The Department of Health Technology and Services Research (HTSR) at the University of Twente investigates the impact of new health technologies to optimize healthcare from the perspective of patients/clients and the health system. The specific objectives of HTSR are to:
- model the health and economic impact of new potential diagnostic and prognostic technologies and therapeutic interventions in order support optimization of the development process;
- elicit patient and stakeholder preferences and to assess benefit-risk of new technologies in order to support decision makers in health technology use; and
- assess how health technology, together with organizational structures and processes, affects the adoption process in health systems, access to and delivery of healthcare, quality and safety of health(care) delivery, and the associated healthcare costs.