The EPP-eHealth project, funded under the Horizon 2020 programme, has recently launched an online survey. The purpose is to understand the suppliers perspective about public procurement in the healthcare sector in various European countries and assess the potential barriers and opportunities to market ICT solutions (Information and Communication Technologies) - especially technologies that allow management and transmission of information including the Internet, wireless networks, Bluetooth, cellular networks and satellite networks.
The feedback will be aggregated and will inform the next stage in the EPP eHealth project which is the development of an Innovation Procurement Strategy.
We kindly invite you to participate in the survey (English version). It should take you 10-15 minutes to complete. The survey has also been published in Spanish. The survey will be opened until the 29th of October.
EPP-eHealth aims to transform the market for eHealth solutions through dialogue and innovation procurement. The project will make progress towards this aim by creating a network of procuring organisations that understand the opportunities that eHealth can offer and have competence in innovation procurement and the capacity to pioneer new approaches to collaborative procurement. As well as stimulating demand for eHealth goods and services and creating a robust framework for practical procurement (public procurement of innovation – PPI –and pre-commercial procurement – PCP –) outcomes within the period of the project, it will also serve as a leading procurers group for the wider population of some 15,000 hospitals in Europe.
More information available: http://innovationithospitals.com/index.html