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Since October, on the first Wednesday of every month, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague (FBMI) together with CEEOR and IQVIA agencies organize a series of expert lectures Light to Health (or Data Heals) at National Technical Library (Technická 2710/6, Prague 6-Dejvice). These meetings are initiated by FBMI CzechHTA scientific team under the auspices of Dean of the Faculty, Prof. MUDr. Jozef Rosina, Ph.D., MBA.

The mission of Light to Health is not only to highlight individual areas of application of health economic practices in medicine, but also the necessity of working with data, indicators and information in general.

"Light to Health targets the wider professional public, professionals, students, educators, industry representatives, patients and government organisations and aims to create a broader discussion and educational platform where perspectives from different angles intersect," says Dr Aleš Tichopád, CzechHTA team leader. Registration is required for each meeting (see attached invitation). The events are open to all until capacity is reached and end with a gathering in the café of National Technical Library.

The first meeting will take place on 5 October at 15.30 on the topic of measuring the quality of healthcare providers. Discussions will cover data availability, organisations competent and eligible to measure quality, the status of private and academic bodies and challenges to measurement.

The FBMI CzechHTA research team deals with the research topics of measuring and proving the value of health innovations and does so in the broader context of medical, technical, social and economic sciences. Dr. Aleš Tichopád, team leader at CzechHTA, adds, "In addition to drugs and medical devices, we are also looking at systems and processes in a broader sense, such as access to treatment, methods of reimbursement, legal aspects, and patient-doctor interaction. The success of these efforts goes hand in hand with the availability and quality of data from real clinical practice, which is still rather unavailable in the Czech Republic on a large enough scale."


Contact person: 
Dr. Aleš Tichopád