- New pharmaceutical industry rules
- Upgrading to Healthcare 2.0
- Deloitte´s Technology Fast 50
- How good is your design?
- Issues (not) addressed in the OPIS implementation
- Cloud computing – A new paradigm in data processing
- Flu can now be diagnosed through a PC
- To consent, or not to consent
- The future of IT outsourcing and cloud computing
- Focus on care pathway is the way to stabilize Slovak healthcare
- U. S. Steel´s Volunteer Days
- ICT services worldwide from Košice
- Geospatial revolution
- Clinical trials and the new law on medicines
- European Commission revisits parallel trade in the pharma sector
Healthcare, IT& Telecoms
Prepared by AmCham member: bnt attorneysat-law
The pharmaceutical industry is currently undergoing major changes.
Recently enacted new legislation, Act on medicinal products and devices
and Act on conditions of payment for medicinal products, medical devices
and dietetic foodstuffs from public health insurance, constitutes a
major reform of current legislation on medicinal products.
Prepared by AmCham member: NESS Slovensko
The state proclaims the unlimited extent of healthcare financed from the public insurance. On the other hand the OECD data show the patients’ out-of-pocket payments in 2008 amounted to 25,7 % of the total healthcare expenses in Slovak Republic (EU average was 20 %).
Prepared by AmCham member: Deloitte Slovakia
Deloitte has announced the opening of registration for the Technology
Fast 50 competition in Central Europe – the preeminent regional
competition for companies in the technology sector, highlighting both
established and emerging technology companies in the region. This is the
13th consecutive year this program has run in 17 countries of Central Europe.
Prepared by AmCham member: Lighting Beetle
Whether your company runs a website, software or a mobile application,
you are always concerned whether users will like it or not. The design
is one of the most important ergonomic factors. So how do you make sure
your design does a good job of engaging, helping and converting your
Prepared by AmCham member: KPMG Slovensko
In 2008, the Government of the Slovak Republic approved two basic,
strategic documents regarding the informatization of public
administration (eGovernment Strategy and the National Concept of Public
Governance Informatization). In 2009, a more detailed discussion of
objectives arising from these documents began.
Prepared by AmCham member: Squire Sanders
The newly developed trend in the field of information technologies – cloud computing – has quickly become popular among consumers as well as international companies. Although cloud computing is considered as a big step forward, some concerns do arise particularly with regard to privacy and data protection. Therefore, the International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications has prepared the Working Paper on Cloud Computing – Privacy and Data Protection Issues, into which Squire Sanders provides insight.
Prepared by AmCham member: Cisco Slovakia
Imagine that you could visit your physician without leaving your livingroom sofa, for example when you do not want to spend time waiting in front of the consulting room, or when your doctor’s office is too far away. Modern information system and telemedicine make it possible. Marcel Rebroš, general manager of Cisco Slovakia described its benefits for healthcare institutions and patients.
Prepared by AmCham member: Allen & Overy Bratislava
Numerous data leakage accidents, unauthorized transfers of personal data, processing without consent, email boxes full of direct marketing messages, etc., have motivated the European Commission to put forward a proposal for a regulation which substantially changes European privacy laws.
Prepared by AmCham member: PwC
Cloud computing. Do we have to go there again? Isn’t it already common
knowledge that the traditional data center is an endangered species?
Don’t most business executives have their fingers hovering over the
cloud computing button? For all the hype about cloud computing, there is
very little survey data on the extent to which enterprises are planning
for and adopting cloud computing as a replacement for traditional data
center infrastructure technologies and management processes.
Letter to members by Vladimír Mičieta, Government & Public Affairs Manager, Johnson & Johnson, s.r.o.
In recent years, we have seen the Slovak healthcare system suffer from inadequate financial
resources, especially in hospitals and other inpatient facilities. This trend continues despite higher expenditures in healthcare as percentage of GDP, which is now comparable to other EU countries, and which is actually higher than other countries in the region. On the other hand, healthcare spending per capita remains among the lowest in the EU. Considering the changes and statistical data, the Slovak healthcare system can be considered as progressing, but also overburdened.
Prepared by AmCham member: U. S. Steel Košice
On May 18 – 19, 2012, the corporate volunteer event named U. S. Steel for Košice was held for the sixth time, during which the employees of the largest company in Eastern Slovakia helped eleven Košice organizations with their public-benefit activities.
Prepared by AmCham member: T-Systems Slovakia
On February 1, 2012, Thomas Bogdain joined T-Systems Slovakia as the new
managing director. After spending six years with Slovak Telekom,
Bogdain exchanged Bratislava for Košice to join T-Systems Slovakia.
After just six years in business, T-Systems Slovakia has achieved a very
high skill level as well as high customer trust. Mr. Bogdain sees great
potential for the company and explains what the ICT giant from eastern
Slovakia is preparing for the future.
Prepared by AmCham member: GEODETICCA
Geoinformatics is considered to be one of the three most progressive sectors alongside biotechnologies and nanotechnologies. It is thus no wonder that giants like Google, Microsoft and Nokia invest heavily in this business. What is going on?
Prepared by AmCham member: DLA Piper
At the end of 2011, a new law on medicine and medical devices came into force. The previous legislation dated back to 1998, so it was high time for new provisions. Clinical trials, which are predominantly supported by foreign investors in Slovakia, are also affected.
Prepared by AmCham member: Allen & Overy Bratislava
The European Commission has announced a new, tougher policy on parallel trade in the European pharmaceutical sector. Given the new Slovak reference pricing legislation, pharmaceutical companies in Slovakia are likely to be affected.