The Map of Trends goes over the developments in ICT and health in the health and social sector in 2014
On the past 19 December, Fundació TicSalut met the leaders in social healthcare innovation in Catalonia at the presentation of the Map of Trends at the TecnoCampus Mataró-Maresme. For the eighth consecutive year, the event served to go over the state of the ICTs in the Catalan social and healthcare sector, and to identify the development and tendencies of this year and the new objectives that have to be considered for the coming year. This special edition of the FlashTicSalut bulletin, which is dedicated to the Map of Trends, offers the keys and conclusions of the meeting.
There was talk during the meeting on the design of the Mobility Master Plan, which wagers on the integration, interoperability and self-management of the plans that are being developed within this framework, such as the digital i-SISS.Cat i Salut, and on the mobile health solutions that are being created in Catalonia and throughout the world at the present time. All with the objective of "improving and personalising the health and social welfare of citizens".
The presentation of the Map of Trends was also used to sum up the results of the ICT and health survey and to identify the tendencies of 2014, which was the year in which, for the first time, 100% of the mixed entities of the SISCAT were seen to be connected to the HC3, in addition to a significant increase in both patients online and mobile devices for professional uses. It may be concluded that we are in full development of an ever less face-to-face healthcare model.
TicSalut Foundation’s Director and ICT Chief Coordinator at Health Department
2014 closes one cycle for the Fundació TicSalut and starts another. For this reason, taking the opportunity during the presentation of the Map of Trends, we asked Dr. Francesc García Cuyàs, the director of the Fundació and General Coordinator of ICT, to make a balance of the event, of the challenges overcome this year and those which still remain.
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Report of the European Commission which gathers the results of the eurobarometer on the the digital health literacy of European citizens. One of the European Union’s main goals is to improve the health of its citizens, and digital health is an essential tool in this. This report seeks to assess the extent to which the Internet and online tools are used by users in managing their own health, in order to incorporate the conclusions in the eHealth Action Plan 2012-2020. It identifies the five principal conclusions of this eurobarometer in relation to: the use of the Internet to seek information on health; the type of health information sought on the Internet; the degree of satisfaction with the information found online; alternative sources of information and reasons why they are used instead of the Internet; comparison of sources; and use of the section on health and awareness of health in Europe.
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