Health Quality Ontario (HQO) Health Technology Assessment program

Health Quality Ontario is the province’s advisor on health care quality. Health Quality Ontario’s Health Technology Assessment (HTA) program develops HTA reports that analyze available evidence on clinical benefit, value for money, and patient preferences and values. HTA reports are prepared by a team of medical librarians, clinical epidemiologists, health economists, patient engagement program analysts, and medical editors in consultation with health service researchers, patients, families, caregivers, clinical experts, and industry. The focus of Health Quality Ontario’s HTA program is non-drug health technologies. This includes, but is not limited to, medical devices, medical tests, surgical procedures, health care programs, and complex health system interventions, including models of health care delivery.