HealthPACT is the national committee for the horizon scanning of new and emerging technologies.
HealthPACT is a sub-committee of the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (AHMAC), reporting directly to the Hospitals Principal Committee (HPC). HealthPACT comprises of representatives from all Australian State and Territory health departments, the Australian Department of Health, the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC), and the New Zealand Ministry of Health.
HealthPACT was established to provide advance notice of significant new and emerging technologies to health departments in Australia and New Zealand to exchange information on and evaluate the potential impact of emerging technologies on their respective health systems.
HealthPACT provides its health jurisdictions with evidence-based advice on emerging technologies. This information is used to inform financing decisions and to assist in the managed introduction of new technologies.
Read the HealthPACT Strategic Plan 2015-2020