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The Health Technologies Assessment

Dec 26th 2013 at 2:00 AM

health HTA through a systematic process for assessing medical technologies, procedures and tools, but also the organizational structures in medical services provided. Investigations are criteria such as effectiveness, safety and cost, each taking into account the social, legal and ethical. The result of a study will be used as HTA HTA report. This is primarily as decision support to health issues.

These include the adoption of innovations in power catalog compulsory health insurance by the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA). In randomized controlled studies exist since the 1930s. The term "Technology Assessment" for the first time in 1965 in the U.S. Congress mentions and includes transport, transportation, energy, food, defense and space. Always bring new medical advances with the need to include these considerations and analysis on the health sector, particularly because financial resources are increasingly limited. Between 1970 and 1980 are the first concepts for technology assessment in health care, particularly through case studies. The first panel, which is specifically for technology assessment in health care landscape, "Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), 1972, in which the U.S. is formed. Their task is to collect data and relevant political information from the mid-1980s European governments also conduct such national programs -. firstly in Sweden (1987) and the Netherlands (1988), a little later in France (1990) and Britain ( 1991) [3]. In subsequent years,

there was a steady internationalization of HT and network services. 1985 was the International Society for Technology Assessment in Health (ISTAHC) as the main forum for HTA questions. The International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA) since 1993, promotes international cooperation and information sharing of such facilities. Since then, systematic standardization and development of methods, for example, the series of books with HTA reports and literature major directories, such as the Cochrane Collaboration.
In Germany, the policy encourages the development of relevant HTA. In 1994, the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag. Under a new initiative of the Federal Ministry of Health, 1995, HTA program, which is also anchored in SGB V. 2000, the German Institute for Documentation and Information (DIMDI, after BMG), the German HTA program. To do this, the German Agency for Health Technology Assessment in DIMDI (DAHTA @ DIMDI). The last body with respect to HTA has developed the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) since 2004 advice on health issues and evaluations of evidence-based guidelines.

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