HAS is an independent government body whose aim is to contribute to the quality and effectiveness of the healthcare system. Its main mission is to provide all patients and users with access to effective medical care. The supreme healthcare body performs three main functions: assessment, references and certifications/accreditations:
In 2012, the legislation formulated the main mission of the Supreme healthcare body, namely “to coordinate development and distribution of information of appropriate quality in medical facilities for users and their representatives.” In November 2013, the website Scope Santé that provides all information on the quality of healthcare and ways of treatment in healthcare facilities, was launched.
The supreme healthcare body carries out their activity not only in France, but also at the international level.
This body cooperates with various state and private organizations, medical and professional associations in France, and has close relations with the Department.
At the European and international level, the Supreme healthcare body established multilateral relations with most facilities.
It is a member of the European medical assessment cooperation program (EUnetHTA20), and it coordinates concerted actions on the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease in many the European countries.