Peter Pažitný

Peter
Pažitný

Profession Economist, healthcare expert & lecturer

Peter Pažitný

Economist, healthcare expert & lecturer

Lecturer of Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes, guarantor of the specialization Management of Health Services and member of the Academic Senate at the Prague University of Economics and Business. He is an economist and holds a MSc in Management of Healthcare Services from Semmelweis University, a PhD in Healthcare Marketing from the Economic University in Bratislava and a doc. from the Faculty of Management at the Prague University of Economics and Business. He was health policy advisor to Ministers of Health in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary and is executive director of CEE Health Policy Network.

Current position and ownership relationships

  • Managing Partner, Pažitný & Kandilaki, Bratislava, since 2017
  • Lecturer at the Prague University of Economics and Business, since 2015
  • Founder and Managing Director of Central & East European Health Policy Network, since 2011

Education

  • Prague University of Economics and Business – doc. (2018)
  • University of Economics in Bratislava – Ph.D. (2015)
  • Semmelweis Egyetem in Budapest, Health Services Management Training Centre – MSc. (2003)
  • University of Economics in Bratislava, Faculty of Commerce – Ing. (1999)

Membership in professional associations

  • Member of the Antigua Forum, since 2013
  • Founding member of the Club of Economic Analysts, since 2002
  • Vice-president, M.E.S.A. 10 – Center for Economic and Social Analysis, 2004-2006

Experience

  • Partner and CEO of HPI Consulting, 2005 - 2015

  • Co-owner of Klient Pro SK, Ltd. (administrator of managed care), 2010 - 2015

  • Partner and managing director of the Health Policy Institute (think tank), 2005 – 2014

  • Partner of Health Management Academy (MSc. Program), 2008 - 2014

  • Advisor to Demokratska stranka, Serbia, 2013

  • Expert in arbitration proceedings of Eureko/Achmea vs. Slovak Republic, 2010 - 2012

  • Member of the Commission for the financial stabilization of the Minister of Health, 2011

  • Consultant for DG SANCO of the Structural Funds in Slovakia, 2009

  • Advisor Thomas Julinek, Minister of Health of the Czech Republic, 2007–2008

  • Consultant for Apollo health insurance company, 2007

  • Advisor for Lajos Molnár, Minister of Health of Hungary, 2006–2007

  • Remonstrance committee member of Jan Gajdos, HCSA President, 2006–2007

  • Board member – Hospital Levoča, 2005–2006

  • Vicepresident, M.E.S.A. 10 – Center for Economic and Social Analysis, 2004–2006

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Veriteľ, a. s., 2003–2005

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of the General Health Insurance, 2003

  • Chief Counsel of Rudolf Zajac, Minister of Health, 2002–2004

  • Analyst M.E.S.A. 10 – Center for Economic and Social Analysis, 1997–2004

References

Date
Location
Company
Position

Description

     2023 Slovakia District Court Bratislava III Healthcare expert
  • Calculation of the average reimbursement for completed hospitalization paid to the health care provider by Union health insurance company and General health insurance company (price comparison)
     2023 Slovakia Agel Analyst
  • Voluntary health insurance
  • Theoretical part - basic concepts, types of insurance
  • Best practices in EU countries - 4 types of voluntary insurance
     2023 Slovakia Pažitný & Kandilaki Analyst
  • The effectiveness of the Slovak healthcare system
  • Review of literature on the effectiveness of the Slovak health system
  • International comparison using the Data Envelopment Analysis method (years 2000-2020)
      2022-2023 Slovakia, Czech Republic Prague University of Economics and Business Researcher
  • Report on Good practices in financing healthcare services in ophthalmology in V4 countries and Ukraine
  • Project funded from Visegrad Fund
  • International collaboration between Warsaw School of Economics, Prague University of Economics and Business, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and University of Debrecen
      2023 Czech Republic Prague University of Economics and Business Researcher
  • Calculation of Costs of Mental Bulimia: Vomited Money
  • The Use of Technology in Long-Term Inpatient Care for People with Alzheimer's Disease
      2022 Slovakia Pažitný & Kandilaki Supervisor

Collection of studies prepared for Eugen Jurzyca - 5 short studies on various topics from the health sector

