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  • » HAS – Haute Autorité de Santé | INAHTA
    Fund for the Promotion of Medical and Health Economics Information The objective was to bring together into a single body all the expertise needed for patient centred continuous quality improvement Mission HAS mandate is to improve the quality of care delivered to patients through measures such as the production of good practice guidelines the development of disease management programs for chronic conditions continuing professional development CPD and accreditation of health care organizations Practice appraisal becomes compulsory for all practitioners HAS also assesses the expected and actual clinical benefit of drugs medical devices and diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and advises the authorities on their reimbursement HAS will certify prescription software and compliance with the medical sales representatives code of practice How HAS Works HAS is governed by a board of eight members the Board Chair is appointed by the Head of State HAS may perform assessments on its own initiative or at the request of government eg the Ministry of Health national health insurance learned societies users associations etc There are seven specialist committees each chaired by a Board member Each Board member is responsible for the policy strategy and executive powers of their committee and sets up working groups Each Chair is supported by an operational manager who reports to the Director of HAS Dissemination Activities Dissemination strategies involve communicating with the media editing and publishing reports professional and public conferences and exchange of information at local regional national and international levels Information posted on our website abstracts reports etc is continuously updated Assessment reports and documents supporting decisions are posted on the HAS website Current Projects A Selection Non invasive methods for the diagnosis of hepatic fibrosis in chronic hepatitis B and C Intra thoracic surgery under cardiopulmonary bypass and need for a second surgeon Laparoscopic vascular surgery Tension

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  • » HCT-NHSRC – Division of Healthcare Technology, National Health Systems Resource Center | INAHTA
    sharing with partner institutions Completed Reports Use of Mammography Oxygen therapy in COPD patients and use of oxygen concentrators Handheld Ultrasonography technologies HHUS Non pneumatic anti shock garment NASG Home hemodialysis technologies Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI Diagnostic Test for Thalassemia Smart cane for visually challenged Auto disposable syringes Iron fortification of drinking water Role of multi micronutrient MMN in ante natal period Mobile Eye Surgical Unit for cataract surgery outreach program Planned Ongoing Reports NASID s with SPDU vs NASID s without SPDU Oral vs Chelation Therapy in Thalassemia major Skipping breakfast and Ulcer Efficiency of liquid based cytology vs Pap smear in cervical cancer screening Utility of mobile health technologies in tracking track adherence to infant immunization schedule Insulin vs Metformin in gestational diabetes Capillary blood vs venous blood in blood sugar monitoring Effectiveness of annual medical check up Alternative therapy and effect on BP Danazol vs GNRH agonist Oral Polio vaccine vs Intravenous vaccine OPV vs IPV Periodicity of HbA1C Testing Efficacy of interpersonal psychotherapy for post partum depression Digital X ray Effectiveness of Bocheprevir drug regimen for Hepatitis C patients Assembly of safety outcomes of liver biopsies Mobile phone induced impotency in men Nucleic acid testing for 3 infections HIV 1 and 2 HBV and HCV New rapid test to speed up TB diagnosis and treatment MRI compatible implant vs Non MRI compatible implant Effect of oxitocin induced through food on human health Effect of magnetic field exposures on incidence of cancer CT scan vs Pap smear in lung cancer detection Effect of background noise on mental health Effectiveness of occupational therapy on children with motor sensory disorders Zeihl Nelson staining vs GenExpert for TB diagnosis Linear accelerator Effectiveness of stethoscope vs echo Evaluation of WHO guidelines 2014 for initiation of ART Unnecessary C sections and associated

