Roberto Posavec

Roberto Posavec

ECONOMIST, MEDICAL ENTREPRENEUR

 

Last update: 13/02/2015

Professional Profile

I was born and now living in Vinkovci, Croatia. Educated at the School of Economics in Vinkovci, I took the degree in June 2006 with final work title "Internet marketing". Same year I have applied for Faculty of Economics in Osijek where I have achieved title of Bachelor of Economics, course of study Business Informatics with thesis title "Electronic and mobile business in health tourism". In October 2012 I have applied for graduate study of Marketing at Faculty of Economics in Osijek where I have achieved title of Master of Economics with thesis title "Perspectives of health tourism development in Republic of Croatia and Axis Special Hospital case report". In November 2014 I have have applied for postgraduate study of Marketing of specific areas at Faculty of Economics in Osijek. I am founder of several successful projects in field of medicine, medical tourism, economics, information and communications technology (ICT), book author and proud member at several international and domestic professional organisations. For more information about me, please click on titles listed below.

Services Offered

  • Medical/Health tourism consulting
  • Spine patients advocacy and advising
  • Internet Marketing and Google AdWords Advertising
  • Websites Development and maintenance

Education

1994 - 2002

I.G. Kovacic Elementary School

Elementary school - 8 grades

1996

M.A.Reljkovic Gymnasium

English language course

1996 - 1998

Way-Out Private School

English language course

2000

Croatian Association of Technical Culture

Informatics course

2002-2006

I. Domac School of Economics

High school - Economist


  • Final work title "Internet marketing"

2006 - 2012

J.J. Strossmayer University

Faculty of Economics - Business informatics


  • Undergraduate study
  • Thesis title: "Electronic and mobile business in health tourism"
  • Acedemic degree: Bachelor of economics

2012 - 2014

J.J. Strossmayer University

Faculty of Economics - Marketing


  • Graduate study
  • Thesis title: "Perspectives of health tourism development in Republic of Croatia and Axis Special Hospital case report"
  • Academic degree: Master of economics

2014 - PRESENT

J.J. Strossmayer University

Faculty of Economics - Marketing of specific areas


  • Postgraduate study

Work Experience

2000 - 2012

Croatian Association of Technical Culture

Associate


  • Managing web site(s)
  • Managing LAN
  • Lecturer for IT beginners

2003 - 2006

Siemens Java Web Portal

Founder


  • Editor in chief
  • Webmaster
  • Marketing manager (60+ advertising clients from all over the world)
  • Adding content on daily basis (articles, downloads...)

2006 - 2012

GSM Java Web Portal

Founder


  • Continued work after Siemens Java project was abandoned
  • Editor in chief
  • Webmaster
  • Marketing manager (60+ advertising clients from all over the world)
  • Adding content on daily basis (articles, downloads...)

2006 - 2007

Mobil Magazine

Journalist/Writter


  • Writing articles for official website of Mobil magazine

2009 - 2012

Informatics Society Vinkovci

Secretary


  • Managing society finances
  • Managing website
  • Administrating memebers

2009 - 2010

Rebel SIM Card

Official dealer


  • At that time, only SIM card that could temporary unlock iPhone 3G
  • Official dealer for Croatia and former Yugoslavia

2010 - PRESENT

Society for Spine Diseases

Founder and President


  • Administrating Society
  • Managing new members
  • Patient rights fighter and cosultant
  • Cooperation with world-leading spinal surgeons

2010 - PRESENT

Istrazivac

All-in-one


  • Marketing and sales
  • Maintaining LAN, computers and website(s)
  • Vehicle fleet and personnel management
  • International demining tenders/procurements

2010 - 2013

Vertebris Spine and Joint Hospital

External Associate


  • "Spine Surgery Croatia" project
  • International branch concept pioneer
  • International patient coordinator
  • Marketing adviser

2013 - PRESENT

Axis Special Hospital

External Associate


  • International branch concept pioneer
  • International patient coordinator
  • Marketing adviser

Technical Skills

Expert, 10+ YEARS

Microsoft OS and Software


  • Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
  • Microsoft Office

ADVANCED, 5+ YEARS

Google Services


  • Google AdSense (since 2003, one of the first publishers in Croatia)
  • Google AdWords (5 years) : campaigns for Vertebralis Spine Hospital, Vertebris Spine Hospital, Etela Clinic, Terme Selce Clinic, Rebel SIM Croatia, Istrazivac ltd., Tisina ltd., Novine ltd.
  • Google Analytics (5 years)

EXPERT, 10+ YEARS

Internet


  • Macromedia Dreamweaver
  • WordPress CMS/Blog tool
  • Internet marketing
  • Social Media marketing
  • WAN/LAN administration
  • cPanel administration
  • FTP

