Italy moves to integrate public and private in health
This article was originally published in Clinica
Italian health minister Girolamo Sirchia last week announced a reshuffle of responsibilities within the ministry, with a direct bearing on the functions that affect the medical technology industry. The move, which also redefines the management of the national healthcare institute (ISS) and of the national institute for preventive health and health and safety at work (ISPESL), is in response to the passage of Law 145 of July 15 2002, which sets out measures to "promote the exchange of experiences and greater interaction between the public and private sectors". The law came into effect on October 8 2002.