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November 23, 2016


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First attended workshops of the RACSEL project

In October, Costa Rica and Peru hosted the four attended workshops of the RACSEL (American Network of Cooperation on Electronic Health) project. This initiative is intended to define the legal framework, the standards and the reference architecture for the implementation of the Electronic Shared Medical Record (HCE), focusing on sharing information between the regions of Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, Chile and Costa Rica.

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New edition of the BioRegion Forum, an essential meeting for identifying opportunities in the life and health sciences sector

In celebrating its tenth anniversary, Biocat is holding a new edition of the Forum of the BioRegion of Catalonia on the coming 25 November at the Palace of Congress of Catalonia to bring together the players making up the Catalan ecosystem of life and health sciences, and to reflect on the challenges and opportunities that are presented in the present environment of change and sector transformation.

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OuiShare Fest Barcelona, the Festival of Collaborative Health

On the past 26-27 October, Barcelona was host to the second edition of the OuiShare Fest Barcelona 2016, the most important professional event in collaborative economy, an emerging economic-social discipline that explores the technology’s potential in reducing transaction costs – three examples are worth a thousand words: Uber, Airbnb, Wallapop.

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IoT Solution World Congress

From 25 to 27 October, Fira de Barcelona was the venue of the second edition of the IoT Solutions World Congress (#IoTSWC). In the article we draw conclusions on the event, which in this second edition was expected to exceed the good figures of the first and create the best possible platform for companies and experts to deal with development strategies and projects in IoT together.

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Stephen Lieber, president and managing director of HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society)

“The coming great challenges are related to the achievement of ICT, the management of big data and the prediction models".

Mr. Steve Lieber is president and managing director of HIMSS, a global non-profit making organisation that focuses on improving health through Information Technology (IT). With a view of the forthcoming HIMSS Europe World of Health IT (WoHIT) Congress which will be held in Barcelona on 21 and 22 November, we wanted to interview him to know what he feels about the sector and the near future.

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Standards and Interoperability

New version of the WiFIS 2.0.2 project published

The Office of Standards and Interoperability has published the new version of the WiFIS 2.0.2. project.

The Office of Standards and Interoperability has published the new version of the WiFIS 2.0.2. project.

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  • Official presentation of the Catalan Society of Digital Health

    In order to inform, discuss, facilitate and accelerate the implementation of digital transformation models in the health and social services in Catalonia, a group of professionals from different areas have decided to constitute the Catalan Society of Digital Health. On the coming 1 December at 6 PM, there will be the public presentation of the Society in L'Acadèmia (C/Major de Can Caralleu, 1-7, Barcelona).  The meeting will be attended by Genis Roca, President of RocaSalvatella and an expert in how the digital transformation is altering the personal, professional and business environments. The Catalan Society of Digital Health will be officially presented along with the program of the course for 2016-2017 and its respective sessions. The event will conclude with a networking session amongst those attending. You are all invited!

  • Forum of the BioRegion of Catalonia

    The BioRegion Forum 2016 is a meeting for reflection and knowledge of the ecosystem of life and health sciences in which renowned international experts will present successful experiences of public-private collaboration and will explain where the subsectors of biopharma, techmed and digital health are going. There will be places for dialogue and networking.  An investment of necessary time for those who wish to learn, to discover new ways to grow, to identify opportunities and to gain in competitiveness to face the complexity of this transforming sector. Consult the page of the Forum of the BioRegion of Catalonia with all of the information on the program, talks, speakers and other related information.

  • Healthcare Social Media Research by Symplur

    Symplur Signals as a research platform has been employed in academic research for several years. Here are three recently published journal articles we would like to highlight.