European Hospitals adopting the eInvoicing Directive

The EDIHOSP eInvoicing project, Action No: 2018-EU-IA-0078 coordinated by EDICOM and co-financed by the European Commission through the 2018 CEF Telecom Call – eInvoicing (CEF-TC-2018-2), aims at implementing the European eInvoicing Standard in 16 hospitals from Portugal and Hungary. This project will develop the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems of the hospitals enabling them to receive and process electronic invoices in accordance with the requirements set at the European Directive 2014/55/EU (eInvoicing Directive).

It also includes the implementation of an electronic invoice tool for the SPMS Agency of the Portuguese Ministry of Health, that will enable them to validate eInvoices for any public hospital or health centre of the five Regional Administrations in Portugal.

This action is based on previous similar projects co-financed by the CEF program, such as GOVeInGOV2EU, 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.