The health and social care sector is financed mainly by public funding. Procurement plays a key role in the purchase of goods – including medical devices, supplies, equipment – and services. It also provides a unique opportunity for Europe to ensure effective ways of investing in health by means of innovation procurement and addressing the sustainability and resilience of health and social care systems. Public procurement should therefore be considered as a strategic tool to improve and modernise health systems, and not be limited to a mechanism to buy goods or services. In this paper, EURIPHI addresses the opportunities and current challenges of cross-border procurement of innovative healthcare solutions and proposing models to further incentivise its uptake in Europe.
EURIPHI Reflection Paper ‘Advancing health systems in Europe through cross-border value-based innovation procurement’
Published on 21.10.2020