“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 …

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. …

Empowering women as leaders in Healthcare IT

There are a great number of female professionals working in the field of Health IT: doctors, nurses, IT professionals, managers, policymakers and more… However, they do not always have the same recognition and opportunities than their male counterparts. It might be because they work in a traditionally masculine field or because they have to overcome …

“The connectivity we have in other aspects of our life has not arrived to healthcare”

Healthcare visionary Lucien Engelen (@LucienEngelen), Director at the Radboudumc REshape Innovation Center (Nijmegen, The Netherlands) and Faculty at Exponential Medicine of Singularity University in the US, will be a Keynote Speaker and the Master of Ceremonies at the HIMSS Europe & Health 2.0 Conference next May in Sitges (Barcelona). At Radboud University Medical Center, Engelen and his team carry out …