doc. Dr.Rer.Nat. Aleš Tichopád

Aleš is a specialist in real-world evidence, an associate professor, and the head of research in the CzechHTA team at the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Czech Technical University (ČVUT). His specialization is the analysis of large healthcare data to understand the efficiency and economics of healthcare processes, including the application of HTA methods. He has been active in the fields of HTA and health economics since 2003. Between 2001 and 2013, as a doctoral and postdoctoral researcher at the Technical University of Munich, he focused on developing molecular diagnostic methods based on real-time PCR, particularly algorithms for data processing. He has been working with the CzechHTA team since 2013, with a three-year break. Previously, Aleš worked at international research organizations such as IMFORM (now Premier Research), Kendle (now Syneos Health), and CEEOR (from 2015 to 2018 Kantar Health). In 2004, he defended his doctoral thesis in Life Sciences at the Technical University of Munich and became an associate professor in biomedical engineering in 2023. He is the author of more than 50 international publications in impact-factor journals, which have garnered over 5000 citations.

Ing. Gleb Donin, Ph.D.

Gleb is a long-term researcher of the CzechHTA team. He defended his doctoral thesis in 2018 in the field of Biomedical and Clinical Engineering. At present, he mainly deals with analytical modeling in HTA and health economics and studies patient-centric care concepts. Prior to that, he addressed the issue of evaluating the benefits of medical devices, the effectiveness of their purchase and operation, as well as the management of medical technology. At FBMI, Gleb participates in teaching HTA, clinical and economic evaluation of health technologies and information resources in health care. In its activities, it places a strong emphasis on data science and big data processing.

Doc. Mgr. Vladimír Rogalewicz, CSc.

Vladimír is a mathematician and statistician, a graduate of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University. He is currently focusing on the cost-effectiveness of health technologies, HTA, health systems research and other public health issues. In the past, he also worked in the areas of mathematical foundations of quantum theory, genetic resources of cultivated plants, chemical and biomedical engineering. He is the author of more than 140 publications in prestigious journals and proceedings of scientific conferences. In 2007-2012 he was the Vice-Dean for Science and International Relations of the FBMI CTU and served on a number of editorial and scientific boards. Together with his wife Hana, he translated fiction and professional books from English and German (eg George Orwell, Adam Smith, Werner Lansburgh, Ludwig von Mises).

RNDr. Marian Rybář

Marian studied the field of probability and statistics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University and the field of teaching mathematics and biology at the Faculty of Science of the Charles University. He deals with the processing of biostatistical data and medical statistics training. As an advisor to the Minister of Health in the field of statistics, in the years 2019-2021 he had the task of starting national projects for measuring the quality of health care in the Czech Republic and a project for the national assessment of patient satisfaction in the Czech Republic, which he is still working on today within the framework of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic. He is a member of the working group for measuring and comparing the quality of health services at the Ministry of Health, and cooperates with the Health Insurance Office on the creation of health care quality indicators in the Czech Republic. At FBMI, Marian participates in the teaching of statistics and collaborates on projects in the field of improving the healthcare system of the Czech Republic based on healthcare data.

Ing. Ondřej Gajdoš, Ph.D.

Ondřej deals with medical device legislation, health economics and HTA in the CzechHTA team. After completing his engineering studies at the FBMI CTU in 2014, he continued his doctoral studies and since 2016 he has also been working as a researcher with pedagogical activities. He participates in publishing activities and in the teaching of HTA, economic analysis and subjects focused on health care legislation. He leads the final theses of engineering students and is a co-researcher of grants. In 2017, he co-founded MeDeCorp s.r.o. providing services in the field of medical device marketing and related processes.

Ing. Vojtěch Kamenský, Ph.D.

Vojta is a researcher focusing on HTA, especially cost-effectiveness modeling. In addition, it deals with the regulation of medical devices and biostatistics. After completing his engineering studies at FBMI, CTU in 2014 entered the doctoral program in Biomedical and Clinical Engineering, which he completed in 2023. Besides teaching Vojta participates in the expert activities of the faculty. Since 2017, he has been the managing director of MeDeCorp s.r.o., which deals with market access for medical devices.

Mgr. Ivana Šarkanová, PhD.

Ivana received her doctorate in biochemistry at the Faculty of Science of the Comenius University in Bratislava. Subsequently, she started working at the research company CEEOR, where she held various managerial positions at the local and European level. She is currently the director here. Her areas of expertise include business development, people management, research and healthcare economics. Within the CzechHTA group, it focuses on outcomes research and HTA with an emphasis on rare diseases. He also teaches these topics at the CTU FBMI. Ivana has extensive experience in working in multidisciplinary teams and managing professional projects. She is the author of several professional publications and actively participates in professional discussions and conferences in the field of healthcare.

