European collaboration to tackle innovation of procurement in healthcare

A consortium of seven leading European university hospitals, coordinated by Karolinska University Hospital, will join efforts to innovate procurement of digital health and care services.

The aim is to address unmet needs in hospital services and develop methods for procurement of innovation

The project will engage all stakeholders, such as hospitals, developers, industrial partners, policy makers and other enablers, medical researchers and health professionals as well as patients, in order address unmet needs in hospital services and develop methods for procurement of innovation. The project is funded by Horizon2020, the European Union research framework program. 

Identifying common needs for a pro-active approach on procuring innovation in health care

The digital transformation of healthcare asks for the procurement of innovative solutions for which public-private collaborations are essential. Currently, these collaborations are often reactive and not fully connected with the healthcare needs and the stakeholder's involvement.

To address this challenge, the Platform for Procurement of Innovation and Innovation of Procurement will create a cross-border Community of Practice of European university hospitals that will bring together experts from the demand and supply side to identify common clinical needs for digital health and care services and procurement of innovation knowledge.

Leading European university hospitals joining forces to address unsolved clinical challenges

The platform brings together expertise on digital healthcare, patient-centered care and procurement with the ultimate aim to address shared unsolved clinical challenges. The consortium consists of leading European university hospitals that are members of the European University Hospital Alliance, as well as additional partners including affiliated research institutions and an independent health quality and assessment agency.

The project will be supported by the European University Hospital Alliance, EIT Health and MedTech Europe.

Contact

Martina Ahlberg, Project Manager
Telephone: +46 76 551 90 35
E-mail: martina.ahlberg@karolinska.se

PiPPi – Platform for Procurement of Innovation and Innovation of Procurement

PiPPi (Platform for Procurement of Innovation and Innovation of Procurement) is a Collaboration and Support Action under Horizon2020, funded with a grant of 3 million Euro by the European Commission.

Partners in the consortium: Karolinska University Hospital (Sweden), Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam (the Netherlands), San Raffaele Hospital (Italy), Medizinische Universität Wien (Austria), Vall d'Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus (Spain), Agency for Health Quality and Assessment of Catalonia (Spain), Helsinki University Hospital (Finland) and King's College Hospital (United Kingdom).

The project is funded by Horizon2020, the European Union research framework program, and will run from December 2018 until 2021.

Coordinator: The Center for Innovation at the Karolinska University Hospital.

Read more at the PiPPi website

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