In a horizon scanning project, TLV invites stakeholders such as industry organizations, professional associations, patient associations, innovation offices at universities and other relevant authorities to inform TLV about new and emerging medical technologythat may be of interest for further evaluation at national level. The theme is typically selected by the knowledge management networks within the SKR, including national experts in each field of the healthcare system, together with the Medical Technology Working Group (beredningsgruppen).
The stakeholders are invited to submit information to TLV for a certain period (approximately 1-2 month(s)). The information should generally include the following:
- Name of medical deviceand company name
- Description of the intended use of the medical device
- Information about the medical device is CE-marked and/or FDA-approved
- Brief summary of clinical data and/or health data, if available
- Information about use of the medical device in Sweden today
- Link to website with additional product information
In a horizon scanning project, the information submitted to TLV is compiled and reported to the Medical Technology Working Group. The Medical Technology Working Group forwards interesting findings to the Medical Technology Council (MTP-rådet), which subsequently decides if there are any products to be further evaluated and considered for national recommendations.
See ongoing and completed horizon scanning projects under "Ongoing/Completed horizon scanning projects".