MEAT Value-Based Procurement approach used to contractualise a global solution for the patient’s hypothermia management

Posted on 02.05.2019

Hospices Civils de Lyon, a member of the French ‘Coopérative des acheteurs hospitaliers’ (UniHA) is currently applying the MEAT value-based procurement approach – developed jointly by procurement experts, MedTech Europe and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) – to contractualise a global solution for the peri-operative management of patients. With this approach, the parties do not think in terms of products to warm the patients. Rather, they think in terms of innovative solutions and for the award criteria they take into account the value offered to the patient, to the hospital team, to the hospital itself and, potentially, to society.

During its annual convention in March 2019, UniHA presented the approach with a short video (available here) in which the different healthcare actors involved outline the benefits they encountered. The hospital and the companies still in the running also presented their experience in offering value driven innovative solutions.

The MEAT value-based procurement approach is currently piloted by several contracting authorities throughout Europe. The experiences collected during these pilot projects will be published in the coming months, in addition to the results of the belief audits displaying how value-based procurement is starting to change practices.