HTAI – Health Technology Assessment

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The innkeepers at our DC bed and breakfast blog regularly about conferences in Washington D.C.. Many of these conferences bring together specialists in fields such as gastroenterology, geophysics, and other highly technical fields that seem to bear little relation to our everyday lives. Take, for example, an upcoming conference held by Health Technology Assessment International, or HTAI (June 16th – 18th at the Grand Hyatt Washington). The intimidating name of the organization may obscure its importance, for the purpose of health technology assessment is to evaluate the use of medical technologies – understood broadly to include software systems used by healthcare providers, pharmaceutical technology, and medical devices, among others – in order to assess whether their use is in conformity with their intended purpose.

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Events like the White House Correspondent’s Dinner will likely consume the attention of the national media. But it’s the unsung heroes in organizations like the HTAI that make possible our treasured moments of leisure. Our resident innkeepers and cooks often meet conference attendees for breakfast in the morning, where lively discussions and debates occur over a french omelette and coffee. It is because of interactions like these that tourists can experience the vibrant intellectual atmosphere of Washington DC in a cozy, welcoming atmosphere. It is for this reason, among others, that we hope you choose our B&B when seeking accommodation in Washington DC.

Marcos Gonzalez
Resident Innkeeper
American Guest House, A Washington, DC bed and breakfast

(image source: http://www.htai2014.org/venue)

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