5th International Health Summit

Topic

Population Ageing and Chronic Diseases Management: Challenges for Health Reforms

Host

HealthReform.cz

About summit

The 5th International Health Summit on the topic of „Population Ageing and Chronic Diseases Management: Challenges for Health Reforms" was hold in Prague June 24–26, 2010. 

160 delegates from 14 countries gathered to discuss  issues related to financing of long term care and innovative care models in the area of chronic diseases.

Keynote speakers  included  James Rice – vicepresident The Governance Institute in USA, Martin De Villiers, CEO - ICON, a managed care organization in the field of oncology, South Africa, James D. Cross, Head of National Medical Policy and Operations – AETNA in USA,  Andrew Vallance-Owen, Medical Director of the hospitals division of BUPA, UK, Roland Eisen, Professor of Economics at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main and other distinguished speakers.

The International Health Summit in Prague  confirmed its status as a leading health policy and management event in Central and Eastern Europe. Feedback from participants was highly positive. They valued especially diversity of participants, atmosphere of mutual trust and open exchange of ideas between providers, payers, patient representatives and suppliers of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and ICT services.

Program | Day 1

Let us change our mental models
Martin De Villiers, ICON, South Africa

AGEING, CHRONIC DISEASES AND HEALTHCARE

Demographic transformation: Trends in ageing and implications
Stanislav Vachek, freelance consultant, Czech Republic

Chronic diseases: Will we be able to treat the problem?
Stig Pramming, Pramming Consult, Denmark

New strategies to manage health gain and health care for older adults
James Rice, The Governance Institute, USA

Consumer as a key player in modern health care systems
Johan Hjertqvist, Health Consumer Powerhouse, Sweden

TRENDS IN FINANCING AND REGULATION OF HEALTH INSURANCE FOR THE ELDERLY

Managing financial consequences of longterm care risks 
Christophe Courbage, Geneva Association,Switzerland

Longterm care: Savings, insurance or both?
Roland Eisen, Goethe University of Frankfurt a.M., Germany

Risk adjustment and regulation of health insurance in an era of chronic diseases
Martin De Villiers, ICON, South Africa
Heather Mcleod, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

The state-of-the-art health plan for the era of chronic diseases 
Tomáš Macháček, HealthReform.cz, Czech Republic

Program | Day 2

LONG TERM CARE AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT: CURRENT SITUATION IN SELECTED EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

Czech Republic: Tomáš Roubal, Ministry of Health
Poland: Marek Gorajek, Medford Healthcare Solutions
Austria: Frédérique Hoffmann, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research
Germany: Matthew D. Gaskins, Berlin University of Technology
The Netherlands: Ronald Mooij, TNO

Country reports summary: Learning from similarities and differences
Tomáš Roubal, Ministry of Health, Czech Republic

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES SUPPORTING NEW DELIVERY MODELS

Remote monitoring of patients with cardiac diseases
Karin Thudt, Cardiology Department, Landesklinikum St. Poelten, Austria

Information technologies in chronic health care management
Dušan Hnilica, NESS, Czech Republic

PARALLEL WORK GROUPS: DIABETES MELLITUS AS A PROTOTYPE FOR CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT

Payers: anchorman Angelika Szalayová, Health Policy Institute, Slovakia
Consumers: anchorman Daniel Hodyc, KlientPro, Czech Republic
Providers: anchorman Ronald Mooij, TNO, The Netherlands
Regulators: anchorman Martin De Villiers, Old Mutual Healthcare, South Africa

NEW CONCEPTS FOR DELIVERY OF INTEGRATED HEALTH SERVICES AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT

Ageing services beyond hospital – Emerging models
Nancy E. Rehkamp, Larson Allen, USA

Value-based healthcare: experience of Aetna, US leader in disease management
James D. Cross, Aetna, USA

Chronic disease management in BUPA
Andrew Vallance-Owen, BUPA, United Kingdom

Program | Day 3

REPORTS FROM WORKING GROUPS
Payers: Angelika Szalayová, Health Policy Institute, Slovakia
Consumers:
Daniel Hodyc, KlientPro, Czech Republic
Providers:
Ronald Mooij, TNO, The Netherlands
Regulators:
Martin De Villiers, Old Mutual Healthcare, South Africa

Closing comments
James Rice, The Governance Institute, USA

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