Healthcare Purchasing

Health Care Services Management
5 ECTS; 2º Ano, 1º Semestre, 45,0 TP

Lecturer
- José Manuel Barros Pinheiro Nogueira

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
On completion of this module the students should be familiar with healthcare terminology, be able to identify purchasing procedures and techniques as applied to healthcare and acknowledge the advantages of electronic purchasing platforms.

Program
General concepts.
Purchasing as a strategic advantage. Effectiveness indicators for purchasing.
Purchasing centralisation in healthcare.
ABC analysis - Pareto curve as applied to purchasing management.
The Kraljic matrix.
Demand forecasting methods.
Legal and political framework for healthcare purchasing.
Electronic purchasing and e-procurement.

Evaluation Methodology
practical work.

Bibliography
- , L. (2010). Livro Verde relativo ao alargamento da utilização da contratação pública electrónica na EU. Bruxelas: Comissão
- Capelo, T. (2010). O impacto da negociação nas compras hospitalares - o caso do Hospital Infante D. Pedro. Aveiro: DEGEI
- Andrade, J. e Nogueira, F. e Poeta, A. (2000). Entre a Inovação e o Planeamento. Novos Modelos de Gestão das Compras Hospitalares.Gestão e Desenvolvimento, 2, pp. 173-194.

Method of interaction
Lectures and tutorials supported by case study analysis.

Software used in class