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Private Health Forum 2018

Date: 13th November 2018   Location: New York Palace Budapest

8:00- 8:30 Registration

Section I. Hungary’s private healthcare sector in the Central European Region

What are the ongoing processes in the developed Western European private health market, and what can we expect in the CEE region? Demand for private health providers in Hungary is growing, while the market is increasingly consolidated. Meanwhile, the lack of qualified workers affects all providers, not just state-run institutions. To what degree does this mess up the calculations of owners? What will the latest government plans mean for private providers? And how are public health institutions affected? Has the state-run system become less overburdened?

08:25 - 08:30

Opening speech: Zoltán Bán, Chief Executive, Net Média Zrt. (Portfolio)

08:30 - 08:55

The network of European healthcare providers

Speaker: Attila Végh, elnök-vezérigazgató, Capio AB

08:55 - 09:15

Public health needs, private providers and profitability

Speaker: Dr. Péter Pál Varga, Founder & Managing Director, spine surgeon, Buda Health Center

09:15 - 09:30

How much is it? – Evaluating healthcare providers in terms of their financial performance

Speaker: Bertalan Jászkuti, Founder & Managing Director, Heal Partners

09:30 - 10:30

Roundtable of proprietors and CEOs

Moderator: Csaba Lantos, Owner, Lantos Vagyonkezelő

Conversation participants:

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

Section II. Best practices in healthcare - What should the new Hungarian model be like?

Policy issues and questions all in one place. What can domestic healthcare leaders learn from the examples of other countries as far as the transformation of the healthcare system is concerned? What options are available? And why is healthcare important in terms of competitiveness? Meanwhile, we hear more and more about the overhauling of the financing system as well, so we will examine the options Hungary has in this regard, and take a look at what role insurance packages play at present or could play in the future.

11:00 - 11:15

Introducing value-based healthcare in the CEE region

Speaker: Ákos Újlaki, Project Leader, Boston Consulting Group

11:15 - 11:30

Proposals to improve competitiveness in Hungarian healthcare

Speaker: Gergely Baksay, Director, Magyar Nemzeti Bank

11:30 - 11:45

How to orchestrate the transformation of Hungarian healthcare?

Speaker: Margó Kohanecz, Director, Healthcare and Life Sciences, KPMG

11:45 - 12:40

Panel discussion: How to finance healthcare in Hungary?

Moderator: János Bartók, CEO, Duna Medical Center Group

Conversation participants:

12:40 - 13:30

Lunch Break

Section III. High-tech and innovative therapies

This section aims to present a segment of Hungarian healthcare with which probably very few people are familiar, even though its results compare favourably at the international level. Innovative therapies, revolutionary research, high-tech medical procedures.


13:30 - 14:00

Robotics in medicine

Speaker: Loránd Erőss, Neurosurgeon, National Institute of Clinical Neurosciences

14:00 - 14:15

About the real value of genetic tests

Speaker: Máté Varga, Senior Lecturer, Department of Genetics ELTE TTK

14:15 - 14:30

Innovative therapies for the patients

Speaker: Dr. Péter Holchacker, Director, Innovatív Gyógyszergyártók Egyesülete - AIPM

14:30 - 15:15

Panel discussion: Professional healthcare for recovery

Moderator: Dr. Péter Holchacker, Director, Innovatív Gyógyszergyártók Egyesülete - AIPM

Conversation participants:

  • Dr. Áron Lazáry, Deputy Director General, spine surgeon, Buda Health Center
  • Mária Judit Molnár, Director, SOTE, Institute of Genomic Medicine and Rare Disorders
  • Péter Mátyus, Professional Leader, Professor, E-Group ICT Software Informatikai Zrt., Semmelweis Egyetem, Egészségügyi Közszolgálati Kar
  • Dr. Péter Vereckei, Managing Director, Pfizer (Hungary), Chairman, AIPM

15:15 - 15:45

Coffee Break

Section IV/A: Digitalisation in healthcare – How it's done by the big players

Digitalisation, big data, telemedicine - Global and domestic overview and future possibilities. How does digitalisation disrupt healthcare, and how well is Hungary prepared for this?

15:45 - 16:00

Special monitors in the service of healthcare

Speaker: Mihály Malozsák, IT Sales Manager, LG Electronics Inc.

16:00 - 16:15

Digitalisation of healthcare services with cloud, IoT and AI

Speaker: Milan Glavaski, CIO, Affidea

16:15 - 16:30

The effect of using telemedicine tools on the operation and financing of healthcare

Speaker: Szabolcs Mezei, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers Hungary

16:30 - 16:45

Digital health and big data opportunities in modern medicine

Speaker: Dr. Miklós Szócska, Director, Semmelweis Egyetem Egészségügyi Menedzserképző Központ

16:45 - 17:30

Panel discussion: The future of digital healthcare

Moderator: Dr. Miklós Szócska, Director, Semmelweis Egyetem Egészségügyi Menedzserképző Központ

Conversation participants:

Section IV/B: Those that are transforming Hungary's health care sector

What drives ideas and investments in private healthcare? The shortcomings of the public system? The opportunity for quick returns? The social benefits of these projects? In what areas are disruptive medtech businesses breaking with industry traditions? How does a startup founder experience success?

15:45 - 16:00

Medtech innovation in practice

Speaker: Péter Tátrai, Deputy Investment Director, Hiventures Kockázati Tőkealap-kezelő Zrt.

16:00 - 16:45

Meet the best Hungarian MedTech innovators

A unique podium discussion

Moderator: Balázs Fürjes, Regional Director, EIT Health Innostars

Conversation participants:

16:45 - 17:30

Panel discussion: Financial and venture capital investors in healthcare

Moderator: Gergely Dóczi, Executive Director, Futurmed Vagyonkezelő Kft.

Conversation participants:

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