“Hospital-based HTA – a part of the Norwegian system for introduction of new health technologies” – Presented by Brynjar Fure, The Knowledge Center in the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, during the Health Tech Event, Dec 08, 2016, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Norwegian health authorities established a system for introduction of new health technologies in 2013. Mini-HTA, performed at the local level in hospitals, is the basis of this system along with horizon scanning, single technology assessments (STA) and health technology assessments (HTA) performed at the national level by the national HTA-centers.
Criteria are under discussion for when medical devices and other non-pharmaceutical technologies should be evaluated in mini-HTA at the local level or in STA or HTA at the national level.
About Brynjar Fure
Brynjar Fure is an MD with specializations in Neurology and Geriatric Medicine. He holds a PhD, and is a University Professor. Dr. Fure is a Research Director, and leads one of national HTA-units in the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. He was also engaged in the AdHopHTA-project.
About The Knowledge Center in the Norwegian Institute of Public Health
The Knowledge Center in the Norwegian Institute of Public Health is the national HTA-agency in Norway, and is responsible for horizon scanning, national support to mini-HTA, all full HTA and single technology assessments for medical devices.