HI 5314 Technology Assessment in Healthcare
This course will focus on methods and processes to evaluate positive and negative impacts of various techniques, technologies and interventions in healthcare. The focus will be standard approaches for measuring various outcomes, and development and evaluation of technology assessment models. We also focus on merging different outcomes measurement to conduct unified approach to evaluate effectiveness of planned / implemented technologies, to compare different options. Finally, we will try to explore tools / software used for technology assessment.
In this course, "Technology in Healthcare" will be used in a very broad sense, encompassing all interventions, equipment, treatment, etc., that are used in the health care field to care for consumers. Mainly, cost-effectiveness analysis and cost-utility analysis will be used for the purpose, and occasionally the more general terms of "effectiveness" or "outcomes" analysis will be utilized.
Basic statistics knowledge
To have completed following courses or with same level of content.
- Quality and Outcomes in Healthcare (HI-5315)
- Decision Making in Healthcare (HI-5303)
- Advance Decision Analysis-I (HI-6311)
This course requires consent of the instructor. You need to secure that consent before you can register for this course. Contact your instructor for approval or any questions you have.
By the end of the course, the student should be able to:
- Theoretical foundation of economic evaluation in healthcare
- Critical assessment of economic evaluation
- Differentiating four types of cost analysis
- Framing and designing the cost-effectiveness analysis
- Estimating costs
- Extract data and discuss uncertainty
- Reporting and presenting cost-effectiveness results