Colombia_flag  Bogotá DC, Colombia

– Dr. Adriana Robayo Executive Director, IETS


History and Structure

The Colombian agency of health technology assessment, Instituto de Evaluación Tecnológica en Salud (IETS), is a not-for-profit, public-private agency established in September 2011. Its members include the Colombian Ministry of Health and Social Protection, the Colombian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, the National Institute of Food and Drug Monitoring (INVIMA), the National Institute of Health (INS), the Colombian Medical School Association (Ascofame) and the Colombian Association of Scientific Societies.

What do we do?

  • From scientific, economic, and social perspectives, we rigorously evaluate healthcare technologies.
  • We promote participation by engaging healthcare system users and stakeholders.
  • We provide reliable information to enhance equitable and quality access to healthcare technologies.


Our main goal is to generate evidence with scientific rigor to support decision-making in healthcare, standardize clinical practice, and contribute to the sustainability of the Colombian healthcare system.

How IETS Works

IETS produces health technology assessments, economic evaluations, budget impact analyses, systematic reviews, evidence-based clinical guidelines and protocols of drugs, medical devices, procedures and treatments to support policy makers and healthcare professionals decide what technologies are effective, offer the best quality and value for money and therefore should be financed with public funds.

Current Projects (A Selection):

  • Clinical practice guidelines for the timely detection, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of lymphomas and leukemias in children and adolescents.
  • Therapeutic approaches for non-communicable chronic diseases
  • Budget impact analysis of contact lenses and wheelchairs.

Check here the list of over 900 products we have developed since 2013:

Future Plans

  • Development of clinical pathways
  • Provide advice on the design and implementation of health technology assessment agencies in middle-income countries


Agency Information

Country: Colombia
Description of population served: National
Population served (mil): 47
Current HTA budget (mil USD): 2 million annually
Permanent staff: 36
Consultants: variable
Ongoing TA projects: 28

Contact Information

CEO: Dr. Adriana Robayo
Contact person: Executive Director

Instituto de Evaluación Tecnológica en Salud
Autorpista Norte 118-30. Oficina 201
Bogotá DC Colombia

Tel: +571 3770100