National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR)
HTA 101: Acknowledgments
HTA 101: Introduction to Health Technology Assessment is derived from an evolving set of seminars and other presentations that I have given on health technology assessment since the mid-1980s. This third version follows two done in 1998 and 2004 at the request of the National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) of the US National Library of Medicine (NLM).
The core material for the 1998 version was assembled as a single document for a conference, Technology Assessment: A Tool for Technology Management and Improved Patient Outcomes, held in January 1995 in Washington, DC. The conference was sponsored by the US Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research & Development Service and its Management Decision and Research Center, and the Association for Health Services Research, since then incorporated into AcademyHealth.
HTA 101 draws from the work of the many colleagues and thousands of authors whose publications are cited in the references. In particular, I acknowledge the influence of David Banta, Robert Brook, the late Thomas Chalmers, David Eddy, the late John Eisenberg, Egon Jonsson, and the late Fred Mosteller on my understanding of the field and appreciation for the importance of involving others in it. During her long tenure at NICHSR, Ione Auston contributed to this work directly as well as indirectly through her efforts to strengthen and encourage sharing and coordination of HTA information resources in the US and globally. Additional thanks go to the hundreds of people from around the world who have attended and provided feedback on the HTA 101 short courses I have given at annual meetings of Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) and, before those, the International Society of Technology Assessment in Health Care, since the 1990s.
As were the earlier versions of this work, the updating, expansion, and preparation of HTA 101 for distribution and viewing via the World Wide Web was funded by NICHSR, NLM. I wish to acknowledge the expert guidance and support of Ione Auston, Catherine Selden, and Patricia Gallagher, the NICHSR project officers for these efforts.
Clifford S. Goodman
The Lewin Group