General GOVEIN Press Release

 In PUBLICATION

GOVeIN is a research project funded by Connecting Europe Facility programme, with an aim to ease the adoption of the e‐invoicing by public and private entities in the health sector. The project with duration of 13 months (1 October 2016 – 31 October 2017) and a total budget of electronic invoice in the Public Health area, including hospital trusts and laboratories.

The EU Directive 2014/55 of the European Parliament and Council, on electronic invoicing in public procurement, aims to develop a European system ensuring interoperability among Member States, to facilitate public procurement and cross‐border e‐commerce.

Based on this EU Directive, this project consists of establishing a consortium in the European public health area in order to implement a pilot project for the exchange of e‐invoices with public administrations in accordance with the specifications on semantic interoperability set out.

Some advantages of eInvoicing are:

  • eInvoices are easier to process, they reach the customer faster and can be stored centrally at very low.
  • Faster payment by customers (such as public administrations) through significantly reducing transit.
  • Quicker and cheaper processing as information in eInvoices can be fed directly into payment and accounting.
  • Help develop  the European market  by supporting solution  providers  in their transactions with public authorities in the context of new legislation.

The principal objectives of the project can be summarised in the following items:

  • Enhance eInvoincing interoperability by the implementation of a multi‐syntax solution able  to  handle  e‐invoicing  in  multiple  standards,  according  to  the  needs  of each participant with  their own  ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)  systems  and  the specifications detailed in the European regulation (including EN invoicing standard and as a starting point PEPPOL BIS), in order to achieve semantically interoperable electronic documents.
  • Increase user awareness and adoption of the eInvoicing Directive. The action will develop a communication plan to business, public authorities and other stakeholders in the health sector, based on a successful deployment of the solution during the action to 9 End Users (buyers and sellers) from several European.
  • eInvoicing Services Business  Development:  The  action  will  undertake  the  market analysis and business plan to ensure the sustainbility of the action.

The consortium with 19 partner organizations is led by Edicom (Spain) with the administrative support and dissemination of European Management Consulting (Spain). The consortium is well‐balanced in terms of involvement of Public Health area: Public health service: Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (United Kingdom), London North West Healthcare NHS Trust (United Kingdom), Instytut Kardiologii im. Prymasa Tysiąclecia Stefana Kardynała Wyszyńskiego (Poland), Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen (Netherllands), Ctre Hosp Intercom Compiegne Noyon (France), Centre Hospitalier Alpes Isère (France); Health sector provider: Abbott Laboratories S.A (Spain), Wernlife (Spain), Healthlogistics Co. UK. Ltd. (UK), Teleflex Medical Europe Ltd (Ireland); Technical reserach and support: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain), Universitat de Valencia (Spain), Universitè della Calabria (Italy), Universitatea de Vest din Timisoara (Romania), Budapesti Műszaki és Gazdaságtudományi Egyetem (Hungary) and Leading Management Technology (Spain).

Project details: 

  • Agreement number: INEA/CEF/ICT/A2015/1129678.
  • Action No: 2015‐EU‐IA‐0058.
  • Start date: 01/10/2016.
  • Duration: 13 months.

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