As a result of expansion in HEOR/RWE initiatives, many companies are outsourcing to keep up. To better understand the challenges and opportunities in the procurement and contracting of HEOR/RWE projects, HealthEconomics.Com and Scientist.com conducted an online survey of researchers and suppliers in HEOR, RWE and related areas with over 150 respondents. The results are consolidated in the tHEORetically Speaking blog, and in a White Paper entitled “The HEOR and RWE Sourcing and Procurement Challenges and Opportunities Benchmarking Survey”.
One of the most serious stumbling blocks identified in HEOR & RWE procurement was long contracting times, with 55% of respondents experiencing delays from 2-6 months. Eight out of 10 suppliers agreed that it is difficult to navigate through the buyer’s procurement process; 70% reported that buyer compliance requirements hinder successful contracting.
A solution that simplifies administrative and legal requirements while allowing buyers to easily differentiate suppliers is clearly needed. HealthEconomics.Com and Scientist.com have partnered together to launch the HEOR & RWE Marketplace, an online solution that accelerates the sourcing and procurement process for researchers and suppliers of HEOR, RWE and market access services. By streamlining the process for buyers and sellers, the Marketplace will deliver reduced time to contract, quicker time to insight and faster market access. Visit the HEOR & RWE Marketplace to source your next project, or add your company as a supplier: www.scientist.com/HealthEconomics
For more on the partnership between HealthEconomics.Com and Scientist.com, read the Press Release.