The systematic use of evidence to inform healthcare decisions for new health technologies (eg, therapeutic interventions, diagnostics, prevention) is now well established globally. At its center, the multidisciplinary activity of health technology assessment (HTA) has gained increased recognition . HTA has become a standard policy tool for informing decision makers who must manage the entry and use of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and other technologies (including complex interventions) within health systems, eg, through reimbursement and pricing.
The ISPOR Health Technology Assessment Central is a comprehensive repository of resources and tools to support HTA that helps bridge the gap between HEOR and other disciplines that inform HTA and healthcare decisions. HTA Central will evolve as new international standards are set, HTA methodologies are developed, and educational opportunities for HTA are built.
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