Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) 2022



Utrecht, The Netherlands

The Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) is organising its annual meeting from 25-29 June in Utrech, Netherlands with the theme lifecycle approach: coming together to make it happen.

The HTAi is the global scientific and professional society for everyone who produces, uses, or encounters Health Technology Assessment to support optimal policy and decision making. Its mission is to support the growth of the HTA community by providing a neutral, global forum for the exchange of information, methods and expertise. With members from over 60 countries and across six continents, HTAi is a thriving global network.

Cristina Bescos,  Director of Innovation at EIT Health, will be one of the main speakers in a panel taking place on 28 of June from 11:35 to 12:50 entitled a lifecycle approach in assessing Digital Applications: in silos or teaming up internationally? Digital Applications are an unstoppable trend in health care. Challenges exist to provide the proper evidential requirements through the lifecycle; moreover, market access requires different methods and approaches linked to multidisciplinary knowledge, skills and resources, and high cooperation. The panel will answer these questions through case-studies and analysing the potentialities to expand to other countries the German Fast-Track Process (DiGA). The session will be moderated by Laura Sampietro-Colom, Deputy Director of Innovation and Head of the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Unit at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona.