HTA of MDs
Health Technology Assessment of Medical Devices


HTA is multi-disciplinary field of policy analysis that examines the medical, economic, social and ethical implications of the incremental value, diffusion and use of a health technology in health care.

The term Health Technology refers to application of organised knowledge and skills in the form of devices, medicines, vaccines, procedures and systems developed to solve a health problem and improve quality of life.



Library of Assessments on MDs (1999-2019)

Remote Monitoring of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy and Permanent Pacemakers: A Health Technology Assessment

People suffering from certain types of heart failure, or an abnormal heart rate or rhythm, may have one ofseveral electronic devices implanted (e.g., a defibrillator or […]

Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)

Cardiovascular disease is a major public health issue accounting for almost 17 million deaths per year globally. According to estimates, 40-50% of them are sudden cardiac […]

The MicraTM Transcatheter Pacing System, a leadless pacemaker, in patients indicated for single-chamber ventricular pacemaker implantations

Permanent cardiac pacing using pacemaker implantation is an effective and necessary treatment for patients suffering from atrial fibrillation and bradycardia. In this single technology assessment, we assessed a […]

Cardiovascular health technology assessment: recommendations to improve the quality of evidence

The aim of this article is to review the role of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) organisations in appraising and recommending innovative cardiovascular technologies. We consider how bias impairs the […]

Retinal Prosthesis System for Advanced Retinitis Pigmentosa: A Health Technology Assessment Update

 Retinitis pigmentosa is an eye disease people are born with. People who have it slowly lose their vision. The Argus II retinal implant is the only […]

Long-term continuous ambulatory ECG monitors and external cardiac loop recorders for cardiac arrhythmia: a health technology assessment

Cardiac arrhythmia is a group of conditions in which the heart is beating too fast, too slow, or erratically. Symptoms of arrhythmia may include chest pain, […]

Medical devices for treatment-resistant hypertension

Treatment-resistant hypertension is a prevalent and life-threatening condition. At present, renal denervation is the most used non-pharmaceutical therapeutic approach. Optimal medical therapy (OMT) is the current standard.The  aim […]

Robotic Surgical System for Radical Prostatectomy: A Health Technology Assessment

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men in Canada. It forms in the prostate gland of the male reproductive system and often grows […]

Static Automated External Defibrillators for Opportunistic Use by Bystanders

The report focuses on the use of AEDs as a standalone intervention, i.e. not incorporated into a coordinated public access defibrillation (PAD) programme, because this is currently the dominant […]

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis with Hologic 3D mammography Selenia Dimensions System for use in breast cancer screening

In Norway, breast cancer screening is offered through a publicly funded program to women in the age group 50-69 on a biennial basis. Breast cancer incidence is […]