Digital health technologies (DHTs) are expected to improve both the quality and delivery of healthcare services for European countries while ensuring the sustainability of Europe’s healthcare systems. DHTs are also able to collect real-world data and evidence relevant for decision makers. However, the implementation of DHTs implies new methodological challenges to the standardisation of assessment criteria. As long as existing Health Technology Assessment methodologies remain not harmonised and interoperable at EU level, they are unable to capture the real added value of DHTs.

The problem

Our solution

EDiHTA will be the first flexible, inclusive, validated and ready-for-use European HTA framework reaching Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 6-7, allowing the assessment of different DHTs (e.g. telemedicine, mApps, AI) at different TRLs, territorial levels (national, regional and local) and perspectives (e.g. payer, society, hospital). All relevant stakeholders will contribute to its design, development and validation. The digital framework will be piloted in real healthcare settings in 5 major European hospitals and through an open piloting scheme with European DHT developers.


The principles of EDiHTA are to 1) promote a holistic approach involving all stakeholders for consensus building at national and European levels; 2) define a common terminology, harmonise and enrich existing HTA frameworks and create an open repository with frameworks, guides, articles and HTA methodologies; 3) optimise assessment processes along the DHT life cycle; 4) follow a multi-stakeholder, multi-domain and modular approach; 5) co-create EDiHTA solutions; and 6) provide a validated and ready-for-use digital HTA framework for DHTs.

4 Years
16 Partners
10 countries
5 pilot sites
8M€ funding

Key facts

EDiHTA is a 4-year Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Action funded under call HORIZON-HLTH-2023-IND-06-07.
The project is set to start on January 1 2024.

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