The HTAi annual meeting this year is organized by the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services in collaboration with HTA agencies from Sweden, Denmark and Finland. From June 14th to 17th, 2015, we will address topics related to the theme of the meeting: Global Efforts in Knowledge Transfer: HTA to Health Policy and Practice. We promise a variety of exciting presentations and discussions and a diverse social and cultural program with a Nordic touch. We invite you to experience the bright summer nights in Oslo. We are doing our best to make the 12th annual meeting a useful and memorable visit to the far North of Europe. - Gro Jamtvedt, Local Organizing Committee Co-Chair. Visit the conference web site.
The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services (NOKC) contributes to quality improvement in the health services by summarising research, promoting the use of research results, measuring the quality of health services, and working to improve patient safety.
Our products and services include:
Health Technology assessments (HTA)
Patient and user experience surveys
Other quality measurements
Teaching and training
Helsebiblioteket.no (The Norwegian Electronic Health Library - useful information for health professionals)
Mednytt.no, a database with early assessments of emerging technologies
The knowledge centre is organised under the Norwegian Directorate of Health, but is scientifically and professionally independent. The Knowledge Centre has no authority to develop health policy or responsibility to implement policies. A separate Advisory Board councels our management.
We carry out work for regional health authorities, The Norwegian Directorate of Health, the Norwegian Medicines Agency, and the Ministry of Health and Care Services. We also carry out work for clinical environments and for professional and user interest groups. Some projects are initated internally.