Goal of the civic association
Czech national Forum for eHealth, civic association, is a non-governmental non-profit organization established to support the development of eHealth. Goal of this forum is to focuse especially on expanding and raising of awareness of eHealth, support of development of eHealth and support of communication in the field of eHealth.
Within its activity the Forum focuses on mutual cooperation of its members with citizens, health institutions, health insurances, authorities of public administration on the local, regional and national level and institutions on the European level, companies, corporations and non-governmental organizations in the field of eHealth, support of its publication activities in the scope of eHealth, support of development of mutual communication in the field of eHealth, cooperation of its members with Government and Parliament of the Czech Republic while creating the legislation in the area of eHealth, creation, actualization, producing and distribution of national (Czech) standards and methods in the area of eHealth that have a recommending character, coordination of exchange of information and data in the field of health care, coordination of research and development in the scope of eHealth, methodical cooperation with institutions of the European union, especially fulfilling of criteria of Action plan on eHealth, cooperation with European organizations that are active in the area of eHealth, other foreign institutions and people in the area concerning national programs and eHealth standards, promotion of its activities, organizing of educational events, conferences, lectures and seminars in the field of eHealth, guidance and consultancy in the field of eHealth, promotional activities in the field of eHealth and publication activity in the field of eHealth.
Czech national Forum for eHealth is an open and independent platform. Every individual or a corporation that is interested in an active mutual cooperation in the development of electronic health care in the Czech Republic and the European Union can become a member of this Forum.
First movement of the Czech national Forum was the publication of its booklet „Thesis of development of eHealth in the Czech republic“. This booklet originated from cooperation of a wide range of experts and follows all areas of eHealth. The goal of Thesis is to build a politically acceptable basis for formation of a comprehensive national conception of development of eHealth in the Czech Republic. Eventually the Thesis was without any changes accepted by the Ministry of health.
On the 29th of October 2007 ČNFeH initiated a tour of seminars called „Thesis of development of eHealth. “. All seminars are held under the patronage of the minister of health MUDr. Tomáš Julíjek. Besides the opening seminar in 2007 there was another seminar held on the 3rd of December 2007 that was addressed to the electronic prescription. All seminars enjoy a big success at the expert level and their attendance growths steadily.
Within the year 2007 the ČNFeH has presented itself on many expert conferences (3d of October 2007 Tools and Services of e-Health, 26th of October 2007 INVEX, 29th of November 2007 INSIDE, 6th of December 2007 Medtel 2007). Representatives of Forum, especially from the scope of managing boards, presented not just the civil association, but especially its conceptional matter “Thesis of development of eHealth“.
Members of ČNFeH and other experts nominated by the Forum participates on activities of working groups of the Joint coordination committee on eHealth and help to build a conception of development of eHealth in the Czech Republic.