BSA supports the use of the MAFEIP tool. BSA was recognised as an EIP on AHA reference site in 2016 for its innovation in active and healthy ageing. In conjunction with Smart Homes, BSA has used the latest version of the MAFEIP tool to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the Do CHANGE project. Do CHANGE empowered individuals with high blood pressure (HT), ischemic heart disease (CAD) or heart failure (HF) chronic conditions, using tools and services, to monitor and manage their real-time health conditions and diseases.
The use case focused on three pilot sites. The analysis performed using MAFEIP covers BSA and two other pilot sites, Elisabeth TweeSteden Ziekenhuis (the Netherlands) and the Buddhist Tzu-Chi Dalin General Hospital (Taiwan).
MAFEIP now focuses on five health states. These three organisations have been the first ones able to test some of the improvements included in the new version of MAFEIP. For instance, the Do CHANGE analysis uses a 5-health states Markov model (baseline, advanced disease stage 1, advanced disease stage 2, advanced disease stage 3, and death). (Before, the tool only allowed for 3-health states.)
This use case is great for taking a view on population health. It also helps to measure impacts over a specific length of time. It has taken advantage of the new MAFEIP functionalities to establish the initial distribution of the population among the five health states and to limit the period of the analysis.
The Do CHANGE use case shows policy-makers and decision-makers the cost-effectiveness of the intervention.