Health technologies and digital health

Health technologies play a role in nearly every area of health. Using digital information and modern communication technologies effectively is vital to the future of our health system.

About health technologies and digital health

Find out what we mean by these terms.

What we do

Read about our role and responsibilities in the areas of health technologies and digital health.

Health technology assessments (HTAs)

Learn how we use HTAs to assess the value of medicines, vaccines, medical devices and medical services.

Reform and reviews

Find out about current HTA reforms and reviews.

Related initiatives and programs

Related initiatives and programs

2020–25 National Health Reform Agreement (NHRA)

Signed by all Australian governments, the 2020–25 Addendum to National Health Reform Agreement (NHRA) aims to improve health outcomes for all Australians and ensure our health system is sustainable.

Better Access initiative

The Better Access initiative gives Medicare rebates to help people access mental health professionals and care, regardless of where they live. Find out how the initiative works, who is eligible and how you can access supports.

Australian Digital Health Agency

Our portfolio agency, the Australian Digital Health Agency, aims to improve health outcomes for Australians through the delivery of national digital health services and systems.

See its site for details on how to use services like My Health Record, telehealth, electronic prescriptions and more.

Visit the agency's site

Resources

Resources

HTACCC communique – 21 February 2024

The Health Technology Assessment Consumer Consultative Committee (HTACCC) met on 21 February 2024 for its 25th formal meeting. This document provides a record of the meeting.