“Rostec” will give the Ministry of health monitoring system of procurement of drugs

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Rostec wants to convey to the Ministry of health monitoring system of procurement of medicines, but planning to serve it alone. It will help the company earn billions of rubles a year, says expert

State Corporation “rostec” ready to donate to the Ministry of healthcare rights developed by the information-analytical system of monitoring and control in procurement of medicines (IAS). This follows from the minutes of the meeting of the first Deputy head of the government apparatus Maxim Akimov on February 2, 2017. A copy of the document is at the disposal of RBC, its authenticity confirmed by a source in the Ministry of economic development and the interlocutor in Federal Antimonopoly service.

Rostec has created the ASI on behalf of President Vladimir Putin, August 10, 2016. A framework is needed in order to monitor and control prices for medicines on the gostorg. Due to this, the government plans to save money on purchasing medicines.

In return for the free development and transmission of IAS, the Ministry of health rostec wants to be “the sole executor of works and services for development and support” system specified in the Protocol of the meeting. The amount for which rostec ready to serve the system, not reported in the paper. The health Ministry will discuss the matter with the Ministry of economic development and Federal Antimonopoly service. While the questions of transfer and maintenance is not completely solved, have informed RBC in the press service of “Rostec”. The amount for which the company has agreed to engage the support base, the Corporation also did not disclose.

The cost of creating such a base is low, says the Director of the Institute of health Economics of Higher school of Economics Larisa Popovich. But in the service of such a base rostec will be able to earn “billions of rubles a year”, said Popovich. So, from 3 billion to 5 billion rubles a year makes the group of companies “LANIT”, which serves the Unified medical information and analytical system of the city, working in Moscow, she said. “Any software is ruining the user. Without end need to make new data to adapt, customize, and so on”, — said Popovich.

The development of such software can cost from 30 million to 150 million rubles., noticed the company’s CEO Cognitive Technologies, Andrey Chernogorov. In his opinion, due to service of rostec will be able to recoup its creation about a year.

In Minekonomrazvitija readdressed all questions to the Ministry of health. The health Ministry declined to comment. In the FAS said that the system “is very important, as it will allow for early detection and to prevent the purchase of drugs at inflated prices, including in different regions of Russia.”

Will it improve the system the situation on the market of public procurement of medicines depends on the algorithms that are incorporated in her work, said in a conversation with RBC Deputy General Director of the pharmaceutical company STADA CIS Ivan Glushkov. “For example, if the Ministry of health will develop an inefficient algorithm for establishing the starting price, prices may understate so that distributors and manufacturers will refuse to come to auction”, — he explained. If the system will be integrated reasonable algorithms, it can save the state money and to provide patients with a large number of drugs.

Direct system development engaged a subsidiary of Rostec — IT-company “RT-Design technologies”, told RBC in the press service of “Rostec”. In addition to the “Rostec” for its creation was the responsible Ministry, Minekonomrazvitija, Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of communications and mass communications and the Treasury. Experienced the start-up of IAS appointed on 1 March 2017, told RBC Deputy economic development Minister Yevgeny Yelin. Full earn system needs from January 2018.

The question of determining the initial price of the contract on public procurement of medicines in January 2017 were raised by the Deputy mayor of Moscow for social development Leonid Pechatnikov. After a conflict with former chief physician of Moscow oncological hospital No. 62 Anatoly Mahanam, who accused the Department of health of Moscow in the overpricing of medicines, the Printers sent to the Federal Antimonopoly service letter, which asked the officials to explain how to set prices for medicines that the state acquires in the auctions.

Base for medicines will be integrated into a single information system in public procurement, report of the Minister of economic development Maxim Oreshkin, Vladimir Putin, directed on 13 January 2017. A copy of the document reviewed by RBC. The General system for public procurement, according to “Kommersant”, also develops “rostec”.

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