HTA aims to form a bridge between research and policy. Important research themes include:
- Decision-analytic modeling
- Late-phase studies & real-world evidence
- Multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA)
- Preference measurement / Discrete choice evaluation (DCE) & Time trade off (TTO) studies.
Other relevant themes: Integrated care programs, medical devices, e-Health/telemedicine, transferability, value based health care.
Focus is on a wide range of diseases, including orphan diseases, oncology, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), diabetes, asthma, cardiovascular diseases, mental health, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis.