Pavol Lepey has more than 26 years of experience working in healthcare. He is currently working on healthcare transformation and innovation at Roche. For several years he successfully led the representation of Medtronic in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, worked for Abbott Laboratories and focused on the implementation of new diagnostic and therapeutic tools in clinical and laboratory practice.
Value-based procurement (VBP) is a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to partnering for patient centric, better quality and more financially sustainable healthcare. VBP involves pursuing better outcomes for patients and other healthcare actors while optimizing the cost of delivering care. It represents a shift away from the traditional focus on price of supplies (inputs), towards a new approach that emphasizes what is valued (outputs).*
By focusing on value, including cost of care and outcomes criteria instead of price alone, procurement authorities can play a role in delivering better quality care more efficiently. Some healthcare providers across Europe are already testing new approaches to value-based procurement (VBP).
Pavol Lepey, Roche Slovensko
Lukáš Palaj, Ministry of Health SR
Michal Štofko, Asociácia zdravotných poisťovní
Dominik Tomek, Asociácia na ochranu práv pacientov