A Newcomer’s Guide to HTA

A Newcomer's Guide to HTA

A collection of resources for early career professionals

Introduction

As a part of its program for capacity building, HTAi wants to provide guidance to those approaching Health Technology Assessment (HTA) for the first time (we will refer to them as “newcomers to HTA”).

The resources on this page were developed and collected with the main aim to provide guidance to navigate within the HTA universe, spanning from general introduction to methods and processes.

The resources have been developed in an understandable text for newcomers and link to other sources which are already existing, such as proceedings, guidelines, scientific articles, handbooks. The resources alone do not aim to train for the production of an HTA report but provide a basic understanding of HTA, its tools, methods, and products. To successfully work in the HTA field, newcomers shall follow further specific training and consider specific guidelines.

The Newcomer's Guide to HTA A collection of resources for early career professionals (6)

Concepts

The idea to develop a collection of resources for newcomers in HTA was firstly proposed in 2017 by the Chair of the Early Career Network Interest Group, Maoling Wei. The work, which was very ambitious, involved a large number of contributors and reviewers across HTAi’s general membership, Interest Groups, Committees, and Board of Directors. All these individuals invested their time and professional experience to make this possible. However, this initiative has to be seen as a “living action” aimed to continuously add more, new elements to the collection of resources presented herein.

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HTA 101: Essential Information for Newcomers
Research Protocol Writing in HTA
Ethical Evaluation in HTA
HTA in Hospitals
Patient and Social Engagement in HTA
HTA Publication, Dissemination and Implementation Support
Health Professionals' Involvement in HTA

Contributions

Editorial Team

Maoling Wei (West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China and former Co-Chair of Early Career Network Interest Group), Alric Rüther (Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care, Germany) David Hailey (University of Wollongong, Australia), Iñaki Gutiérrez-Ibarluzea (Basque Foundation for Health Innovation and Research, Spain and HTAi past-president), Kenneth Bond (HTAi Board of Directors, Canada), Americo Cicchetti (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy), Clifford Goodman (The Lewin Group and HTAi past-president), Janney Wale (Patient and Citizen Involvement in HTA Interest Group) Brendalynn Ens (Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, Canada), Lisa Pyke (Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, Canada), Rebecca Trowman (former HTAi Manager of Scientific Initiatives, Australia), MyeongSoo Lee (Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Korea), Denny John (former Co-Chair of Early Career Network Interest Group, India).

List of authors and contributors

Maoling Wei (author & reviewer; West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China; former Co-Chair of HTAi Early Career Network Interest Group), Alric Rüther (author & reviewer, Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care, Germany), David Hailey (author & reviewer, University of Wollongong, Australia; INAHTA), Iñaki Gutiérrez-Ibarluzea (author & reviewer, Basque Foundation for Health Innovation and Research, Spain; HTAi past-president), Kenneth Bond, Georges-Auguste Legault, Sylvia Nabukenya, Wija Oortwijn, Dario Sacchini (authors from the HTAi Ethics Interest Group), Yingyao Chen (reviewer; Key Lab of Health Technology Assessment, Fudan University, China), Americo Cicchetti (author; Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy), Brendalynn Ens (author; Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, Canada), Lisa Pyke (author & reviewer; Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, Canada), Cliff Goodman (author & reviewer; The Lewin Group and HTAi past-president), Janney Wale (author; HTAi Patient and Citizen Involvement in HTA Interest Group), Li-Ying Huang (author; Division of Health Technology Assessment, Taiwan, China), Barbara Greenwood-Dufour (author; Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, Canada), Rabia Sucu (reviewer; HTAi Vice-President, Türkiye), MyeongSoo Lee (author; Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Korea), Jian Ming (reviewer; China), Xin Mu (author; China), Wija Oortwijn (author & reviewer; Radboud University Medical Center, Netherlands and HTAi President), Maike Rehrmann (author; Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care, Germany), Siw Waffenschmidt (reviewer; Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care, Germany), Laura Sampietro-Colom (reviewer; Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Spain and HTAi past-president), Maria Sharmila Alina de Sousa (author & reviewer; School of Governance in Health, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brasilia), Rebecca Trowman (reviewer; former HTAi Manager of Scientific Initiatives, Australia), Beibei Yuan (author; Beijing University, China), Lin Sun (author; West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China), Denny John (reviewer; former Co-Chair of HTAi Early Career Network Interest Group, India), Evidence Nyamadzawo (survey development and promotion; Swaziland), Lucy Henry (reviewer; former HTAi Manager of Scientific Initiatives, Canada), Antonio Migliore (reviewer; HTAi Manager of Scientific Initiatives), Nicola Vicari (reviewer; HTAi Coordinator of Scientific Initiatives).

Acknowledgements

Special acknowledgements go to Prof. David Hailey for his wonderful reviews and comments on the overall project and to Alric Rüther, Laura Sampietro-Colom, Inaki Gutiérrez-Ibarluzea, Wija Oortwijn, Yingyao Chen, the Editors of International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care (IJTAHC), the primary leaders of West China Hospital, Sichuan University, and the HTAi Secretariat for their kind suggestions and support.

Disclaimer

Authors are the sole responsible for the content presented within each resource. HTAi didn’t perform any check on the intellectual property and update of the material presented by the Authors. Bibliographic references are cited by the Authors within each resource and could be considered for further readings.

Questions and More Information

If you miss some important information which you would like to see in a new resource, please, let us know by sending your suggestions to Nicola Vicari, [email protected] at the HTAi Secretariat