A consortium of seven leading European university hospitals, coordinated by Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden, joins efforts to innovate procurement of digital health and care services. The project will engage all stakeholders, such as hospitals, developers, industrial partners, medical researchers and health professionals as well as patients, in order to address unmet needs in hospital services.
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 healthcare needs and stakeholders’ 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”, says Nicke Svanvik, Director of Innovation and Development at the Karolinska University Hospital. He continues, “the platform brings together expertise on digital healthcare, patient-centered care and procurement from the demand and supply side with the ultimate aim to address shared unsolved clinical challenges. “
Platform for Procurement of Innovation and Innovation of Procurement is a Collaboration & Support Action under Horizon2020, funded with a grant of €3 million by the European Commission. The consortium consists of leading European university hospitals that are members of the European University Hospital Alliance (EUHA), as well as additional partners including affiliated research institutions and an independent health quality and assessment agency.
Consortium partners are 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 will be supported by the EUHA, EIT Health and MedTech Europe.
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