1st International Health Summit

Topic

New Health for an Expanded Europe

Host

The International Health Summit in cooperation with KlientPro and HealthReform.cz

About summit

September 5 – 8, 2004 | Hotel Marriott | Prague | Czech Republic

120 senior health leaders from 25 countries were welcomed by Prague Mayor Pavel Bem and William Cabaniss, the US Ambassador to the Czech Republic, to explore trends in health system performance improvement. The leaders discussed a variety of issues facing CEE health systems as they move into an expanded European Union, including such topics as: new health insurance models, quality of care, technology assessment, innovations in service delivery for hospitals and physician clinics, service outsourcing opportunities with health insurance plans and hospitals, disease management and leadership development.

The symposium was organized by The International Health Summit, a knowledge management company based on London, England and Minneapolis USA in cooperation with KlientPro, a Czech managed care consultancy company serving Czech and Slovakian health insurance plans, and HealthReform.cz.

Dr. James Rice, president of the International Health Summit stated, "I am very impressed with the quality of our discussions at this conference, and believe that many good ideas were exchanged among the delegates that will help all our countries improve the performance of our hospitals and health insurance plans."

Focus groups during the conference identified the need for countries of the new Europe to experiment with health insurance reforms that favor more choice for consumers, more transparent payment arrangements to hospital and clinic providers, and a sharper focus on continuous process improvements to achieve higher levels of cost effectiveness. Bold public-private collaborative models are also expected to be implemented in most of the world's 191 countries over the next 5-7 years.

Program | Day 1

Welcome and Introduction
James Rice, President, International Health Summit

Opening Address
Senator Tomáš Julínek, Chairman, Committee on Health and Social Policy, Parliament of the Czech Republic

HEALTH INSURANCE IN AN EXPANDED EUROPE: NEW PUBLIC-PRIVATE OPTIONS

Insurance for Aging Populations
Friedhelm Schnitzler, Germany

OECD Global Study on Health Insurance
Nicole Tapay, Novartis, Switzerland

Health System Funding Approaches of Tomorrow
Pavel Hroboň, HealthReform.cz, Czech Republic

Hosted Opening Reception - Gregr Hall, Municipal House, Prague City Center
Opening speech by Pavel Bem, Prague Mayor and William J. Cabaniss, US Ambassador

Program | Day 2

HEALTH SECTOR ENTREPRENEURIALISM

Investing in Innovation, a New Imperative for New Europe
Sir Alan Langlands, of Dundee, Scotland,of Dundee, Scotland,Prior Chief Executive of National Health Service, UK

Health Care Entrepreneurialism in CEE
Lajos Fabian, Medicover, Belgium

Competing for EU Hospital Services
Roman Zdarek, Na Homolce Hospital, Czech Republic

Private Hospital Initiatives
Marek Potysz, Euromednet, Czech Republic

LEADERSHIP NEEDS FOR THE NEW REALITIES OF EXPANDED EUROPE
David Fine, St.Luke’s Episcopal Health System in Houston, USA
Andrzej Rys, Jagiellonian Univesity, Poland

LEGAL AND REGULATORY CHALLENGES IN AN EXPANDED EUROPE
Protecting Quality and Patient Safety
David Marx, International Accreditation Commission, Czech Republic

NEW TECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPMENT
Pharma Trends
Helena Brus, Economic & Healthcare Policy, Merck & Co. Inc., USA

Health Technology Assessment
Alastair Deller, ECRI Europe, UK

Program | Day 3

TRENDS IN HEALTH SECTOR OUTSOURCING

Health Plan Services in Czech Republic
Tomáš Macháček, KLIENT PRO, Czech Republic

Diagnostic Services in UK
Andy Black, AmbiCentres International, UK

HEALTH SERVICE DELIVERY INNOVATIONS
Hospital Services Management Model
Alberto Rosa, Hospital de la Libera, Spain

Ambulatory Clinics in Eastern Europe
Adam Kruszewski, Enterprise Investors, Poland

Disease Management Innovations
Ms Christobel E. Selecky, LifeMasters Suported SelfCare, and Disease Management Association of America, USA

Delegates Polling on EU Health Trends

 

Seminar held by initiative HealthReform.cz in cooperation with International Health Summit:

HEALTH CARE REFORMS IN NEW EU MEMBER STATES
Part I: OVERVIEW OF HEALTH CARE REFORMS IN NEW EU MEMBER STATES

Comparison of health care systems in new EU member states of Central Europe
Nicole Tapay, Novartis, previously OECD, Switzerland

Principles and results of health care reform in Slovakia
Peter Pažitný, Advisor to the Minister of Health, Slovakia

Current status of reform proposal in the Czech Republic
Tomáš Macháček, HealthReform.cz, Czech Republic

Reform efforts in Poland
Adam Kruszewski, Enterprise Investors, Poland

Health care reform in Hungary
Zsombor Kovacsy, Ministry of Justice, Hungary

Comparison of health care reforms in Central Europe
Pavel Hroboň, HealthReform.cz, Czech Republic

Program | Day 4

EU EMPLOYER PERSPECTIVES ON HEALTH CHALLENGES

FUTURE OF HEALTH SECTOR IN EXPANDED EU
Panel
Rifat Atun, EU Observatory, Management School at Imperial College London, Velká Británie (chairman)
Andrzej Rys, Jagiellonian Univesity, Poland
Peter Pažitný, MESA 10, Slovakia
Pavel Hroboň, HealthReform.cz, Czech Republic

Closing remarks
James Rice, President, International Health Summit

 

Seminar held by initiative HealthReform.cz in cooperation with International Health Summit

HEALTH CARE REFORMS IN NEW EU MEMBER STATES
Part II: SCOPE OF OBLIGATORY HEALTH INSURANCE – POTENTIAL APPROACHES TO DEFINITION

Overview of theoretical approaches
Pavel Hroboň, HealthReform.cz, Czech Republic

Panel
James Rice, International Health Summit (chairman)
Peter Pažitný, MESA 10, Slovakia
Tomáš Macháček, HealthReform.cz, Czech Republic
Eric Butler, United Health International, USA

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