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