28 February 2018, Inter Expo Center, Vitosha Hall (147, Tsarigradsko shose blvd, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria)
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The event

https://www.mh.government.bg/bg/13th National Conference on e-Health
"High-Quality and Digitized e-Healthcare in Bulgaria"

February 28th, Inter Expo Center, Vitosha Hall


Digital transformation is a trend that has entered into all areas of the economy and public life, including healthcare. It is related to rising the quality of the medical services. During the last few years the digital transformation in medicine has significantly changed and automated the processes in contemporary healthcare in Bulgaria, while at the same time the people's confidence in technological innovations in the sector is growing. The reliable e-Health systems and services depend mainly on the policies and strategies at national level, on the involvement of many sectors, the appropriate use of ICT and adequate human resources.

Within the 13th conference on e-Health will be discussed the policies and strategies for development in the European Union and Bulgaria, the stages of development the all elements of the e-Health in Bulgaria – the National health information system, electronic prescription, electronic record, specialist e-appointment, national health dossier and will be presented the technological opportunities for development of e-Health in Bulgaria. 

How the event was held in 2017​

Speakers

  • Nigyar Dzhafer, MD

    Nigyar Dzhafer, MD Vice-President, 44th National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria

    Dr. Nigyar Dzhafer, MD, is Vice-President of the 44th National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria and Member of the Health Parliamentary Commission. Dr. Nigyar Dzhafer, MD, was Chairperson of the Health Parliamentary Commission, 42nd  National Assembly, Bulgaria and Deputy Chairperson of the Children, Youth and Sports Committee, 42nd  National Assembly, Bulgaria. Dr. Dzhafer, MD, was Deputy Chairperson of the Health Parliamentary Commission in the 40th  National Assembly, Bulgaria. Dr. Nigyar Dzhafer, MD, graduated at Medical University "Prof. Dr Paraskev Stoyanov" in Varna, Bulgaria. Her professional specialities are internal diseases and health management. Dr. Dzhafer, MD, has post graduate qualification in healthcare financial management and public finances.
  • Zheni Nacheva

    Zheni Nacheva Deputy Minister of Health

    In 1996 graduated from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia with a degree Banks and Banking. In 2001 acquired a Master degree in Public Administration from George Washington University. In 2007 acquired a degree in Health Management from the Medical University of Sofia. In 2010 graduated Doctor of Economics at the University of National and World Economy. In the period 1996 - 1999 was consistently Counsellor in Department Securities Issue and Transactions and Head of Sector Investment Analysis at the Securities Commission /currently FSC/. From 1999 to 2000 and from 2002 to 2010 was consistently Head of Department and Director of Budget Directorate at the National Health Insurance Fund. In 2001 was engaged as an expert at the Institute of International Finance in Washington – Department Europe. In 2002 worked as an expert on health financing to Bulgarian health project - under programme of the US Agency for International Cooperation and Development for Bulgaria. In the period 2003 - 2004 lectured on Financial Accounting in English Portsmouth University, Sofia. From February 2010 to April 2010 was Director of the NHIF. From August 2010 to November 2017 consistently held the posts State Expert, Head of Department State Affairs at the Ministry of Finance and Director of Local Government Financing Directorate at the MoF. On 10 November 2017 by order of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov was appointed Deputy Minister of Health.
  • Dr. Terje Peetso

    Dr. Terje Peetso Head of Sector 'eHealth and Ageing Policy', DG CONNECT, European Commission

    Dr. Terje Peetso is the Head of Sector "eHealth and Ageing Policy" in the European Commission’s Unit on eHealth, Wellbeing and Ageing in DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology. Dr. Peetso joined the Unit in 2011 as a policy and project officer. In 2014, Dr. Peetso was the EU fellow in the University of Southern California (USA), where her research focused on obstacles hindering the introduction of eHealth into healthcare systems. She joined the European Commission in 2003 in DG SANCO’s Risk Assessment Unit, and in 2006 she became policy officer in the area of tobacco control. Dr. Peetso holds a diploma in medicine from the University of Tartu, Estonia.
  • Aleksandar Yolovski

