Senior Advisor MEAT Value-Based Procurement
My name is Hans Bax, 51 years of age, and since February 1st supporting Medtech’s Market Access & Economic Policies team on (MEAT) Value-based Procurement. I am holding over 25 years of (international) experience in procurement and supply chain management, especially in health care provider organisations. Before joining Medtech I have been representing the GDEKK, a Cologne-based healthcare GPO, holding responsibility for all Dutch activities and was head of procurement at the University Medical Center Groningen (Netherlands). Besides supporting the MEAT Value-based Procurement project, I am lecturer on Public Procurement and Tendermanagement at NEVI, the Dutch Association for Purchasing Management.
5 blogs from the author
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Posted on 24.06.2019
Can procurement deliver the ‘best value’ for money?
To my mind, the overarching challenge of modern healthcare systems is to increase the value and outcomes of care, not just to control costs. As someone keenly interested in procurement, this leads me to question what it all means for how health systems buy the technologies they need. In a competitive healthcare system, like the […]
Posted on 17.06.2019
Procurement is on a journey to a ‘value-based’ future
The essence of travelling, either by foot, train or plane, is replacing one’s existing location for another more desired or needed one. But why do we do it? Sometimes it’s the appeal of a new destination – perhaps a ski resort or a tropical island. On other occasions, the decision to move away is driven […]