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Value

Posted on 17.03.2021

MedTech Slovenia: building the future together

  The next chapter in the story of Slovenia’s medical technology industry has begun – and it is being co-written by leaders from the in-vitro diagnostics and medical devices sectors. SIEDMA and SLO-MED have formally merged to become MedTech Slovenia. Together, we are combining our expertise to speak for our diverse industry with one voice. […]

By Peter Bratusek President, MedTech Slovenija

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Access

Posted on 15.03.2021

VIP access: a proposal for a new model for embracing healthcare innovation

High-value innovations in care delivery play an essential role in solving the challenges facing Europe’s health system. However, ensuring adoption and uptake of new technology solutions is far from simple. Current reimbursement and access models have served Europe well but are now reaching their limit in ensuring timely patient access to truly cutting-edge technologies and […]

By Lieven Annemans Senior Full Professor of Health Economics at the Faculties of Medicine at Ghent University and Brussels University, Belgium

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Value Based Procurement

Posted on 03.11.2020

Current trends in tendering innovation at risk

Medical technology procurement must focus on quality if it is to deliver value Tenders for medical devices across Europe are increasingly focused on price only. This is one of the key findings of a recent analysis “Tendering Medical Devices in Europe – Strategy & Implications for Pricing” that we conducted on tenders from 2016 to […]

By Luca Morreale Head of Operations at BASE life science

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COVID-19

Posted on 14.09.2020

Why COVID-19 makes value-based healthcare more critical than ever?

Healthcare should put patients at the heart of decision-making, while delivering benefits for society as efficiently as possible. This, I believe, was clear before the pandemic. However, the additional strain under which our systems must operate at present, as well as additional demands for resources, make the case for value-based healthcare (VBHC) stronger than ever […]

By Christophe Duhayer Managing Director, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices France

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COVID-19

Posted on 17.07.2020

The rise of the humble medical mask

This blog is part of a blog series that showcases the medtech role in the different phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read here more COVID-19 related blogs. More info on MedTech Europe’s info hub.  The medical mask was a product once taken for granted, but now is being recognised as a vital tool for public health. […]

By Hans Bax Senior Advisor MEAT Value-Based Procurement

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Research & Innovation

Posted on 22.05.2020

Closing the innovation loop: how start-ups can show value

One of my great frustrations is to see start-ups fall at the final hurdle. Too many early-stage companies with promising innovations spend their energy – and funds – answering crucial questions about the safety and effectiveness of their products, only to find that they have no answers to the additional questions asked by payers.   […]

By Furio Gramatica Director of Development & Innovation at Don Gnocchi Foundation

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Value Based Procurement

Posted on 02.03.2020

Can procurement unlock value-based healthcare?

In recent years, there has been increasing attention on how we can address the biggest challenges in healthcare: variation in patient outcomes, unsustainable cost increases, and low-value care. As populations age and the rates of chronic diseases rise, we have no choice but to rethink how we get value from healthcare spending.  In January, MedTech […]

By Hans Bax Senior Advisor MEAT Value-Based Procurement

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Value Based Procurement

Posted on 20.01.2020

VBP: The road from unwanted necessity to high impact strategic partner

Public procurement was established as a way of purchasing products that hospitals need. However, this one-dimensional view of procurement is changing very quickly. From humble beginnings as an obscure back-office function, I am pleased to say procurement is fast becoming a high-impact strategic partner for hospitals.  What’s behind this shift? Traditionally, product price has been […]

By Kjetil Istad Director Sykehusinnkjøp HF, Norway & Vice-president EHPPA

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Value Based Procurement

Posted on 02.12.2019

How innovative procurement can improve healthcare outcomes

In healthcare, the traditional role of procurement was to secure the availability of goods and services needed to deliver care. Once this was achieved, procurement moved one step up the ‘pyramid of procurement activities’: negotiating on product prices and discounts, in order to reduce spending on medical devices and consumables.  In recent years, things have […]

By Hans Bax Senior Advisor MEAT Value-Based Procurement