The history of the Center for Healthcare Quality Assessment and Control of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation began in 2000. The Ministry of Health founded the agency to control quality and safety of medical products releasing into circulation in Russia, to coordinate performance of regional agencies for certification and regulatory laboratories, to improve methodology for identifying and preventing distribution of substandard and falsified medical products.
Since 2015, the institution has been implementing government healthcare policy and providing information and methodological support for the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation. At present, principal activities of the institution comprise of:
- Comprehensive assessment of medicines;
- Methodological support, development and update of medical care standards;
- Assessment of clinical guidelines;
- Methodological support for clinical testing of new prevention methods, diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitation;
- Monitoring and update of medical care payment methods;
- International collaboration.
Moreover, the Center arranges conferences, workshops and trainings for experts on the issues within the Center’s competence and – upon organization’s requests for the purposes other than government orders – provides information and methodological support related to medicines circulation, quality, effectiveness and safety.
The General Director – Vitaly V. Omelyanovskiy.