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  • » HealthPACT – Health Policy Advisory Committee on Technology | INAHTA
    the form of summarising the preliminary safety and effectiveness evidence as well as regulatory ethical and potential workforce and training issues HealthPACT can inform jurisdictional financing decisions to assist in the managed introduction of new and emerging health technologies Mission HealthPACT provides its health jurisdictions with evidence based advice on emerging technologies that may impact on the public health system primarily public hospitals This information is used to inform financing decisions and to assist in the managed introduction of new technologies How the agency works The HealthPACT Secretariat currently managed by the Queensland Department of Health is supported by representatives of HealthPACT to undertake horizon scanning produce briefs and reports on new and emerging non pharmaceutical health technologies including diagnostic tests procedures and devices The literature web sites and news are scanned for potential new technologies Identified technologies must satisfy pre defined criteria or a priority threshold i It is associated with obvious safety or ethical issues or controversies ii It has not been assessed and is rapidly diffusing throughout the Australian health system iii It is applicable to a large proportion of the Australian population and may have considerable clinical or cost impact or iv It is applicable to a small proportion of the population but has obvious and far reaching benefits Furthermore technologies must be deemed to be emerging into the Australian health system within a three year time horizon Once a technology has been identified and has satisfied the priority threshold a technology brief is prepared up to 10 pages in length covering safety effectiveness costs burden of disease etc These technology briefs are submitted to HealthPACT for decision making and dissemination throughout the jurisdictions In addition HealthPACT periodically conducts workshops to investigate clinical or technological issues which may have a significant national impact such as TAVI HealthPACT s active programme of horizon scanning facilitates the sharing of knowledge and information on the current evidence available on patient safety effectiveness and cost effectiveness of new technologies in a timely manner to all Australian jurisdictions Dissemination activities All Briefs are published on HealthPACT s web site as well as the EuroScan database In addition 2 3 Bulletins are distributed yearly A list of recently completed or milestone HTA reports As HealthPACT is a Horizon Scanning committee its output consists of a number of Technology Briefs produced three times a year previously quarterly These Briefs are a snapshot of a particular technology at a given time rather than an in depth HTA report Atrial fibrillation screening Drug eluting stents with CD34 antibodies for the treatment of coronary artery disease MRI screening diagnosis and monitoring for prostate cancer Stem cell transplantation for biologic resistant Crohn s disease Renal sympathetic denervation for hypertension new techniques New and emerging organ perfusion systems Major Report 2014 Orthopaedic Technologies A list of selected current projects Stem cells non haematological indications Diabetes technologies an overview Barricaid prosthesis for partial annulus replacement Fully endoscopic aortic valve replacement Renal Arteriovenous Fistula Technique Paper clip implant for high

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  • » HIQA – Health Information and Quality Authority | INAHTA
    assessing the clinical and cost effectiveness of the medicines devices diagnostics and other health technologies used across our health system The outcomes of these assessments will allow us to support decision makers in the health services by providing evidence on the effectiveness including cost effectiveness of new technologies including drugs devices or health promotion activities The Health Technology Assessment function will also work with organisations undertaking similar work in Ireland and internationally In Ireland the Authority is working closely with the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics and internationally with the European Network for HTA EUnetHTA the International Network of Agencies for HTA INAHTA Health Technology Assessment international HTAi and the International Information Network on New and Emerging Health Technologies Euroscan How the Health Information and Quality Authority works The Authority is governed by a board of twelve members appointed by the Minister for Health and Children Health technology assessments are carried out subject to board approval at the request of the Minister Health Service Executive patient groups or other stakeholders An external Programme Advisory Group advises on processes for filtering requests and prioritisation Dissemination Activities Comprehensive dissemination of the results of our work is undertaken to ensure that decision makers and stakeholders benefit from the evidence based information produced in a way that is both timely and relevant In addition all Health Technology Assessment reports are published and are free to download from the Authority s website Current Projects Information on past current and upcoming projects can be obtained from the Authority s website www hiqa ie Completed HTAs include Health Technology Assessment on the Role of Human Papillomavirus Vaccines in Reducing the Risk of Cervical Cancer in Ireland Health Technology Assessment HTA of a Population Based Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme in Ireland The Authority has also published a report on

