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). We represent 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 HTA. 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 advancing health systems throughout the world, health technology assessment (HTA) plays an essential role. HTA is a multidisciplinary process that uses explicit methods to determine the value of a health technology at different points in its lifecycle. The purpose is to inform decision-making in order to promote an equitable, efficient, and high-quality health system. A health technology is an intervention developed to prevent, diagnose, or treat medical conditions; promote health; provide rehabilitation; or organize healthcare delivery. The intervention can be a test, device, medicine, vaccine, procedure, program, or system.
HTAi is actively committed to international collaboration. In addition to official relations status with the World Health Organization, We signed a formal Memoranda of Understanding with INAHTA, ISQua and Euroscan. We also collaborate with organizational members and regularly work with other like-minded organizations.
In January 2015, HTAi became a Non-Governmental Organisation in Official Relations with the World Health Organization.