NEVI becomes partner of Chair Purchasing & Supply Management in Health Care

Knowledge platform NEVI has signed an agreement with Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) to fund and support the chair Purchasing & Supply Management in Health Care of Prof. Erik van Raaij, Endowed Professor of Purchasing & Supply Management in Health Care at RSM and Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management. Professor Van Raaij’s research focuses on procurement and buyer-supplier relationships in the health care sector.

The health sector forms a large and growing part of GDP across the globe. National and local governments and insurers face the challenge of putting these increasing budgets at work to purchase high-quality health services and meet the demands of their populations. Professor Van Raaij studies the purchasing of care as well as the purchasing for care. He argues that better purchasing strategies and a better perspective over the value chain could improve the situation, but it would require purchasing to be viewed as more than just contracting the required volumes of health care services and goods.

“I feel honoured to be recognised in this way as a thought leader in purchasing and supply management,” says Prof. Erik van Raaij about the partnership. “With NEVI’s support, we can grow our activities in this area and broaden our impact on professional purchasing practice in the health care sector. An increased focus on value in health care improves patients’ lives while at the same time this helps to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the health care system.”

About NEVI

NEVI is the Dutch Association for Purchasing Management, and the third purchasing association worldwide. Founded in 1956, it is the knowledge network for purchasing and supply management in the Netherlands. NEVI has a separate section NEVI Care.

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About RSM

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top 10 business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers. Study information and activities for future students, executives and alumni are also organised from the RSM office in Chengdu, China.

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