The electronic Health Care Market, Czech Republic (further only "HCM") is based on the principle of membership and it has been designed for all subjects in the field of health care. It is used for concluding contracts between purchasers (such as health insurance companies, purchasers of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies) and providers of health care (hospitals, outpatient facilities, distributors of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies).
The HCM was launched on February 12, 2008 and by December 31, 2009 contracts totaling over CZK 30 million had been concluded with the aid of the HCM.
The electronic Health Care Market
- has been designed for entities from the health care segment and functions on the principle of membership (i.e. accessible only to members)
- facilitates concluding contracts (such as amendments to price agreements) between buyers and sellers
- facilitates trading within sections
- health service (of health care "packages")
- medical supplies