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

24th April 2023 / Economic policy / Health Care

Economist Impact: Preparing for the European Health Data Space (EHDS): unlocking the potential of open data in the Czech Republic - Dr. Pavel Hrobon

We are facing two challenges in the Czech Republic that may also be relevant for other countries in Central and Eastern Europe. The first is related to the infrastructure for e-health and, more broadly, digitisation. This infrastructure has not been built yet, largely owing to implementation inefficiencies and capacity constraints at a national level. The second is the availability of health data for secondary use, such as research, measuring quality and safety, and understanding what is happening in the healthcare system.
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8th August 2023 / Economic policy / Health Care

AmCham Health Care Council: The moment to digitize health care is now, funds are available

"The moment to digitize health care is now," Deputy Minister of Health Jakub Dvořáček told the AmCham Health Care Council. "The funds are available."
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13th July 2023 / Economic policy / Health Care

AmCham Health Care Council: Positive mindset of key stakeholders towards digitization is a crucial factor

During today's AmCham Health Care Council discussion, Antonín Hlavinka of University Hospital in Olomouc/Center for Digital Healthcare summarized the activities of the center of telemedicine and his involvement in preparing Czechia’s digital programs utilizing EU funding.
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6th December 2022 / Economic policy / Health Care

The Economist Impact/AmCham EU: At a turning point: Healthcare systems in Central and Eastern Europe

As governments rise to the challenge of managing the interlinked dynamics of population health and economic uncertainty, At a turning point: Healthcare systems in Central and Eastern Europe highlights the key differences and commonalities in healthcare financing and policy approaches across 13 European countries. The report, written by the Economist Impact, identifies major trends and aims to benchmark access and provision of healthcare services, medicines, healthcare outcomes as well as quality of care. It also puts forward a number of recommendations for action, in areas such as financing models, delivery of care, access to innovative treatments, diagnostics and digital infrastructure.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic