Five basic pillars of our work

NAPO Priorities


  • Ensure secure and user-friendly computerization of the healthcare system enabling the sharing of medical records between healthcare providers (patient summary) and data sharing between healthcare and social systems;
  • strengthen patients’ rights to own their health data – patients can access their health data online and decide for themselves whether and how it can be shared;
  • remove barriers to the widespread use and sharing of health datasets (big data) and ensure their greater involvement in analyzing population health, health effectiveness and health outcomes. systems, drug registration and efficacy and, in particular, personalized medicine;
  • support the further development of electronic services for patients (telemedicine, ordering systems, etc.).


  • Establish standards for health care provided under public health insurance for individual diagnostic groups;
  • introduce incentive systems for patients to take care of their own health by means of health insurance, greater competition between health insurance companies and the possibility of choosing more costly treatments beyond the basic standards of health care with a possible financial co-payment by the patient;
  • apply HTA principles in all areas of health interventions.


  • In line with the national Health 2030 strategy, ensure the achievement of health promotion and disease prevention targets, ensure sufficient financial resources for the expansion of prevention programmes and extend the application of HTA principles to preventive interventions (e.g., vaccinations, preventive screenings, prophylaxis, etc.);
  • increase the health literacy of the population to prevent serious diseases and promote health;
  • expand the incentive system to motivate citizens to lead healthy lifestyles and to encourage wider participation and uptake of preventive and screening health check-ups among citizens.


  • Strengthen the role of patients’ organizations and their involvement in decision-making processes in the health sector;
  • ensure the sustainability of the activities of patients’ organizations, in particular in the areas of funding, professionalisation and strengthening of professional capacities;
  • strengthen the role of patients’ organizations in the boards and supervisory boards of health insurance companies in order to increase transparency and efficiency in the use of public funds in the health sector; – Promote the systematic involvement of patients in medical research and innovation.


  • Increase the availability of health care provided by general practitioners and dentists; – Develop care provided in specialised care centres with an emphasis on a multidisciplinary approach to treatment;
  • promote palliative care for children and adults, respite, mobile and home care; – Ensure legislative and systemic integration of health and social care, especially for the long-term sick or incapacitated, in home and inpatient care, taking into account the needs of patients; including its combined financing;
  • ensure the financial sustainability of the health system and the of healthcare provision, including support for medical research and innovation.