Health Technology Assessment Health Technology Assessment
is the systematic evaluation of properties, effects, and/or impacts of health technology is the systematic evaluation of properties, effects, and/or impacts of health technology

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The 4th HTAsiaLink Annual Conference 2015
Faced with escalating healthcare costs and increasingly strained resources, many health care authorities across Asia are looking at methods to improve efficiency of the provided treatment and service. One of the initiatives taken is by establishing formal assessment of the treatment or service prior to including them in the reimbursement list. This process, also called Health Technology Assessment (HTA) comprised of comprehensive assessment of efficacy, safety, efficiency and financial impact of a medical treatment, service or device. HTA used multidisciplinary approach from various fields including medical, pharmacy, nursing, economy, statistic, computer and engineering.

HTA is an evolving field and much training is needed by the personnel. However, international conferences and meeting on HTA are often too advanced in their approaches and is not centred on training young talents needed in this region. Hence, HTAsiaLink, a network of HTA agencies and institutions in Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, China, Singapore, Japan and Taiwan was formed to help and collaborate in nurturing the talent and activities in Asia ( The network is supported and recognized by various international body including the World Health Organization, INAHTA, HTAi, and International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) as the leading group of HTA organization in Asia. The network organized its HTAsiaLink Annual Conference since 2012 to strengthen the collaboration, research work and sharing of expertise in the HTA discipline.

Further Reading
Prof. Mark Sculpher, University of York, UK
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