Centro Nacional de Excelencia Tecnológica en Salud (CENETEC)

Alternate name: 
National Center for Health Technology Excellence
World area: 
America, North
The National Center for Health Technology Excellence (CENETEC) is a Minister of Health agency, whose main purpose is to produce objective, reliable and timely information related with Health Technologies. CENETEC is organized in three main programs: Medical Equipment Planning; Health Technology Assessment; and e-Health. The incorporation of health technologies in the Health Care System represents important technical, economical and social challenges. To address these challenges, the Mexican Health Ministry created CENETEC -January 2004- responding to the need for objective information on appropriate health technology use, management and assessment, for decision and policy makers. The final goal is to increase quality and safety of health services ... Mission To produce and disseminate information on the appropriate selection, incorporation and use of medical technologies, based on evidence of their safety, effectiveness and efficiency, for the benefit of the population and the advancement of medical practice. Vision To become a leading reference center, in producing and applying the knowledge and information on health technologies. Values Honesty, Responsibility, Respect, Courage, Generosity, Solidarity