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  • » NECA – National Evidence-based healthcare Collaborating Agency | INAHTA
    Rational evidence to healthcare providers Efficiency to the government How NECA Works Health Technology Assessment HTA Collaboration Research NC A collaborative research with other public organizations both domestic and international Typically resources from both NECA and extramural organization s are used to perform this type of a research Many of the NC researches have been initiated by Korean decision makers such as the Ministry of Health and Welfare MOHW the National Congress and so on RAPID Rapid Assessment Production of High Quality Information Demanded Program The Rapid Assessment Production of High Quality Information Demanded Program RAPID is a program for urgent requests that provides the best evidence in a timely manner nHTA new Health Technology Assessment The purpose of the Center for nHTA is to systematically review the safety and effectiveness for new health technologies introduced into the health care market in Korea based on literatures The center promotes the results and also tries to develop the method and criteria for nHTA The result of the safety and effectiveness of each new health technology is publicized by the Ministry of Health Welfare as a public notice and it is also applied to decide the benefits Horizon Scanning NECA started to undertake horizon scanning for early detection of developments and trends regarding emerging technologies from the year of 2014 Dissemination Activities We have the following main channels for dissemination of our information Our web page www neca re kr eng A bi monthly publication Evidence and Value Appraisal committee meetings and occasional round table conferences Educational workshops on research methods Current Projects Developing the English version of the manual for Bayesian meta analysis method Multi center single arm clinical trial of endoscopic submucosal dissection for early gastric cancer Outcomes research of thyroid ultrasonography for screening Outcomes research for complications of inhaled

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  • » NHC – New Zealand National Health Committee | INAHTA
    performance of the publicly funded health service The MRG released its report on 31 July 2009 The report contained a number of recommendations designed to reduce bureaucracy to improve frontline services and to improve value in the public health and disability sector Cabinet recognised that the assessment of new and existing health technologies needed to be done by a specialist national body that would help to avoid duplication capitalise on scarce assessment skills and apply a consistent and authoritative standard of assessment across New Zealand Accordingly Cabinet accepted the MRG s recommendation that the NHC should be refocused and reconfigured as a vehicle for strengthened prioritisation of new and existing technologies and interventions in the health and disability sector Members of the Committee come from a range of backgrounds and experiences representing both clinical and managerial perspectives the view of Maori and both private and public healthcare provision Mission The NHC s objectives include contributing to improved value for money and fiscal sustainability in the health and disability sector by providing timely advice and recommendations about relative cost effectiveness based on the best available evidence that influences the behaviour of decision makers including clinicians and which are reflected in resource allocation contributing to tangible reductions in the use of ineffective interventions and improved targeting to those most likely to benefit How NHC Works The NHC focuses on the highest priority areas In order to do this the Committee is guided by the health sector through referral rounds in which proposals for new investments and disinvestment are submitted Interventions reviewed cover a range of specialties and are prioritized for further assessment by the Committee using specific decision making criteria The Committee is supported by an Executive team the secretariat that evaluates and synthesizes evidence on specific interventions across four domains clinical safety effectiveness economic societal ethical considerations and feasibility of adoption within the system The primary purpose of the Executive is to provide the Committee with sufficient information for them to prioritize interventions and make investment and disinvestment decisions They do this through a variety of product tools which are chosen according to the nature of the decision required and the time frame within which decisions need to be made The Committee is acutely aware that advice has to be timely if it is make an impact Given this the product toolbox includes the use of narrative and rapid review methods where searches for and appraisal of information is more constrained Systematic review is limited to key papers The Committee then uses this information to evaluate the proposal using their 11 decision making criteria which includes equity materiality and policy congruence among others and makes a recommendation to the New Zealand Minister of Health Dissemination Activities Each assessment is published in full on the NHC website and then disseminated to interested stakeholders Consumer summaries are an important part of the dissemination process and these are also available on the website http nhc health govt nz home Current Projects Screening for Hepatitis

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  • » NHMRC CTC – NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre | INAHTA
    trials research and methodologies underpinning evidence based healthcare The CTC is a centre for academic excellence making significant contributions to the methods development conduct interpretation dissemination and implementation of evidence based health care advice in Australia and internationally How the CTC Works The CTC has conducted a wide variety of evidence appraisals over many years and is highly experienced in HTA methodologies Examples of our previous work in evidence assessment include contracts with the Department of Health DoH to conduct evidence assessments for the Medical Services Advisory Committee MSAC from 1999 to the present In the 14 years since the initial DoH contract the CTC has undertaken a large number of assessments including therapeutic and diagnostic intervention assessments horizon scanning reports decision analytic protocols and critiques of reimbursement submissions from industry The CTC has also conducted health technology assessments for other areas of the Department of Health including the Population Health Division MBS Quality Framework the Nationally Funded Centres Program the Diagnostics Services Branch and the Assisted Reproductive Technologies Review Committee Staff within the CTC have extensive experience in the conduct of systematic reviews health technology assessments and economic analyses The CTC also has a history of contributing to the advancement of health technology assessment methods internationally Numerous peer reviewed academic papers based on HTA work have been published by the CTC including a series of publications on diagnostic test evaluation that has contributed significantly to the field of test evaluation Members of the team at the CTC have also played a role in the development and validation of the NHMRC guidelines and QUADAS quality assessment tool Dissemination Activities The public has free access to information on CTC activities and reports via the following websites NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre www ctc usyd edu au Medical Services Advisory Committee www msac

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  • » NIHR – National Institute for Health Research | INAHTA
    quality evidence to inform NHS decision making This involves the identification of important NHS knowledge gaps providing scientific secretariat support and obtaining clinical and professional opinion to prioritise research questions assisting in the management of the research commissioning process and making the results available to decision makers in the health service and to patients and the public The HTA programme has two key characteristics it is needs led and it is science added By needs led we mean that the HTA programme is driven by the information needs of those who use manage provide care in and develop policy for the NHS Systems understanding those information needs are therefore central to the programme By science added we mean that the HTA programme adds knowledge value at every stage of its processes ensuring that researchers meet the information needs of the NHS The NIHR Horizon Scanning Research and Intelligence Centre aims to provide advance notice to the Department of Health national health policy makers national research funders and the wider National Health Service of new and emerging technologies including changing applications and uses of existing technologies that need further research evaluation of clinical and cost impact or modification of clinical guidelines or guidance The NIHR Dissemination Centre aims to add value to existing UK research outputs by developing tailored research outputs and additional resources for key decision makers in health and care services to increase the uptake of clinical effectiveness and dissemination of research How we work The HTA programme has four funding streams Commissioned HTA The HTA programme runs a cycle that begins with identifying the areas of need by consultation throughout the health service and scrutinising the recommendations of previous research Topics identified in this way are then prioritised by expert panels Research based on primary or secondary data sources is commissioned from health service or academic research organisations under each of the priority areas Researcher led HTA The clinical evaluation and trials CET workstream funds research on topics proposed by researchers Funding is available for both pragmatic clinical trials and evaluation studies falling within the remit of the HTA programme with researchers invited to submit outline research proposals on an ongoing basis NIHR Themed Calls Funding is provided for research primary methodological or evidence synthesis in specific themed areas with calls for outline proposals on a yearly basis Recent calls include Antimicrobial resistance 2013 Primary care 2013 Long term conditions in childhood 2014 and to Mesothelioma 2014 http www nihr ac uk funding nihr themed research calls htm Technology Assessment Reviews Commissioning Technology assessment reviews including Diagnostic Assessment reviews and Highly Specialised Technology Reviews from nine contracted independent teams on behalf of National Institute of Care Research NICE and other policy customers to support evidence informed policy and practice The HTA programme encourages high quality research through a process of active monitoring of on going projects and rigorous peer review The NIHR HSC undertakes a wide ranging identification process including contacting primary sources such as industry scanning secondary

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  • » NOKC – Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services | INAHTA
    Management in The Directorate for Health and Social Affairs and the Foundation for Health Services Research HELTEF The centre is organized into three groups management and staff The tasks of the three groups Group 1 HTA systematic reviews and dissemination teaching and support for EBM and evidence based policy research and method development method support to CochraneCollaboration EPOC Effective Practice and Organisastion of Care Group satellite and secretariat for Campbell Collaboration Group 2 Patient experiences surveys Quality indicators Patient safety Group 3 Norwegian electronic health library Helsebiblioteket established January 1 2006 Mission The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services gathers and disseminates evidence about the effect and quality of methods and interventions within all parts of the health services The uptake of this evidence by the health services is also an important goal for the Centre s activities How NOKC Works Among the central tasks of NOKC are HTA reports Systematic reviews Cochrane and Campbell Early warnings Surveys Informed Choice Research The Centre will also be assigned important tasks when it comes to monitoring of clinical practice Clinical registries Outcome indicators Dissemination Activities The Center publishes reports that are disseminated to defined target groups clinicians health policy makers administrators media and the general public All publications are available through our web pages Workshops and seminars for target groups as well as teaching is also part of our dissemination activities A quarterly newsletter is being planned and the work to further develop our web pages will continue Future Plans To combine information from HTA and systematic reviews with outcome results from current practice To improve dissemination of results from national and international studies To further develop out methodological base and develop miniHTA To provide insight in HTA for teachers in health professions clinicians and health care management To support international

