Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) is the global, non-profit, scientific and professional society for all those who produce, use, or encounter health technology assessment (HTA). HTAi represents 82 organizations and over 2,500 individual members from 65 countries around the world.
HTAi is a member-driven organization, representing a variety of stakeholders who have interests in health technology assessment. These stakeholders include researchers, policy makers, industry, academia, health service providers, agencies and patients, and they contribute to balanced conversation around HTA across different areas of practice and jurisdictions.
What is HTA?
In health systems around the world, health technology assessment (HTA) plays an essential role in decision making and informing policy on the use of effective technologies. It includes pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, procedures and other clinical, public health and organizational interventions, as well as the efficient use of resources in health care.
HTAi is actively committed to international collaboration. In addition to official relations status with the World Health Organization, we have signed formal Memoranda of Understanding with INAHTA, ISQua and Euroscan. HTAi also collaborates with organisational members and regularly works with other like-minded organizations.
In January 2015, HTAi became a Non-governmental Organisation in Official Relations with the World Health Organization.