Epidemiology & Health Economics

Health Technology Assessment

Health Technology Assessment: An Overview


With healthcare budgets constricting and rising cost of healthcare intervention in almost all developed countries, payers; whether they be governments, hospital pharmacies, or manager care organizations, are under tremendous pressure to achieve the best value for their resources while maintaining high-quality healthcare. In this cost-conscious environment, the health technology assessment (HTA) of healthcare intervention is becoming almost as important as its safety and efficacy. Using the principles of health economics, HTA is designed to assist in healthcare policy decisions with two major objectives of improving public health through rational decision making and comparing the relative values of alternative therapies.
The course is designed and delivered by Sameer Gokhale, an Epidemiologist with more than 12 years of experience in the healthcare domain across developed and developing markets with the primary focus in epidemiological parameters. This includes and not limited to conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis, estimation of disease burden, preparation of global value dossier (GVD), adaptation of GVD to suit regional market needs. Sameer has authored many publications in peer-reviewed journals and presented his research at well-known national and international conferences.

Training Module

The module defines the purpose, span, and responsibilities of HTA agencies across the globe.
One of the sections of the course discusses;

1. Benefits and challenges of HTA.
2. Major HTA bodies, their submission requirements, and types of evidence considered across developed countries are outlined.
3. At the end of this course, it is recommended to read O’Donnell et al. 2009 (Value in Health; 12(2) S1-S5.) that denotes lessons learned from HTAs around the world.

Thank you for your interest in this niche area of health technology assessment. Happy learning!
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• Section 1: Need for Health Technology Assessment in Healthcare
• Section 2: Benefits and Challenges of Health Technology Assessment
• Section 3: Major HTA Bodies Across Globe
• Section 4: Types of Evidence Considered by HTA Bodies


• Five (N=5) multiple choice questions after each section to assess understanding of the learner


•165 minutes (2.5 hours)
  • Section 1
  • Health Technology Assessment Overview Part-I
  • Section 2
  • Health Technology Assessment Overview Part-II
  • Case Study
  • Case Study_Health Technology Assessment_Reading Only
  • Assessments
  • Need for Health Technology Assessment in Healthcare_Section-I
  • Assessments_Benefits & Challenges of HTA_Section-II
  • Assessments_Major HTA Bodies Across Globe_Section-III
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever