STA, 2 October 2018 - Samo Fakin, the new health minister, held his first meeting with hospital directors on Tuesday as he sets out to tackle the toughest issue under the purview of his portfolio, long hospital waiting times. He said he expected results within six months and indicated additional funding would be only a part of the solution.
STA, 21 August 2018 - PM-designate Marjan Šarec has made it clear on several occasions that dealing with the crisis in healthcare will be one of the top priorities of his government. However, the stakeholders doubt whether the new cabinet will be up to the task.
STA, 17 August 2018 - Analysts Igor Pribac and Žiga Turk both highlighted in their response to Friday's parliamentary address by Marjan Šarec the newly appointed prime minister's listing of healthcare as the cabinet's top priority. Pribac believes healthcare will be the stand or fall issue for the new government.
STA, 13 August 2018 - More than half a year since the government founded the National Institute for Congenital Heart Disease in response to dysfunctional child heart cardiology at Slovenia's main hospital, problems persist.
Slovenian Chamber of Health and Midwife Care calls for urgent action as if current trends and issues remain unaddressed, we might soon be facing a collapse of the healthcare and social security systems.
STA, 6 August 2018 - The Specialised Prosecution Service filed an indictment against 15 individuals who were allegedly involved in a scheme in which doctors were paid kickbacks by medical equipment suppliers.
The blockchain company, Iryo, wants to give patients better access to their own medical records through mobile devices.