“We can only reap the benefits AI offers if clinicians and technologists work together”

As part of my collaboration with HIMSS Europe, last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Dominic King  (@Dominic1King), the Health Lead of DeepMind, an artificial intelligence company based in London that was acquired by Google in 2014 for an estimated £400m. King, a former NHS surgeon, talks about the work he and his team are doing with the NHS …

Cybercrime and medical devices: a growing threat for patients

Cybercrime is an increasingly worrying matter for healthcare organisations. As healthcare is quickly embracing the digital transformation, more and more processes and communications are being digitised. A clear example of healthcare’s vulnerability to cybercrime was WannaCry’s attack to the NHS in May last year, which disrupted operations at approximately one-third of hospitals trusts and around …

Diabetes: la cura tecnológica está al llegar

Expertos en la gestión digital de la diabetes hacen prospectiva sobre el futuro cuidado de la enfermedad en HEALTHIO “En un futuro no muy lejano, las inyecciones serán cosa del pasado. Y las decisiones que tomen los diabéticos estarán basadas en la evidencia científica”. Todo esto pasará, claro, gracias a la tecnología, explicaba Eduardo W. …

Patients and the digital world: a joint effort is needed

Internet has completely transformed the patient experience. Being a patient in 2018 is completely different from what it was twenty years ago. In the developed world, most people are connected to the internet and use it on a daily basis to search for information -including health information-. Thanks to the internet we have the possibility …

How the digital world enhances the patient experience

How the digital world enhances the patient experience will be the title of my talk at the Week of Health and Innovation (WHINN) that will take place in Odense (Denmark) from the 9th to the 11th of October. I will be participating in the track ‘How is digital technology affecting our approach to prevention’ together with …

Data is Power: Will we be able to unleash it?

In a world that has generated 90% of all data over the last two years, health data is an invaluable resource whose potential we are just beginning to explore. The analysis of big amounts of data can help us improve medical outcomes and accelerate research but many questions arise on the road towards a world …

SocialDiabetes starts Latin American expansion with arrival in Mexico

The Barcelona-based start-up SocialDiabetes, the leading diabetes app on the Spanish-speaking market and one of the foremost platforms for diabetes globally, has announced the opening of an office in Mexico City. The move marks the company’s first foray into Mexico, as a springboard for expansion into Latin America. Led by co-founders María Salido (CEO) and Víctor …

Las directivas europeas del sector Health IT no se sienten lo suficientemente reconocidas

La encuesta de HIMSS Europe realizada a un centenar profesionales femeninas con cargos ejecutivos que trabajan en el sector Health IT (salud y nuevas tecnologías) en varios países europeos ha revelado que no existe suficiente reconocimiento hacia las ejecutivas de este ámbito. Los datos más destacados reflejados en la encuesta son: La mayoría de las …

Pier Health, Barcelona’s new digital health hub

Barcelona Tech City, the startup Mediktor and Fundació Privada Sant Pau  are opening a new digital health (#digitalhealth) hub in Barcelona next September. The initiative was presented on Wednesday 30th of May in the beautiful venue that will host the hub: Sant Pau Art Nouveau site, a stunning architectural site that was Sant Pau Hospital for 500 hundred years. …