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October 2013


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Catalonia explains in Sweden how to drive innovation in active and healthy ageing along with other European regions

As part of the Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Forum 2013, the Catalan Health Department was invited to Norrkoping (Sweden) to share good practices in driving innovation in active and healthy ageing in Catalonia on the European level. The session was held on 24 September in the form of a dynamic ‘talk show’ led by a journalist from the BBC, and was attended by other leading European regions in this area, including Catalonia. Dr. Francesc Garcia Cuyàs, the ICT Coordinator for the Health Department and the Director of the Fundació TicSalut, presented the Catalan experience.

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The Virtual Nurse wagers on video counselling to make the contents more accessible to users

Since the last course, the team of the Virtual Nurse project has been producing health videos with the collaboration of the School of Nurses of Barcelona (COIB), the Fundació TicSalut, the Tecnocampus Mataró and the Maresme Health Consortium.

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The United States will supervise and only regulate apps implying health risks for patients

The Food and Drug Administration will specifically exercise regulatory powers over the apps involving potential risks to public health, just as it does with the medical apparatuses that the agency of the Health Department in the United States already regulates.

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Director and member of the board of Telemedicine Clinic

Interview with Mr. David Carratt

David Carratt is the director and member of the board of Telemedicine Clinic, the largest European centre of teleradiology and telepathology, with its headquarters in Barcelona and offices in the United Kingdom, Sweden and Australia. From the Torre Mapfre in Barcelona, the specialists diagnose patients thousands of miles away, all offering a 24-hour service to more than 100 public hospitals and health authorities in the Nordic countries, the United Kingdom and Spain. Carratt, a graduate in mathematics and physics from Sussex University (United Kingdom) is a partner of Kennet Partners, the founder of Vie Carratt and investor in enterprising business in Europe. 

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