DIA Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Training Course
|Event Date/Time: Nov 10, 2011||End Date/Time: Nov 11, 2011|
A Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is a comprehensive document which consists of evidence to support the adoption and utilisation of medical technologies. An HTA includes clinical, economic, social and ethical information regarding technologies. These include pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and other treatment approaches. HTA is used to guide decision makers in their evaluation of new technologies. Decision makers include professionals from diverse backgrounds such as healthcare payers (government agencies; medical insurance schemes) and healthcare providers (hospital management teams; healthcare professionals). As a result there is an increasing need for an introductory course which will provide new users with a sound overview of HTA and its application.
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
â€¢ Discuss an overview of HTA
â€¢ Apply a local and global context of HTA
â€¢ Navigate an HTA
â€¢ Identify key information in HTA reports
â€¢ Discuss an overview of evidence searching, review and grading
â€¢ Analyse an overview of clinical evidence
â€¢ Discuss an overview of economic evidence
â€¢ Identify ethical and social considerations
â€¢ Interpret and appraise an HTA
The course is aimed at professionals who are newly using, or will potentially be referring to, HTA documents. Participants from government agencies and medical insurance companies as well as industry, academia and non-profit organisations are encouraged to attend. The course is aimed at professionals with limited/no technical experience of HTA.
Level: Beginner, no previous experience of HTA is required