Health Technology Assessment (HTA)
The purpose of this module is to introduce you to health technology assessment (HTA). In these courses you will learn what a health technology is, what HTA stands for and actually is, and why it is becoming increasingly popular within European health systems.
You will learn best approaches to HTA, and how patients can become involved with HTA within their respective health systems. Since there is no single approach to HTA, you will learn the different approaches and types of information that are used and what might be thought of as ’best’ approaches. Having an understanding of what health systems need, and how HTA is one key mechanism to address the needs of patients should help to promote and make patient participation in HTA more effective.