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Optimal Public Procurement Services In The Healthcare Marketplace

Objective

OPUS creates an efficient e-procurement mechanism that enables hospitals and pharmaceutical suppliers to electronically exchange contractual information, aided by the technologies of optimisation and business rules. OPUS mediation service provider will grasp the market opportunity, as this is triggered by the consumer's request, offer the participants the ability to dynamically constellate with other medical suppliers, and promote collective competition among the constellations. Appropriate settlement modelles will address the necessary contractual and/or value sharing arrangements spontaneously or dynamically. OPUS modules, entailing the various business perspectives, policies and market rules, will resolve any apparent conflict. The dynamic pricing modules will dismantle the generated product and disseminate the value among the implicated partners.

Work description:
The OPUS project introduces a new framework, in order to sufficiently support the Dynamic Value Constellation form of medical supply arrangements. OPUS addresses the healthcare supply chain in a unified approach and proposes an innovative procurement environment based on optimisation algorithms. Innovation can be seen in three different aspects, namely:
1) Content;
2) Planning;
3) Price clearing.

Current leading e-procurement solutions concentrate in the dynamic binding of buyer requests and seller offes. This does not fit at all with the requirements of the healthcare sector. The solution that OPUS proposes is a reverse auction optimised procedure.

Milestones:
1st Milestone (Month 9): Specification and design of the required infrastructure, an initial OPUS prototype & baseline report.
2nd Milestone (month 16): Delivery of initial OPUS prototype and mid term report.
3rd Milestone (month 24): Delivery of the final OPUS prototype.
4th Milestone [month 30]: OPUS dissemination and use plan.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

SYSTIMATA MIKROYPOLOGISTON AE (PC SYSTEMS AE)
Address
Odos Pentelis 14
15126 Marousi
Greece

Participants (11)

AZIENDA UNITA SANITARIA LOCALE BARI/3
Italy
Address
Piazza De Napoli 5
70022 Altamura
CUSTODIX
Belgium
Address
Verlorenbroodstraat 120 Bus 14
9820 Merelbeke
GNOMON INFORMATICS S.A.
Greece
Address
Iktinou Str. 12
54622 Thessaloniki
ILOG
France
Address
9, Rue De Verdun
94250 Gentilly
MEDIBRIDGE SA
Belgium
Address
Rue Du Bourdon 100
1180 Bruxelles
REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY OF THESSALIA, GREECE
Greece
Address
Regional Health Authority Of Thessalia (Pesy), Larissa
Larissa
RESEARCH IN ADVANCED MEDICAL INFORMATICS AND TELEMATICS
Belgium
Address
Verlorenbroodstraat 120 Bus 14
9280 Merelbeke
SOCIETY OF LOGISTICS ENGINEERS, EUROPEAN BRANCH
Luxembourg
Address
Namsa
8302 Capellen
THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
Address
Houghton Street
WC2A 2AE London
THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom
Address
Sussex House Falmer
BN1 9RH Falmer, Brighton, East Sussex
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
United States
Address
387 Soda Hall
MC 1776 Berkeley