot, and by surveying information providers. The database was developed using JAVA, prioritisation resulted in a two step approach.

Results: A first release of the online POP database was delivered in September 2011. Contact persons at agencies may create and edit (update, unpublish) descriptions of their agency’s projects. Users of the POP may identify interesting projects in various way (search, browse, automatic list of potential collaborations based on MeSH indexation). Access to the database makes use of the EUnetHTA ID, a single login for all EUnetHTA tools.

Discussion: POP database helped to start collaborations between agencies at an early stage or actual cooperation / joint assessments took place. Current online version, and planned ameliorations like automatic email notification (POP db release 2, 2012) will further facilitate the early identification of potential collaboration. Impact of the POP db on collaboration will then need a regular monitoring.

Implications for health system: To reduce duplication of HTA-work and therefore increase efficiency will have impact on standardisation of methodology, increased output of bi-lingual assessments and eventually on an increase of HTA-productivity.

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    • 6 Au t h o r s Patrice X. Chalon (KCE), p a t r i c e . c h a l o n @ k c e . f g o v. b e Peter Krämer (DIMDI), G e r d a H i n t e r r e i t e r ( L B I - H TA ) , M a r i s a W a r m u t h ( L B I - H TA ) , C l a u d i a W i l d ( L B I - H TA ) Aims To create an online database that • hosts descriptions of planned and ongoing projects of EUnetHTA JA partners • provides a matching system helping to identify similar projects and therefore Methods A first pilot period (using a support collaboration spreadsheet stored on a shared online folder) allowed to set up the database characteristics (fields, MeSH indexation), the w orkflow (provision of information by a contact person a t e a c h p a r t i c i p a t i n g a g e n c y) and the monitoring procedure (quality check and quarterly reminders).Results• The EUnetHTA POP database is interoperable with the EUnetHTA authentication server: the same login and password is used to access all EUnetHTA tools.• The EUnetHTA POP database makes use of the EUnetHTA common standards: the layout follows the graphical guidelines; projects topics are described using MeSH terms. Specifications and functionalities for the online database were identified based• The EUnetHTA POP database is the first EUnetHTA tool making use of the making use of the on the experience gained by the JSF web application framework: this framework can be used by other tools, this will help to reduce team during the 18 months’ pilot using Microsoft Excel, and by duplication of efforts, also at the IT level. surve ying information providers.• The EUnetHTA POP database is a joint development of 3 partners: partners bring their specific The application knowledge and skills to achieve a common goal, also at the IT level. w as developed using JavaServer Faces and M yS Q L relational database management Conclusions s ys t e m . Prioritisation resulted in a • EUnetHTA POP spreadsheet allowed to initiate the two step approach. process of sharing information between agencies, and define the requirement for the database to be developed. Results (cont.) The first release of the online • EUnetHTA POP database facilitates the early E U n e t H TA P O P d a t a b a s e w a s d e l i v e r e d i n S e p t e m b e r 2 0 11 . identification of potential collaboration thanks to the Contact persons at agencies may create and edit (update, automatic matching system. unpublish) descriptions of their a g e n c y’s p r o j e c t s . U s e r s o f t h e • Planned ameliorations like automatic email notification POP may identify interesting p r o j e c t s i n v a r i o u s w a ys (POP db release 2, 2012 Q4) will further facilitate the (search, browse, automatic list of potential collaborations tasks of users. based on MeSH indexation). EUnetHTA is supported by a grant from the European Commission