3rd International Health Summit

Topic

Consumer Driven Health Care: Focus on Patients

Host

HealthReform.cz

About summit

A not-for-profit organization Health Reform.cz organized the 3rd International Health Summit in Pyramida Hotel in Prague on April 18 – 20, 2007 where 200 professionals from 12 countries participated.

Present trends in strengthening the role of patients and their leverage over the processes in health care industry were introduced at this most important health policy conference in the Central Europe.In the course of the conference there was a workshop held about present development in CEE health care systems with the emphasis on consumer status and consumer role regarding to health insurance and health services.

The conference gains popularity among public and profesionals thanks to regular participation of prominent speakers like health financing experts from the World Bank and representatives of the Kaiser Permanente integrated health care delivery system based in USA. Exceptional asset to the conference was participation of professor John R. Kimberly, who is the professor of Management, Health Care Systém, and Sociology at the Wharton School of the the University of Pennsylvania. We thank to James Rice from Clark Healthcare Group, USA who assumed a role of moderator in an excellent way.

Closing Remarks for the Third International Health Summit in Central and Easter Europe.
James A. Rice, Clark Consulting - Healthcare Group, USA

Program | Day 0

OPENING WORKSHOP: HEALTH REFORMS IN CENTRAL EUROPE

Part 1: OVERVIEW ON THE CURRENT DEVELOPMENT

Reforms in central Europe: World Bank perspective
Pia Schneider, World Bank, USA

Latest developments and reform plans
Slovakia: Peter Pažitný, Health Policy Institute
Hungary: Zsombor Kovacsy, Ministry of Health
Poland: Adam Kruszewski, Kiecana Clinical Research
Czech Republic: Lucie Antošová, Ministry of Health

Part 2: CASE STUDIES FROM SELECTED COUNTRIES

Experience with regional care management in Hungary
Ildiko Lelkes, Ministerstvo zdravotnictví, Hungary

Results of corporatization and privatization of health insurance funds in Slovakia
Jana Cervenakova, Apollo Health Insurer, Slovakia

Health care provision and financing by private sector in Poland
Stanislav Borkowski, PZU, Poland

Risk adjustment as a condition of meaningful payer competition in the Czech Republic
Pavel Hroboň, Ministry of Health, Czech Republic

Program | Den 1

CONSUMER DIRECTED HEALTH CARE (CDHC)

Consumer-driven health care: origins and promise
John R. Kimberly, The Wharton/INSEAD Alliance, USA

How does it work – example of a consumer directed health plan
Martin De Villiers, Old Mutual Healthcare, South Africa

Problems with consumer financial participation and how to approach them
Felicien Fish Brown, Kaiser Permanente, USA

Signs of growing consumer engagement in European environment
James Rice, Clark Consulting – Healthcare Group, USA

Panel "Consumer-driven health care"
Martin De Villiers, Old Mutual Healthcare, South Africa
Felicien Fish Brown, Kaiser Permanente, USA
John R. Kimberly, The Wharton/INSEAD Alliance, USA

INCREASING PATIENT POWER

Block 1 - CASE PRESENTATION

Providing patients with choice in the NHS
Andy Black, AmbiCentres, UK

Patients perception of health systems in the EU
Johan Hjertqvist, Health Consumer Powerhouse, Belgium

Overview of quality reporting by providers and payers in California
Patricia Lynch, Kaiser Permanente, USA

Demography transformation and health care consumer empowerment
Stanislav Vachek, , freelance consultant, Czech Republic

Block 2 - OPPORTUNITIES AND RISKS OF CONSUMERISM IN HEALTH CARE SECTOR: PERSPECTIVES OF MAIN STAKEHOLDERS
Parallel workshops including introductory presentation

Payers: Building a credit card business – Lesson for health insurance
Bert Pijls, Citibank, Česká republika

Patients: Heparine can kill: Message from hospital murderer
Jolana Těšínová, Česká společnost medicínského práva ČLS JEP, Czech Republic

Suppliers: Mobile point of care: Digital transformation of healthcare 
Pavel Kubů, Intel Czech Trading, Czech Republic

Providers: National e-health portal in Denmark: Way to personalized health information channel
Allan Juhl, IBM, Denmark

Program | Day 3

Reporting workshop results

FUTURE OF CONSUMER DIRECTED HEALTH CARE

Institutional conditions supporting development of CDHC
Tomáš Macháček, Health Reform.cz, Czech Republic

Panel and plenary discussion on future of CDHC:
James Rice, Clark Consulting – Healthcare Group, USA
Martin De Villiers, Old Mutual Healthcare, South Africa
Felicien Fish Brown, Kaiser Permanente, USA
Johan Hjertqvist, Health Consumer Powerhouse, Belgium
Pavel Hroboň, Ministry of Health, Czech Republic

Concluding remarks by James Rice

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