Advancing HTA

The Healthcare Challenge

The United States healthcare system harnesses a robust economic standing and has achieved extraordinary advances. However, it is important to acknowledge areas where improvement is needed. By addressing disparities in access to care and promoting equitable health outcomes, we can build a stronger, more inclusive healthcare system for everyone.

Addressing Disparities

The existing healthcare landscape highlights disparities that disproportionately affect certain demographic groups, including racial and ethnic minorities, as well as low-income individuals. These disparities not only pose challenges to public health alone, but also impose substantial economic costs, amounting to over $450 billion in  2019 alone.

Despite existing disparities, there are opportunities to cultivate postive change. By investing in preventative care, fostering partnerships across communities, and embracing technology, we can work towards a healthier future where all individuals have access to the care they need to thrive.

In 2019 alone, health disparities
cost the U.S.


The Promise of HTA

To enact meaningful change and enhance access, quality, and overall health outcomes, a fundamental shift is required.

Central to this transformation is the adoption of a healthcare approach rooted in equity, transparency, and patient-centricity. And here lies the potential of patient-centered health technology assessment (HTA).

By integrating the patient’s perspective, HTA becomes a driving force behind informed decisions in healthcare interventions, research, and policymaking, ultimately leading to improved patient outcomes for all communities.

Patient-Centered HTA Gets Results

Prioritizing patient-centric care through HTA represents a moral imperative and an opportunity to achieve better healthcare for all.

Embracing patient perspectives in decision-making and treatment options holds the potential to revolutionize the US healthcare system, paving the way for a more equitable, transparent, and patient-focused future.

Patient-centered care has been associated with improved health outcomes across various medical conditions and procedures.

Patient-centered care has been shown to reduce healthcare utilization, hospital readmissions, and unnecessary treatments, which can result in significant cost savings for healthcare systems.

Patient-centered HTA prioritizes patients’ preferences and concerns, leading to higher levels of patient satisfaction. Satisfied patients are more likely to comply with treatment plans and have better overall experiences with the healthcare system.

Patient-centered care is particularly beneficial for managing chronic conditions. Patients actively engaged in their care are more likely to adopt healthier behaviors and follow self-management strategies, leading to improved disease control and reduced complications.

Involving patients in HTA promotes shared decision-making between patients and healthcare providers. This collaborative approach fosters a stronger therapeutic relationship, leading to better communication, trust, and treatment adherence.

Patient-centered HTA considers the diverse needs of different patient populations. By addressing the unique challenges faced by various groups, it can help reduce health disparities and ensure equitable access to health technologies and services.

In patient-centered care, patients are empowered to take an active role in their health and treatment decisions. Empowered patients are more likely to take charge of their health, leading to better health outcomes and improved self-management of conditions.

Patient-centered HTA aligns with ethical principles that emphasize the respect for patient autonomy, dignity, and rights. By involving patients in the decision-making process, HTA ensures that patients’ values and beliefs are respected and considered.