Dr.sc. Ivan Pristaš, dr.med.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Ivan Pristas, MD PhD
Potok 72
Zagreb, 10090
Croatia
+ 385 99 2111 364
ivan.pristas@hzjz.hr

MEDICAL TRAINING

POSTGRADUATE
Health Management postgraduate, University of Zagreb, Medical School, School of Public Health Andrija Stampar, 2005/06
Public Health postgraduate, University of Zagreb, Medical School, School of Public Health Andrija Stampar, 2004/06

RESIDENCY
Public health specialization, Croatian Institute of Public Health, Zagreb, 2007
Medical Resident, University Clinic for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Zagreb, 2001/02

EDUCATION
MD, Zagreb University Medical School, Zagreb, Jul 2001
Biology PhD at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Oct 2011

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

⦁ Lloyd’s license for internal auditors – 2003
⦁ International diploma in Health Services Management, Budapest – 2006
⦁ European Educational Programme in Epidemiology, Florence – 2006
⦁ Public Health specialization – 2007
⦁ MATRA diploma – Applied Public Health, Hague – 2007
⦁ EEPE diploma – Course on Health Inequalities in Europe, Florence – 2008
⦁ HIV/AIDS counselling and testing expert certificate, Zagreb – 2009
⦁ Information systems validation, Zagreb – 2012
⦁ PENTAHO data integration and report design, Zagreb, 2014
⦁ Multilevel Modelling for Public Health and Health Services Research, 2015, Edinburgh
⦁ National permanent physician’s license –2002, 2008, 2014

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

⦁ Rich experience in public health practice, health management and policy proposals, clinical research and health informatics 2003/17
⦁ Junior assistant clinical trials on cardiovascular and diabetes mellitus specific therapeutics, Zagreb University Clinic for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases 2001/03
⦁ Junior assistant in diabetes mellitus health care unit, Zagreb University Clinic for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, 2001/03
⦁ Internal auditing and implementation of Quality Management System (ISO), Zagreb University Clinic for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases 2001/03
⦁ Adapted special programme based on free source Epi-Info software (CDC) for health data collection and analysis purposes for Croatian Counties Institutes of Public Health and National Institute of Public Health 2005
⦁ Co-authored in Croatian Health Service Yearbooks, Croatian Institute of Public Health 2004/10
⦁ Head of vulnerable Groups Research Department, Croatian Institute of Public Health 2008-10
⦁ Director of Medical Informatics Division, Croatian Institute of Public Health since Nov 2010
⦁ Primary health care informatization Project Unit member at CHIF 2010/11
⦁ Certification of IT solutions in primary health care group member at CHIF 2010/11
⦁ E-appointments project component Work Group member at MoH 2010/11
⦁ 2nd Community Programmes, Patient Registries Initiative Joint Action, Work Package Leader, 2011-2014
⦁ National Public Health Information System designer, procurer and project manager since 2013 until present
⦁ National eHealth strategic plan board member, MoH, 2013 until present
⦁ Health Information Act workgroup member, MoH, 2013 until present
⦁ 3rd Community Programmes EUnetHTA JA3, project partner 2016 until present
⦁ Project partner representative EUnetHTA JA3, 2017 until present
⦁ Project partner representative, WP10 leader, InfAct JA since 2018

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

⦁ 2004-2006 participated in workgroups for statistical analyses of data derived from Croatian Adult Household Health Survey
⦁ 2004 helped conducting anthropological and health survey on island of Vis
⦁ 2004 statistical analysis of data, Cross-sectional study on bacterial resistance to antibiotics in infections of urogenital organs
⦁ 2004 statistical analysis of data, Cross-sectional study on HRQL in genetically isolated groups, island of Susak’s native population
⦁ 2005 statistical analysis of data, Cross-sectional study on inflammatory cells and bacteriological diagnostics in infections of urogenital organs
⦁ 2009. Health care needs, utilization and barriers in Croatia – regional and urban-rural differences analyses of data derived from Croatian Adult Household Health Survey
⦁ 2010/11 Public health e-reporting from secondary and tertiary health institutions pilot research
⦁ 2013 WHO European Technical Consultations on eHealth, Data Standardization and Interoperability, Tallin, Estonia
⦁ 2011/2014 Research on patient registries interoperability in EU
⦁ 2015/2016 Health information and organisational culture research
⦁ 2015/2016 Observational research designing, protocol and supporting tools (IT public health resources assessment, School fruit scheme evaluation, Subjective IT support assessment, EHIS, EHES, HBSC, etc.)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

