Health Technology Assessment Program

Public comments on the 2014 Director Selections will be accepted until 5 p.m. May 9, 2014.  Please send all comments to:  shtap@hca.wa.gov

More information on the technology selection process is available here

Health Technology Assessment is an innovative program that determines if health services used by state government are safe and effective.

The primary goals are to make:

  • Health care safer by relying on scientific evidence and a committee of practicing clinicians
  • Coverage decisions of state agencies more consistent
  • State purchased health care more cost effective by paying for medical tools and procedures that are proven to work
  • Coverage decision process more open and inclusive by sharing information, holding public meetings, and publishing decision criteria and outcomes