The MAST model was developed as part of the MethoTelemed project, which aimed to provide a structured way of working to access the effectiveness to quality of care. MAST has since been tested and validated in 21 pilots in the RENEWING HEALTH (2013) project. Consequently, MAST has been adopted by several regional and local assessment organisations as the model for assessment of telehealth services.
MAST utilises a multidisciplinary assessment of these seven factors:
For United4Health, the focus of the evaluation was centred on:
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Click Below for a summary of the European U4H evaluation.
The interventions selected address the three main chronic diseases found among the Scottish population – diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart failure. For all these illnesses, the pilot sites implemented the same intervention.
The main challenge of this project has been to achieve a balance between deployment in real life and local commitment to services.
The following document looks at the study design, economics and organisational factors. It adopted a common approach across all the European sites and used a validated methodology.