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february 2015

#76

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m-Resist: Mobile health for people with treatment-resistant schizophrenia

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.

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Strategies for assessing telemedicine that could prove its effectiveness

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

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mHealth to bring the health and welfare services more within range of citizens

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.

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Interview

President of the Spanish Society of Healthcare Informatics

Interview with Mr Luciano Sáez Ayerra

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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