MAFEIP study final outcomes

The MAFEIP study (Support Services for the Management and Utilization of Monitoring and Assessment of the EIP-MAFEIP Tool) has been carried out by empirica in close collaboration with coordinator Open Evidence, between 2016 and 2017. The aim of the study has been to facilitate the use of the MAFEIP tool by members of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA).

The purpose of the MAFEIP tool is to estimate the health and economic outcomes of a large variety of social and technological innovations in the health and care sector relative to current care. Examples of innovative interventions include new care pathways, devices, surgical techniques, organisational models, among others. The tool provides an early assessment of the likelihood that interventions will achieve the anticipated impact. At the same time, it helps to identify what drives interventions’ effectiveness or efficiency in order to guide further design, development or evaluation, providing valuable support to the decision making process.

The study fostered the creation of a thriving community of users. empirica assisted community members with the consolidation of 15 distinct use cases employing MAFEIP, and provided a comprehensive Users’ Guide as well as detailed tutorials for a better understanding of the tool. Based on the feedback received from the community, the tool has been improved in order to facilitate its adoption as an analytical framework in Europe which could predict with better precision the value of the innovation for citizens and other stakeholders.

The MAFEIP tool will continue to support evaluations conducted in the newly launched EIP on AHA support action We4AHA - Widening the support for large scale uptake of Digital Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing.

The MAFEIP tool is available entirely online for free at http://mafeip.eu/.