Health Policy Institute

 European Digital HTA 



The first European Digital HTA framework co-created by all stakeholders along the value chain.

Health Policy Institute is a part of the Consortium for the EDiHTA project undertaken within the EU Horizon Europe programme.

About the project:

Health systems worldwide are under constant pressure to provide high-quality services. Digital health technologies (DHTs) can be game-changers in improving the quality of healthcare services. Existing Health Technology Assessments (HTAs) are unable to capture the real added value of DHTs. EDiHTA, a 4-year research project recently funded under the EU’s Horizon Europe programme, is set out to develop the first flexible, inclusive, validated and ready-for-use European HTA framework reaching Technology Readiness Level 6-7, allowing the assessment of different DHTs (e.g. telemedicine, mApps, AI) at different TRLs, territorial levels (national, regional and local) and perspectives (e.g. payer, society, hospital).
Awarded with 8 million euros in funding under the EU’s Horizon Europe programme, the project officially started on January 1, 2024.

EDiHTA key facts:

  • 16 partners
  • 10 countries
  • 4 years: 2024-2028
  • 8M EUR funding
  • 5 pilot sites

EDiHTA: A joint mission.

Coordinated by the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, and led by PI Professor Americo Cicchetti, EDiHTA brings together a multi-disciplinary consortium of 16 partners from 10 European countries with key expertise in HTA research, including 3 HTA agencies, 4 clinical partners as end-users of DHTs and a patient organisation, one NGO specialised in HTA, a global quality assurance and risk management company and notified body for MDR certification as well as the European Institute of Technology, the European Patients’ Forum and the European Health Management Agency.

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