Alberta Health Services (AHS)

The Health Technology Assessment (HTA) & Innovation (I) Department is comprised of 3 Programs:

  • Assessment and Appraisal: Novel technologies and processes are identified and developed to improve the access, quality and sustainability of health care delivery.
  • Replacement/Reassessment: Technologies are examined at pre-determined times after their acquisition and toward the end of their life-cycle to determine safety, efficacy, cost-effectiveness, obsolescence and appropriate use.
  • The Innovation section is responsible for identifying new and innovative technologies and providing support in combination with industry.