September 9 — 11 Gelendzhik hosted the Third forum BIOTECHMED 2018, annual conference, which demonstrates and discusses actual achievements and issues of biotechnological and biomedical industries. Under the auspices of the Ministry of Healthcare, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the State Corporation Rosteс there is a dialogue between the state and business, steps to further development of technology in our country are determined.

The employees of the Center traditionally take an active part in the work of the Forum, and the general director of the Federal State Public Institution „National Medical and Surgical Center named after N.I. Pirogov” of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation Oleg Eduardovich Karpov is the speaker on the digital health section. On this section there were demonstrated and discussed not only the achievements and breakthroughs of digital development of our branch, but also tasks and problems that are relevant today. Having shared positive experience of our Center, O.E. Karpov drew a special attention to the definition and attitude to digital solutions and platforms precisely as to technologies that provide basic medical processes. Digital health today is a kind of methodology of our development and progress.

In addition, our opportunities and successes in other directions were demonstrated. An exchange of views took place in the sections on antimicrobial resistance with the chief clinical microbiologist of the Ministry of Healthcare of Russia, Corresponding Member of the RAS R.S. Kozlov, on plastic surgery with the chief specialist of the Ministry of Healthcare of Russia on this profile professor N.E. Manturova.

This year another significant event took place at the Forum: The Cooperation Agreement between the Pirogov Center and the joint stock company „Schwabe”, a holding that unites more than 60 organizations in the regions of Russia and abroad, developers and manufacturers of optical, laser systems and complexes, science-intensive medical equipment and other high-tech products was signed.

The agreement provides scientific and practical cooperation — joint development, creation and testing of innovative medical products, equipment, hardware-software complexes and software products, as well as joint participation in scientific, educational, public and other events. This Agreement opens a new stage of our partnerships, which are already being implemented in the form of projects to introduce information systems into clinical practice and complexes for emergency medical care; systems, intended for remote „doctor-doctor” consultations; system for collection, processing, storage and interpretation of ECG measurements obtained from electrocardiographs of different manufacturers. The last of these projects should be highlighted, as an example of how combined efforts of medical organization, manufacturers of medical equipment and software developers can solve a serious national problem of integrative cooperation of information systems of medical organizations and diagnostic and medical equipment. In this format, our joint work will allow to achieve new successes in the implementation of programs for digital transformation of healthcare.