HTA Networks and International Organizations

There are several networks and international organizations within the field of HTA (Health Technology Assessment). You can here find short descriptions of those, which INAHTA or our members participates in.

HTAi

About: Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) is an international professional society focusing specifically on HTA and embracing all those who do and use it, whether in academic institutions, health care facilities, industry, business, the voluntary sector, or government.

Aim/Mission: To provide a key forum for those from the worlds of health care, academia, and business interested in the science, development, and application of HTA. To support and promote the development, communication, understanding, and use of HTA around the world as a means of promoting the introduction of effective innovations and effective use of resources in health care.

Collaboration: Memorandum of Understanding between INAHTA and HTAi has been signed at the HTAi Annual Conference in Montreal, 2008

Website: www.htai.org

G-I-N

 

 

 

 

 

About: The Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) is an international not-for-profit association of organisations and individuals involved in the development and use of clinical practice guidelines. It is a Scottish Charity with governance arrangements adressed in its Articles of Association.

Aim/Mission: G-I-N seeks to improve the quality of health care by promoting systematic development of clinical practice guidelines and their application into practice, through supporting international collaboration.

Collaboration: Memorandum of Understanding between INAHTA and G-I-N has been signed at the INAHTA Annual Meeting on June 24, 2009.

Website: www.g-i-n.net

WHO

 

 

 

About: WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

Aim/Objectives: In the 21st century, health is a shared responsibility, involving equitable access to essential care and collective defence against transnational threats.

Collaboration: Memorandum of Understanding between INAHTA and WHO was signed at the INAHTA Annual Meeting 2009 in Singapore.

Website: www.who.int

EuroScan

   

About: The International Information Network on New and Changing Health Technologies (EuroScan) is a collaborative network of HTA agencies for the exchange of information on important emerging new drugs, devices, procedures, processes, and settings in health care.

Aim/Objective: The members of EuroScan aim to establish a permanent network among agencies and organisations in the field of HTA to: 1) Evaluate and exchange information on new and changing technologies; 2) Develop the sources of information used; 3) Develop applied methods for early assessment; and 4) Disseminate information on early identification and assessment activities.

Collaboration: All EuroScan members are members of INAHTA.

Website:  http://www.euroscan.org.uk

   

EUnetHTA

  

About: European network for Health Technology Assessment (EUnetHTA) coordinates the efforts of 27 European countries including 24 Member States of the European Union in evaluating health technology in Europe. Initially, the EUnetHTA project is being co-financed by the European Commission (DG Sanco) and contributions from network members.

Objective: To connect public national/regional HTA agencies, research institutions and health ministries, enabling an effective exchange of information and support to policy decisions by the EU Member States.

Collaboration: INAHTA is a Collaborating Partner of EUnetHTA. This is an advisory and scientific excellence role and does not include any financial contributing to the project. Several of INAHTA's, especially European, members participate in EUnetHTA. List of INAHTA members that also are EUnetHTA Associated Partners.

Memorandum of Understanding between INAHTA and G-I-N has been signed at the INAHTA Annual Meeting on June 27, 2012.

Website: www.eunethta.net

   

SNHTA

About: SNHTA is the Swiss network of HTA organizations. All Swiss parties interested in HTA can become SNHTA-members if they meet the requirements as stated in the By-Laws.

Aim/Objective: SNHTA aim to contribute to improve effectiveness, cost effectiveness and societal accountability of health care in Switzerland. The objectives are 1) To promote HTA projects; 2) Together, exchange and disseminate, expertise and reports; 3) To avoid double track work through cooperation in order to make optimal use of the limited resources for HTA; 4) To cooperate in international HTA networks and projects; and 5) At a later stage, t pool the Swiss HTA expertise of all members in order to realize joint Swiss HTA projects.

Collaboration: The INAHTA member MTU-SFOPH (Medical Technology Unit, Swiss Federal Office of Public Health) is hosting the SNHTA Secretariat.

Website: www.snhta.ch

   

HEN

About: Health Evidence Network (HEN) is an information service primarily for public health and health care decision-makers in the European Region. There is a growing need for timely and relevant information for decision-making. The huge quantity of information and evidence available in the fields of public health and health care is dispersed among numerous databases and other sources. HEN makes it easier for decision-makers and other interested parties to get rapid access to much of this information in one place.

Collaboration: INAHTA is pleased to be a partner of HEN in a joint effort to produce and implement evidence on important health policy issues.

Website: www.euro.who.int/HEN

   

AUnETS

 

 

 

About: AUNETS is the association of the Spanish HTA agencies and units  to improve their coordination and representativeness in the Spanish National Health Care System.
Althought AUNETS is not regulated by organizational by-laws, its is displayed through the web site. It is an interesting platform because it contains more than two hundred HTA reports and projects comissioned by the Spanish Ministry of Health as a result of the Spanish Quality Plan for the National Health Care System.

Website: http://aunets.isciii.es