Methodology

Researchers checking results

The principal stages of horizon scanning for emerging health technologies include:

  • The identification of emerging health technologies,
  • Understanding where the innovation sits it the development process (early, mid or late)
  • Reporting an innovation status to key stakeholders and the public
  • Reporting on what is new, or expected to come in the future for a disease or technology

We do this by using digital tools to scan, interpret and identify technologies globally from clinical trials registries, academic publications, notifications of commercial activity (mergers and acquisitions), patent filings, and registrations.