New Innovative Polish Platform for handling investment projects launched by the Polish Ministry of Health (abbreviated POPI for short)

Purpose of existence

The main task of the Polish Platform for Handling Investment Projects (POPI) is fast and accurate implementation of broadly understood investment projects, which is (as the Polish Ministry of Health maintains) one of the most important activities of the Ministry of Health. In order to bypass many entities that would be involved in the implementation of a given investment, the Ministry of Health brought to life the POPI platform, which automated the above-mentioned process and thus facilitated navigation in the area of investment projects and increased the number of investment projects implemented in the area of health. The platform for servicing investment projects of the Polish Ministry of Health is a place bringing together entities that are directly involved in the process of launching investment projects. As part of this platform, entities can apply for funds for any investment co-financed by the Ministry of Health. Additionally, the POPI platform can function as a place where applications are assessed, and the given investments are monitored and settled. It should also be remembered that mutual contact regarding the implementation of specific investments is also part of POPI.

The Investment Project Support Platform (POPI) is available at the following address:

It is also important that in order to fully use the POPI platform, it is required to set up an account through a certified profile, and to submit the application with the use of a qualified electronic signature.

What can POPI enable?

On the POPI portal, you can:

  1. Check what calls for proposals for investment projects are available;
  2. Submit an online application for the implementation of investment projects at the Polish Ministry of Health;
  3. In a very simple and intuitive way, one can get acquainted with the entire selection process and evaluation of applications;
  4. Conclude and settle the contract for the implementation of the investment project;
  5. In an easy and accessible way, communicate with the Ministry of Health in the context of submitted applications or implemented investment projects.

The basis for the operation of POPI

The basis for the operation of the investment project management platform is its regulations, which can be found in full at the following link:

These regulations broadly explain the conditions and principles of operation of this Platform. It is worth noting that the regulations have been prepared in such a way as to protect their users to the greatest extent, an example of which can be the constant emphasis in the regulations that the Ministry of Health is obliged to respect the copyright to the content that is included in the information sent and protected, which is set forth in Article 20 of the said regulations. From the Platform’s regulations, it is also worth quoting Article 52, which entitles users to submit a complaint regarding the use of the platform, containing a description of the problem underlying the complaint or in writing addressed to the Ministry of Health.

Practical application of POPI Platform

In order to present the example of the operation of POPI Platform, it is worth mentioning that in recent days there has been launched a pilot program of telemedicine bands for patients who recovered from Covid-19. This program perfectly shows the advantages of the POPI platform, because it is through this platform that health care institutions interested in the action, which have a concluded contract with the Polish National Health Fund for the provision of a primary care physician, and are interested in participating in the pilot program, can submit an application for participation in the above-mentioned program. Due to the fact that POPI Platform can be used in a very simple and intuitive way, any interested healthcare facility will not have to face a certain barrier in the form of widely understood formalities.

The program “Telemedical band”

This program is to cover over 1 thousand adult patients recovered from COVID-19 disease. Healthcare facilities that are eligible for the program will receive the above-mentioned bands that will then be distributed to a certain number of healers. These patients will be monitored for their vital signs such as blood pressure or blood saturation. The band also has a fall detector, GPS and aGPS location of the patient (necessary if there have to be taken rescue actions in relation to the program participant) and a voice assistant whose task is to remind about the need to take medications or about the low battery level of the above-mentioned wristbands. The “Telemedicine Band” program was introduced on the basis of the Regulation of the Minister of Health of 19 July 2021 regarding the use of telemedicine bands in primary health care. The program is to last 3 months and is to end no later than November 16, 2021.