Washington State Health Care Authority - Health Technology Assessment

HTA is an innovative program that determines if health services used by state government are safe and effective. The primary goals are to make: - Health care safer by relying on scientific evidence and a committee of practicing clinicians - Coverage decisions of state agencies more consistent - State purchased health care more cost effective by paying for medical tools and procedures that are proven to work - Coverage decision process more open and inclusive by sharing information, holding public meetings, and publishing decision criteria and outcomes