⦁ Croatian Public Health Society, Steering Committee (EUPHA and WFPHA member) 2007/17
⦁ Croatian Medical Association, Board of Public Health Care member, 2007/17
⦁ Croatian Society for Medical Informatics member, 2007/17
⦁ HL7 Croatia, Steering Committee, 20013/17
⦁ National eHealth Commission member, 2013/16
⦁ European Reference Networks national representative, 2013/16
⦁ European Internal Market Information System national coordinator 2014/17

ACADEMIC/RESEARCH INTERESTS

⦁ Measuring equity in health care financing, health care utilization and outcomes 2003/10
⦁ Household surveys and prospective cohort field studies to improve targeting the poorest 2003/10
⦁ National health business intelligence and geographic information system implementation 2013/15
⦁ National Public Health Information System development and implementation (including 16 public health registries and 600+ users) 2015/2017
⦁ Application of European Interoperability Framework into EU and national patient registries context 2014/17

PUBLICATIONS

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES
⦁ Fišter K, Pleše B, Pristaš I, Kurth T, Kujundžić Tiljak M. Setting up research infrastructure for secondary use of routinely collected health care data in Croatia. Croat Med. J. 2017. 58(5):327-309. DOI: 10.3325/cmj.2017.58.327
⦁ Valentic M, Plese B, Pristas I, Ivankovic D. Addressing the Data Linking Challenges – Interviewing for Best Practices in Patient Registry Interoperability. Methods Inf Med. 2017. 56(5):407-413. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3414/ME16-02-0029
⦁ Mestrovic J, Bralic I, Pavic Simetin I, Mujkic A, Radonic M, Rodin U, Troselj M, Stevanovic R, Benjak T, Pristas I, Mayer D, Tomic B: The Child Health Care System of Croatia, The Journal of Pediatrics, 177; 48-55, 2016.
⦁ Pristas I, Doupi P, Karanikas H, Brkic M, Plese B, Zaletel M, Magajne M, Zuriaga Llorens O, López-Briones C. The Eu Patient Registry Landscape: Survey of Registry Profiles Through Parent Ja Research And Framework. Value Health. 2015 Nov;18(7):A562-3.
Simetin⦁ IP, ⦁ Kuzman⦁ M, ⦁ Franelic⦁ IP, ⦁ Pristas I, ⦁ Benjak T, ⦁ Dezeljin⦁ JD. Inequalities in Croatian pupils’ unhealthy behaviours and health outcomes: role of school, peers and family affluence. ⦁ Eur⦁ J Public Health. 2010 Feb 16
⦁ Pristas I, Bilic M, Pristas I, Voncina L, Krcmar N, Polasek O, Stevanović R. ⦁ Health care needs, utilization and barriers in ⦁ croatia⦁ –regional and urban-rural differences. Coll Antropol. 2009 Apr;33 Suppl 1:121-30.
⦁ Samardzic S, Pristas I, Mavrinac GV. ⦁ Characteristics of heavy smokers in Croatia. Coll Antropol. 2009 Apr;33 Suppl 1:61-6.
⦁ Krcmar N, Pristas I, Stevanović R. ⦁ [The role of county health ⦁ center⦁ in the management of patients with acute coronary syndrome] Acta Med Croatica. 2009 Feb;63(1):111-6. Croatian.
⦁ Stevanovic R, Pristas I, Ivicevic Uhernik A, Stanic A. Development and deployment of a health information system in transitional countries (Croatian experience). Stud Health Technol Inform. 2005;114:82-7.
⦁ Music Milanovic S, Ivicevic Uhernik A, Mihel S, Pristas I, Stanic A, Stevanovic R. Life expectancy and mortality differences between populations on Croatian islands and the mainland. Croat Med J. 2006 Aug;47(4):611-8.
⦁ Jovanovic A, Gluhak I, Stevanovic R; Pristaš I; Jurkovic Lj, Nekic Cerovecki V, Bezovan B, Mrazovac Ostric G, Vuk Z, Bilic J. [Is family physician concept possible to resume?] Acta Medica Croatica. 61 (2006) 1; 77-81 Croatian.
Hunjak B, Pristas I, Stevanovic R. [Uropathogens and antimicrobial susceptibility in outpatients] Acta Med Croatica. 2007 Feb;61(1):111-5. Croatian.
Voncina⦁ L, Pristas I, Mastilica M, ⦁ Polasek⦁ O, Sosic Z, Stevanovic R. Use of preventive health care services among the unemployed in Croatia. Croat Med J. 2007 Oct;48(5):667-74.

