Definition of a New Technology / Clinical Practice

A new technology or clinical practice is defined as a therapeutic intervention (including prostheses; implantable devices; high cost pharmaceuticals; medical, surgical or other clinical procedures) or diagnostic procedure that is considered by a reasonable body of clinical opinion to be significantly different from existing clinical practice.

Applications are required when a new technology or clinical practice that has not been performed at Monash Health is to be introduced. Variations to existing procedures and treatments that involve a new device or item of equipment may also require an application if they are significantly different from existing practice. You may wish to discuss this with the Executive Officer when in doubt.