The mission of the Institute for Technology Assessment (ITA) 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.


The Institute was established in 1997 (originally known as the Decision Analysis and Technology Assessment (DATA) Group), in order to support economically-based assessment of medical technologies, and outcomes research in general. The Institute provides the infrastructure and expertise to evaluate diagnostic and therapeutic medical technologies at all stages of development, and thereby to promote optimal … Read more

Department and Institutional Grounding

The formation of the Institute acknowledges the increased breadth of research activities and the active involvement of investigators from a wide group of disciplines. From a historical and content perspective, the departmental home has been and remains in Radiology. However, the Institute is now recognized as an institutional program, and has important connections to many … Read more