Why is health technology assessment important?

Health technology assessment ensures:
  • patients have timely access to safe, affordable and appropriate treatments for their condition
  • families and carers experience the benefits of technologies that allow the patient to participate in family and community life
  • community members and taxpayers are confident that government funds are spent appropriately.

The role of patients, families and carers

One of the central components of health technology assessment is understanding how health technologies impact patient care and outcomes. The Ministry may ask healthcare professionals to collect data from patients and carers on:

  • impact on quality of life
  • patient experience 
  • length of hospital stay and admissions. 
As a result, you may be asked to fill out a questionnaire or provide updates on how a health technology has affected you. ​


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