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EURopean wide Innovative Procurement of Health Innovation

Project description

Treating health systems in Europe to value-based innovation procurement

Public procurement can ensure that innovation enables patients to be in good health and to innovate the delivery of care, unlocking sustainable, resilient healthcare. However, budget limitations and spending reviews often result in group purchasing organisations and centralised procurement bodies seeking to buy in large volume, with an emphasis on spending reductions. Responding to the common needs of health systems across Europe, the EU-funded EURIPHI project will work to change procurement practices so they result in a value-based approach. Building on a common vision, the project will establish a community of practice using innovative procurement methods. It will also adapt the existing tools, perform market consultations, and develop a network of representatives of regional health authorities as well as policymakers and investors.


Public Procurement Organizations (PPO) are rethinking existing practices as currently, quality of care is compromised and they do not lead to economic most advantageous purchasing.

PPO involved in different PPI/PCP are teaming up around a novel approach of Value Based Procurement (VBP) joined by national/regional procurement organizations and service providers with a common vision, a value based procurement of innovative solutions to enable the needed transformation of health and social care delivery. The EURIPHI consortium involves 14 PPO, 10 with a regional or national remit and service providers from 6 countries who together, procure for more than 200 care service providers. The European Health Public Procurement Alliance members are also contributing to the project. This provides a strong basis to build out a Value Based PPI Community of Practice (CoP) to successfully achieve one of the key objectives of the CSA.

The EURIPHI common vision is to build out around a MEAT VBP framework which will be made accessible with adaptions necessary to support the cross-border PPI leading to “MEAT Value Based PPI”. Cross-border PPI-Legal guidance will be developed by legal expert partners.

Innovative solutions will be identified in the fields of rapid diagnostic (RD) tools in infectious disease and in the most promising integrated care services (IC). The identification of specific demands and prioritization will be done by expert partners and through the establishment of the Health Regional Network including stakeholders.

Following an open market consultation, case testing will be performed for 1-2 RD and 3-4 IC innovative solutions and serve as an input for the PPI or PCP writing of SC1-BHC-20-2020.

Dissemination and exploitation will be done by partners with a European or International remit and by an involvement of all partners in a blog series and EURIPHI Insights, with the support of a permanent secretariat.

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Net EU contribution
€ 386 250,00
1000 Bruxelles / Brussel

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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
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€ 386 250,00

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