The Agency for Health Quality and Assessment of Catalonia (AQuAS) invests heavily in promoting strategies for international collaboration in innovation and evaluation in the fields of technology, eHealth, healthcare research and quality, giving support to the Department of Health targets set out in the Health Plan 2011-2015.
Also, the internationalisation of innovation and assessment activities represent additional benefits for the AQuAS, such as:
- Participating and influencing complex global challenges.
- Integrating excellence, talent, science and technology in cooperation with many different agents from other environments.
- Contributing and gaining skills and methods that benefit professionals and the healthcare system alike.
- Working locally and globally forming nodes and networks with high added value.
Among the many collaborations of AQuAS with European projects, perhaps one of the most noteworthy is its initiatives regarding pre-commercial public procurement processes and innovative public procurement in healthcare, a field in which the Agency's is positioning itself as a benchmark internationally.