    Aleksandar Yolovski Deputy Chairperson, State e-Government Agency (SEGA)

    Aleksandar Yolovski has graduated from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", having been awarded an MA in Political Sciences Prior to being appointed a Deputy Chairperson to SEGA he managed a Department with "Information Services" AD. In the period of April 2011 to July 2015 he used to be a Director of "Programming, Commerce and Contracting" Department with the "Administrative Capacity" Directorate, a Managing Body of "Administrative Capacity" Operational Program with the Ministry of Finance, a Director of "Structural Measures for European Structural and Investment Funds" of "European Union Funds Programming" at "Good Management" Directorate, a managing body under "Good Management" Operational Program with the Administration of the Council of Ministers. He coordinated the elaboration of annual indicative working programs and controlled the selection and contracting processes related to the provision of grants under electronic governance development procedures, the improvement of the electronic administrative services provided to both individual citizens and the business entities, elaboration and improvement of primary inventories for providing internal administrative electronic services. He participated in the process of prioritizing the fund-raising measures. Aleksandar Yolovski managed the elaboration the "Good Management" Operational Program, which set out the EU-funding priorities, related to implementing the administrative reform and introducing the electronic governance, including electronic justice. He took a leading role in negotiating the approval and acceptance of the operational program by the European Commission.
  • Alexander Ognianov

    Alexander Ognianov Director of Directorate 'Information Processes and Information Security', National Health Insurance Fund

    Alexander Ognianov is computer systems engineer. He has graduated from the Technical University – Sofia with a major in "Computer systems" and has a PhD in technical sciences. Ognianov has specialized in "Software and hardware for instrumental interfaces" in Netherlands and in "Information technologies - USTTI development politics" in USA. In 2006 Alexander Ognianov became deputy director for information technologies of the National health-insurance fund, and since the end of 2009 he is interim director of NHIF. Before joining NHIF Ognianov worked as state expert in the E-government department of the Ministry of state administration and administrative reform. From April 2002 to January 2006 he has been the director of Information society and technologies department of the Ministry of transport and communications and chairman of the Board of directors of Bulgarian Posts. He has been the leader of a number of projects in the IT field and senior researcher in the Institute of microprocessor technologies, as well as part-time lecturer in Technical University and the New Bulgarian University.
  • Assoc. Prof. Ivan Kostov, MD

    Assoc. Prof. Ivan Kostov, MD Chairman, 'e-Health Bulgaria' Foundation, Executive Director, University Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital "Maichin Dom"

  • Assoc. Prof. Kostadin Angelov, PhD

    Assoc. Prof. Kostadin Angelov, PhD Executive Director, University Multiprofile Hospital for Active Treatment "Alexandrovska"

  • Prof. PhD Asen Baltov

    Prof. PhD Asen Baltov Executive Director of MBALSM 'N.I. Pirogov' Plc, Chairman of the Bulgarian Orthopedic and Traumatological Association

  • Dr. Stefan Konstantinov

    Dr. Stefan Konstantinov Executive Director, University Specialized Hospital for Active Treatment in Oncology, Sofia

  • Dr. Boyan Hristov, PhD

    Dr. Boyan Hristov, PhD University Specialized Hospital for Active Treatment "Prof. Boycho Boychev" Plc.

  • Eng. Georgi Yanchev

    Eng. Georgi Yanchev Head of "Medical Computer Equipment and Communication Systems" Department, Military Medical Academy

  • Ivan Todorov

    Ivan Todorov Chairman of the Board of Directors of DR Shterev JSC and Marketing Manager of Dr. Shterev Hospital

