Departament of Health

Projects under development

Opened projects to provide information

Agreement between the Basque Ministry of Health and the Spanish Ministry of Health

  • Analysis of Safety, Efficacy and Costs of Hybrid Operating Rooms
  • Use and usefulness of adaptive radiation therapy in cancer patients
  • Clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness of incorporating artificial intelligence into the breast cancer screening program
  • Platform for gait recovery in patients with neurological sequelae
  • Telemonitoring and computerized management of patients on home dialysis and rehabilitation activities
  • Use of self-sampling to determine Human Papillomavirus in cervical cancer screening program
  • Limiting indoor sports activities in the prevention of Covid19 infections
  • Update of scientific evidence on zero bacteremia and zero pneumonia projects
  • Cardiovascular monitoring system by photoplethysmography
  • Intrasacular device for endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms
  • Robotic system for the preparation of oncological medication
  • Multi-resistant microorganism molecular diagnostic test (MMR)
  • Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for the treatment of paediatric patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis
  • Intestinal ultrasound without and with oral or intravenous contrast
  • Active bone conduction hearing implant piezoelectric
  • HIFU – High intensity focused ultrasound – in essential tremor (updated)
  • Emerging Technologies Plan
  • Methodological developments: Scientific advice/ early dialogues

Projects funded by the Spanish Health Research Funds (FIS)

  • Strengthening decision-making capacity in the Spanish Health System through living evidence: An innovative work framework

European projects FP7

  • DISCHARGE. Diagnostic Imaging Strategies for Patients with Stable Chest Pain and Intermediate Risk of Coronary Artery Disease: Comparative Effectiveness Research of Existing Technologies.
  • Full trial results are available in The New England Journal of Medicine article: “CT or Invasive Coronary Angiography in Stable Chest Pain”. N Engl J Med 2022 Apr 28; 386(17):1591-1602.

DG SanCo Europe projects

Horizon 2020 projects

Marie Curie projects

  • It is coordinated by the Sacro Cuore University of Rome. It provides mobility to researchers and training in prestigious centers such as Stanford, Sapienza in Rome, Leuven, Canada's cancer research center, among others.


  • VALIDATE-HTA. Coordinated by the Radboud University of the Netherlands, it aims to provide high level training in Health Technology Assessment.

Other collaborative projects with the RedETS network

  • Participation in the methodological manual coordinated by the UETS, Community of Madrid: Selection criteria in the participation of health professionals in Health Technology Assessment
  • Participation in the methodological development coordinated by IACS: Recommendations for conducting and incorporating studies that generate real world evidence (RWE) in HTA
  • Participation in the Methodological Report coordinated by SESCS: Evaluation of Patient Participation in Health Technology Assessment Reports
  • Methodological group coordinated by AQuAS on digital technologies and artificial intelligence

Other International Collaboration Projects

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