What do we do at the ITA?

The Institute for Technology Assessment’s (ITA) mission is to conduct health outcomes research to guide the development, evaluation, and utilization of medical technologies that improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of medical care

Who are we?

We are physicians and methodologic experts from diverse fields and we find where healthcare is valuable. Our research aims to optimize disease treatment and prevention, quality of life, and cost-effectiveness of care. The ITA includes individuals with training and expertise in the core disciplines of biostatistics, epidemiology, economics, decision science, health-related quality of life measurement, outcomes analysis, and health care policy.

What do we do at the ITA?

We synthesize currently available data from myriad sources to develop mathematical models that answer big-ticket public health questions when clinical trials are not feasible

We work in a collaborative team

The ITA is known for outcomes research in cancer (colorectal, lung, esophageal & thyroid) and several new research projects were initiated in the last five years that aim at informing policies to address the opioid epidemic (in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration), global hepatitis C elimination (in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO)), and more recently, COVID-19 mitigation response in the U.S.


Cunningham named Associate Director of ITA

Dr. Jag Chhatwal has announced Dr. Carrie Cunningham (nee Lubitz) is the Associate Director of the Institute for Technology Assessment (ITA). Dr ...
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Wrist-Worn Devices are Shown by MGH Researchers to be Cost-Effective for Screening of Atrial Fibrillation

A study simulating a population of 30 million people 65 and older found that wrist-wearable devices are more cost-effective than traditional electrocardiograms ...
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Overview of key transitions and feedback effects in the model. See SI Appendix, section S2 for full structure.

Researchers track crisis over 2 decades to better understand its stages, help guide policy response

A data-driven simulation model designed to help policymakers to better understand and address the nation’s rampant opioid crisis has been developed by ...
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