GOVEIN19| EDICOM Innovation Projects
Implementation of the European electronic invoice within the Public Health Area
The Govein19 Action aims at uptaking the eInvoicing solutions in 11 public hospitals (6 from Hungary, 3 from Belgium, 1 from Portugal and 1 from Poland) and in 4 Healthcare private entities (2 Hungarian providers, 2 Belgian private hospitals), facilitating the implementation of the European eInvoicing Standard in line with the requirements of the Directive 2014/55/EU (eInvoicing Directive).
This action is based on previous similar projects co-financed by the CEF program, such as GOVeIn, GOV2EU, and HOSP&INVOICE, also coordinated by EDICOM. This characteristic represents an advantage since it will allow reusing the eInvoicing and eDelivery tools developed in the past Actions, such as the EDICOM B2B Cloud Platform which will be integrated with the ERP systems of the Portuguese and Hungarian hospitals. This will allow enabling the connection between hospitals and healthcare providers from other Member States through the PEPPOL network, also reducing costs of implementation.
To facilitate the exchange of electronic invoices among European hospitals, Laboratories and other Health Care Providers.
To promote the European Standard (EN) on eInvoicing in Hungary, Belgium, Portugal and Poland.
To support cross-border interoperability of Health Care sector around Europe.
To solve the whole complexity related to intercommunication and data integration, the consortium is coordinated by EDICOM, as Certification Authority and qualified trust service provider (according to EU Regulation 910/2014), and will employ the EDICOM B2B Cloud Platform, used by more than 15.000 companies all over the world.
EDICOM will also implement a multi-syntax solution able to handle e-invoicing in multiple standards, according to the needs of each participant with their own ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems and the specifications detailed in the European regulation, in order to achieve semantically interoperable electronic documents in the EU scope. The project is also based on the PEPPOL specifications considering that all participants will use a Peppol Access Point to communicate with others to exchange the electronic invoices.
This will result in the upgrade of the eInvoicing tools of the EDICOM B2B Cloud Platform for complying with the eInvoicing Directive in the healthcare sector.
The CEF eInvoicing building block supports public administrations and private companies in complying with the eInvoicing Directive 2014/55/EU, in particular the new European eInvoicing standard (EN).
Programme: CEF Telecom
Action Nº: 2019-EU-IA-0046
Schedule: January 2020 to June 2021
Total eligible Costs: 1,182,093€
EU Contribution: 886,569€
The hospitals and health care providers of this Action will develop their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems to integrate the eInvoicing solution compliant with the EN.
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EDICOM successfully implements the GOVEIN19 project for the development of electronic invoicing in European hospitals.
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EDICOM participates in the promotion of electronic invoicing in Belgium
EDICOM participates in electronic invoicing workshops organized by the Flemish government and the business network, Vlaams netwerk van ondernemingen (VOKA), in the Flanders region of Belgium.
The objective of this activity is to ensure compliance with the CEF requirements, through actions such as providing technical assistance to the consortium participants, coordinating the communication between the beneficiaries and INEA (Innovation and Networks Executive Agency), as well as applying quality assurance procedures in accordance with the agreements established with the European Commission.
This activity will consist in the adaptation of an eInvoicing solution and the development of the ERP software for 11 public hospitals (6 from Hungary, 3 from Belgium, 1 from Portugal and 1 from Poland) and in 4 Healthcare private entities (2 Hungarian providers, 2 Belgian private hospitals), allowing them to receive and process electronic invoices in accordance with the EN standard. The context of each Member State will be analyzed to prepare the most suited implementation. These hospitals will operate through the platform hosted in the B2B cloud of EDICOM and the intercommunication tests for the cross-border exchange of electronic invoices will be done through the PEPPOL network (EDICOM is a PEPPOL AS4 Access Point). The implementations will be submitted to conformance tests to ensure compliance with the requirements established in the Call through the CEF eInvoicing Building Block and Directive 2014/55/EU of eInvoicing.
Conformance and Interoperability Tests
The activity's objective is to carry-out the final tests for all implementations of the consortium, ensuring interoperability, compliance to the EN16931 and promoting collaboration among beneficiaries for the cross-border transactions and for concluding the conformance tests.
It will consist of two important tests: Interoperability Tests and CEF eInvoicing Conformance Tests. To complete the Interoperability Tests, each partner will demonstrate that its eInvoicing solution is ready to receive and to process European Standard (EN) compliant eInvoices. On the other hand, CEF eInvoicing Conformance Testing service aims to verify that the implementations made by each partner is conformant to the eInvoicing specifications.
The dissemination campaign aims at communicating the project, its outcome, as well as the benefits of electronic invoicing to the widest audience possible. It consists of the creation of an official website, the use of social networks like Twitter and LinkedIn, publication of project-related content on the participants websites, newsletters and direct mailing, as well as holding events such as conferences and meetings.
Other related CEF projects
Additional to this project, Edicom also coordinates other 4 European projects promoting the use of the European Standard on electronic invoice in Health Care sector:
Implementation of the European electronic invoice within the Public Health area (2015-EU-IA-0058).
Public Hospitals from Belgium, Poland, Austria, Hungary and Italy prepared to the eInvoicing European Norm (2017-EU-IA-0146).
Supporting public entities to adopt EU Standard on electronic invoice for cross-border transactions (2016-EU-IA-0096).
B2G e-Invoicing in the European Union
Our EDICOM experts explain about the adoption of electronic invoicing in several European Member States and how to comply with all the legislations implemented in these countries. EDICOM is a certified PEPPOL Access Point and manages a global e-Invoicing Platform.
Download our White Paper e-Invoicing with the Public Administration in the European Union.
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