Our Department has been an active partner in the international HTA community for years.
The 18th Conference of the International Society of Technology Assessment in Health Care (former ISTAHC, today HTAi) was held in Berlin in June 2002 under the scientific direction and organisational oversight of Professor Busse.
Professor Busse chaired the working group on Best practice in undertaking and reporting HTA within the European Collaboration for Health Technology Assessment (ECHTA/ECAHI, 1999-2001), a network project aiming at developing HTA methodology and at disseminating the philosophy of evidence based decision making.
Our Department has contributed significantly to the European Network for HTA (EUnetHTA, 2006-2008), a project funded by the EU. One major output of this project was a study on the role of HTA in Europe, lead by our Dept. and produced in cooperation with the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. Our staff was also actively involved in the development of the HTA Core Model – a kind of methodological standards for the production of HTA – as well as in the development of an Adaptation Toolkit – a tool to facilitate the use of HTA information across countries. The results of the EUnetHTA Project will be published in the International Journal for Health Technology Assessment in Health Care. A permanent and sustainable network on HTA the EUnetHTA Collaboration is developing as a result of the project.
In addition, our Department has been consulted by the WHO on issues several times regarding HTA.
Outputs of the international cooperation (selection):