What considerations should be made before choosing to implement telemedicine? And which relections could arise when applying digital solutions in heal th care? And how do you relect on the technologies in your team?
The MAST model
The choice of whether or not to apply a telemedicine may seem like a complex one. To help you make that choice, we present you with MAST; a model and appertaining manual for relection before choosing a digital technology.
Model for ASsesment of Telemedicine (MAST) is developed by the Centre for Innovative Medical Technology (CIMT). It is the most widely used f ramework for the assessment of telemedicine in Europe, and the European Commission recommends the model for the evaluation of telemedicine projects.
The overall aim of MAST and the MAST Manual is to provide a structured f ramework for assessing the effectiveness of telemedicine applications and their contribution to quality of care.
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The model deines the relevant assessment framework for the effect of telemedicine and touches upon:
- the patient and the technology
- patient safety
- clinical effectiveness
- patient perspectives
- economic aspects
- organizational aspects
- legal and ethical aspects