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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.

Background

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:

Topic

Meeting date

Gene expression profile testing of cancer tissue

March 16, 2018

Surgical interventions for symptomatic lumbar radiculopathy

May 18, 2018

Pharmacogenomic testing for selected conditions

May 18, 2018

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.