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Innovative Processes and Managerial Effectiveness of e-Procurement in Healthcare

Innovative Processes and Managerial Effectiveness of e-Procurement in Healthcare
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Author(s): Ubaldo Comite (University of Calabria, Italy)
Copyright: 2012
Pages: 24
Source title: Active Citizen Participation in E-Government: A Global Perspective
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Aroon Manoharan (Kent State University, USA) and Marc Holzer (Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0116-1.ch011

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Abstract

Procurement reform, launched in the last few years, offers prospects of consistent and permanent expense saving. The urgency to reduce expenses and achieve a recuperation of efficiency of the public sector suggests the intervention of modernization and reorganization of the acquiring procedures of goods and services of the public administration. This work describes how the new models function, which indicates an important step forward in the reorganization process of the procurement procedure of the public administration, not only in terms of a “new model of management,” but also relative to the “burden,” in terms of contributions towards saving, which is foreseen. The results obtained in terms of savings, the simplification of the procedures of procurement, and initially the levels of service of the State Sector suggest the extension of the new procedure even to other compartments of public expenses, amongst which the healthcare system, whose reform of the policies of acquisition is called upon to combine with both the objectives of public finance and the objectives of re-qualification of the health authority.

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