Health technology assessment
Health technology assessment (HTA) is the systematic evaluation of properties, effects, and/or impacts of health technology. Its main purpose is to inform technology-related policy-making in health care, and thus improve the uptake of cost-effective new technologies and prevent the uptake of technologies that are of doubtful value for the health system.
67th World Health Assembly, May 2014
Understanding the importance of Health Intervention and Technology Assessment (HTA) in support of universal health coverage, a resolution (WHA67.23) was approved during the 67th World Health Assembly.