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Contribute Expertise to the eHealth assessment Toolbox

Our project builds on rigorous scientific research and expands it in a co-creation approach with the practice partners and industry experts, with the aim of creating a practical eHealth Criteria Toolbox that they can use in their everyday practice, using a comprehensive framework that takes the social, organizational, and technical criteria of healthcare technology assessment into consideration.

Who can contribute

We are recruiting a sample of industry experts with in-depth knowledge of the topic being studied. Previous experience in patient-facing eHealth tools is a prerequisite for participation.

For more information, please contact the project leader Dr. Christine Jacob

Time Commitment

Experts will be invited to participate in a two-round modified Delphi process with between rounds interviews:

How to contribute

Experts who identify as key opinion leaders in this topic and/or have in-depth expertise in eHealth tools’ assessment are invited to express their willingness to contribute to this work by contacting the project lead directly.

Deadline for expressing willingness to participate is the end of March 2023 (to enable the research team to complete the project as per the plan).

Ethical considerations

The Ethics Committee of Northwest and Central Switzerland (EKNZ) determined that ethical approval was not needed for this study according to the Federal Act on Research involving Human Beings, article 2 paragraph 1 (reference number Req-2022-01499).

Only the research team from the research partner (FHNW) will have access to participants’ data (this does not include the practice partners). No personal or identifiable data be included in the dissemination of the results, as they will be anonymised.

Information that is collected from the participating experts will be securely held. Personal identifiable information (e.g., consent forms) will be kept separately from the data. Participants will be assigned a study code number and identifying information stored separately from the data

Expert Recognition

After the scientific peer-reviewed publication of the results, the research team will publish a white paper in lay language summarizing the research results and how to use the practical toolbox.

Expert participants will be asked whether they wish to be named in the whitepaper as contributors to this work. If that’s the case, participants will have to explicitly send a written anonymity waiver to the research team so they can be publicly named and recognized for their contribution.

Participants who wish to stay anonymous will not be named.