The European Patients’ Academy (EUPATI) guidance document on patient involvement in HTA aims to support the integration of patient involvement across the entire process.
Health Technology Assessment (HTA)
The starter kits provide you with links to relevant background reading in the toolbox and associated PowerPoint slide decks and media in order to prepare a single or multi-day training on patient involvement in health technology assessment
HTA is a multidisciplinary process that examines the information about medical, cost-effectiveness, social, political, legal and ethical considerations of the application of a health technology – usually a medicine, medical device or clinical/surgical procedure. The main purpose of conducting an assessment is to inform policy decision making, which has an impact on patients and their ecosystem of health, including physicians and payers.
The webinar will examine the need for patient involvement in HTA and look at the HTA landscape in Europe. A patient organisation representative will present a case study on patient participation in HTA, and the conversation will also look at how the EUPATI toolkit can help informed patients engage in HTA.
Health-related Quality of Life (HRQoL) measures provide important information about the added value of a health technology and are often used to support decision-making in Health Technology Assessment (HTA) processes.
Patient involvement in the HTA decision-making process is important and can take place in many ways in several different areas.
Both quantitative and qualitative research and methods are used in support of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) decision-making.
Examining health system decision-making and HTA: Who makes decisions, how, and why?
Health Technology Assessment (HTA) plays an important role in health systems.
What is health technology assessment? What is health? Explore key definitions and basic concepts in HTA.
In this video, three patient advocates discuss best practices in patient involvement in HTA.