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May 25, 2017


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Key week for the projection of the Catalan health ecosystem in Europe

Coinciding with the event on technological innovation on health, Healthio (3-5 May) in Barcelona, and eHealth Week in Malta, the Fundació TicSalut shared the latest projects internationally, highlighting the presentation of the AppSalut Portal and its accreditation process, as well as the Inter-social project.

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iCardio and eKauri, innovations that take care of Health

The new digital technologies are multiplying the possibilities of offering increasingly innovative answers to take care of health and to prevent problems. It is a field in which, from the eHealth Unit of the Eureca technological centre, they have been researching intensively for years, bringing forth pioneering solutions in the health sector.

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ICT applied to the health sector, the main theme at the Women 360º Congress

The Women 360º Congress, the congress of health, well-being and enterprise for women managers and entrepreneurs will be organising a special day focused on health technologies on 31 May at the Gas Natural Fenosa auditorium in Barcelona. The meeting will particularly include the participation of Dr. Francesc García Cuyàs, Director of the Fundació TicSalut; Dr. Manel Esteller, director of the Cancer Epigenetics and Biology program of the Bellvitge Biochemical Research Institute (IDIBELL); and Dr. Maite Garolera, head of the Neuropsychology Unit of the Terrassa Health Consortium.

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“RADIO” Project, Robots in Assisted Housing Environments

The "RADIO" project is part of a European consortium of different research institutions, health centres and companies with the aim of developing a smart robotised home with discrete (unobtrusive), efficient and modular solutions to achieve independent aging.

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Steering questionnaire to those responsible for citizen care, a new item on the Trends Map

The survey of trends in ICT and Health in Catalonia takes a step beyond the strictly technological view and also tries to take in the view of the Heads of Citizen Services of the SISCAT provider centres.

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Interview with Jordi Serrano, scientific director and co-founder of Healthio.

"The challenge in the future is to involve patients/citizens still more to make this arena of innovation a complete and dynamic ecosystem”

On May 3, 4 and 5, the first edition of HEALTHIO took place in Barcelona, a commitment to gather the latest technological developments in the field of health, placing the patient at the centre as the leader of the event. During the 3 days, more than 3,000 visitors approached the almost one hundred exhibitors of the congress, who could witness more than 300 talks (in the arenas) and take part in one of the more than 25 guided tours to learn all the details of the companies and institutions present at Healthio.

Organised by Fira de Barcelona, we interview the scientific director and co-founder of the event, Jordi Serrano.

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Standards and Interoperability

Update of the census of controlled vocabularies

Controlled vocabularies allow us to organize knowledge in a certain way for later retrieval. They are used to represent information from different areas, such as diagnoses, procedures, medications or pathological anatomy. Fundació TicSalut began to create its own census of controlled vocabularies in 2010 and this 2017 has made a thorough review of it.

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