The project will make progress towards this aim by creating a network of procuring organisations that understand the opportunities that e Health can offer and have competence in innovation procurement and the capacity to pioneer new approaches to collaborative procurement.
Experience from pervious PPI projects in the healthcare and other sectors have clearly demonstrated the value of learning visits to gain first-hand understanding of good practice.These learning journeys provide a variety of lessons on what is possible and how to overcome the barriers to good innovation procurement practice from peers in other countries.The feedback will be aggregated and will inform the next stage in the EPP e Health project which is the development of an Innovation Procurement Strategy.EPP-e Health aims to transform the market for e Health solutions through dialogue and innovation procurement.Procurers heard the perspective of suppliers on how these needs could be met, the barriers to progress regarding the wholesale uptake of e Health solutions and how customers can support and enable innovation in the e Health supply chain.
The findings of this workshop will feed into the development of the EPP-e Health Innovation Procurement Strategy which will be put out for consultation to the supply chain.
EPP-e Health has launched a Matchmaking tool: If you are a supplier and have an e Health solution that meets any of the EPP-e Health Joint Statement of Unmet Needs or you are interested in seeking partners for a joint proposal bid, feel free to complete this questionnaire.
Alder Hey Children´s Hospital in partnership with Innovation Agency North West Academic Health Science Network (NWAHSN) invited the EPP e Health consortium to join a study visit to hear from health professionals and suppliers in Liverpool and understand what they are currently doing in the field of e Health.
It addresses short- to long-term needs in the healthcare sector, summarizing the lessons learnt by the project.
In addition it offers resource materials (guidelines, templates, regulatory reference framework, factsheets, case examples and reference action groups of stakeholders), useful to overcome the challenges identified by the project.
Do you know how to bridge the gap between ICT and chronic disease care, and empower patients? Empattics EU funded project (EMpowering PAtients for a be TTer Information and improvement of the Communication Systems) is pleased to invite ICT, life science and design companies etc., together with clusters, accelerators and industry associations, who have expertise in healthcare and digital health, experience design, patient and user empowerment and involvement, security and interoperability to attend one of the workshops held across Europe in September and October 2016.