The Health Technology Reference Group reports to the Clinical Principal Committee a sub-committee of the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (AHMAC).
The Health Technology Reference Group undertakes horizon scanning of new and emerging technologies.
Health Technology Reference Group comprises of representatives from all Australian state and territory health departments, Department of Veterans Affairs, Therapeutic Goods Administration, Commonwealth Office of Health Technology Assessment (Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC), Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC)) and the New Zealand Ministry of Health.
The identification and evaluation of new and emerging health technologies provides health jurisdictions with evidence-based advice on emerging technologies. This information is used to inform financing decisions and to assist in the managed introduction of new technologies.
The Health Technology Reference Group incorporates and maintaines functions from the previous committee Health Policy Advisory Committee on Technology (HealthPACT) and will have an altered ongoing role based on reviews being undertaken in 2018.Please note that Technology Briefs undertaken by HealthPACT are available for access on this website.