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New technologies in healthcare

The healthcare sector is on the verge of a revolution led by information technology. The ability to gather and process patient data on an unprecedented scale, using wearable technology to monitor biological parameters and cloud computing to process the data, has the potential to greatly enhance doctors' access to real-time information.

However, the speed with which the healthcare sector adopts the latest technologies is determined to a great degree by legislation - as well as the ingrained resistance of many healthcare professionals to IT-driven change.

This event aims to explore the institutional difficulties surrounding the implementation of new technologies into Poland's healthcare sector, as well as showing the potential benefits of the new technologies. Polish IT firm Atende will present some current solutions being introduced to Polish hospitals and surgeries. Private healthcare provider Luxmed, part of Britain's Bupa Group, will showcase best practice in rolling out the latest technologies across the organisation. The legal environment as it affects the implementation of new IT solutions into the healthcare system will be discussed by Dr Ewa Butkiewicz and Sylwia Paszek from law firm Wardyński & Partners. In particular, data protection issues as they affect heathcare will be discussed.

Aimed at BPCC members, representatives of Poland's health ministry, national health fund and regional hospital directors, the half-day conference is intended to show how technology could improve the effectiveness of healthcare in Poland, and the regulatory barriers that have the potential to block the new developments.


9:30 Registration

10:00 Welcome
Michael Dembiński; chief advisor BPCC

10:10 – 10:35 IT Solutions in Medicine
Tomasz Judycki, vice chairman; Atende Medica Sp. z o.o.

10:35 – 11:00 The integrated model of IT in healthcare
Andrzej Osuch, Lux Med Sp. z o.o.

11:00 – 11:25 Legal challenges of new technologies in healthcare
Dr Ewa Butkiewicz, legal adviser & counsel at Wardyński i Wspólnicy Sp. k.
Sylwia Paszek, legal adviser at Wardyński i Wspólnicy Sp. k.

11:25 – 12:00 Panel Discussion

12:00 – 12:30 Networking

The meeting will be conducted in Polish; participation for registered delegates is free of charge.

Policy Groups
2015-10-01, 10:00 am (this event is in the past)

Venue British Embassy in Warsaw (ul. Kawalerii 12)
Organiser British Polish Chamber of Commerce

Keywords: new, technologies

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The BPCC's Healthcare policy group met at the British Embassy on 1 October to discuss the implications of advances in IT for Poland's healthcare sector.

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