Národní telemedicínské centrum
We bring innovative approaches and methods based on application of information and communication technologies to Czech health care and education of medical and paramedical fields.
Our aim is to create a transparent and econonimcally legitimate interface for saving, analysis and application of data across medical fields, with the possibility of access for patients and healthcare payers.
Establishment of the Czech National eHealth Center
The Czech National eHealth Center (NTMC) was established as a coordinating and educational center within the new rapidly developing sector of medicine – eHealth, respectively telemedicine. Nowadays there are a lot of activities in eHealth in Czech Republic, but most of them deals only with partial tasks. The aim of NTMC is to unify these activities under one organizational structure, to search and explore new trends and practices in this field, to test and implement these innovations and principles into practice and last but not least, to develop and use the modern methods in undergraduate and postgraduate education.
The initiatiors of the creation of NTMC are University Hospital Olomouc (FNOL) – Department of Internal Medicine I – Cardiology and Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of Palacký University Olomouc where currently also works the father of the idea to establish the Center, Prof. MUDr. Miloš Táborský, CSc., FESC, MBA. Other cooperating partners are entities from the ranks of university institutes, health organizations, technology companies and other relevant subjects. In the beginning the cooperation was supported mainly by EU funds under the projects of Education for Competitiveness Operational Programme:
- Partnerships and cooperation in the field of eHealth
- Implementation of modern methods from eHealth to teaching medicine
- Interactive cardiology – modern teaching methods
Another important project of NTMC is:
- UNIversal solutions in TElemedicine Deployment for European HEALTH care (United4Health)
- Support and developement of international scientific cooperation of Czech National eHealth Center
- The partnership of academic institutions in teh field of eHealth, telemedicine and assitive technology
The ambition of NTMC is to become a top workplace, which will be unique in the Czech Republic in scope of its activities and which will collaborate with other specialized educational, research and care providing workplaces within the Czech Republic and also from abroad.
The objective of NTMC is not only to provide common telemedicine health care, but it is especially active work on the development and scientific verification of new telemedicine procedures, getting top know-how from foreign subjects and experts, dissemination of the know-how into other professional workplaces throughout the whole Czech Republic, education of new experts in the field of telemedicine and application of modern methods in teaching within medical and paramedical fields. In 2014 telemedicine has also become a special studying subject of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry UPOL. Thanks to the established Center, students and academic staff will be able to participate in studies and trainings in foreign expert institutions and companies dealing with eHealth. These workplaces include for example hospitals, technological and development companies or research centers.
One of the biggest advantages of telemedicine treatment is putting emphasis on prevention, improvement of patient´s comfort, time saving of doctors and overall increase in efficiency of providing care. Modern technologies can also increase patient´s safety or success of their treatment and they improve communication between medical staff and patients as well. Moreover, it will be possible to offer to the patients the most modern and highly effective medical methods of the prevention and treatment of wide range of diseases and health problems.
Head of NTMC
prof. MUDr. Miloš Táborský, CSc.,
Od roku 2009 doposud pracuje jako přednosta I. interní
Since 2009 up to now he has been a head of the Department of Internal Medicine I - Cardiology in University Hospital Olomouc. His main working activities and responsibilities are implantation of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD), cardiac electrophysiology, radiofrequency ablation of heart rhythm disorders, management and economic matters of the clinic, personnel management, teaching students. He is the creator of the idea, the founder of the Czech National eHealth Center and the main expert guarantor of the center.
Professor Táborský was in the years 2001- 2006 Chairman of the Working Group on Arrhythmias and pernament Cardiac Pacing Czech Society of Cardiology, in the years 2008 - 2014 a member of the Committee of the Czech Society of Cardiology and for the years 2015 - 2019 he was elected chairman of the Czech Society of Cardiology. Among the foreign societies he is a member of the Deutsche Kardiologische Gesellschaft (SRN), Cardiac Electrophysiology Society and the Heart Rhythm Society (USA).
Besides medicine he is actively interested in architecture, sports cars, modern gastronomy, wine and healthy lifestyle.
Ing. Eva Straková
Experts, physicians and technicians
Building reconstruction of the Czech National e-Health center
Czech National e-Health Center is preparing the project which would help to do the reconstruction of the old building where is the Allergology and immunology clinic.
The existing infrastructure of the Czech National e-Health Center (NTMC) is insufficient both for research and also for project activities where is the NTMC engaged now. Particular engineering solutions are insufficient but technical part is needed for excellent research and its important to innovate them. For these reasons it implies the need of reconstruction of existing layout design in the University Hospital complex. Czech National e-Helath Center is the part of pavilion F, which is consists of parts F1 and F2.
The Existing building is occupied by the Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and also Czech National e-Health Center. Reconstruction and completion responds to the needs of individual telemedicine research areas that could not be realized without good hinterland. The aim of the reconstruction is the connection between university hospital existing infrastruction and NTMC. New center will be focused on excellent research in the field of telemedicine, data collection and will serve for the entire backround of the project.
On terrain level, the building is linked to the park by a tiered platform with garden features. With the completion of one floor, Building F2 is levelled with building F1, and a glassed single-floor extension has been added to both buildings, which gives the main building mass a lighter effect at its end.
A vertical passage point with an elevator and a connecting corridor from building D1 has been proposed on the southeastern facade. Modifications to the park include the maintaining of the network of paths, with a reconstruction of the path surfaces. A relaxation zone with benches is planned for the area where the current playing field stands, and will form an extension of the park and will be an area where the public, patients and medical students can spend some time and relax.