ADVANCED, 4 YEARS

Health/Medical Tourism


  • Patient coordination and communication
  • Health tourism consultant
  • Health tourism expert
  • Creation of specialised medical tourism websites

Congresses, Meetings, Seminars, Webinars

  • 7th International Symposium "Humanitarian Demining", 2010, Sibenik, Croatia
  • 8th International Symposium "Humanitarian Demining", 2011", Sibenik, Croatia
  • 9th International Symposium "Humanitarian Demining", 2012, Sibenik, Croatia
  • 10th International Symposium "Humanitarian Demining", 2013, Sibenik, Croatia
  • NATO EOD meeting, 2012, Trenčin, Slovakia
  • Society for Spine Diseases Annual meeting, 2011, Vinkovci, Croatia
  • Society for Spine Diseases Annual meeting, 2012, Vinkovci, Croatia
  • Society for Spine Diseases Annual meeting, 2013, Vinkovci, Croatia
  • Minimally-invasive Spine Interventions Symposium, 2011, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Full-endoscopic surgery of lumbar spine seminar 2012, Zemun, Serbia
  • Croatian Society for Endoscopic Surgery 2012, Slavonski Brod, Croatia
  • Minimally-invasive spinal neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery 2013, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Developing Successful Spine Centers of Excellence and Managing Quality, Webinar, Marcy T. Rogers, 2013
  • Working With a Clinical Research Organization, Webinar, Marcy T. Rogers, 2013
  • Effectively Marketing Spine Centers and Spine Surgeons, Webinar, Marcy T. Rogers, 2013
  • The Financials of Spine:Current Trends in Reimbursement, Contracting, Management, Operations and Implants, Webinar, Marcy T. Togers, 2013
  • Medical Tourism Facilitators: the Good, the Bad -- the Unknown, Webinar, Renee-Marie Stephano (MTA), 2013
  • coflex®: The New MIS Non-Fusion Solution for Spinal Stenosis Approved for Your ASC, Webinar, 2013
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery and Navigation: Part I: Basics, Webinar, Roger Härtl, MD, Neel Anand, MD, Dean Chou, MD, 2013
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery and Navigation: Part 2: Advanced Concepts, Webinar, Roger Härtl, MD, Neel Anand, MD, Dean Chou, MD, 2013
  • Creating Spine Destination Centers for Medical Tourists. Webinar, Marcy T. Rogers, 2013
  • Breaking it Down: Understanding Medical Care for Russian Speaking Patients, Webinar, Marcy T. Rogers, 2013
  • Minimally-invasive surgical treatments in orthopedics and spine, Robert Saftic, MD, Hotel Antunovic, Zagreb, 2013
  • Advanced Google AdWords education, Escape Studio and Faculty of economics in Osijek, 2013
  • International 33rd Course for Percutaneous Endoscopic Spinal Surgery and Complementary Minimal Invasive Techniques, 2015, Zurich, Switzerland

Observed Surgical Procedures

  • More than 20 endosopic spinal procedures (discectomy, foraminotomy, foraminoplasty)
  • More than 20 percutanoues laser spinal procedures for disc decompression
  • More than 20 micro-endoscopic (METRx) spinal procedures
  • More than 5 orthopedic joint procedures (knee, hip, shoulder)
  • ACDF surgery – anterior cervical discectomy with fusion
  • TLIF surgery – tranforaminal lumbar interbody fusion
  • Coflex spine surgery

Additional Info and Achievements

  • CARNet (Croatian Academic and Research Network) acknowledgement – idea for website which will improve Croatian internet space (gsm-java.hr)
  • CARNet (Croatian Academic and Research Network) acknowledgement – idea for website which will improve Croatian internet space (spinoteka.hr)
  • Cooperation with one of the world's most innovative marketing companies - Vibrant Media Inc., San Francisco, USA
  • Cooperation with world leading spinal surgeons on „Spinoteka“ humanitarian and charity project
  • International scientific collaborator at III World Congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Techniques, 2012, Brasil

Memberships

  • Society of Advanced Management of the Spine
  • Medical Tourism Cluster
  • Spinoteka - Society for Spine Diseases
  • IASP - International Advocates for Spine Satients
  • Croatian Association of Technical Culture
  • Informatics Society Vinkovci

Publications

  • Posavec R.: Internet marketing, hight school final work, 2006
  • Posavec R.: Elektronicko i mobilno poslovanje u zdravstvenom turizmu (eng. Electronic and mobile business in health tourism), thesis, 2012
  • Posavec R., Saftic R.: Electronic and mobile business in health tourism, book (based on thesis), 2012
  • Posavec R.: Perspektive razvoja zdravstvenog turizma u Republici Hrvatskoj na primjeru specijalne bolnice Aksis (eng. Perspectives of health tourism development in Republic of Croatia and Axis Special Hospital case report), thesis, 2014



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