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A Software Tool to Support the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and the User Need Elicitation of Medical Devices via the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP)

  • L. Pecchia
  • F. Crispino
  • S. P. Morgan
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 42)

Abstract

Understanding user needs is essential for Health Technologies Assessment (HTA) of medical devices, especially in early stage. Few studies propose analytic quantitative methods to elicit user needs, and among those a method that seems to be particularly effective to elicit user need was the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). This paper describes the AHP method for User need Elicitation of Medical Devices and present a distribute web system to support its applications.

Keywords

Health Technology Assessment HTA user need elicitation Analytic Hierarchy Process AHP HTA tool 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Pecchia
    • 1
  • F. Crispino
    • 2
  • S. P. Morgan
    • 3
  1. 1.School of EngineeringUniversity of WarwickWarwickUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Business EngineeringAvellinoItaly
  3. 3.Electrical Systems and Optics Research DivisionUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK

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