Economic policy / Health Care

This section reports on economic policy initiatives of the Czech government, the EU, and other entities that have a direct impact on the competitiveness of the country. It also includes information on economic priorities of the AmCham and other leading associations.

Spotlight issue

15th December 2021 / Economic policy / Health Care

AmCham Health Care Council held discussion on digitization of health care: plans & projects in the pipeline

The Czech Republic has a once-in-a-generation chance to improve its citizen's health and increase the efficiency of its health care system. This opportunity is provided by the dedication of EU funds to national health care in the Recovery program.
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8th July 2022 / Economic policy / Health Care

AmCham Health Care Council held a discussion on effectiveness of screening programs and possible next steps

AmCham met with Deputy Health Minister Josef Pavlovic and medical community to discuss the effectiveness of screening programs, following a series of roundtables on prevention and early diagnosis of chronic diseases held during the past year.
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23rd March 2022 / Economic policy / Health Care

AmCham Health Care Council roundtable with Deputy Minister Dvořáček addressed priorities of the upcoming EU presidency and focused on ways to increase disease prevention

Czech healthcare withstood the massive stress of several waves of covid. Now the system will need to absorb a few hundred thousand sudden new users as Ukrainians take up temporary residence (of an indeterminate length) in the country. 
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18th October 2021 / Economic policy / Health Care

How to stop tsunami of chronic diseases?

Last week, in the AmCham offices, Health MInister Adam Vojtěch led a panel discussion on what could be done to improve prevention of chronic diseases with prof. Vladimír Palička of the Society of Metabolic Diseases, Dr. Petr Šmach of the Škoda Employee Insurer, VZP ČR Deputy Head David Šmehlík, prof. Richard Češka of the Czech Internist Society, and Dr. Petr Šonka of the General Practitioners Society. AmCham Health Care Council Chairs Zuzana Kaifoszová, MD, MBA, ACC and Tomáš Březina of Amgen put together an overview and questions to be discussed.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic