Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is the scientific evaluation of medical technologies regarding their effectiveness, appropriateness, efficiency as well as social and ethical aspects and implications.
HTA is bridging the gap between the worlds of Science and Politics. In times of general health budget restrictions, HTA becomes more and more important by providing political decisions-makers with timely, accurate and sound information on medical technologies.
HTA-Networking brings together scientific institutions and experts in order to avoid duplication of work by getting the best value of scientific excellence through the use of synergies.
All Swiss parties interested in HTA can become SNHTA-members if they meet the requirements as stated in the By-Laws.