Collaborative Purchasing in Healthcare System

Chiara Gobbi, Juliana Hsuan

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The paper represents an exploratory study aimed at developing a theoretical framework that supports the elaboration of efficient collaborative purchasing (CP) strategies in the healthcare system. We identify prerequisites for developing an efficient CP approach in the healthcare system. A case study of Danish National Healthcare system is presented. The case indicates that trust and stakeholders’ commitment are key elements for successful CP initiatives. Moreover, simplifying procedures for collaborative sourcing and service management is crucial in sourcing of complex medical equipment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th International Annual EurOMA Conference : Managing Operations in Service Economies
EditorsR. Sousa, C. Portela, S. Pinto, H. Correia
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationPorto
PublisherCATÓLICA: Universidade Catolica Portuguesa /Porto
Publication date2010
ISBN (Print)9789729984730
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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