NSW Health has a standardised approach to implementing health technology 

Local Health Districts and Specialty Health Networks may implement new health technologies locally if evidence indicates they improve the experience of giving and receiving care and/or are more clinically effective than other technologies.
NSW Health entities may make submissions to the NSW Health New Technologies and Specialised Services Committee for several reasons. The Ministry can support districts and networks to implement technology locally by providing:
  • advice on technologies that are new to NSW
  • support for health technology assessment
  • a platform to inform the system of health technologies that have been implemented locally and are shown to have benefits over existing standards of care
  • a platform to inform the system of health technologies that have not shown significant benefit.
In addition, there may be health technologies that would benefit from statewide planning of implementation because:
  • a statewide population is needed for service delivery - i.e. the service would be provided across district/network catchments
  • the technology is highly specialised/low-volume
  • specialist workforce is required
  • significant financial investment is required to establish the service.
New technologies are assessed against five factors:
  • equity of access
  • materiality
  • level of evidence
  • economic feasibility
  • policy congruence.


New health technology enquiries can be emailed to: MOH-HealthTechNominations@health.nsw.gov.au

Current as at: Wednesday 25 November 2020
Contact page owner: Strategic Reform and Planning