OTHER JOURNALS AND BOOK CHAPTERS (2015/16)
⦁ Pristaš I, Ivanković D, Valentić M, Golubović S, Pleše B, Brkić M, Barto B, Poljičanin T. [Kultura zdravstvenih informacija u Hrvatskoj]. Socijalna ekologija. 2017. 26(1-2):13-20.: https://hrcak.srce.hr/file/273558
⦁ Kern J, Bergman Marković B, Pale P, Heim I, Trnka B, Rafaj G, Lončarek K, Fišter K, Mađarić M, Deželić Đ, Ilakovac V, Erceg M, Pristaš I, Margan Šulc A, Vuletić S. [Smjernice za unaprjeđenje elektroničkog zdravstvenog zapisa]. Acta Med Croatica. 2017. 71:79-93.: http://hrcak.srce.hr/file/274474
⦁ Pristaš I, Ivanković D, Valentić M, Golubović S, Pleše B, Brkić M, Barto B, Poljičanin T. Health Information Culture in Croatia. In: International Bioethics Summer School: Conference “Price of Health” – book of abstracts, Dubrovnik, 12.-14.8.2016.
⦁ Poljičanin T, Pristaš I. National public health information system in Croatia. In: International Public Health Conference “Health indicators as an important tool for strengthening health information systems in the European Region” – book of abstracts, 2016 4 May, Tirana, Albania; p 31
⦁ Golubović S, Pristas I. [Type II Diabetes Sociological Dimensions]. HCJZ 2016;12(46):49-52. http://hcjz.hr/index.php/hcjz/article/view/2263
⦁ Grgic A, Poljicanin T, Pristas I, Skoko-Poljak D, Erceg M. [Conduction of preventive programmes in 2015 in Croatia research] HCJZ, 2016;12(45):138-152. http://www.hcjz.hr/index.php/hcjz/article/view/2243
⦁ Brkic M, Plese B, Pajic V, Kostesic M, Stevanovic R, Poljicanin T, Pristas I, Zaletel M, Kralj M. Patients Registries. U: Zaletel M, Kralj M, eds. Methodological guidelines and recommendations for efficient and rational governance of patient registries. Ljubljana, Slovenia: National Institute of Public Health, 2015. P.14-70. ⦁ link
⦁ Pristas I, Doupi P, Karanikas H, Brkic M, Plese B, Zaletel M, Magajne M, Zuriaga Llorens O, López-Briones C: The EU patient registry landscape: Survey of registry profiles through PARENT JA research and framework, ISPOR 18th Annual European Congress, Milan, Italy, 2015

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT/ VOLUNTEER WORK

⦁ 2001-2002 volunteered 12 months in Zagreb University Clinic for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Zagreb
⦁ 2006 started and coordinated donations campaign for new book library for clients of Harm Reduction and Needle Exchange Programme Office in Croatian Red Cross, Zagreb

FOREIGN LANGUAGE ABILITIES AND SKILLS

⦁ Active user of Croatian and English, passive user of German and Italian language
⦁ User of most common operation systems and office tools, statistical programs (R, SPSS), reporting tools (BI), data and business processes modelling tools, e-survey tools, CMS, most medical library browsers and citation managers