Horizon scanning is a process or system which seeks to systematically identify and assess the potential impact of new and emerging health technologies on patients and other healthcare system stakeholders.
This facilitates proactive planning for the arrival of new health technologies. BMS convened the Shaping Healthcare Together Roundtable, under the Broadening the Evidence project, online with representatives of 25 Australian patient advocacy organisations in October 2021. The roundtable explored horizon scanning activities and opportunities in the Australian healthcare system.
This report presents the findings of the roundtable, combined with desk research and interviews with a range of international experts involved in horizon scanning processes. It makes recommendations for an efficient, effective and inclusive horizon scanning process for the Australian healthcare system.