    Ivan Todorov is Chairman of the Board of Directors of DR Shterev JSC and Marketing Manager of Dr. Shterev Hospital. The hospital is а high tech pioneer medical enterprise and a pioneer in the field of assisted reproductive technologies and fetal medicine in Bulgaria. Ivan Todorov is member of the Managing committee of Bulgarian Hospital Association. He is MA in Health Management and MA in Political Management, post-graduate student in political science at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". In 2012 he was a senior project consultant on development and implementation of the Joystick Hospital Information System in Dr. Shterev Hospital. He is a member of the team working on development of telemedicine system of the hospital. In 2017 participate in implementation of Artificial Intellect Darvin AI by chat bot for automatic appointment for medical examination in Facebook Messenger, Viber and chat channel on http://shterevhospital.com/. He leads the team on implementation of innovative CMS and personalized digital marketing platform Sitefinity made by Progress Inc on the internet page of Dr. Shterev Hospital.
  • Dr. Zahari Zahariev, PhD

    Dr. Zahari Zahariev, PhD Head of Radiation Therapy Department, Multiprofile Hospital for Active Treatment 'Uni Hospital' Panagyurishte

  • Nina Rasina MD

    Nina Rasina MD Head of Medical Activities Department, CSMP Sofia

  • Prof. Todorka Kostadinova, PhD

    Prof. Todorka Kostadinova, PhD Vice Rector International Relations, Accreditation and Quality, Medical University 'Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov' - Varna

    Todorka Kostadinova is a Professor at the Department of Economics and Healthcare Management at the Faculty of Public Health at Medical University – Varna. Her main scientific interests and publications are in the field of public health, strategic management, social and health marketing, integrated care, change and risk management, management of international projects and programmes, social entrepreneurship and innovations. She has participated in over 180 projects as a researcher, coordinator and manager; guest lecturer at Medical University of Vienna and University of Bern. In the period 2009-2010 Prof. Kostadinova combines academic work with managerial positions at national and international level as a Deputy Minister of Health, Chair of the National Council for Food Safety, member of the Supervisory Board of the National Health Insurance Fund, coordinator for Bulgaria of the South-Eastern Europe Health Network. From 2012 to present she is a Vice Rector for International Relations, Accreditation and Quality at the Medical University of Varna.
  • Pavel Kaminsky – CISSP, CISA, CEH

    Pavel Kaminsky – CISSP, CISA, CEH Head of Operations at Seven Security Group

    Pavel Kaminsky - CISSP, CEH, Information Security Professional and Entrepreneur, Penetration Tester, Social Engineer, Partner & Head of Technology at a company specialized provider of services and products for the Information Security market. Playing a key role in the company providing a full range of information security strategy, from penetration testing and vulnerability assessments through governance and compliance, and completing the circle with the implementation and maintenance of all technical means for information security in accordance with the requirements of local and international standards.
  • Eng. Jacko Pillossof

    Eng. Jacko Pillossof Deputy Executive Director, Kontrax Jsc.

    Engineer Jacko Pillossof is graduated from the Technical University of Sofia in the field of Computing Equipment and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Mathematics. He has worked in Technotronica, BBS - Apple Computer IMC and Kontrax JSC. He has been Technical Director and Director of Research and Development in the company, and since 2018 he has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kontrax. Jacko Pillossof is responsible for the information security and the protection of the classified information in the company. He has over 34 years of experience in the specialty and has participated in the design and construction of many complex projects in the field of information and communication technologies. One of the founders of the Hippocrates health-information systems family, distributed by Kontrax JSC.
  • Predrag Aleksic

    Predrag Aleksic Pre-Sales Engineer CEE, Enterprise & Cybersecurity, Gemalto

  • Petar Kirkov

    Petar Kirkov Department Manager – Risk Management, Telelink

Program


09:00 - 11:00 Opening Discussion Session 1: National Strategy for e-Health Development
Moderators: Assoc. Prof. Kostadin Angelov, PhD, Executive Director, University Multiprofile Hospital for Active Treatment "Alexandrovska"​

Participants:
« Dr. Terje Peetso
, Head of Sector 'e-Health and Ageing Policy', DG CONNECT, European Commission
Addressing Digital Health at the EU Level
« Nigyar Dzhafer, MD, Vice-President, 44th National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria
« Zheni Nacheva, Deputy Minister of Health
« Aleksandar Yolovski, Deputy Chairperson, State e-Government Agency (SEGA)
e-Governance in Healthcare
« Alexander Ognianov, Director of Directorate 'Information Processes and Information Security', National Health Insurance Fund
« Eng. Jacko Pillossof, Deputy Executive Director, Kontrax Jsc.
Electronic Medical Diagnostic Direction in BulgariaOne Working Realization
« Assoc. Prof. Ivan Kostov, MD, Chairman, 'e-Health Bulgaria' Foundation and Executive Director, University Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital "Maichin Dom"

