Disinvestment and Early Awareness

HTAi Interest Group on Disinvestment of Obsolete or Low Added Value Health Technologies


The Interest Group (ISG) on Disinvestment aims to be a key international centre for sharing knowledge and expertise, both in methods for prioritising and assessing obsolete or low-added value technologies and in the practical application of disinvestment for health systems.

Members of this group are staff members of HTA organizations, government departments and agencies, for-profit and not-for-profit firms, consultants and experts, and all those who use, provide, or otherwise are interested in disinvestment and reinvestment issues concerning obsolete or low-added value health technologies.

The disinvestment interest group (DIG) started proposing panels and workshops at the HTAi meeting in Montreal 2008 and was formally established in 2010 as an Interest Group of HTAi. As of 2012, the DIG has over 100 members working in a wide variety of capacities to support informed decision on disinvestment and promote initiatives or programs in their agencies, organizations and countries.

DIG Activities

The DIG is active in developing, collaborating on, and sharing information on disinvestment experiences and methods all around the world.

The purpose of this group is to:

  1. Formalize a forum of discussion on this topic in HTAi
  2. Develop a repository of current experiences and methodological approaches to disinvestment
  3. Establish criteria on common approaches to the topic
  4. Propose methodological approaches
  5. Give advice to members of HTAi and other agencies working in this area. 

IG Materials

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IG Chairs:

Dr. Hans Peter Dauben, Chair (Germany)

Dr. Brian Goodman, Co-chair Disinvestment (Sweden)

Dr. Iñaki Gutierrez-Ibarluzeais, Co-chair Early Awareness and Alert Systems (Spain)

As of 2013, the DIG has over 100 members!

All members of HTAi are welcome to participate in this IG. To join, simply log in to the website and return to this page. A link to join the IG mailing list will appear automatically.

Non-members of HTAi are also welcome express interest in joining this IG, with membership pending approval of the IG chair. For enquiries, please contact the HTAi Secretariat.

Questions about the work of this group or its membership should be sent to DIG Chair.