Washington, DC, June 18, 2018 (PAHO/WHO) - The Regional Base of Health Technology Assessment Reports in the Americas - BRISA reached 1,000 reports produced by member organizations of the Regional Network of Health Technology Assessments for the Americas (RedETSA).

With this tool, PAHO and RedETSA seek to promote the use of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) to improve the decision-making process of incorporating technologies into health systems.

"The grow of BRISA since its launch is a sign of the consolidation of RedETSA, and another step in the institutionalization of health technology assessment in the Region", said James Fitzgerald, Director of Health Systems and Services at PAHO.


BRISA seeks to centralize in a single platform the reports produced by the member organizations of the Network and to give visibility to reports that would otherwise remain dispersed or without access to the public.

The BRISA tool was launched in November 2017 and was developed in collaboration with BIREME (Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information) through the Virtual Health Library, which hosts the database. PAHO, as the secretariat of RedETSA, is in charge of the selection and centralization of the reports.

Institutions can place the BRISA RSS in their websites, with the search criteria they prefer, and receive updated content automatically.

BRISA is available at