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Health technology clinical experts

Clinical experts provide the committee with information on current practices and the setting in which care is provided.


Beginning in November 2016, appointed, non-voting clinical experts may be asked to join the clinical committee in review of a specific technology. Clinical experts provide committee members with an important perspective regarding the technologies, procedures or tests being reviewed. Qualified clinicians are encouraged to apply to serve as the clinical expert for the topics listed below.

Opportunities for experts

HTA is currently seeking clinical expert applicants for the following scheduled technology assessments:


Meeting date

Whole exome sequencing November 22, 2019
Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome November 22, 2019

Cell-free DNA

January 17, 2020

Stem cell therapy for musculoskelatal pain

March 20, 2020

Vagal nerve stimulus for epilepsy/ depression

May 15, 2020

Tinnitus: nonpharmaceutical treatments May 15, 2020

The clinical expert role

During meetings, clinical experts support the work of the committee by responding to technical questions posed by the chair or other committee members. An expert does not act as an advocate or opponent for the subject under review, nor is the expert asked to express an opinion on the evidence. Clinical experts are compensated for time spent at the meeting, (generally four hours). 

How to apply

Contact the program at: shtap@hca.wa.gov and share your interest with us.

Formal applications require submitting an application, conflict of interest disclosure and a current curriculum vitae.