What Is ISPOR's Health Technology Assessment Central?

ISPOR's Health Technology Assessment Central is a comprehensive repository of resources and tools to support health technology assessment (HTA). HTA Central helps bridge the gap between health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) and other disciplines that inform HTA and healthcare decisions.

What Is Health Technology Assessment?

HTA is an evidence-based, multidisciplinary process intended to support healthcare decision making by assessing properties and effects of one or more new or existing health technologies in comparison with a current standard. Aiming at determining added value, HTA uses explicit analytical frameworks based on research and the scientific method in a systematic, transparent, unbiased way.


What Is Health Technology?

A health technology is defined as an intervention that may be used to promote health, to prevent, diagnose or treat acute or chronic disease, or for rehabilitation. Health technologies include pharmaceuticals, devices, procedures, and organizational systems used in healthcare. [INAHTA]

Examples of health technology:
• Diagnostic and treatment procedures
• Medical equipment
• Pharmaceuticals
• Rehabilitation and prevention methods
• Organizational and supportive systems within which healthcare is provided
• Information and communication technologies