Health technology assessment

Health technology assessment refers to the systematic evaluation of properties, effects and/or impacts of health technology. It is a multidisciplinary process to evaluate the social, economic, organizational and ethical issues of a health intervention or health technology. The main purpose of conducting an assessment is to inform policy decision-making.

The definition of health technology is the application of organized knowledge and skills in the form of medicines, medical devices, vaccines, procedures and systems developed to solve a health problem and improve quality of life.

Understanding the importance of Health Intervention and Technology Assessment in support of universal health coverage, a resolution (WHA67.23) was approved during the Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly.