Leaders from the public and private sectors engaged in the procurement of medical technologies gathered in Vienna on 22-23 March 2016. The meetings were designed to offer a platform for the discussion of MEAT value-based procurement in European healthcare.
A broad range of experiences and examples from across Europe were shared and analysed through a combination of presentations, open discussion and workshops. Participants discussed the opportunities and challenges that arise from embracing new approaches to procurement, including the cultural change and daily practice that will be required.
There was openness among delegates to reimagine procurement, and a willingness to experiment with new approaches and unleash its full potential as a driver of value-based healthcare.
Several case studies were shared to highlight the merits of using criteria other than price when selecting medical technologies.
You can download the full report of the event by clicking on the link below.