Health News

Statement on SPC Regulation amendment 22-10-2018

 
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Public payers call for a more ambitious text on Supplementary Protection Certificates

The European Social Insurance Platform (ESIP) calls on EU legislators to ensure that patients’ access to high quality and affordable healthcare is put at the centre of the discussions on the Commission proposal to amend the EU Regulation on Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPC).

 

Moving towards effective EU cooperation on HTA 03-10-2018

 
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Adoption of the HTA report in plenary

The European Social Insurance Platform (ESIP) welcomes the adoption of the ENVI report in the plenary session of the European Parliament. The outcome of the vote largely supported the work of the ENVI Committee on the proposal for a Regulation on Health Technology Assessment (HTA), with few additional amendments.

Multi-stakeholder workshop on biosimilars 14-09-2018

 
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A crucial milestone in achieving increased patient access to biological therapies

The European Commission today organised its 4th annual workshop on biosimilar medicines, bringing together patients, specialist nurses, doctors, pharmacists, payers, academics, public authorities, and industry across Europe.

Adoption of the ENVI report on HTA 13-09-2018

 
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ESIP welcomes a balanced approach to HTA at EU level

The European Social Insurance Platform warmly welcomes the outcome of the vote in the ENVI Committee of the European Parliament on the proposal for a Regulation on Health Technology Assessment (HTA).

Medical devices in the HTA Regulation 06-07-2018

 
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ESIP supports the inclusion of a broad scope of medical devices

In view of the forthcoming votes of the European Parliament, the statutory healthcare payers represented by the European Social Insurance Platform (ESIP) advocate for the inclusion of the clinical assessment of medical devices within the scope of the EU Proposal for a Regulation on Health Technology Assessment (HTA).

Ensuring quality & independence at the core of the HTA Regulation 04-05-2018

 
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ESIP position on Health Technology Assessment

Today, ESIP publishes a position paper welcoming the European Commission proposal to provide for a sustainable framework for cooperation on HTA. Within the paper, a number of common concerns of the healthcare payers have been identified regarding the current draft in relation to the independence, quality and use of joint HTA reports. 

Future of health policy at EU level 23-04-2018

 
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Healthcare payers call for a strong commitment to health policy at EU level

As the Commission intends to propose an "ambitious, fair and balanced Multiannual Financial Framework", ESIP expressed its concerns regarding the future investment in health policy at EU level in two open letters on the future of the Health Programme and the Framework Programme 9.

Coordination of long-term care benefits 05-01-2018

 
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ESIP calls for an unambiguous legal framework

On 13 December 2016, the European Commission submitted a Proposal to revise the EU’s legal provisions on the coordination of the social security systems. More specifically, changes were proposed to the coordination of long-term care benefits, of particular relevance for ESIP Members.

Digital Health and Social Insurance 10-10-2017

 
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Tackling the financial and regulatory challenges of digital healthcare

What can social insurers do to maximise potential benefits of digital transformation of health and care while ensuring the sustainability of their systems?

EMA-healthcare payers first joint meeting 28-09-2017

 
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ESIP and other healthcare payers strengthen cooperation with EMA

On September 19, ESIP took part with other representatives of healthcare payers in the first joint meeting of European healthcare payers with the European Medicines Agency (EMA).