Welcome To hOurHTA!
Our health systems are facing many challenges: disruptive technologies, integration of digital capabilities into healthcare, and environmental concerns such as energy consumption and waste.
We, as experts in health technology assessment, must understand these issues and find a way to develop approaches to address these challenges, so that we can help policy makers make informed choices about health technology regulation, reimbursement and disinvestment. That’s why we have created hOurHTA.
hOurHTA is an initiative of Professor Tracy Merlin of Adelaide Health Technology Assessment, University of Adelaide, who recognised the need for HTA professionals to be able to connect, learn from and share with each other in a virtual community of practice.
What is hOurHTA?
hOurHTA is a community of practice for people working in, or wishing to work in, HTA. It centres around a webinar series. Quarterly hour-long webinars will be themed around topics of pressing and emerging interest and importance to HTA.
They will feature speakers with expertise and experience in these topics. There’ll be time for questions and discussion, and further discussion can be undertaken via our LinkedIn page.
We’ll also periodically feature students undertaking research in HTA, so that they can gain valuable experience presenting and receiving feedback from peers.
Who is hOurHTA for?
hOurHTA is for Australians and New Zealanders who work in, want to work in, or are studying HTA in Australia and New Zealand. Membership is open to people in academia, government and industry, and we will feature speakers from each of these sectors throughout the series.
It’s free to join hOurHTA and webinars are also free.
When will webinars be held?
Webinars will be held around lunchtime on a weekday -exact times will vary according to availability and location of speakers. If you register for a webinar, but then can’t make it, a recording can be made available (subject to presenter consent).
We are aiming to schedule our first webinar for late July/early August. Details to follow!
Who's running hOurHTA?
How do I join?
We will have a simple registration page to join hOurHTA that, once completed, ensures you are notified when new webinars are scheduled. Click the button below!
You will be invited to register for access to join each session closer to the date.