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November 23, 2015
Public consultation on the preliminary opinion on “Disruptive innovation. Considerations for health and health care in Europe”

The European Commission and the Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health (EXPH) have launched a public consultation on the preliminary opinion on the ‘Disruptive Innovation. Considerations for health and health care in Europe’

Preliminary opinion
Disruptive Innovation (DI) is a type of innovation that creates new networks and players and tend to displace existing structures and actors, and is as such a real paradigm shift. It can be an important mechanism for improvement of health while reducing costs and complexity in favour of the improved access and empowerment of the citizen/patient.

The preliminary opinion develops a taxonomy, identifies drivers and barriers and assesses its relevance in the EU by listing some case studies. The concept in health care has been developed in the US and mostly discussed there. This opinion studies how the concept can be applied in the European context.

The Expert Panel is now seeking feedback from the scientific community and stakeholders on its opinion on Disruptive Innovation.
All interested parties are invited to submit by 16 December 2015 COB in writing, specific comments, suggestions, explanations or contributions on the scientific basis of the opinion, as well as any other scientific information regarding the questions addressed. These will enable the Expert Panel to formulate its final views on the matter.

The electronic template provided with the documents should be used for the submission of comments, with reference made to the chapter/section and paragraph numbers. Please note that comments submitted by email or post cannot be taken into account.

A submission will not be considered if it is:
submitted after the deadline set out in the call;
presented in any form other than what is provided for in the instructions and template;
not related to the contents of the document;
contains complaints against institutions, personal accusations, irrelevant or offensive statements or material;
is related to policy management or other aspects, which are outside the scope of the EXPH’s remit.

The Expert Panel will assess all comments, which are submitted in line with the criteria above, and consider them.
All contributions, together with the identity of the contributor, will be published on the Expert Panel’s website.

Please read the privacy statement before submitting comments.

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