Model for Assessment of Telemedicine (MAST)
Topic of the practice
Integrated Regional Policy, Business and Knowledge
Good Practice Information
The MAST model includes three key elements: 1) preceding considerations of issues to be considered before an assessment of a telemedicine application is initiated including purpose, relevant alternatives, level of assessment, and maturity of the application; 2) multidisciplinary assessment of the outcomes of telemedicine divided into seven domains; 3) assessment of the transferability of results.
The overall purpose of MAST was to create a standardised model for evaluating mature telemedicine solutions and a model like this was in great demand in both Denmark and Europe as a whole. MAST can be used as the basis for design of new studies of the outcomes of telemedicine applications.
Evidence of success
MAST is applied in several European projects testing telemedicine solutions and integrated care initiatives. The model is very flexible and different domains can be adapted to individual needs and services. Steps towards the creation of a mini-MAST have also been initiated - it will be able to indicate results earlier that the full MAST evaluation, while being less specific and comprehensive.
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Region Southern Denmark