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  • » HIS – Healthcare Improvement Scotland | INAHTA
    Scottish Health Technologies Group SHTG Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network SIGN Scottish Medicines Consortium SMC We also work in close partnership with the Scottish Patient Safety Programme SPSP and the Scottish Health Council SHC Under its HTA programme Healthcare Improvement Scotland works in close partnership with healthcare professionals across the service other NHS agencies in Scotland local NHS boards academic institutions and the Scottish Government to ensure that the findings of technology assessments are fully contextualised to the systems of provision of healthcare within Scotland The HTA programme also has a history of effective engagement with patients and the public via voluntary agencies charities etc and through a pool of Healthcare Improvement Scotland public partners HTAs systematic reviews and guidelines are normally summarised in a publication specifically written for patients and the public Brief summaries of the three groups hosted or supported by Healthcare Improvement Scotland to undertake medicine and non medicine technology assessments and clinical guidelines respectively are outlined below Scottish Health Technologies Group SHTG The remit of the SHTG is to provide independent advice on the evidence about the clinical and cost effectiveness of non medicine technologies likely to have significant implications for patient care in Scotland This advice supports the planning and decision making processes in NHS boards SHTG produce a range of outputs including horizon scanning reports health technology assessments systematic reviews rapid reviews advice statements and innovative medical technology overviews IMTOs Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network SIGN The aim of SIGN is to improve the quality of health care for patients in Scotland by reducing variation in practice and outcome through the development and dissemination of national clinical guidelines containing recommendations for effective practice based on current evidence SIGN also produces patient booklets which explain the recommendations in the clinical guideline The SIGN programme covers a wide range of topics many of which relate to the NHS priority areas of cancer cardiovascular disease and mental health Scottish Medicines Consortium SMC The SMC provides advice to NHS Boards and their Area Drug and Therapeutics Committees across Scotland about the status of all newly licensed medicines all new formulations of existing medicines and new indications for established products This advice is made available as soon as practical after the launch of the product involved and provides a single source of timeous advice to support the planning and decision making processes in NHS boards SMC has a horizon scanning programme which supports financial planning in Health Boards across Scotland through the provision of early intelligence on new medicines in development SMC also hosts the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group its primary objective is to co ordinate and deliver a national framework for antimicrobial stewardship to enhance the quality of antimicrobial prescribing and management in Scotland Dissemination Activities for SHTG The Healthcare Improvement Scotland website www healthcareimprovementscotland org is a key tool for disseminating information and capturing ideas and feedback The site includes the work programme processes consultation papers and publications Healthcare Improvement Scotland uses a direct mailing list and networks to

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  • » HQO – Evidence Development and Standards Branch | INAHTA
    every patient Dr Joshua Tepper President and CEO Health Quality Ontario History and Structure Health Quality Ontario HQO is the provincial advisor on the quality of health care in Ontario evaluating the effectiveness of health care technologies and services providing evidence based recommendations reporting to the public on the quality of the health system and supporting the spread of quality improvement throughout the system Health Quality Ontario s research is published as part of the Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series which is indexed in PubMed and also published on the Health Quality Ontario website Visit http www hqontario ca for more information How HQO s Health Technology Assessment Process Works Working with clinical experts scientific collaborators expert panels patients and the public HQO evaluates the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of health care technologies and services These evaluations are then presented to the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee OHTAC a standing advisory committee appointed by HQO s Board of Directors OHTAC s purpose is to review investigate and advise on the uptake diffusion and distribution of new health technologies and the replacement or removal of obsolete health technologies Its recommendations are then approved by the HQO Board of Directors which has a legislative mandate outlined in The Excellent Care for All Act 2010 The Excellent Care for All Act aims to transform the health care system by creating greater public accountability ensuring that executives clinicians and health care organizations focus on quality increasing the patient s voice in the shaping of the system and using the best scientific evidence to drive change Current Projects Information on current and upcoming projects can be accessed on the HQO website at www hqontario ca Future Plans In addition to conducting systematic reviews HQO will continue to increase its capacity to deliver its appropriateness and

