Environmental Scans

Environmental Scans can be used to explore current and emerging trends and issues. The Medlior team is experienced in conducting targeted reviews of peer-reviewed, as well as grey, literature sources to inform policy and internal decision-making. Sources of grey literature may include governmental reports, health technology assessments, clinical guidelines, and policy documents from professional organizations or associations.


The Medlior team provides a host of services related to Environmental Scans, including:

  • Study design (e.g., establishing research questions and search strategy)
  • Structured online search (‘grey literature’ search)
  • Targeted literature reviews
  • Data extraction or Summary of Findings
  • Formal Summary of Results for internal resources
  • Publication of results for peer-review journals

Medlior also offers the following services to provide context for Environmental Scan results:

  • Key Opinion Leader Interviews
  • Focus groups
  • Online surveys