Irish HTA body a step nearer:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Ireland's ministry of health and children has announced the panel of experts responsible for establishing the national health technology assessment body. Pending its enactment, the Health Information and Quality Authority will be central to delivering "high-quality services that are based on evidence-supported best practice". The 12-member board of the interim body includes: Dolores Quinn, account manager of Abbott Laboratories' Diagnostic Division (see page 22); and Dr Ian Callanan, a specialist in orthopaedic surgery and healthcare management, and president of the Irish Society for Quality and Safety in Healthcare. It will be chaired by Mr Pat McGrath, managing director of the Project Management Group and said to have "extensive experience in dealing with regulatory authorities".