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Health Technology Assessment & Innovation (HTAI)

Putting Health Technologies into Practice

HTAI provides important policy tools and effective approaches to help teams improve access, quality and sustainability in health care delivery.

The HTAI team provides expertise and skills in the areas of health technology assessment and appraisal, innovation, clinical epidemiology, project and knowledge management. 

Health Technology Assessment and Innovation (HTAI) department is included in the Research section of the AHS Strategy and Performance portfolio.

About HTAI

In January of 2011, The Health Technology Assessment and Innovation Team joined the Research Division, Strategy and Performance.


HTAI supports teams in managing health technologies through an evidence-informed decision model that helps:

  • Identify, prioritize, and assess health technologies (devices and processes, excluding drugs) expected to significantly impact patient safety, clinical/cost effectiveness, health outcomes, clinical practice, human resources, and/or policy
  • Investigate innovative alternatives for current health technology to improve safety, quality, and/or outcomes
  • Promote the effective and appropriate uptake of technologies
  • Validate the effectiveness of promising health technologies with access through evidence development initiatives