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European Innovation Council

International Horizontal Scanning Initiative (Belgium).

A horizon scanning system including a database of information on pharmaceuticals (which gathers medical substantive inventories, analyses, and associated activities) and the further development, adaptation and maintenance of the system, following go-live and the IT service management.

IHSI also allows tracking new pharmaceutical products from a pan European perspective to address pressing needs and to tackle unforeseen events such as the current COVID pandemic.

IHSI allows knowing early on what pharmaceutical products are coming to the market and gives healthcare organisations sufficient time to align market authorisation/certification and reimbursement processes together with resources in such a way that time to access can be minimised and improved compared to the current situation. The project contributes to achieving more efficient and effective services.