  • EU vaccine registration processes
  • Comparison of best practices in EU countries - Definition of patient entitlement
  • Comparison of best practices in EU countries - Malus and bonus systems
  • Comparison of best practices in EU countries - The opportunity for citizens to express their will not to undergo dysthanasia
  • EU protectionism in the import of medicines produced outside the EU
      2022 Slovakia Pažitný & Kandilaki Analyst
  • Study: Excess mortality from COVID-19 in the context of health policy decisions (years 2020-2022)
      2022 Slovakia Pažitný & Kandilaki Analyst
  • Study: Drug policy in wider budgetary contexts
      2021 Slovakia AMCHAM Signatory and co-author
  • Expert opinion on the Recovery and Resilience Plan & the National and Integrated Reform Plan, which was developed as an initiative of the AMCHAM Health Section
      2021 Slovakia Pažitný & Kandilaki Researcher
  • co-author of article published in Acta Oeconomica
  • COVID-19 case fatality rate in the context of healthcare system organization and EHCI performance: Focus on the Visegrad (V4) countries
2020-2021 Slovakia Expert Group on Health System Performance of the EU Consultant
  • Cooperation on a project (vignettes approach) dealing with the availability of health care in EU countries
  • Areas covered: dental care, depression, stroke
       
     2020 Slovakia European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies Expert
  • Study "Top-Three" health reforms in 31 high-income countries in 2018 and 2019: an expert informed overview
       
2020-2021 Slovakia PWC Consultant
  • Consultant in the project "Strategy of the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare"
  • The main beneficiary of the project supported by EU funds is the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic
     
2019-2020 Slovakia Conservative Institute of M.R. Štefánik Co-author of the publication
  • Cooperation on project Debunking myths about socialism and socialist state
       
2019-2021 Slovakia Pro Diagnostic Group Strategic consultant
  • Strategic consulting
       
2018-2021 Czech Republic Prague University of Economics and Business Member of the research team
  • Member of the research team in the TAČR project "Treatment and care of people with Alzheimer's disease - economic burden in the context of perspectives for the development of new drugs", joint project of the University of Economics, University of Hradec Králové and University Hospital Hradec Králové
2018-2019 Slovakia Schill Dental Clinic Strategic consultant
  • Strategic advisory
      2018 Armenia World Bank Advisor
  • Advisory in health policy - Health Insurance Model
      2018 Slovakia Pro Diagnostic Group Consultant
  • Strategic advisory
      2018 Slovakia European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies Analyst
  • Organization and performance of the Slovak health care system
2015 - 2018 Czech Republic University of Economics in Prague Lecturer
  • Methods of Economic Evaluation of Healthcare Programs
  • Management of Healthcare Services

2016 - 2017

Slovakia

Ribera Salud

Strategic consultant in acquisition of PDG

  • Strategic advisory
  • Commercial due diligence
  • Communication & negotiations

2016 - 2017

Slovakia, Czech Republic

Schill Dental Clinic

Strategic consultant

  • Replication manual (for growth)
  • Situation and outlook o the CZ market

2015 - 2016

Slovakia

Ribera Salud – finalist of the international tender for the new University Hospital in Bratislava

Consultant

  • Business model of the new University Hospital in Bratislava

 

2015 - 2016

Slovakia

Josep Figueras

European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

Reinhard Busse

Berlin University of Technology

Co-author of the publication „Health Care system in Transition: Slovakia”

  • Key publication about the Slovak Healthcare system from the series “Health Care system in Transition”

2010 - 2015

Slovakia

Klient PRO SK

Co-owner, specialist on hospital contracting

  • Responsible for contracting hospitals
  • Innovative risk-based payment mechanisms
  • Communication with hospitals

2015

Croatia

HDZ

CEO and senior advisor in HPI Consulting

  • Problem definition and health care reform strategy
  • Transition from lessons learned in Slovakia

2011 - 2015

Poland

Dariusz Wasilewski

Director of Instytut Wiedza i Zdrowie

Dorota Korenik

professor at Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny Wrocław

CEO and senior advisor in Health Policy Institute

2014-2015

Slovakia

HPI Consulting

Senior Consultant

  • Research on the topic of PPP projects
  • Financing model, operation models
  • Special focus on PPP projects in UK, Czech Republic and Spain (Ribera Salud)

2007 - 2014

Slovakia

Health Management Academy

Co-owner, CEO and lecturer

  • Managerial courses for health care professionals
  • Successful start-up of a full-time MSc. Program in Healthcare Services Management in cooperation with Semmelweis University

2013

Serbia

Demokratska stranka

Advisor

  • Health Policy advisory to the Strategic health care team of Demokratska stranka
  • Preparation the Health care Reform strategy through workshops with the local team

