Health Technology Assessments

Health Technology Assessments (HTAs) are a comprehensive systematic review and critical analysis of available evidence for A SINGLE medical technology for which there are several published clinical trials and a substantial body of evidence. This report details an entire technology class for which there are one or more indications or patient populations in use.

Our analysts evaluate clinical trial data, along with information regarding safety issues, coverage policies from the private and public sectors, regulatory approvals, consensus statements, and an overall projection of the potential clinical efficacy and economic impact of the technology. Reports are reviewed annually up to 5 years post publication to determine if there is new literature or evidence that would impact a change in rating and warrant an updated report.

Mobile Medical Applications for Substance Use Disorder

Focus of the Report: Substance abuse and drug addiction are conditions that are notoriously difficult to treat with long-term success, as 40% to 60% of patients with drug addiction relapse. Mobile medical applications (MMAs) may fill gaps that currently exist in conventional treatment programs by enabling patients to better manage their care and track their health and wellnes…

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