Six health technology assessment (HTA) bodies from 3 continents will join forces to collaborate on a range of topics to benefit people accessing health care around the world.
The signatories to the arrangement, who will continue to remain independent of one another, are:
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
This agreement will allow the partners to work together on shared priorities to identify solutions to some of the common challenges they face. Five initial priority areas have been agreed upon:
Working groups, aligned to the priority areas, will meet quarterly to review progress and discuss activities in their area. An annual meeting of all partner organizations will be held to review all activities and, where appropriate, realign the developing areas of collaboration.
The partnership could be expanded to include other HTA bodies in the future, subject to the agreement of existing members, with the signed agreement reviewed after 2 years.
“When CADTH launched our strategic plan in April 2022, we committed to accelerating our work with global partners to advance the science of HTA. This partnership is an excellent example of our commitment to collaboration and to leveraging our role as the hub of HTA in Canada.”
Suzanne McGurn, President and CEO, CADTH