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Information Technologies in Health Care? American Experience Shows It’s A Right Trend

February 21, 2011
Participants of a seminar on eHealth from the left: Stuart Schaag (Commercial Counselor of the U.S. Embassy), Patricie Kotalikova (pediatrist and MP) and Lukas Velev (Director, Jihlava Hospital). (Photo U.S. Embassy Prague)

Participants of a seminar on eHealth and telemedicine.

Why and how should information technologies be used in health care?  Answers to these questions were researched at the seminar “New Horizons in E-Health and Telemedicine: American Experience” by Czech professionals that participated in the program offered by the U.S. State Department. A seminar held on February 16 on the premises of the Czech Parliament confirmed that the use of information technology for sharing patient medical records in the health care systems is the right trend for making the health care system more effective and health care services safer.

The seminar panelists were Patricie Kotalikova, pediatrist, MP and Member of the Czech Parliament Health Care Committee, Lukas Velev, Director, Jihlava Hospital,  Jan Marounek, Cardiac Surgeon, Na Homolce Hospital, and Stanislav Havlicek, Vice President, Czech Pharmacists’ Chamber.

In September, 2011, the health care and medical experts participated on the project “E-Health and Telemedicine: Reaching for New Horizons” which was coordinated in the framework of the International Visitor Leadership Program by the U.S. State Department. They visited several medical institutions and health care facilities in Washington, D.C., in Texas, California, Indiana and Florida.  They also had an opportunity to get acquainted with the implementation of information technology in the health care.   

They shared their experience on video.