Value–Based Procurement Community of Practice (VBP CoP)
The VBP CoP is driven by its members and assisted by supporting and knowledge partners. The CoP focuses on 5 key activities: Engage & Outreach, Educate, Collaborate, Derive Learnings and Continuously Enhance its Toolkit.
Value–Based Procurement is a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to partner for patient-centric, higher quality and more sustainable health care. Value–Based Procurement addresses key challenges in the provider/supplier relationship, leading to economic most advantageous purchasing by awarding the specific needs and what citizens, health systems, health actors and society value.
More information on the VBP CoP and the documents developed by the CoP are available in the resource library here.
Interactive session on Value–Based Agreements24 September 2020 from 10h to 14h – Brussels’ time – Online session
Organized by the Value-Based Procurement Community of Practice (VBP CoP), with the clear ambition to change procurement practice to a value and partnership-based procurement approach, this second event was dedicated to value-based agreements and provided an opportunity to participants to exchange experience and expertise on this topic. The goal of this second session was to provide to procurers and suppliers a tangible framework to further support them in the daily usage of value-based agreements. This framework will be composed of the final version of the taxonomy and guidance on how to establish value-based agreements initiated during the first event on 16 June 2020.
Please note that the materials presented at this interactive session is available here and that more material on value-based agreements is available in the resource library.
This event is supported by:
The agenda of the seminar is available here
This session is an online event by invitation only. Registrations close 22 September mid-day.
Value-Based Procurement Community of Practice (VBP CoP)
The Value-Based Procurement Community of Practice (VBP CoP) brings together procurement organizations, procurers, the Medical Technology industry and their leadership and engages with health authorities and other stakeholders with a common interest in value-based procurement. Along with leading procurement organizations, MedTech Europe and BCG are founding members. For more information on the VBP CoP, please contact Hans Bax.
The objective of the VBP CoP is to foster a change in practice and implement value-based procurement both in the public and private healthcare sectors. This will bring the most economically advantageous solution into healthcare, taking into account the value offered to patients, to the care givers, the providers and potentially, to society.
This VBP Cop thematic seminar is financially supported by the industry members of the MEAT Value-Based Procurement CoP and by MedTech Europe. The event also benefits from in-kind support of the VBP CoP members and its different partners.
The Value-Based Procurement Community of Practice thanks all its members, partners, speakers and participants for their engagement.
Point of Care C-Reactive Protein (CRP) test
Interventions such as CRP point-of-care testing can help promote a more prudent use of antibiotics. Use of CRP point-of-care tests have been shown to significantly reduce antibiotic prescribing for lower respiratory tract infections without compromising either patients' recovery or satisfaction with care.Next example
Strep A pharyngitis rapid test
Acute pharyngitis constitutes a frequent cause of visits and prescribing of antibiotics in primary healthcare facilities (Maltezou, H.C. et al., 2008). Although Strep A is the cause in only 15% - 30% of cases, antibiotics are prescribed in 55% - 75% of cases (Maltezou, H.C. et al., 2008). Rapid testing for Strep A enables healthcare providers to accurately diagnose the cause of pharyngitis and thereby guide targeted use of antibiotics in any healthcare setting.Next example
Cleaning and disinfection procedures
These procedures are essential to decrease the number of microbes in the area close to the patient. It is also crucial to put in place personal protective barriers (e.g. gloves, gown) to prevent healthcare workers from carrying bacteria to other patients.Next example
Catheters and closed IV systems
Substantial reductions in Catheter-related bloodstream infections can be achieved with the aid of advanced medical technologies together with complementary improved practices. These include integrated safety catheter systems and closed IV access together with associated care and maintenance.Next example
Active patient warming
Hypothermia can occur as an adverse effect of surgical procedures and it is a significant risk factor for developing Surgical Site Infections (SSIs). The use of active patient warming techniques during the procedure is proven to significantly reduce the rate of these infections from developing.Next example
Reprocessing of reusable instruments
Sterilisation of invasive devices is key in avoiding infections. Low temperature sterilisation protects delicate instruments and ensures functionality. Increasing automation of high level disinfection processes does ensure consistent outcomes and minimises risks.Next example
Preventing Surgical Site Infections (one of the most common Healthcare Associated Infections) by reducing the suture being a risk factor for infection. This is achieved through significantly decreasing the adherence of bacteria to the suture itself. The use of triclosan-coated sutures may limit the need for antibiotics (due to the SSI risk reduction) by up to 30% (Wang ZX, et al., 2013).
The petri dish image is for illustrative purposes only,
zone of inhibition testing results can vary
Antibiotic susceptibility testing
Antibiotic susceptibility tests help identify which antibiotic(s) will the bacterial infection respond to and which ones are they resistant to. This in turn helps the physician to prescribe the appropriate drug to treat the patient and avoid misuse.Next example
Subglottic Secretion Drainage
The use of special tubes can enable clinicans to manage subglottic secretion drainage (SSD), which is a technique to remove oral and/or gastric secretions that contain bacterial pathogens and may lead to serious complications known as VAP- Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (lung infection). Clinical investigation by Bouza et al. (2008) into the use of an edotracheal tube providing SSD found reduced anticbiotic use in overal patient population by 30% due to reduced rates of VAP.Next example
Clinical Surveillance Software
Such surveillance systems play a key role in helping to conserve and steward the effectiveness of existing treatments as well as supporting infection control practices, by allowing clinicians to monitor infection scenarios and prescribing through providing bespoke triggers. By bringing together information from disparate sources, the system notifies practitioners of important/ critical infection related events and this aids clinicians in making targeted and timely interventions that prevent and control infections and encourage the appropriate use of antibiotics in order to impact positively on patient outcomes.Next example