to assess or predict their impact on health, health services and/or society

and to disseminate information. Note 1: ‘Filter’ is a process to remove technologies that are not relevant to the early awareness and alert system from the list of technologies originating from the identification process. Note 2: ‘Prioritize’ is a process to determine the significance of, or order for dealing with, filtered technologies according to their relative importance to the aims of the early awareness and alert system. Note 3: Synonyms include early warning system horizon scanning system

early awareness and alert system

(Related concept: nominal group technique) «An iterative group process to obtain a consensus of experts through open questions. Note: The participants do not communicate directly with each other