The Lean and Agile Multi-dimensional Process (LAMP) – a new framework for rapid and iterative evidence generation to support healthcare technology design and development

Melody Ni*, Simone Borsci, Simon Walne, Anna P. Mclister, Peter Buckle, James G. Barlow, George B. Hanna

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Abstract

Introduction: Health technology assessments (HTA) are tools for policymaking and resource allocation. Early HTAs are increasingly used in design and development of new technologies. Conducting early HTAs is challenging, due to a lack of evidence and significant uncertainties in the technology and the market. A multi-disciplinary approach is considered essential. However, an operational framework that can enable the integration of multi-dimensional evidence into commercialization remains lacking.

Areas covered: We developed the Lean and Agile Multi-dimensional Process (LAMP), an early HTA framework, for embedding commercial decision-making in structured evidence generation activities, divided into phases. Diverse evidence in unmet needs, user acceptance, cost-effectiveness, and market competitiveness are being generated in increasing depth. This supports the emergence of design and value propositions that align technology capabilities and clinical and user needs.

Expert opinion: We have been applying LAMP to working with medical device and diagnostic industry in the UK. The framework can be adapted to suit different technologies, decision needs, time scales, and resources. LAMP offers a practical solution to the multi-disciplinary approach. Methodologists drive the process by performing evidence generation and synthesis as and by enabling interactions between manufacturers, designers, clinicians, and other key stakeholders.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-288
Number of pages12
JournalExpert review of medical devices
Volume17
Issue number4
Early online date20 Mar 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2020

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