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

11th June 2019 / Economic policy / Health Care

Jihlava health care innovation conference: The future is growing up from the ground

During the innovation conference in Jihlava held on 10 June, regional leaders discussed best practices in financing health care to bring greater value to patients. Vysočina region and governor Jiří Běhounek hosted the event. 
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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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18th October 2019 / Economic policy / Health Care

AmCham regional health care roundtable discussion in Pilsen

Outcomebased regional health care roundtable was held on 17 October in Pilsen under the auspices of Pilsen regional governor Josef Bernard, with public officials, politicians, representatives of health-care providers, insurance companies and Amcham Health Care Council members. Pilot projects on LDL cholesterol treatment, metabolic surgery and public procurement were presented.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic