Saphety and Teleflex Portugal and Spain together in EDI project in the Health sector

Saphety and Teleflex together in the dematerialization of the commercial documents of the 6 biggest Portuguese hospitals and the Hospital Universitario La Paz in Madrid.


Saphety, a Sonae group company specialized in electronic data interchange and electronic invoicing, following its application approval for the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) program in Telecom, invited, among other entities, Teleflex to participate in the SAPHeIN project of the CEF Telecom.

The CEF Telecom, a program focused on the adoption and facilitation of electronic invoicing at European level, aims to promote the adoption of Community Directive 2014/55/EU and to prepare the implementation of the new Euro-standard on electronic invoicing, published in 2017, and has a budget of around 300 million euros, which represents part of the 1.04 billion euros budget that the European Union will allocate by 2020 to boost trans-European digital services and which aims to create a common interoperable standard.

The SAPHeIN project, focused on the health sector, exists to promote the dematerialization of commercial documents (orders, delivery notes and invoices) exchanged between hospitals and their suppliers. This project is promoted by a consortium that involves Saphety, as the leader and provider of the EDI & Electronic Invoic-ing solution, six of the biggest Portuguese public hospitals (Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, Centro Hospi-talar de Lisboa Ocidental, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Centro Hospitalar São João and Hospital Professor Doutor Fernando Fonseca) and one of the biggest hospitals in Spain (Hospital Universitario La Paz in Madrid). All the members of the project are already prepared to implement the solution.

The project should be completed before August 2018 and is a pioneer in promoting the adoption of the electron-ic invoicing solution by the network of hospital providers. In addition to the members of the consortium, the project aims to implement the EDI network in 26 suppliers, thus, making them an integral part of the pilot pro-jects implemented in the hospitals.

Teleflex chose Saphety as partner for the experience, innovation and technological capacity it has been developing in the hospital health sector. Saphety, on the other hand, considering the number of documents transacted between Teleflex and the hospitals, recognizes the importance of Teleflex as a global company with a strong presence in this market.

This partnership will benefit both parties in the exchange and sharing of ideas and processes. Teleflex's innovation combined with Saphety's experience will be a combination for the success of this and other projects related to document dematerialization and process automation.


About Saphety
Saphety ( is a leading company in solutions for electronic documents exchange, electronic in-voicing and data synchronization amongst companies. Currently, its client portfolio has over 3900 companies and over 160 thousand users throughout 37 countries.


 About Teleflex
Teleflex is a global provider of medical technologies designed to improve people's health and quality of life. Teleflex applies goal-driven innovation - a relentless pursuit of identifying unmet clinical needs - to benefit patients and healthcare providers. It has a diversified portfolio, with solutions in the fields of vascular and interventional access, surgical, anesthesia, cardiac care, urology, emergency medicine and respiratory care. Teleflex employees around the world are united in the understanding that what they do every day makes a difference.


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Subject: EDI & Electronic Invoicing, SaphetyDoc, International, 2018