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Milojka Novak, Johnson & Johnson d.o.o., co-chair of the AmCham Health Committee

Currently employed at Janssen, pharmaceutical part of Johnson & Johnson Ltd. in Ljubljana, as Market Access Director for Slovenia. Her extensive experiences were gathered during more than twenty years of her professional career. First, she holds position of financial clerk in family company, worked for three years as a Pharmacist in public Pharmacy and finally moved to Johnson & Johnson. She holds various positions within the corporation, began as Regulatory specialist for medical devices, Market Access manager for Medical devices, and later on switched to Pharmaceutical part of corporation. Along with different positions she built profound knowledge on Slovene Health Care System.

Tjaša Burnik, Merck,Sharp & Dohme d.o.o., co-chair of the AmCham Health Committee

Employed at Merck Sharp & Dohme, Ltd. in Slovenia for 20 years. MSD is part of Merck that operates in more than 140 countries and through prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products, works closely with customers to deliver innovative health solutions. Tjaša holds the position of Assoc. Dir. Policy & Communication in Slovenia. Working for the global healthcare company offered many opportunities to constantly develop and improve her knowledge and expertise in different areas of the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector. During those years she hold different positions internally, as well being part of regional teams. Among others she worked as the Public Affairs Coordinator, External Affairs Manager and last before current, Market Access Manager in Slovenia.

Health Committee for 2015

Being part of the active debate and changes of the healthcare reform, which will strive changes and increase access to healthcare through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships, improving in the three main areas: Management and Organization of the Healthcare system, Financing and Cost-effectiveness of the system and Health Technologies and Innovation Assessment.

Key activities to upgrade the Slovenian healthcare system are: introduction of the information communication technologies, restructuring regional hospitals into the centers of excellence , determining health basket rights, and to define sources of funding.