From 3 to 5 May 2017, Fundació TicSalut (Health Department of the Government of Catalonia) will, with the collaboration of IN2, be organising the first health and social mConnectathon of the TIC environment, as part of HEALTHIO (3-5 May, Barcelona), the health innovation exhibition holding its first edition in 2017.
In the past November, within the Map of Tendencies study, Fundació TicSalut brought out the pilot survey for Healthcare Managers of SISCAT providers. The Foundation is highly appreciative of both the interest and the answers generated and the added value of the results, which they encouraged to consolidate the pilot test and bring the healthcare view into the forthcoming edition of the Map of Tendencies study.
On the past 1 March, a work meeting was held in Sitges with the Regional Technical Committee of the RACSEL (American Network of Cooperation on Electronic Health) project, which sought to define the legal framework, the standards and reference architecture for the introduction of the Electronic Medical Record (HCE) in Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, Chile and Costa Rica.
With the following article, we show the growth in the number of apps in the mHealth Observatory in the specialities of cardiology, family and community medicine, sport and health and public health/epidemiology/prevention, and we also focus on a news item published in the ARA newspaper on the use of wearables and the fall in their sales in 2016.
On the past 1 March, Fundació TicSalut took part in the closing meeting of the DECIPHER project. The meeting, which was held at the Palau Robert in Barcelona, served to present the main results and experiences of the project, and developed an informed discussion amongst those attending on the relevance of pre-commercial public purchasing processes in the health framework.
Bleddyn Rees, ECHAlliance Board Director
Standards and Interoperability
The Fundació TicSalut Office of Standards and Interoperability (OFSTI) has published the 7th version of the Catalan extension of SNOMED CT, which includes the subunits worked on in the Clinical Dictionary for iHealth in different domains.
Video of the Month
We invite you to take part in the survey on your perception as opposed to nursing prescription
The European Commission, the Health Department of the Government of Catalonia, Mobile World Capital Barcelona and Fundació TicSalut on the past 17 February organised the 1st joint meeting in Barcelona on eHealth, in order to share the European view on the sector and the different solutions driven from the local environment. The meeting dealt with different current aspects such as research into rare diseases with the creation of the new European Reference Networks, patient access to their own health information in Europe, and finally the initiatives promoted by the different local and European institutions for managing the large volume of publications on health applications. See the 28 resulting photographs!
From 16 to 17 may 2017 - Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Center (Av. de Rius i Taulet, 1, 08004, Barcelona)
From 27 to 1 june 2017 - Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (Plaça de Willy Brandt, 11-14, 08019 Barcelona)
From 4 to 6 may 2017 - La Farga de l'Hospitalet (Barcelona)
From 3 to 5 may 2017 - Fira Barcelona (Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, 08004 - Barcelona)
From 3 to 5 may 2017 - Recinte Montjuïc