Director Market Access and Economic Policies, MedTech Europe
Yves leads the Access & Economic Policies team we focus on European legislative and research initiatives in fields as procurement, health technology assessment, evidence generation representing the medtech industry view and deploying own initiatives striving to have a timely access for medical technologies and solutions and have these appropriately used and rewarded.
Yves has an applied science and engineering background with further education in Business administration and health economics. Yves considers the area of medical technologies which transfers the engineering world into something as good and valuable as health, a pre-requisite for well-being and happiness, a great motivator.
Together with the team his focus is not only on the health issue challenges but also to the health system challenges, to offer best care and to do this without waste, inefficiency, complication and see this incorporated into the policies when assessing medical technology. This supports a change to a value-based model of access and awarding of new medical technology value propositions.
In the medtech industry Yves has expertise in the field of clinical engineering, first in human studies, clinical and health economic outcomes trials and analysis, reimbursement, and then, after moving to MedTech Europe, with a focus on policies and advancing the medtech access model striving to a value-based access model, and having the appropriate instruments in place to award and reward the value of medical technology.
In his free time, Yves loves to fly over the waves and lakes steering a catamaran.
4 blogs from the author
Posted on 17.06.2015
Can we repair Europe’s health care systems through value-based procurement?
Editors’ Note: This blog is part 1 of a series on the MEAT value-based procurement project, an initiative that advocates towards a shift from price-based procurement of medical technology towards value-based procurement. It does so by defining a Most Economically Advantageous Tendering (MEAT) framework that includes the value of medical technologies, services and solutions in procurement […]
Posted on 21.11.2012
Industry involvement in EUnetHTA Joint Action 2 – Our experience is here for the taking
First off, let’s start with some background. The first question that comes to mind would be: “What is the EUnetHTA Joint Action 2?” Briefly put, EUnetHTA, the European Network of Health Technology Assessment, is a joint initiative of the European Commission and the relevant agencies in the Member States, aiming to strengthen cross-border HTA collaboration.
Posted on 08.06.2012
Will a European Network perform Medical Technology Assessments from an Ivory Tower?
The current voluntary cooperation of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) agencies organised within EUnetHTA indicates that HTA is a multidisciplinary process that summarises information about the medical, social, economic and ethical issues related to the use of a health technology.
Posted on 28.02.2012
Assessing the value of medical devices – it’s about more than just clinical effectiveness
Ever since the end of WWII, the reigning clinical philosophy was one whereby there was no limit on medical treatment. From the 80s onwards, this philosophy shifted towards a more balanced approach whereby the benefit of the treatment had to outweigh the potential risks associated with it, with evidence-based medicine being the concept used to assess a new treatment.