HEALTHNET s.r.o., established December 2012 was involved in following projects:
Defining EU surveillance system standards. Expert consultants to support the tasks of the ECDC Experts in the ECDC Work Programme. ECDC Service Contract 4245Place of work: ECDC, Stockholm, Sweden, and home office
Project span: Sept. - November, 2013
This work, which commenced upon the arrival of the first consultant to the ECDC office on 4.9.2013, was carried out in large part by the consultants at the ECDC office in Stockholm, Sweden. In the main ECDC office the consultants were able to conduct face-to-face interviews with disease experts (Hepatitis B and C, TB and Meningococcal diseases) in the creation and testing of a check-list of descriptors for the Surveillance Standards Descriptors database (SSDdb). This work also involved an analysis of the list of variables that are reported by MS to the ECDC (to the TESSy database) in the years 2011 and 2012.
The consultants presented their work on the SSDdb project at the 2nd ECDC Workshop on European Surveillance Standards (7th and 8th October, ECDC office, Stockholm). Following this workshop, and after further refining of the SSDdb, the current version of the databases are under review by the experts of the abovementioned three diseases, with a view to ascertaining precisely the source of the remaining missing data. It is envisioned that individual MS will require direct contact regarding information that is not currently available at the EU/ ECDC level.
Public Health Reform IIPlace of work: SArajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Project span: December 2011 - December, 2013
The project was funded by the European Union (EU) as a part of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA). The project was implemented by the consortium comprising the CEU Consulting GmBh, Wien, Austria and DIADIKASIA, Athens, Greece, in the period between 5.12.2011 and 5.12.2013. The HEALTHNET s.r.o. became involved in 2013 thorugh prof. Martin Rusnák, who served as the team leader and the key expert I. The Project contributed to supporting health care reform in BiH through harmonization of relevant public health legislation with the EU directives and regulations in order to enhance evidence-based planning of the health care system.
Activities were primarily oriented towards public health institutes (PHIs), and included Ministry of Civil Affairs BiH, Ministry of Health FBiH, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare RS (hereinafter referred to as: the Entity Ministries of Health), and the Department of Health in Brcko District (DHBD). The Project implemented a system supporting the response on global public health threats, improved reporting and methodology of data collection in accordance with IHR and EU requirements as well as National Health Accounts reporting in line with EUROSTAT.