Thursday, March 22, 2018

Very Brief Blog: Standardizing European Health Technology Assessment (HTA)

In the US, health technology assessment can be a nightmare for innovators due to the highly fragmented healthcare system (Medicare National, Medicare Regional, 50 Medicaid states, countless private payers).

In Europe, there have been efforts to harmonize HTA across countries.  A news article says its far from clear how much progress there is.
  • See PharmaForum here.  
  • See also a dedicated webpage for European Union policy and legislative proposals here 
    • The Euro HTA legislative program dates to at least 2016 and released proposals in January 2018 for potential action in 2019 and later implementation.
    • Nonlegislative efforts at harmonization and collaboration among Euro countries dates back longer. See