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.

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26th March 2021 / Economic policy / Health Care


AmCham Letter to Health Minister Jan Blatny on Vaccination Policy

We write to provide comment on the vaccination policy from the perspective of businesses. Our aim is to end the pandemic with the lowest loss of life possible and to return the economy to operations unaffected by pandemic as soon as the suppression of the pandemic makes it possible. These comments are made in recognition of the difficult choices facing the government, and are intended to put the organizational resources of private companies to work in helping the government and society to overcome this crisis.  
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16th September 2021 / Economic policy / Health Care


AmCham Health Care Council met with Minister Adam Vojtěch

AmCham Health Care Council Co-Chair Tomáš Březina of Amgen led a meeting with Minister Vojtěch and Deputy Minister Martina Koziar Vašáková on covid vaccination policy, major disease prevention, and digitization. Jana Břeská of Amazon Web Services, Martin Koníř of KPMG, Nelly Tomčíková of AmCham and Weston Stacey of AmCham also attended the session.
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14th October 2020 / Economic policy / Health Care


National Cancer Control Plan update kicked-off – conference

On October 13, the AmCham Health Care Council and HOP (Voice of Oncology Patients) organized a kick-off public discussion on the National Cancer Control Plan. During the session, Professor Eduard Vrdoljak, Head of the Center for Oncology and Professor at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Split, Croatia, outlined why a plan provides consistent improvements in cancer treatments and patient lives. Deputy Health Minister Alena Šteflová confirmed the Ministry will create a working group to develop a plan, and MP Adam Vojtěch announced he will oversee ZERV (health care national reform advisory body) involvement in the developing of the plan. Professor Jiří Mayer, Department of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno presented the proposal to include hematology-oncology into the plan and Ivana Plechatá, Coordinator of patient platform Voice of Oncology Patients (HOP) listed ways in which patient organizations would contribute to the development of the plan.
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22nd November 2019 / Economic policy / Health Care


AmCham Health Care Council: Step-by-step to innovative care

The AmCham Health Care Council met with Minister Vojtěch on November 19 to discuss four projects: the National Oncology Plan, a US research tour, access to anonymized data, and innovation in Central Europe. The two sides agreed to coordinate on all four projects.  
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