Washington State Health Technology Assessment
Washington State Health Technology Assessment (WA HTA) evaluates selected health technologies using evidence-based reviews and an independent clinical committee. It strives to achieve better health care outcomes for enrollees and beneficiaries of state programs by paying for health technologies that work. In 2011, the Washington State Health Technology Assessment Program (WA HTA) commissioned the Center to conduct a review of similar programs and their components, and to complete a qualitative assessment of the WA HTA's existing stakeholder engagement efforts, making recommendations for enhancement. The Center's qualitative assessment included outreach to stakeholders to gather feedback about their understanding of and satisfaction with key WA HTA components, including: evidence and analysis; transparency of program processes; stakeholder engagement consistent with its legislative mandate; and achievement of program objectives identified in legislative mandate.