The FATE device (Fall Detector for the Elderly) gives peace of mind and safety according to the 175 people in Catalonia, Ireland and Italy who took part in the pilot trials of the project. Created to detect the falls that the elderly might suffer, the device warns relatives and professionals with an alarm so that the person might be helped fast and without their having to report the incident. Behind the project is the CETpD research centre of the Catalonia Polytechnic University, the Fundació Tic Salut, the Medical Emergency System and the Hospital Clínic, as well as other international promoters. Its assistant director, Joan Cabestany, says that the pilot trial was very useful.
Fundació TicSalut shows the world the activity in Catalonia in the area of health and technology at the second Health & Wellness congress
The director of Fundació TicSalut, Dr. Francesc Garcia Cuyàs, on the past Tuesday 3 March presented the Cat@Salut My Catalan Health initiative to the sector’s principal international players during the Health & Wellness meetings organized by ECHAlliance as part of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
Gaining security, avoiding losses and freeing space. These are some of the benefits of electronic reported consent. This is a digital document that is kept in each patient’s electronic clinical history, signed with the hand-written electronic signature to ensure that the biometric data confirming identity are also recorded. Fundació TicSalut and the Maresme Health Consortium held a meeting to present it to the health professionals.
GBS Healthcare Industry Leader of IBM
He is the Healthcare Industry Leader of IBM Global Business Services in Europe, a branch of IBM focused on giving support in the management and coordination of systems integration. IBM GBS works both on strategies and technological systems and offers health providers both innovation products and services. This is why the position of Humberstone, both as sector leader and as a member of IBM, allows them a global view of the evolution of the healthcare system towards integrated care. Fundació TicSalut interviewed the man to know the trends in this sense and to get a first view of the developments on which work is being done in IBM.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology of the United States has presented the roadmap of national interoperability in the form of an infography. The document, which is available on the above link, shows the present state of interoperability in the United States and its perspectives in 3, 6 and 10 years. Altogether, using key figures such as, for instance, that at the present time only half of American hospitals can look for health information from external resources, it also highlights that only 1 out of every 8 citizens in the country manages their time with apps and wearables. It is a question of overcoming the principal barriers to improve these data and achieve a dynamic health system with the patient at the centre and with more agile research. The challenge is to improve individual, community and public health.
12 March, Barcelona.
13 March, Barcelona.
19 March, Barcelona.
24 and 25 March, Madrid.
ilS Speaker Series: Orphan Medicines: how to accelerate access to these for patients with minority diseases?
27 March, Madrid.