Regional Database of Health Technology Assessment Reports in Americas – BRISA reaches 1,500 reports

The Regional Database of Health Technology Assessment Reports in the Americas (BRISA) reached 1,500 reports produced by member organizations of the Health Technology Assessments Network for the Americas (RedETSA). 
With this tool, pioneer in the americas, PAHO and RedETSA seek to promote the use of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) to improve the decision-making process of incorporating technologies into health systems. “The growth of BRISA since its launch is a sign of the consolidation of RedETSA, and another step in the institutionalization of HTA in the Region”, stated James Fitzgerald, Director of Health Systems and Services at PAHO.
BRISA seeks to centralize in a single platform the reports produced by the member organizations of the Network, and to give visibility to reports that would otherwise remain dispersed or without access to the public.
The BRISA tool was launched in November 2017 and was developed in collaboration with the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information (BIREME/PAHO/WHO) through the Virtual Health Library (VHL), which hosts the database. PAHO, as the secretariat of RedETSA, oversees the selection and centralization of the reports. Institutions can place the BRISA RSS in their websites, with their personalized search criteria and, thus, receive automatically updated content.

BRISA is available at http://sites.bvsalud.org/redetsa/brisa/.

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