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  • » HTA-HSR/DHTA – HTA & Health Services Research | INAHTA
    in the areas of Health Services Research at local regional and national level Teaching at universities in HTA and research methodology When an HTA is initiated in HTA HSR DHTA the focus is topicality relevance and impact Due to this it is mandatory that there is a clearly identified orderer for an HTA The core members of the HTA staff as well as the scientific staff in general are characterised by being interdisciplinary presenting fields such as sociology economics public health pharmacy odontology social science philosophy and anthropology Furthermore when an HTA is being conducted within the department the project group will always as a minimum have one specialist from the subject area in question The project management is always carried out within the department All HTA reports from the department are undergoing internal and external peer review before publication Publishing of articles are preferably done in peer reviewed journals Dissemination Activities Within HTA HSR DHTA publishing and dissemination of knowledge are highly prioritised nationally as well as internationally Dissemination of knowledge is done orally and in writing Orally the department participates with presentations at national as well as international scientific conferences e g HTAi and EUPHA Additionally the department performs advisory activities for the political and administrative system locally regionally and nationally In writing the methods of dissemination are HTA reports and publications of results nationally as well as internationally The language of original reports is Danish However the reports have always a structured abstract in English Subsequently the results are often published in international peer reviewed journals English Current Projects A Selection Consequences of population screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm AAA an HTA Electronic patient record EPR evaluation during the shakedown phase HTA of surgical treatment of patients with shoulder disorders HTA on outgoing and 24 hours psychiatric

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  • » IECS – Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy | INAHTA
    30 HTA reports HTAr and EE per year These documents assessing the effectiveness safety costs and cost effectiveness of interventions and technologies are intended to inform policy makers health professionals patients and users on resource allocation decisions concerning health care coverage and policies IECS coordinates academic and research projects HTA and multi country economic evaluations with MoHs and research institutions in Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia Mexico Panama Peru and Uruguay Available training activities at IECS include a Master Program in Clinical Effectiveness from the University of Buenos Aires and an annual course in HTA and Economic Evaluations basic and advance modeling With the support of a grant from the Global Health Research Initiative from Canada CIDA CIHR and IDRC and the support from the Pan American Health Organization PAHO and INAHTA IECS has developed the first HTA e learning course in Spanish and Portuguese aimed at Latin American researchers and decision makers Mission To improve efficiency equity quality and sustainability of healthcare systems and policies How IECS works Our publications are subject to an internal peer review process and to an external process in the case of peer reviewed journal article submissions or scientific meeting presentations In producing HTA documents a research question is assigned to each of our lead researchers To review the process a weekly meeting is held with the full team and the two responsible for HTA at IECS Teams are composed of a junior and a senior researcher Each document is peer reviewed by the HTA committee composed of the two directors and two senior researchers For many of our internal documents we involve external experts in the peer review process and feedback HTA documents are classified based on depth and comprehensiveness as follows Full HTA Documents include a complete evaluation of a technology considering its efficacy effectiveness security cost effectiveness and impact on the local health system The reports are based on systematic literature searches and classification and synthesis of the evidence Rapid Response Reports constitute a rapid response to an information request The literature search focuses mainly on secondary sources eg HTA documents by other agencies systematic reviews meta analyses clinical guidelines health coverage policies and the original primary research studies These are not necessarily exhaustive systematic reviews on the subject systematic searches of primary studies or our own elaboration or analysis of data Brief Technical Reports are preliminary evaluations of a particular health technology focusing mainly on efficacy effectiveness and safety They are based on literature searches classification and synthesis of evidence and are not necessarily our own elaboration of data or analysis of local data The information could serve as a preliminary evaluation for a full HTA Document Dissemination Activities IECS publications are available in electronic and printed formats Abstracts from all the HTA reports in English and Spanish may be accessed from the IECS website and are indexed in the United Kingdom Health System Centre for Reviews and Dissemination CRD hosted by The University of York IECS website receives nearly 10

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