Surgical Programs | Evidence Decision Support Program

Dr. Robert Hart

EDSP

Dr. Robert Hart
Physician Lead

Evidence Decision Support Program

The Evidence Decision Support Program (EDSP) is an interdisciplinary team that helps make evidence-informed decisions regarding the introduction of new health technologies into the health system.

As part of the Surgery SCN, the EDSP is able to guide decisions on the responsible introduction of health technologies in context and encourages the best use for both patients and clinicians.

It is a collaborative effort that brings all key stakeholders into the conversation about safety, effectiveness, resources stewardships, feasibility, quality improvement, innovation, training and credentialing, equity, and fairness.

The EDSP is at the interface between evidence-based medicine, health economics, organizational impact, values, and decision making processes for advancing the effective uptake of knowledge into clinical practice when introducing new health technologies.

Learn more about the program by reviewing the 2020 EDSP Year-End Report or visiting Alberta Health Services. Please contact the EDSP Research Scientist if you require additional information.