Miroslav Palát

President CzechMed

M.D. (Hon‘s.) 1989 1st School of Medicine, Charles Univ. Prague,
MBA 2002 Katz Graduate School of Business, Pittsburgh PA.

Miroslav Palát (56), his career opened with 9 years of internal medicine, starting in Czechoslovakia, later 3 years in the UK with the NHS, 2 years in Germany and back in the Czech Republic in 1997.

In 1999 he joined Johnson&Johnson Medical as a Economic Outcomes Specialist. In 2000 he became Director, Clinical and Economic Outcomes Central Europe. Responsibilities periodically covered market access, line management, process management and strategic planning. 2005 – 2008 he developed and implemented EMEA-wide the concept of Strategic Affairs, an integration of the health economic, medical, government and communication functions.

Since 2008 he serves as the president of CzechMed – a trade association of the medical devices industry. He represents the interests of the industry towards government and payers of health care. Herein he ccordinates the association’s activities with similar organisations within the EU via the European trade association Eucomed – MedTechEurope.

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Posted on 22.03.2018

Czech medtech: two decades of change

As CzechMed celebrates its 20th anniversary on 22 March 2018, Miroslav Palát, President of the association discusses the past, present and future Czechia was a different place in 1998 when CzechMed was established to represent the medical devices sector. Since then, the economy has grown by an average of 2.5% per year – with the […]

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