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Advancing health technology assessment in Taiwan [NICE, January 2024]

A case study, exploring NICE International’s collaboration with Taiwan’s Centre for Drug Evaluation (CDE) and National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA). This partnership aims to enhance the evaluation and inclusion of new drugs in Taiwan’s healthcare system, delivering improvements for individuals, the Taiwan health system, and society as a whole.

NICE recommends two AI-powered software tools for stroke diagnosis in NHS [PMLiVE, January 2024]

In one of the firsts in the world, The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended two artificial intelligence (AI)-powered software tools for use in the NHS for stroke diagnosis.

Prescription board sets tentative 2024 cost review plan to identify expensive drugs [MarylandMatters, January 2024]

State officials tasked with reining in prescription costs for Marylanders on the state health plan will soon start the process of identifying which medications are costly for patients, but actual cost reduction efforts appear to be months away. Several ISPOR members sit on this review board.

Managed Care Pharmacy Primer Series [AMCP, January 2024]

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacists (AMCP) is publishing a series of primers on managed care in honor of their first CEO Judith A. Cahill. It was Judith's vision to educate people on managed care pharmacy. These primers offer simple and easy to read information on the decision-making process in the United States.

North America

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Prescription board sets tentative 2024 cost review plan to identify expensive drugs [MarylandMatters, January 2024]

State officials tasked with reining in prescription costs for Marylanders on the state health plan will soon start the process of identifying which medications are costly for patients, but actual cost reduction efforts appear to be months away. Several ISPOR members sit on this review board.

Managed Care Pharmacy Primer Series [AMCP, January 2024]

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacists (AMCP) is publishing a series of primers on managed care in honor of their first CEO Judith A. Cahill. It was Judith's vision to educate people on managed care pharmacy. These primers offer simple and easy to read information on the decision-making process in the United States.

 

Europe

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Advancing health technology assessment in Taiwan [NICE, January 2024]

A case study, exploring NICE International’s collaboration with Taiwan’s Centre for Drug Evaluation (CDE) and National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA). This partnership aims to enhance the evaluation and inclusion of new drugs in Taiwan’s healthcare system, delivering improvements for individuals, the Taiwan health system, and society as a whole.

NICE recommends two AI-powered software tools for stroke diagnosis in NHS [PMLiVE, January 2024]

In one of the firsts in the world, The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended two artificial intelligence (AI)-powered software tools for use in the NHS for stroke diagnosis.

Supporting Ukraine's healthcare ambitions [NICE, October 2023]

A case study from NICE International’s collaboration with the Ukrainian Ministry of Health. NICE International has been supporting them to take initial steps towards embedding HTA processes in Ukraine.


Asia Pacific

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Advancing health technology assessment in Taiwan [NICE, January 2024]

A case study, exploring NICE International’s collaboration with Taiwan’s Centre for Drug Evaluation (CDE) and National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA). This partnership aims to enhance the evaluation and inclusion of new drugs in Taiwan’s healthcare system, delivering improvements for individuals, the Taiwan health system, and society as a whole.


Latin America 

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Jamaica joins the Health Technology Assessment Network of the Americas (RedETSA) [PAHO, April 2023]

The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Jamaica has officially become a member of the Health Technology Assessment Network of the Americas (RedETSA), of which PAHO acts as Secretariat. With this incorporation, RedETSA reaches 41 members from 21 countries in the Region of the Americas. Jamaica is the second English Caribbean country to participate in the Network, after Bermuda, which shows the growing interest in Health Technology Assessment (HTA) in the Caribbean.


Middle East and Africa

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WHO workshop addresses Health Technology Assessment challenges in African countries [World Health Organization, December 2023]

In a landmark event, the World Health Organization (WHO) organized a ‘historical’ workshop on Health Technology Assessment (HTA) for selected member states in the African region. Held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from December 12th to 14th, 2023, with the theme ‘Health Technology Assessment for Priority Setting to Achieve Universal Health Coverage, the workshop aimed at tackling critical issues related to the systematic evaluation of healthcare technology and its role in decision-making processes. The workshop also envisaged helping the establishment and institutionalization of HTA in the health systems of the selected countries, sharing experiences and approaches for capacity building, disseminating relevant guidance documents to promote the use of HTA, and ultimately helping countries to develop their roadmaps for progressing towards implementation of HTA concepts and principles.

 

 

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