Launched in Rio de Janeiro in June 2011, the Health Technology Assessment Network of the Americas (Red de Evaluación de Tecnologías en Salud de las Américas – RedETSA) is a nonprofit network formed by ministries of health, regulatory authorities, health technology assessment agencies, collaborating centers of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), and research and education institutions in the Region of the Americas. RedETSA has 14 countries represented by 30 institutions, aiming to strengthen and promote the evaluation process of technologies in the Americas, enabling the exchange of information, to support decision-making on the regulation, incorporation, use, and replacement of such technologies. The network runs online meetings and plans online educational programs.
New partnership – RedETSA & Ministry of Health, Panama RedETSA wants to welcome its new member: Ministry of Health, Panama. This new addition to the Network brings the total number of institutions member to 32 in 15 different countries throughout the Americas. The Ministry of Health's mission is to 'Ensure access to comprehensive care through public health services, humanized at all levels of intervention, based on the primary care strategy, and [more]
‘’Big data and Real World Evidence’’ On Friday, May 26, at 11:00 AM (WDC time), Augusto Afonso Guerra Jr. of the General University of Minas Gerais, from the the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Brazil, will give a presentation on "Big data and Real World Evidence " The aim of the webinar is to explore the importance of the origin of the data in the evaluation of health technology. The seminar will discuss the difference between randomized clinical trials [more]
New partnership – RedETSA & Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) RedETSA wants to welcome its new member: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG). This new addition to the Network brings the total number of institutions member to 31 in 14 different countries throughout the Americas. UFMG is a center of scientific and technical cooperation, Its role is to develop projects in the areas of epidemiology, pharmacovigilance and health economics, to train [more]
‘’Health Technology Management Webinars’’ The Health Technology Program at PAHO/HQ has collaborated with Tobey Clark, Director of Technical Services Partnership at University of Vermont in order to deliver two Health Technology Management Webinars. The first webinar was on May 15, 2017, titled Health Technology Planning and Management. The webinar highlighted the basic understanding of the principles of healthcare technology planning and management - assessment, [more]