PATH’s Strategic Prioritization Tool
About the assessment tool
As part of a maternal health technology assessment project, PATH created an Excel-based Strategic Prioritization Tool (SPT) to assess and prioritize nearly 40 technologies that address postpartum hemorrhage and preeclampsia/eclampsia for their potential to have impact in low-resource settings. The tool—which relies largely on information that can be collected from secondary data sources—scores evaluation criteria, each representing a discrete element of the technology’s value proposition and overall potential for impact.
This new tool provides a systematic approach to assess investment opportunities for novel technologies to reduce maternal mortality. Technologies that score well using this methodology could have a strong value proposition and substantial potential for high impact. They warrant further investigation and, potentially, additional investment to realize their promise for significantly reducing maternal mortality.
We hope this tool can aid global efforts to advance technologies with the greatest potential to save women’s lives.
Strategic Prioritization Tool (4 MB Excel file)
This Excel-based tool provides a systematic approach to assess technologies and includes a data input page, a scoring page, a stoplight view, and several dashboard views to facilitate decision making.
User instruction guide (3 MB PDF)
Scoring definitions for assessment tool (2 MB PDF)
Data collection worksheet (29 KB Excel file)
For more information or if you have questions about the tool, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “strategic prioritization tool”.
Funding for this technology assessment project was provided by Merck.
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