Evaluating our impact
Health Technology Wales is committed to monitoring and evaluating our work. To do this, we developed an Evaluation Plan and processes to capture data, monitor our outcomes and evaluate what difference our work makes.
Here are some key HTW achievements to date:
topics proposed to HTW
topics progressed to evidence appraisal
Sources of topic proposals in 2019
Appraisal Panel meetings
pieces of Guidance published
downloads of our Guidance
unique web visitors
followers on social media
social media engagements
We applied health technology assessment methods to the Bevan Health Technology Exemplars (HTE) programme, producing brief technology exploration reports to assess the evidence underpinning the 2018 and 2019 applications.
We appraised mechanical chest compression devices, to be used by the ambulance service on adults experiencing out-of-hospital non-traumatic cardiac arrest. We published Guidance in February 2018.
Having recently entered a ‘Celtic connections’ strategic alliance with our equivalent national bodies in Scotland and Ireland, we’re happy to report that progress is already being made.
"I welcome the progress made by Health Technology Wales in its first year. They are delivering high-quality evidence-informed advice to our health boards on a range of non-medicine technologies. This is important work that will ensure our health service in Wales is at the forefront of modern technology."
Vaughan Gething AM, Minister for Health and Social Services
“The right people are looking at the right evidence appraisals. They were very responsive and reflected many of our comments in the final appraisal.”
"Many thanks for this very helpful input this year... it has certainly improved the robustness of the decisions and also informed us where the gaps in evidence are."
Helen Howson, Director, Bevan Commission
“In my honest opinion, health services need such high quality health technology appraisals now more than ever in order to develop and deliver clinical- and cost-effective care.”
"A huge amount of value, evidence and rigour was added to the Health Tech Exemplar application and assessment process by having HTW join the panel."
Tom James, Head of Innovation and Industry Engagement, Welsh Government
Evaluation strategy documents
Communications strategy documents