2011 - 2012

CEE

CEE Health Policy Network

CEO and senior advisor in Health Policy Institute

  • Co-Author of Strategic scenarios 2020: The future of CEE Healthcare

2012

Czech Republic

General health insurance company in Czech Republic

CEO and senior advisor in Health Policy Institute

  • Study: nominal premiums and the possibility of its implementation

2010-2012

Netherlands/
Slovakia

Eureko/Achmea vs. Slovak Republic

Expert in arbitration proceedings

  • Key health insurance expert of Eureko/Achmea in arbitration proceedings of Eureko/Achmea vs. Slovak Republic
  • The arbitration was won by Eureko/Achmea

2010 - 2011

Slovakia

Josep Figueras

European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

Reinhard Busse

Berlin University of Technology

Co-author of Health Care system in Transition

  • Health Care system in Transition

2011

Slovakia

Minister of Finance

Member of the Commission for the financial stabilization

  • The commission was dealing with debt settlement between state hospitals and their suppliers
  • The commission used a cost-effective model to settle debt and prepare the hospitals for transformation into joint stock companies

2009

Slovakia

DG SANCO (Andrzej Rysz)

Consultant of the Structural Funds in Slovakia

  • Preparation of a methodology for evaluation of Structural Funds used in Healthcare
  • Evaluation of projects according to the methodology

2008

Poland

Piotr Kuszewski and Paweł Kalbarczyk (PZU Życie SA)

CEO and senior advisor in Health Policy Institute

Health insurance as a part of health system reform

2007–2008

Czech Republic

Thomas Julinek, Minister of Health of the Czech Republic

Advisor

  • Health policy advisory on health insurance, regulation and health system design
  • Preparation of draft laws and regulations

2007

Slovakia

Apollo health insurance company

Consultant

  • Strategy, business model, payment mechanisms and marketing strategy

2007

Hungary

Zsombor Kovácsy

Chairmain of the Surveillance Authority

CEO and senior advisor in Health Policy Institute

  • Potential risks of health insurance reform in Hungary

2006-2007

Hungary

Lajos Molnár, Minister of Health of Hungary

Advisor

  • Health policy advisory on health insurance, regulation and health system design

2006-2007

Slovakia

Jan Gajdos, HCSA President

Advisory committee member

  • Advisory services on health insurance and surveillance

2005-2006

Slovakia

Hospital Levoča

Board member

  • Strategic management of hospital
  • Successful transformation of hospital to joint stock company

2006

Slovakia

Rudolf Zajac, Minister of Health

CEO and senior advisor in Health Policy Institute

  • Definition of minimums provider network (legislation draft)

2005

Hungary

Mukesh Chawla

World Banka

Consultant

  • Fiscal study

2005

Czech Republic

Mukesh Chawla

World Banka

Consultant

  • Fiscal study

2005

Romania

Alan Fairbank

Consultant

  • Consultancy on health insurance legislation

2005

Bulgaria

Reema Nayar and Peter Pojarski (World Bank)

Consultant

2005

Croatia

Neven Ljubičič, Minister of Health

CEO and senior advisor in Health Policy Institute

  • Consultancy on the definition of basic benefit package

2005

EU-8 countries

World Bank (Mukesh Chawla)

Consultant

  • Study on fiscal sustainability

2002-2004

Slovakia

Rudolf Zajac, Minister of Health

Chief Advisor

  • Preparation of 6 new laws on health insurance, healthcare providers, emergency service, healthcare services, health insurance companies and basic benefit package
  • State budget and financing
  • Payment mechanism
  • Debt settlement and restructuring project

1997-2004

Slovakia

Center for Economic and Social Analysis

Analyst M.E.S.A. 10

  • Macroeconomic and microeconomic analyses
  • Privatization
  • Health care reform

 

Contact

ADDRESS — BRATISLAVA (SK)

Pažitný & Kandilaki, s.r.o.
Dunajská 2
811 08 Bratislava

Registered in Obchodný register okr. súdu BA I.,
vložka č. 115682/B

IČO
50 606 085

DIČ
2120395596

IČ DPH
SK2120395596

ADRESS — PRAHA (CZ)

Kandilaki & Pažitný, s.r.o.
Sokolovská 85/104
186 00 Praha 8

Registered in Obchodný register u Městského soudu v Praze, vložka C 275297

IČO
060 57 616

DIČ
CZ06057616

IČ DPH
CZ06057616

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