Ing. Jan Žigmond

Jan is an experienced analyst of our team in the field of health economics and HTA. In addition, he deals with biostatistics and economic analysis. After completing his engineering studies in 2012, he worked as a health economics analyst at CEEOR (part of the international company Kantar Health from 2015 to 2018), where he mainly deals with health economic modeling, health economic data analysis, data analysis from new drug surveillance studies. market and epidemiological investigations. Jan also lectures in the field of biostatistics.

Ing. Petra Hospodková, Ph.D.

Petra is a researcher, lecturer and guarantor of economic and managerial subjects in healthcare at FBMI CTU. Her professional career began at Deloitte as an assistant auditor. Subsequently, she cooperated with major manufacturers of medical devices in the Czech Republic, especially in the field of cost optimization and streamlining processes. Her areas of professional interest include performing cost analyzes within the HB-HTA, using Lean Management tools in healthcare or evaluating the life cycle of medical devices.

Ing. Anna Erfányuková

Anna has been a member of the CzechHTA team since 2018. She is studying for a doctoral degree in  Biomedical and Clinical Engineering at the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague. It focuses primarily on the evaluation of medical devices and research into patient preferences using Health Technology Assessment (HTA) methods. He has knowledge in the field of regulation and risk analysis of medical devices and related legislation and technical standards. As part of his dissertation, he deals with the evaluation of patient preferences with a focus on oncology. He also has knowledge in the field of modeling clinical and cost-effectiveness according to technical, operational and other parameters of instrumentation.

prof. Ing. Peter Kneppo, DrSc., dr.h.c.

Peter deals with HTA of medical devices since founding the CzechHTA team in 2009. Under his leadership, the IGA grant of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic Evaluation of medical devices (2010-14) and subsequently the Information System for tracking purchases of medical devices (2013-14) were handled. He also worked as an evaluator of the effectiveness and price of medical technology projects of oncology and trauma centers of OP IOP for the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic and Horizon 2020 projects for the European Commission. In his work as a leader of a team of experts at an expert institute, he is dedicated to the management of medical technology, the effectiveness of their purchase, the evaluation of benefits and the compliance of their operation with legal standards. With his PhD student Ilya Ivlev (ECRI USA, previously a member of the CzechHTA team), he published work in the field of multicriteria decision-making methods with great international acclaim.

Ing. Jakub Ráfl, Ph.D.

Jakub is an senior assistant at FBMI. In the CzechHTA team, he is dedicated to the analysis of large patient data, mainly in the areas of adherence to treatment and smoking cessation. He also deals with the acquisition and evaluation of data from instrumentation in intensive care medicine and respiratory support and the role of device wearers in health care. He completed the Master’s program in Electrical Engineering and Informatics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague. His doctoral studies, focused on artificial pulmonary ventilation, were completed in 2015 at FBMI CTU. He teaches applied statistics, special instrumentation for intensive care and research methodology.


Ing. Martina Holá

Martina is a student of the PhD program in Biomedical Engineering at the FBMI CTU. She became a member of the CzechHTA team in 2022 after completing her Master's degree in Systems Integration of Processes in Healthcare. Her expertise lies in the analysis of health data using administrative data, with a particular focus on the disease multiple sclerosis. Within the CzechHTA group, Martina leads a working group called Multiplex, which is involved in addressing issues in multiple sclerosis (MS) disease. Within the group, she is involved in, for example, addressing quality indicators and their follow-up based on administrative data in the disease. It is also working on identifying the prodromal phase of MS using administrative data and artificial intelligence (AI). Martha's dissertation, entitled "Using administrative data for diagnosis and improving treatment of multiple sclerosis", aims to map the MS patient's journey from early diagnosis to treatment based on available medical data. Martina is also involved in teaching healthcare legislation and quality management in healthcare at the faculty.

Ing. Karla Mothejlová

Karla is a student of the doctoral program in biomedical engineering at FBMI CTU. She became a member of the CzechHTA team in 2023 while studying the master's degree program System Integration of Processes in Healthcare. As part of his dissertation topic, he deals with the anonymization of health data and the use of data for secondary purposes. Within the CzechHTA group, Karla leads a working group called Anonymous, which focuses precisely on the issue of anonymizing medical data. The group deals with setting up internal processes in the area of ​​receiving and providing data for research purposes at FBMI. It also issues anonymization procedures and recommendations and sets up functional processes to effectively anonymize data while preserving its informational value. Karla's dissertation entitled "Framework for practical and legal adoption and use of anonymised administrative data" aims to create functional anonymisation processes and infrastructure. Among the sub-goals of the work, within the framework of cooperation with UZIS, is the design of author's datasets, the so-called minimal adequacy of datasets. Karla also participates in the teaching of health technology assessment and economic analysis at the faculty.

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