The Finnish Coordinating Center for Health Technology Assessment (FinCCHTA) is located at the Oulu University Hospital (OYS). The objective of the unit is to coordinate Health Technology Assessment (HTA) in Finland as well as to cooperate with international HTA bodies. Other key objectives are to develop HTA methodological training and strengthen its related research.
FinCCHTA also wants to develop its operations in the field of digital healthcare. For this reason, the new Digi-HTA assessment method has been introduced as part of FinCCHTA’s activities. Digi-HTA was developed under the DigiHealth HUB project and in cooperation with the University of Oulu and FinCCHTA. Digi-HTA provides evidence-based information about new digital healthcare solutions, such as mobile applications and artificial intelligence and robotics solutions. The Digi-HTA recommendations are published on the FinCCHTA website and are freely available to all healthcare stakeholders.