Biocat Report 2015: analysis of the global trends of the sector, the state of medical technologies and Digital Health in Catalonia
Biocat, the entity which coordinates and promotes the bioscience sector in Catalonia, has once more presented the edition of its annual report, this time the fourth. The report presents and updates the indicators and main data of the sector of life sciences and health in Catalonia, in order to offer a holistic view of the Catalan health system.
Spanish doctors can now register on the Among Doctors portal, the European social network exclusively for professional medical use. The start-up was developed by professionals of the medical, technological and business sectors and also receives support from the Microsoft Innovation Center and has been recognised and awarded by the MIT Enterprise Forum.
PIDaaS, the security service that uses your biometric data over the smart phone, present at the R&D+I Meetings
On the coming 29 and 30 September, PIDaaS will be taking part at the Health and Social ICT Meeting 2016 in Vic, where the progress of the service will be displayed, as well as the first results of the e-Health pilot trial which is now being started up. Do not miss the chance to come and discover the application!
Jordi Serratosa presents us with "Apps per a Tothom" (Apps for Everyone), a project intended to create an incubation ecosystem of applications based on the Design and Universal Accessibility paradigm.
“The disability sector perceives ICT as a means to achieve a better quality of life and the sector of innovation must be promoted to make it more accessible."
On the past 18 June, Ideathon was held to present Apps per a Tothom, a project to create accessible and universal applications for citizens, promoted by the Observatory of Physical Disability and in which more than 50 people took part. We have talked to its coordinator, Jordi Serratosa, the founder of Punt Zero.
Jordi Serratosa is the founder of Punt Zero, from where he develops projects in ICT, focusing a lot of his time on collaborating with the third sector with entities such as the Association of Blood Donors of Barcelona, the Sant Jordi Association of Amputated Persons and COCEMFE Barcelona. As a result of this collaboration with these entities, which drove the Observatory of Physical Disability, the Apps per a Tothom project started up as a challenge for developers committed to accessible and universal technology.
Standards and Interoperability
The meeting considered the use of SNOMED CT encoding del DEMCAT terms and how the descriptions of the DEMCAT might feed SNOMED CT.
On the past 18 June, the DEMCAT (Diccionari Enciclopèdic de Medicina) Meeting of strategic reflection was held in Barcelona with the participation of Fundació TicSalut through the Office of Standards and Interoperability. During the event, the history and evolution of the DEMCAT was explained and three discussion tables were started to provide ideas on how the Dictionary has to continue developing. The sessions focused on discussing the present and future model of the Dictionary, on how the sustainability of the project can be guaranteed and in what way it is necessary to establish relationships with other institutions and promote it.