South Australian Policy Advisory Committee on Technology (SAPACT)
The South Australian Policy Advisory Committee on Technology (SAPACT) is an expert advisory committee to the South Australia (SA) Department for Health and Wellbeing. It was convened in May 2014 to establish statewide governance, evaluation and policy advice regarding the use of high-cost and high-risk health technologies in SA.
SAPACT considers non-drug health technology comprising of diagnostic and treatment interventions including diagnostic tests, prostheses, implantable devices and medical and surgical procedures for health technologies not already subject to assessment via other pathways and:
Predicted health system expenditure is:
≥ $100,000 for a Local Health Network (LHN) per year; or
≥ $300,000 within the SA public health system per year; or
The technology is Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) Class III or Active Implantable Medical Device (AIMD), regardless of anticipated expenditure associated with its introduction; or
There is potential for system-wide efficiency or quality benefits from a statewide approach to technology implementation.
SAPACT meets five times a year to review applications for high-risk and high cost health technologies referred by the LHNs.
The last meeting scheduled for 2020 is on 20 November.
SAPACT membership is comprised of Senior Clinicians from all Local Health Networks (LHNs) nominated by the LHN CEOs, Experts in Health Technology Assessment (HTA), Health Economics and Research Ethics and Leads in the SA Health Department HTA Program, Clinical Commissioning, Procurement and a Consumer Representative.
Professor Guy Maddern (SAPACT Chair). RP Jepson Professor of Surgery; Discipline Leader – Surgery, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences; University of Adelaide; Director of Research, Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research, TQEH
Ms Naomi Burgess (SAPACT Convenor) Chief Pharmacist and Director, Medicines and Technology Programs, SA Health
Dr Deborah Chen Manager – Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Program, Medicines and Technology Programs, SA Health
Dr Gerry O'Callaghan Executive Director, Medical & Clinical Governance, CALHN
Professor Rob Padbury Clinical Director, Division of Surgery and Perioperative Medicine, SALHN
Dr John Maddison Acting Executive Director of Medical Services, Acting Divisional Director (Medical) Critical Care, NALHN
Dr Cindy Molloy Executive Director, Medical Services, WCHN
Dr Hendrika Meyer Chief Clinical Advisor Rural Support Service, SA Health
Dr Elaine Pretorius Executive Director of Medical Services, Limestone Coast LHN
Dr Mau Nam Wee Deputy Director of Medical Services, Barossa Hills Fleurieu LHN
Professor John Beltrame Michell Professor of Medicine, University of Adelaide; Director of Research, CALHN, and Consultant Cardiologist
Professor Brendon Kearney Site Clinical Director, SA Pathology
Dr Benjamin Reddi Senior Consultant, Intensive Care Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital
Dr Brita Pekarsky Principal Advisor, Health Economics & Analytics, SA Ambulance
Dr David Hunter Senior Lecturer in Ethics and Professional Practice, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide
Mr David Tamblyn Team Leader, Adelaide Health Technology Assessment (AHTA)
Dr David Tivey Research Manager - Research & Evaluation, incorporating ASERNIP-S, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Mr Kenneth Lang Manager, Planning and Clinical Commissioning, SA Health
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