What is Horizon 2020 and how can the opportunity be taken to innovate in the health and social areas?
Horizon 2020 is the new Framework Research and Innovation Programme of the European Union, with a funding budget of virtually 80,000 million euros over the coming seven years. In fact, at the end of last year, the European Commission published the first call for projects for the period from 2014 to 2015. In order to help the Catalan health and social organisations to take part, Fundació TicSalut, with the support of the Connect-EU Group of Medical Technologies and ACCIO, organised a meeting on 7 February at which the tools existing in the programme were identified and work synergies were created.
From a few acts to becoming one of the main subjects on the agenda of the Mobile World Congress 2014. The mobile world congress therefore becomes an unavoidable meeting for professionals and experts in mHealth. The Fundació TicSalut will play an active role in these events and keynotes.
The ICT and Health Chair is born out of an agreement between the University of Vic and the Fundació TicSalut
In order to establish bonds of knowledge with the Catalan faculties to develop, deepen and disseminate the use of ICTs in the social healthcare sector, the Fundació TicSalut has signed a collaboration agreement with the University of Vic. As a result of this agreement, the ICT and Health Chair has been created and will be run by the director of the foundation.
Although enough scientific evidence has yet to be produced, everything seems to indicate that mHealth will be a lever of change in the health services as it has great potential for solving the inefficiency of the healthcare systems. An article published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) analyses the opportunities.
Midwife and teacher at the Barcelona University School of Nursing
With over thirty years of experience in teaching midwives and nurses, Dr. Glòria Seguranyes is now involved in innovative projects for clinical practice and teaching, such as the incorporation of ICTs in healing in the midwifery consultation in Primary Attention. In fact in some ASSIR of the Catalan Health Institute, telematic care has already been promoted in a project that is gradually spreading to the whole of Catalonia and which in the city of Barcelona has been awarded the BSalut-Chiesi in Health Management 2012 award.
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II TecnoWeek: the potential of mHealth to help to change the provision of health and well-being services
20 February at 1 p.m., at the Mobile World Centre in Plaça Catalunya
From 24 to 26 February 2014 at Fira de Barcelona (Montjuïc complex).
26 February at 4 p.m., at the Mobile World Congress Barcelona
7 March from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., at the Idescat Events Hall.
27 March 2014 at the CosmoCaixa (Barcelona).
21 and 22 May at the Palace of Congresses in Barcelona.