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.
For more information on Health Technology Assessment for health interventions and other health products, please go to generic Health technology assessment page at:
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
Example: Health technology assessment of medical devices
ESSENTIAL MEDICINES AND HEALTH PRODUCTS
- Africa Region - Laboratories and Health Technology
- Region of Americas - Medicines and Health Technologies
- European Region - Health Technologies and Medicines
- Eastern Mediterranean Region - Medical Devices
- South-East Asia Region - Health Technology and Patient Safety Topics
- Western Pacific Region - Health technology and laboratory