Health Technology Assessment

Informed Decision-Making for Health

Established by the Alberta Ministry of Health in 1994, the HTA Program has been part of the Institute of Health Economics (IHE) since 2006. The Program’s expertise is unique in Canada, with a multidisciplinary staff including experts in general medicine, epidemiology, biomedical engineering, biostatistics, health economics, health services research, health policy analysis, ethics, and information science.

IHE’s HTA Unit conducts a comprehensive range of high-quality, relevant, and timely HTA products, tools and services to support evidence-informed decision-making at various levels in the health system locally, nationally, and internationally. Projects can be tailored to address a broad spectrum of topics to support clinical decision-making, policy, licensing and reimbursement, commissioning of health technologies, and clinical guideline development.

The HTA unit has conducted a number of Alberta STE Reports written under contract with Alberta Health for the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process (AHTDP). The AHTDP was established in 2004 with a mandate to provide advice on which non pharmaceutical health services are publicly funded. A comprehensive listing can be found in our Publications section at: