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Member, Health Technology Assessment Committee

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Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across the province

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The Provincial Health Technology Assessment Committee is searching for a patient partner to sit on the committee who has a desire to contribute to meaningful, high-level decisions about the use of health technologies (e.g., devices, diagnostics and clinical procedures) across BC.

Open to: Patient partners across the province

Lead Organization or Department

Health Technology Assessment Office, Ministry of Health

Aim

The Health Technology Assessment Committee makes recommendation on the use of health technologies in BC. Patient experience and input is essential, and as part of the committee, the patient partner will review health technology assessments to contribute their opinions on how technologies should be used in BC's health care system. Health technology assessments are reports that include a comprehensive review of the existing clinical evidence, input from both health professionals and patients, and a BC-specific cost-effectiveness analysis and budget impact assessment.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of collaborate on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will work together with you to formulate solutions and incorporate your advice and recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible.

Eligibility

If you have a strong interest in this work but have not yet completed a PVN orientation and volunteer agreement, are unsure if your experience is a good fit or feel another format of engagement would work better with your availability, please contact the engagement leader directly.

Logistics

  • Vacancy : 1 (to join another patient partner that already sits on the committee)
  • Frequency: Monthly 2-hour teleconference meetings (typically, the second Thursday of the month) and an annual all day in-person meeting in Vancouver (in March or April). The first meeting the patient partner will participate in is on June 13, from 1 pm - 3 pm, over teleconference.

Reimbursement

Expenses for the patient partners in relation to attending the in-person meeting in Vancouver will be covered (including travel, accommodation, and meals).

Background

The Health Technology Assessment Committee (HTAC) leads a joint Ministry of Health and health authority process used to make evidence-informed recommendations about which health technologies (e.g., devices, diagnostics, clinical procedures, etc.) should be publicly provided in BC. HTAC has membership from the Ministry of Health and from each provincial and regional health authority. There is currently one patient partner and the committee is seeking to add an additional one. For more information on HTAC, please visit their website at www.health.gov.bc.ca/hta/.  

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Kathryn Proudfoot
Engagement Leader, Patient & Public Engagement | Provincial
604.668.8246
kproudfoot@bcpsqc.ca

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