The CADTH Horizon Scanning Service regularly scans health information sources to identify new, noteworthy health care technologies. Health care professionals and other decision-makers, including patients and industry, also help us identify important new and emerging technologies.
We are interested in health technologies — devices, procedures, diagnostics, and other health interventions — that are within one to two years from being licensed in Canada or in the early days of use in Canada. Topics identified by CADTH or through external topic suggestions are reviewed by CADTH’s Horizon Scanning Officers. Those topics considered most timely and relevant are selected for review either in bulletins (CADTH Issues in Emerging Health Technologies) or as short articles in our newsletter (Health Technology Update). Other topics are kept in our horizon scanning topics database for monitoring and future review or forwarded to health technology assessment (HTA) staff to be considered for more comprehensive review.
If you have any questions about submitting a horizon scan topic to CADTH, please contact us at HorizonScanning@cadth.ca.