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GMS Health Innovation and Technologies

EuroScan international network e. V. (EuroScan)

ISSN 2698-6388

About HInT


GMS HInT examines health technologies from a lifecycle approach, focusing on emerging and new technologies as well as obsolete ones. The journal’s publication priorities include methods and outputs in the field of

  • horizon scanning and disinvestment
  • local real-world experiences of management of emerging new and obsolete health technologies
  • health models
  • studies on big data

Technologies considered include pharmaceutical products and medical devices in addition to clinical medicine procedures and public health programs. Technologies or procedures at either a local level (e.g. in a hospital) or system level (e.g. administrative area) of application can also be described and discussed. Such health technologies or procedures can incorporate the classical occupational groups in the clinical field (such as nurses and physicians) but also explicitly other occupational groups related to health in the sense of "health in all policies".

GMS HInT aims to bring experiences, insights and issues from real policy or clinical/health environments on the use of innovative health technologies to a broad audience of international healthcare professionals and the science community. GMS HInT offers quick worldwide access to those interested in the fields of medicine and health sciences.
The journal also explicitly aims to support communication within the scientific community.

In addition to the original article in English or German, it is possible to include appendices in other languages. These appendices are not part of the scientific publication and are therefore not subject to quality assurance procedures. Published evidence-based and scientific articles are enhanced by integrating high resolution images, extensive tables and other multimedia documents.

Upon the completion of a reliable peer review process, high-quality contributions are released for publication. The peer review process serves above all to optimise submitted articles. The integration of national and international reference databases (PubMed Central, Medline, etc.) as well as access to original data of publications permits further expansion of the range of information. The cooperation with national structures in Germany ensures perpetual access and citation to the journal.

To foster the exchange of information worldwide, contributions from the International Network of Health Technology Assessment Agencies (INAHTA) and other international and national associations in the field of health and life sciences are also included in GMS HInT.


EuroScan international network e.V. (EuroScan)

Dr. Hans-Peter Dauben
c/o Rheinische Fachhochschule Köln gGmbH
Schaevenstr. 1a/b
50676 Cologne, Germany

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Antionio Migliore
Agenas, Agenzia nazionale per i servizi sanitari regionali

Dr. Hans-Peter Dauben
EuroScan international network e.V.
Schaevenstr. 1a/b
50676 Cologne, Germany

Editorial Board


Dr. Roberta Joppi
Clinical Research & Drug Assessment Unit Local Health Authority of Verona – Veneto Region

Medical Devices

Antonio Migliore
Agenas, Agenzia nazionale per i servizi sanitari regionali

Public Health & Health Services

Dimitri Meshkov
National Research Institution for Public Health named after N.A. Semasko

Patient Involvement

Dr. Alessandra Lo Scalzo
Agenas, Agenzia nazionale per I servizi sanitari regionali

Big Data & Innovative Technologies

Dr. Hans-Peter Dauben
EuroScan international network e.V.

HTA Methods & Hospital HTA

Dr. Alric Rüther
Institut für Qualität und Wirtschaftlichkeit im Gesundheitswesen (IQWiG)

Prof. Brendon Kearney
Department of Haematology, Royal Adelaide Hospital

Horizon Scanning

Dawn Craig
NIHR Innovation Observatory


Dr. Iñaki Gutiérrez-Ibarluzea
Basque Foundation for Health Innovation and Research Torre BEC


To be announced


Editorial Office

Lisa Kurylowicz
EuroScan international network e.V.
c/o Rheinische Fachhochschule Köln gGmbH
Schaevenstr. 1a/b
50676 Cologne, Germany


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