Healthcare Committee

Mission:One of the main goals of the Healthcare Committee is to contribute to solving the healthcare sector’s issues by utilizing the experience, potential, and expertise of its members. AmCham believes that there is a need of transparent and predictable regulatory environment in the healthcare sector, as well as a multi-stakeholder approach to healthcare. Last but not least, AmCham Bulgaria aims at a close cooperation with AmCham EU and other counterpart organizations to develop and improve healthcare policies at the EU and national levels.
Chairs:Konstantinos Papagiannis, MSD Bulgaria
Ruslana Toncheva, Johnson & Johnson Bulgaria EOOD
Activities in 2017    August 29, 2017

On August 29th, 2017, the Healthcare Committee held a meeting to discuss issues related to centralized e-tender and to biologic drugs in specific  with the aim to produce a position paper with recommendations on the related topic.

March 30, 2017

On March 30th, 2017, the Healthcare Committee gathered to review the healthcare priorities laid out in the AmCham White Paper 2017 and plan supporting activities and events. Members also brainstorm on the concept, format, topics, speakers and expected outcome of an HTA event in partnership with the U.S. Embassy, planned for Q4 2017. More information about the discussed topics is available in the Minutes of Meeting.  

Activities in 2016May 18, 2016

Topic: Underlying Challenges of E-Health Adoption in Bulgaria
Presentation and Real-time Demonstration by Mr. Ivaylo Dachov, Managing Partner, CheckPoint Cardio

January 14, 2016

AmCham Business Breakfast – The World Bank’s Diagnostic of Health Financing in Bulgaria

Activities in 2015May 27, 2015

Topic: New EU Public Procurement Directives and the current draft of the brand new Bulgarian Public Procurement Act

Speaker: Zlatina Ruseva-Savova, Co-Chair of AmCham Public Procurement and EU Funding Advisory Committee & Managing Partner, Russeva-Savova Law Office

Topic: Healthcare 2015, Condition, Problems and Challenges

Speaker: Dr. Grigor Dimitrov, Director General Insurance Policy, Bulgarian Industrial Association & Member of the Supervisory Board of NHIF
Activities in 2014June 4, 2014

Presentations: Topic: Smarter Healthcare – Transforming Patient Value, Outcomes and Sustainability
Speaker: Iva Todorova, IBM Bulgaria

Topic: Real Impact for Better Health
Speaker, Radoslav Nikolov, Microsoft Bulgaria

Microsoft Azure selected alongside partner Solidsoft for new European Medicines Verification System (EMVS)