We are pleased to announce that as of today, 18 November 2014, the draft methodological guideline “Methods for health economic evaluations”, produced within Subgroup 3 of WP7, has entered the public consultation phase.
The HTA Core Model has been updated in two phases by WP8 of EUnetHTA Joint Action 2. First, a major overhaul of the Model was made in 2013, resulting in version 2.0 in which most contents were updated. During 2014 the revision process continued through updating contents of the legal domain (the only domain not updated for 2.0). Further work in 2014 included a revision of the list of HTA questions (the ontology) in some domains to remove redundant overlaps and to align the questions with those used in the rapid relative effectiveness assessment (REA) model application developed within WP5.
The HTA 2.0 Europe – Teaming up for Value conference was organised within the framework of the EUnetHTA Joint Action 2 (2012-2015) by AGE.NA.S (the Italian national Agency for regional health services) and the EUnetHTA Secretariat (DHMA, Danish Health and Medicines Authority).
The conference gathered more than 450 participants from all over Europe, representing all sectors relevant to health; including policymakers, academia, assessors, industry, payers, patients and providers.
Today, on 30 October, the first day of HTA 2.0 Europe conference, the HTA Network Strategy and the EUnetHTA JA2 Recommendations went live. The Recommendations and the Strategy have been developed throughout 2014 in parallel processes, with both the strategic and scientific/technical levels of the European cooperation on HTA working in synergy to ensure consistency and coherence of the next steps in implementation. Both documents were formally endorsed in October 2014.
Yesterday, on 22 October, the European Parliament confirmed the 28 commissioners put forward by the president-elect of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker. Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices policies will remain in the health portfolio under incoming Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis.
EUnetHTA was established to create an effective and sustainable network for HTA across Europe – we work together to help developing reliable, timely, transparent and transferable information to contribute to HTAs in European countries.
EUnetHTA is a network of government appointed organisations (from EU Member States, EU-accession countries, plus EEA and EFTA countries) and a large number of relevant regional agencies and non-for-profit organisations that produce or contribute to HTA in Europe.
Methodological Guidelines for Rapid REA of Pharmaceuticals are guidelines on methodological challenges that are encountered by health technology assessors while performing a rapid relative effectiveness assessment of pharmaceuticals. The primary aim of the guidelines is to help the assessors of evidence interpret and process the data that are presented to them as part of a REA.
The aim of the Glossary of HTA Adaptation Terms is to identify and highlight key words and concepts that are easily misunderstood between countries with a view to aiding the adaptation of HTA reports between settings. It provides a series of descriptions for such terms and contains examples of where the usage of these terms may differ between countries.
The EUnetHTA Stakeholder Forum is formed to ensure a transparent engagement with a broad range of stakeholders and is comprised of representatives from patient and healthcare consumer organisations, healthcare providers, payers (statutory health insurance) and the industry. The Stakeholder Forum's composition aims at ensuring broad and balanced representation of stakeholder interests.
Under "contact us", you will find a list of all Stakeholder members with an indication of which group they belong to in parenthesis.
Organisations representing interests of four stakeholder groups – patients/consumers, industry, payers (statutory health insurance) and healthcare providers can participate via the EUnetHTA Stakeholder Forum.
Public Consultations are held regularly as a form of soliciting public input on the draft documents produced by EUnetHTA within the framework of implementing the EUnetHTA Joint Action 2 grant agreement and 3-year EUnetHTA Joint Action 2 Work Plan.
Announcements of the public consultations are made in the "News" section of this website.
The full list of public consultations (ongoing or closed) is available in the "Get involved" section of this website