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  • » OSTEBA – Basque Office for Health Technology Assessment | INAHTA
    by decision makers in the Basque Country How OSTEBA Works Most of the work is conducted in house in collaboration with expert panels and external professionals who may be physicians economists epidemiologists lawyers or ethicists usually coming from the Basque Ministry for Health Universities and the Basque public health service The reports are based on systematic reviews and cost analyses and include context related aspects Osteba has its own early warning system Sortek linked to the prioritization process for assessment and is the co ordinator of the Spanish Network for New and Emerging Technologies GENTECS Osteba is member of the following networks INAHTA HTA i EUnetHTA EuroScan G I N ADAPT AEETS AUnETS Guiasalud PHGEN and HEN and collaborates in several European Union projects Dissemination Activities Osteba publishes full assessment reports mini HTA reports methodological guides Clinical Practices Guidelines GPG and a newsletter Osteba Berriak These are disseminated by direct mailing and the Web site Press releases are produced for each report Osteba also gives courses and lectures to clinicians and policy makers and collaborates in several MSc and PhD programs In this way Osteba coordinates a series of training activities on the methodology of health services research and assessment Current Projects A Selection Spanish information network for identification prioritization and early assessment of new and emerging health technologies Spanish information network for the identification prioritization and delisting of obsolete technologies in hospitals Monitoring systems methodological approach Optimizing the information sources to be consulted in the HTA agencies Analysis of costs and results of telemedicine implementation in primary and specialized health care services Clinical Practice Guideline on breast feeding Recommendations on the treatment of children with hyperactivity disorder Recommendations for the rational implementation of Genomics in the Basque Health System Clinical Practice Guidelines in Primary Care Future Plans To promote

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  • » RCHD-CS – Centre of Standardization of the Republican Centre for Health Development | INAHTA
    centre standardizes healthcare delivery through development and implementation of clinical practice guidelines protocols and assesses health technologies Mission Coordinate the activities of Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the implementation policy of HTA Create and support the system activities of effective use of standardization HTA and principles of evidence based medicine in the healthcare practice as well as bring together experts conducting HTA researches for sharing experience and information Cooperate with governmental and nongovernmental organizations as well as international organizations on the healthcare HTA and standardization issues Inform healthcare providers and improve systematically the qualifications of healthcare providers in the field of HTA and evidence based medicine Share experience with the colleagues from other countries and develop international principles of HTA in Central Asia Current projects Topic 1 The efficacy and safety of early initiation of dialysis compared with late onset in patients with end stage renal failure Topic 2 Bilateral and unilateral cochlear implantation in children Topic 3 Clinical efficacy and cost effectiveness of combined therapy with interferon pegylated or non pegylated and ribavirin for the treatment of chronic HCV in adult patients Topic 4 Drug eluting stents DES compared with bare metal stents BMS in adult patients with elevation ST ST elevated myocardial infarction STEMI Topic 5 FISH for prenatal diagnosis Future Plans Acting as a bridge between researchers and those who determine the policy and clinical health policy the HTA organization can also take an important role not only in the retrospective assessment of available data but also in determining what kind of information is needed Prospective HTA may be an important step forward by identifying what kind of information and any other data is needed to make decisions what data is already there and what is missing and what kind of assessment required

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  • » SBU – Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care | INAHTA
    commissioned by the government to evaluate the scientific evidence of methods within the social services The main objective is to identify effective and ineffective health practices in different patient groups and thereby improve the health services The same will apply to the social services and their practices and client groups once started How SBU works What technologies to be assessed are prioritized by the Board and the Scientific Advisory Committees A project group of 5 to 10 members is selected with clinicians economists epidemiologists SBU staff and other professionals important for the topic of the project The group s task is to systematically review the entire body of scientific literature in the field At SBU the members of the group learn about the method of systematic and critical reviews based on the Cochrane Collaboration model The literature review usually takes about two to three years to complete The group s report is then reviewed by both external reviewers as well as the Board and Scientific Advisory Committee The SBU Alert reports are systematic assessments of one method often new it has not been introduced in Sweden yet or is about to be implemented The Alert reports concisely describe new methods and their effects beginning with a summary and grading of evidence concerning the method in question Other products are the SBU inquiry service SBU Comments and Scientific uncertainties Widely dissemination of the SBU s result Communication plays an important part in ensuring that SBU s scientific assessments have the impact required SBU s result are relevant to many people including institutional heads of health care nursing personnel other professional groups patients decision makers at provincial and community level and those responsible for quality assurance and pharmaceutical committees SBU s results are therefore widely disseminated for example through SBU s journal Medical Science Practice circulation of 145 000 copies The conclusions are often reported and widely discussed in general media and in professional journals New SBU reports are published at our website in our digital newsletter on Twitter and others social media as well as some of them in Wikipedia and as short movies on YouTube Most of the results are also translated into English as short summaries Our reports form a basis for study material seminars courses and lectures to draw attention and stimulate discussions of the reports They results are also used as a basis for national regional and local guidelines and are often the forerunner of recommendations from other authorities The project groups and national networks are active at a local level to ensure that the reports are utilised as a basis for decision making and that the results are applied in practice Web page www sbu se Future Plans SBU is developing a strategy for the period 2016 2018 During these years SBU will start to evaluate the scientific evidence of methods also within the social services We will also continue to further develop our ways of collaboration with patients and users of these services as a

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