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EIT Health Morning Health Talk connected more than 20 digital health and telemedicine czech stakeholders

29. 09. 2020
EIT Health Morning Health Talk connected more than 20 digital health and telemedicine czech stakeholders

Morning Health Talk on Future of digital health and telemedicine, organized on 25.9. as a hybrid event, connected more than 20 Czech stakeholders with 2 fantastic guest speakers from Estonia and Israel - countries that are scoring top positions in terms of their readiness and deployment of digital health and telemedicine solutions. 

Czech stakeholders present both at the physical part of the event in Opero at the heart of Prague and also virtually included: Ministry of health, insurance companies, hospitals, CzechInvest, CIIRC, SMEs and startups in digital health / telemedicine. 2 guests speakers included Priit Kruus from Estonia, and Yoav Fisher from Israel who presented their situations and developments in their respective countries (see video recording and presentations below). The hybrid Morning Health Talk event merged guest presentations, questions and answers and moderated discussion on challenges and obstacles in the Czech Republic.

The discussed issues included:

- information systems and electronic ID cards

- before, during and after COVID-19 deployment of telemedicine

- infrastructure at hospitals and tools used / banned

- NICE classification of digital health services

- missmatch of supply/demand - needs from healthcare system and startups´ products

 - using of Whatsapp during COVID-19 crisis in Israel

- scaling and building up support needed

- standards in Estonia, Israel and the Czech Republic

- time of doctors and infrastructure standards to manage telemedicine in healthcare providers

- adoption of GDPR

- legislation to catch up

- government based initiatives