The health care sector faces a major challenge as a result of rising costs, an increasing and ever-changing demand for care and new legislation. A new balance has to be found between financial sustainability and the requested quality and quantity. This requires a change in thinking and doing.
Self-managing teams, training and binding healthcare professionals, more home care, more prevention and the development of innovative care solutions (digitization, robotisation) are examples of care themes in which future-oriented solutions need to be found. In such a challenging work field, the procurement function at strategic level can make a crucial contribution to finding the right answers.
On the one hand by binding a fixed core of innovative partner suppliers with whom we can work on innovative, future-proof solutions. By optimizing the return on the company’s working capital there is more financial freedom created for making the necessary investments.