A source of hope for many Quebecers, health innovation is an emerging topic that many people are passionate about and that presents a challenge to the sustainability of the health system as well as for the principle of fairness the system is based on. Through its mission, INESSS is directly involved in innovative technologies, but it cannot fulfill its role without the contribution of concerned stakeholders. It is with this in mind that the Institut assembled an advisory committee on HTA and innovative technologies, and since December 2012, committee members have combined their efforts to come to a common understanding of the challenges of introducing innovative technologies and to identify possible solutions to optimize innovation assessment strategies.
This work has led to the inaugural HTA and Innovative Technologies Forum – Better Innovation Through Assessment, held December 3, 2013, in Quebec City. The event invited patients, technology users, government actors, clinicians, researchers, healthcare managers, and representatives from the pharmaceutical, biomedical and information technology industries to join the discussion.
For information on these meetings, please contact Ms. Geneviève Plamondon.