The mission of HTAi is to support and promote the development, communication, understanding and use of health technology assessment (HTA) around the world, as a scientifically based and multidisciplinary means of informing decision making regarding the introduction of effective innovations and the efficient use of resources in health care.

Aims and objectives

HTAi aims and objectives for the years 2009 through 2013 are to:

  • Build a thriving, independent, international society serving as the primary scientific and professional focus for all those who undertake and use HTA in health care delivery, industry, government, payment, academic institutions, consumer organisations, consultancies and other stakeholders.
  • Increase individual and organizational membership from all the above groups throughout the world to generate sponsorship and other financial support for the Society and its work.
  • Collaborate with both the International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA), and regionally based HTA societies to improve the science and increase the application of HTA in health policy decision making around the world.
  • Conduct annual international meetings that address the interests and needs of members from all disciplines and backgrounds with an interest in HTA and health care technology, and reflect the Society’s international nature.
  • Further develop its website and other means of communication to ensure that the Society and its work and aims are conveyed to and understood by its members and all HTA stakeholders.
  • Develop its work with Interest Sub-Groups and enable their members to meet at annual meetings and collaborate in work of interest to the Society on an ongoing basis.
  • Work with a publisher to support the publication and diffusion of an increasingly highly ranked peer-reviewed international journal on HTA that meets the interests and needs of the Society’s members.
  • Support the development and exchange of information, scientific methods, expertise and ideas through meetings, publications, newsletters and other information services, educational and other activities to support the development and use of HTA.
  • Enhance the potential of the HTAi Policy Forum to serve as a means of fostering debate on issues involving HTA related to health policy matters of importance to the public and private sectors and to facilitate interaction with the wider membership of HTAi.
  • Promote the Society's mission by building strategic relationships with agencies, and interested public and private sector organisations.
  • Support the development of HTA initiatives in those countries whose stakeholders request such support, including developing countries.
  • Develop and manage systems for the governance and administration for the Society that are responsive, transparent, professional, and accountable to its members.