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Value-based procurement of healthcare technology, guaranteeing public health and health outcomes

“Public health procurement cannot and should not become an obstacle, but a means to guarantee public health and the best health outcomes.” This is powered by Credentials Spanish Federation of Health Technology Companies (FENIN)In the words of its president, Jorge Huertas, on the comings and goings of a Guide for optimizing the acquisition of healthcare technology in Spain, The document intends, to take consensus and dialogue as a basis, that administration and industry can exploit all the potential available in this area.

With the design of this roadmap, it has been possible to standardize practical aspects that are part of day-to-day procurement processes in the sector. All this with the aim of giving more exclusivity to a public sector contract law Which is not considered in the field of health.

In this regard, there is a need specific regulatory framework As is the case with other areas of activity, has been one of the most commonly cited mantras by both the employers themselves and the expert managers and participants involved in the roundtables organized.

One of the underlying messages of the meeting between the administration and industry is to achieve a culture of collaboration in favor of quality, efficiency and transparency essential to these processes.

Beyond this question, Huertas defends that betting on efficient public procurement models based on value “is the best guarantee for the system for quality technology”. “We must not forget that in the health sector, public procurement must fundamentally address the idea of ​​value generated for the patient and, of course, facilitate the introduction of technology”, signed off Susana AlvarezDeputy Director General of Procurement of the Madrid Health Service (Sermas).

Thus the person in charge has taken advantage of the appointment to announce that the regional government will provide “an important strategic impetus to the region” by developing it. health recruitment agency, “This will allow us to move forward in the line we started and strengthen centralized purchasing”, highlighted Alvarez.

Indexing, award and delivery time of contracts

The presentation of a guide intended to be a reference tool in hospitals has served as a hanger to uncover latent problems during the analyzed process; Also an analysis of present and future perspective in a plot with room for improvement, whose gaps have been highlighted throughout the day with a desire to close the distance towards a better horizon.

Thus, experts have agreed that a key to public health engagement is that industry and administration align in the analysis of the situation and the search for solutions, and that a legislative change is made to be able to sequence contracts,

In addition, it needs to be ensured that Price is not the deciding variable in contributing to innovation in adjudication, as well as to establish reasonable delivery time In which there is greater communication between agents when distribution problems arise, either due to logistical problems or arising from a supply crisis, to find solutions.

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