Health technology assessment
Health technology assessment (HTA) refers to the the systematic evaluation of properties, effects, and/or impacts of health technology. It is a multidisciplinary process to evaluate the social, economic, organizational and ethical issues of a health intervention or health technology. The main purpose of conducting an assessment is to inform a policy decision making.
Considering the definition of health technology, as the application of organized knowledge and skills in the form of medicines, medical devices, vaccines, procedures and systems developed to solve a health problem and improve quality of life.
Resolutions on Health Technology Assessment
Understanding the importance of Health Intervention and Technology Assessment (HTA) in support of universal health coverage, a resolution (WHA67.23) was approved during the 67th World Health Assembly.
- Health Technology Assessment International
- International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment
- HTA glossary