Australia and New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand Horizon Scanning Network (ANZHSN)

Horizon Scanning focuses on the early identification of new health technologies and the assessment of their impact on the health care system. The National Horizon Scanning Unit (NHSU) and New and Emerging Techniques – Surgical (NET-S) provide topical information; the website also lists bulletins for download.

Link to ANZHSN

Link to ANZHSN publications

Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures – Surgical (ASERNIP-S)

The mission of ASERNIP-S is to assess new and emerging surgical technologies and techniques. The services provided include systematic overviews, assessment of new and emerging technologies, facilitation of audits and the production of clinical practice guidelines.


Link to ASERNIP-S publications

Adelaide Health Technology Assessment (AHTA)

AHTA is located within the University of Adelaide. Its main activities include the provision of HTA for public decision makers, horizon scanning, development of clinical guidelines and advancement of methodological approaches to technology assessment.

Link to AHTA

Link to AHTA publications

Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC)

MSAC is an interdisciplinary assessment body of the Australian Minister of Health and Ageing. It advises the Minister on evidence relating to the safety, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of new medical technologies and procedures.

Link to MSAC

Link to MSAC publications