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Giunti, Guido; Jari Haverinen, Jari; Reponen, Jarmo (2022) Informing the Product Development of an mHealth Solution for People with Multiple Sclerosis Through Early Health Technology Assessment. In Otero, Paula et al. (Eds.) MEDINFO 2021: One World, One Health – Global Partnership for Digital Innovation, vol. 290, pp. 1042-1043,

Informing the product development of an mHealth solution for people with multiple sclerosis through early health technology assessment

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Author: Giunti, Guido1,2; Jari Haverinen, Jari1,3; Reponen, Jarmo1,4
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
3Finnish Coordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment (FinCCHTA), Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
4Medical Research Center Oulu (MRC Oulu), Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: IOS Press, 2022
Publish Date: 2022-06-17


The potential of mHealth is enormous for chronic conditions, yet the integration of these technologies into the clinical infrastructures and healthcare pathways remains an ongoing challenge. Digi-HTA has been developed to support health technology assessment activities for novel digital healthcare technologies. The use of Early Health Technology Assessment (EHTA) can help product development. The present study describes the way in which EHTA can guide the development of a product to anticipate future needs and market access.

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Series: Studies in health technology and informatics
ISSN: 0926-9630
ISSN-E: 1879-8365
ISSN-L: 0926-9630
ISBN: 978-1-64368-265-5
ISBN Print: 978-1-64368-264-8
Volume: 290
Pages: 1042 - 1043
DOI: 10.3233/shti220258
Host publication: MEDINFO 2021 : One World, One Health – Global Partnership for Digital Innovation,Studies in Health Technology and Informatics: Proceedings of the 18th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
Host publication editor: Otero, Paula
Scott, Philip
Martin, Susan Z.
Huesing, Elaine
Conference: World congress on medical and health informatics
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
217 Medical engineering
3111 Biomedicine
3112 Neurosciences
3121 General medicine, internal medicine and other clinical medicine
616 Other humanities
Funding: The present work was funded by Business Finland. The development of Digi-HTA was part of Oulu DigiHealth Knowledge Hub funded by the Regional Council of Northern Ostrobothnia.
Copyright information: © 2022 International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and IOS Press. This article is published online with Open Access by IOS Press and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0).