m-Resist. This is the name of the first European mobile health project dedicated to developing a therapeutic program for people with treatment-resistant schizophrenia. The aim is to involve patients and their carers in managing the disease and to take steps forward in its knowledge by studying predictive models. Along with Israel and Hungary, Catalonia will be receiving one of the three pilot trials with real users to be carried out. The project is being coordinated by Fundació TicSalut and led in the clinical area by the Hospital Sant Pau and in terms of technology by the iMinds research Institute in Belgium.
To help patients and professionals to more easily assimilate telemedicine, we must have evidence of its effectiveness. This is the aim of a study that has analysed the assessment strategies of telemedicine projects and the problems encountered in order to create a practical model that might equitatively assess the real cases
Catalonia is receiving the first mHealth strategy driven in Europe. It is the mHealth.cat Mobility Plan approved by the government and which is coming with a clear goal: to bring health and welfare services within reach through the use of mobile technologies. To achieve this, a secure shop window of applications of the health and welfare service sector will be created.
President of the Spanish Society of Healthcare Informatics
Mr Luciano Sáez Ayerra is an expert computer technician in the health area, has been General Assistant Manager of Systems and Information Technologies for the Ministry of Health and Consumption and Director of the Healthcare Information Technology Coordination Unit at the Carlos III Health Institute. For 23 years, he has presided the Spanish Society of Healthcare Informatics (SEIS), a scientific institution that seeks to promote and improve the use of ICTs in the healthcare environment. This year, SEIS recognised Fundació TICSalut in the National Health Information Technology Awards for the work done in disseminating the implementation of ICTs. Furthermore, the entity will soon be holding INFORSALUD, the National Congress of Health Information Technology, where the Foundation will also be present
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In mHealth, users are concerned with the data security and protection, whereas the developers and providers of mHealth believe that the regulations and standards are needed to facilitate the interoperability of the systems. This is shown by the results of the public survey made by the European Commission on the present state of mobile health (mHealth) in Europe. In order to detect points for improvement in mHealth in all of its areas and to determine what goals should be established from the Commission, both patient associations, Web developers, providers of health services and public administrations were invited to take part. With respect to 2015, the institution intends to meet the sector stakeholders to work together on the adoption of mHealth by the European health systems.
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