New Health Technologies
Managing Access, Value and Sustainability
This report discusses the need for an integrated and cyclical approach to managing
health technology in order to mitigate clinical and financial risks, and ensure acceptable
value for money. The analysis considers how health systems and policy makers should
adapt in terms of development, assessment and uptake of health technologies. The first
chapter provides an examination of adoption and impact of medical technology in the
past and how health systems are preparing for continuation of such trends in the future.
Subsequent chapters examine the need to balance innovation, value, and access for
pharmaceuticals and medical devices, respectively, followed by a consideration of
their combined promise in the area of precision medicine. The final chapter examines
how health systems can make better use of health data and digital technologies. The
report focuses on opportunities linked to new and emerging technologies as well as
current challenges faced by policy makers, and suggests a new governance framework
to address these challenges.
Published on January 15, 2017