Discussion:
« Digitized and high-quality e-health services for the citizens in the European Union.  Policies and strategies of the European Commission and Bulgaria for development of e-Health
« Development of e-Health in Bulgaria. Working National health information system, electronic prescription, electronic record and specialist e-appointment
« Stage of development of the National health card
« Electronic record with patient access code


11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break 

11:30 - 13:30 Discussion Session 2: Current challenges to National e-Health
Moderator:  Assoc. Prof. Ivan Kostov, MD, Chairman, 'e-Health Bulgaria' Foundation and Executive Director, University Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital 'Maichin Dom'

Participants:
« Dr. Stefan Konstantinov, Executive Director, University Specialized Hospital for Active Treatment in Oncology, Sofia
National Cancer Registry - Is it Time for Change?
« Prof. PhD Asen Baltov, Executive Director of MBALSM "N.I. Pirogov" Plc., Chairman of the Bulgarian Orthopedic and Traumatological Association
e-Antibiotic Policy as a Good Medical Practice to Help Effective Health Management of the MBALSM "N.I. Pirogov" Plc
« Nina Rasina MD, Head of Medical Activities Department, CSMP Sofia
Which of the Priority Targets of the Bulgarian Concept for Development of the Emergency Health Care System 2014-2020 are Fact in 2018?
« Predrag Aleksic, Pre-Sales Engineer CEE, Enterprise & Cybersecurity, Gemalto
Secure the Breach – GDPR on a Realistic Foundation
« Petar Kirkov, Department Manager – Risk Management, Telelink
GDPR - Challenges and Opportunities for Healthcare Institutions
« Pavel Kaminsky – CISSP, CISA, CEH, Head of Operations at Seven Security Group
Cybersecurity Risks in e-Healthcare

Discussion:
« Electronic health registers - creation, implementation, support
« Modernized Emergency Medical Care in Bulgaria - the long waited for reform
« Hospital information systems. Big Data management
GDPR's impact on hospital structures in the process of protecting patient's personal data
« Requirements for hospitals with clear vision and long-term strategy. Financial management of the state medical institutions


13:30 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 16:00 Discussion Session 3: The Patient at the Center of e-Health
Moderator: 
Dr. Boyan Hristov, PhD, Executive Director, University Specialized Hospital for Active Treatment 'Prof. Boycho Boychev' Plc.

Participants:
« Prof. Todorka Kostadinova, PhD, Vice Rector International Relations, Accreditation and Quality, Medical University 'Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov' - Varna
The Communication Between All the Parties in the Healthcare System, Coordination and Connectivity
« Eng. Georgi Yanchev, Head of 'Medical Computer Equipment and Communication Systems' Department, Military Medical Academy
Aspects in the Evolution of the Hospital Information System Implemented in the Military Medical Academy
« Ivan Todorov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of DR Shterev JSC and Marketing Manager of Dr. Shterev Hospital
Artificial Intelligence (AI) Usage and Modern Digital Marketing Platforms to Improve day-to-day Communication with Patients
«
Dr. Zahari Zahariev, PhD, Head of Radiation Therapy Department, Multiprofile Hospital for Active Treatment 'Uni Hospital' Panagyurishte
High Technologies in the Radiation Therapy Department, Multiprofile Hospital for Active Treatment 'Uni Hospital' Panagyurishte

Discussion:
« The role of science in e-Health development. Examples of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine learning
« Improving citizens' lives through telemedicine. Opportunities for health monitoring, tele-bridges
« Material base for modern diagnostics and treatment - challenges
« Investments in adequate infrastructure and communication connectivity


16:00 Official Closing

The official language of the event is Bulgarian. According to the specific session there will be a simultaneous interpretation from English into Bulgarian and vise versa.

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