Health Technology Assessment Center
The HCFMRP-USP is integrated into the Brazilian Network for Health Technology Assessment (REBRATS) and has a Health Technology Assessment Center (NATS), whose goal is to disseminate the Health Technology Assessment (ATS), through decision-making regarding the inclusion of new technologies and evaluation of diffused technologies, aiming at their rational use and patient safety.
The Health Technologies Assessment Center – NATS, created by Ordinance HCRP No. 67/06, promotes technical skill in health technology assistance; develops actions for the permanent training of professionals and technicians; encourages and produces research aimed at the use of scientific evidence in decision-making; proposes clinical guidelines to the hospital, in line with the Unified Heath System needs; encourages and trains tutors to guide students and health professionals to carry out teaching and research activities focused on the evaluation of health technologies; sensitizes and encourages professionals in the culture of Health Technology Assessment; and fosters the articulation between teaching and service in the area of Health Technologies Assessment and Evidence-Based Health.
Prof. Dr. Altacílio Aparecido Nunes