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October 15, 2015


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The impact of the Internet of Things in the health environment: a challenge that involves all actors

On the past 25th, 26th and 27th of September the IOT Solutions World Congress was held in Barcelona, the first world congress about the Internet of Things, a concept that is gaining relevance in the sector of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), and that could be a milestone in the way in which devices communicate with one another through the net. However, despite the opportunities it presents, the real impact it will have in different sectors such as industry and services is yet to be seen. Regarding the health and social welfare sector, we must analyse how it can improve the provision of services to the citizen and the use of the resources by the providers.

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The survey of the Map of Tendencies 2015 is on its way in order to find out the level of development of ICTs in the Catalan health entities (SISCAT)

One more year, and this will be the 9th edition, the Fundació TicSalut, at the request of the Catalan Health Department, starts the Map of Tendencies 2015, which will allow us to know the level of deployment of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the Catalan health entities (SISCAT), as well as the international tendencies in the implementation of ICTs in the health sector. This year’s main innovation is that entities will be provided with the response loading of the former edition regarding some questions, so they will simply have to check whether in a certain section the answer is still the same or it needs to be updated.

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New Web Services in the HC3 and the Terrassa Health Consortium success case

Three new web services have been already implemented in the HC3 (Catalan Shared Medical Record): the Shared Primary Healthcare Clinical Course, the New Shared Individual Intervention Plan 2.0 and the Integrated Agenda. We also take on board the success case of integration of the clinical workstation with the activity published in the HC3 regarding the Terrassa Health Consortium.

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Identification of “Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise” Profiles used as a reference in public procurement

Carlos Gallego, responsible for the Interoperability and Standards Office of the Fundació TicSalut, examines the EU decision regarding the identification of IHE Profiles used as a reference in public procurement.

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Two articles published about the Clinical Dictionary for iHealth and the use of terminological servers in the “Papeles Médicos” magazine of the SEDOM

Fundació TicSalut has taken part in the writing of two articles that have been published in the latest number of the “Papeles Médicos” magazine of the SEDOM (Spanish Society of Medical Documentation): • Rius A., Pratdepàdua C., Ayza J., Nozal M., Rovira M. (2015). Diccionario Clínico para iSalut. Papeles Médicos, vol.23, num.2, 28-34. • Rius A., Pratdepàdua C., Ayza J., Janer L. (2015). Automatización de la codificación de información clínica mediante servidores terminológicos (Automation of coded clinical information through terminological servers). Papeles Médicos, vol.23 num.2, 43-48.

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Catalonia has an enormous experience and very successful in health management and in Colombia have a high scientific capacity and professionals with valuable experiences

“The relationship with Catalonia will allow the Colombian Health System to close the knowledge gap in very little time”

Dr. Rafael Ortiz Martínez is the Executive Coordinator of the Public Health Observatory of Santander in Colombia, created in 2004 with the objective of becoming a benchmark of the health situation in this Colombian region. Today Dr. Ortiz belongs to the team that leads the implementation of a unified electronic medical record in Santander, aimed at connecting through an interoperability platform the medical record systems of eleven hospitals of low complexity (of a total of 74) with their reference ones of middle (six) to high (two) complexity. The public network of health services provision assists 87 municipalities with an overall population of 2 million people.

In this context, the Catalan Health Department and the Santander Department work hand in hand to share knowledge and to exchange experiences about different systems of information management and interoperability models. Find below more details about it. 

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