In a context of emerging innovative technologies and limited economic resources, the Governance in the field of medical devices (MD) is essential. The review of the hospital's Repertoire of MD, at the AO Santa Maria Nuova - IRCCS of Reggio Emilia, is part of a process of innovation governance at local level, which joins and complements the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) assessments, produced at regional and national level. The project, which has involved a pharmacist and a nurse coordinator, both with experience in the medical device sector, is based on the revision of individual categories CND (National Classification of Medical Devices) or classes of MD homogeneous, according to a defined priority scheme. After revision were eliminated from the hospital Repertoire 915 medical devices, 22.5% of the total of the pharmaceutical medical devices. This intervention mainly involved the CND classes A, C, H and M, resulting in significant cost savings. The number of devices removed from after revision is equal to 915, 22.5% of the total of the pharmaceutical medical devices, with consequent economic savings, in particular in the CND A, C, H and M. The revision performed, largely shared with the MD users, has also improved collaboration between health personnel and pharmacy staff. The project has the character of work in progress and must necessarily move forward, improving collaboration with clinical users of MD, by implementing the acquisition of devices by truly competitive tendering procedures and promoting synergies at the upper level ( Wide Area).
|Translated title of the contribution||Medical devices Repertoire revision at Reggio Emilia ASMN - IRCCS Hospital: A practical HTA experience|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Farmacia Clinica|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 1 2016|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmacology (medical)