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Methods for Health Technology Assessment of Medical Devices: a European Perspective

Objective

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is widely accepted as a multidisciplinary approach studying the clinical, economic, social and ethical implications of development, diffusion and use of health technologies and its role in policy making is increasingly established in EU countries. However, the currently adopted methodological framework for HTA doesn’t fully encounter the challenges rising from intrinsic differences between different types of health technologies, and in particular medical devices. The general objective of MedtecHTA project is to investigate improvement of HTA methods to allow for more comprehensive evaluation of medical devices by acknowledging complexities rising from their integration into clinical practice. The MedtecHTA project will provide more than 280 person- months of scientific research effort to: (i) explore current differences in methods used for HTA of medical devices in EU countries; (ii) investigate within- and between country variations in utilization of innovative medical devices (e.g implantable devices in cardiology) that have important implications on equity; iii) develop improved methods for satisfying three main pillars of HTA: comparative effectiveness, economic evaluation and organizational impact of medical devices and (iv) investigate uncertainty surrounding the development of new devices and investments in research. The essence of the MedtecHTA research methodology is a cross-disciplinary consortium with outstanding track record in health services research including health economics, healthcare management, health policy and also public health, epidemiology and clinical research. The MedtecHTA is expected to make a substantial contribution to the development of methodologies and practices of HTA for medical devices for a wide range of key stakeholders: policy makers, scientific community, HTA agencies, healthcare providers, medical device industry and patients, which in turn will impact on public health in the Region.

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2012-INNOVATION-1
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA COMMERCIALE LUIGI BOCCONI
Address
Via Sarfatti 25
20136 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 656 687
Administrative Contact
Luigi Pellegrino (Mr.)

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 322 640
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chenbo Guo (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 297 957
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chris Barber (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 308 600
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gaynor Hughes (Ms.)
UMIT- PRIVATE UNIVERSITAT FUR GESUNDHEITSWISSENSCHAFTEN, MEDIZINISCHEINFORMATIK UND TECHNIK GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 270 000
Address
Eduard Wallnoefer Zentrum 1
6060 Hall In Tyrol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Petra Moesl (Mrs.)
INSTITUT ZA EKONOMSKA RAZISKOVANJA
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 135 200
Address
Kardeljeva Ploscad 17
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Boris Majcen (Dr.)
SOCIETE EUROPEENNE DE CARDIOLOGIE
France
EU contribution
€ 64 050
Address
Route Des Colles 2035
06903 Biot Sophia Antipolis
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe Boriani (Prof.)