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Implementing large-scale real-life test beds for the validation and subsequent evaluation of innovative telemedicine services using a patient-centred approach and a common rigorous assessment methodology.
Success: 7000 patients have been included RCT 9 of the most advanced European regions in the implementation of health-related ICT services are been involved HTA methodology Weak RCT Problems in the definition of inclusion criteria
The telemonitoring services developed by the different countries were scaled up, integrated with mainstream Health Information Systems, grouped into a limited number of clusters bringing together services with similar features, trialled and assessed with a rigorous and common assessment methodology, and using a common set of primary indicators. The methodology used called MAST follow the Heatlh Technology Assessment (HTA) guidelines. About 7000 patients have been included in the project making it the largest Randomised Controlled Trial study into telemedicine in Europe in 2014.