On 26th June 2013, the Golden Scalpel 2013 Gala took place in the University Library in Warsaw. During the ceremony, the results of the “Puls Medycyny” contest for the outstanding innovator in Polish healthcare were announced. For the project named System of Integrated Communication Operations „SZOK”® the award was given to Prof. Henryk Skarżyński.
The System of Integrated Communication Operations „SZOK”® is the highly advanced IT system supporting the diagnostics of a patient from a distance and assuring the transfer of tests’ results to healthcare sector. The System integrates used in the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing information systems and introduces new possibilities – it enables to perform audiology screening programs on countrywide and European scale, supports scientific research in collecting, storing, popularizing and managing of screening tests’ results.
This award in not the first one received by Prof. Henryk Skarżyński in the Golden Scalpel contest. In the year 2010, Prof. Skarżyński was awarded for the program of partial deafness treatment in children and adults with the application of cochlear implants.
Golden Scalpel is the contest for an outstanding innovator in Polish healthcare, organized by biweekly magazine “Puls Medycyny” from 2009. This year, the projects were evaluated by the jury made-up of: Prof. Leszek Czupryniak, Prof. Andrzej Horban, Prof. Piotr Kuna, Prof. Grzegorz Opolski, Prof. Bolesław Rutkowski, Prof. Piotr Wysocki and Jerzy Toczyski, vice-president of the Employers’ Union of Innovative Pharmaceutical Companies INFARMA.