Feel free to click on the titles of the table in order to sort the content according to your needs or type in any keyword of interest (e.g., Psychiatry) in the search box above the table for a more specific filtering process.Technology assessment is research that is intended to help decisionmakers deal with the development, acquisition and utilisation of healthcare technologies.Healthcare professionals now recognise the need for assessment information in decisionmaking.

As a part of their functions AHRQ funds Evidence Based Practice Centers in the US and Canada, which specialize in the conduct and methods of systematic reviews.

The mission of CADTH (formerly known as the Canadian Coordinating Office for Health Technology Assessment or CCOHTA) is to provide timely, relevant, rigorously derived, evidence-based information about drugs and other health technologies as well as support the decision-making process in Canada.

Federal, provincial and territorial health care decision makers rely on CADTH to provide them with credible information and impartial advice, unlike regulators who determine which drugs or technologies should be used to achieve the best outcomes both on patient health and the health care system.

The Cochrane Collaboration is an international collaboration of researchers for the purpose of conducting and disseminating the results of systematic reviews.

It is imperative therefore that proper educational programmes be developed to prepare engineers for a broader role in healthcare.

The paper elaborates on aspects of technology assessment and the need for training of engineers in specific concepts and principles. AHRQ funds research on health care quality, costs, outcomes, and patient safety. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), complementing the biomedical research mission of its sister agency, the National Institutes of Health.This group also conducts research in the methodology of systematic reviewing.Effective Health Care is a section of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA) that focuses on effectiveness and improved health outcomes.This section of MMA authorizes the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to conduct research, demonstrations, and evaluations designed to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of Medicare, Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).