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 …

Transformar los datos en valor… ¿Estamos preparados?

El análisis de grandes cantidades de datos (Big Data) puede ayudar a las organizaciones sanitarias a descubrir patrones en la salud de la población y, de esta forma, ayudarles a formular preguntas y descubrir soluciones para mejorar la salud pública. El Big Data es una herramienta formidable para los investigadores que trabajan en varios ámbitos …

“La tecnología no debe anular la cara humana de la Medicina”

La Fundación TicSalut  trabaja en para impulsar el desarrollo y el uso de las TIC en el ámbito sanitario y social y es un respetado observador de las nuevas tendencias en innovación sanitaria. Hablamos con el doctor Francesc Garcia Cuyàs, director de la Fundación, que nos destaca las principales tendencias observadas en en el último …

How to follow the Hematology conference of the year on Twitter

I published a post at the Patient Empowerment Foundation (PEF) blog about the work we (the Foundation) are doing at #ASH17, taking place in Atlanta. The meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) is the biggest hematology conference of the year. I thought it was interesting to talk about the important hashtags in the …

Why the HIMSS Europe and Health 2.0 Conference is going to be unmatchable

As you might know, I collaborate with HIMSS Europe in Communications. HIMSS is an international non-profit that works for the digitisation of healthcare. They organise great events that gather stakeholders from the whole healthcare ecosystem, including IT professionals, physicians, and nurses, managers, and consultants. Their next big event will take place in Sitges (Barcelona) next May …

How Barcelona’s Health Becomes Digital

I published this article in Barcinno, an online publication focused on startups in Barcelona. Barcelona and Catalonia are renowned for its powerful life sciences research and the quality of the healthcare system. The country has produced world-leading scientists in the fields of cancer, HIV and other diseases. A powerful research network encouraged and supported by …

Why Estonia is a good place for eHealth

When Estonia became an independent state in Europe in 1991 no one would have thought that in just over a quarter of a century would be known as the “European Silicon Valley”. The Baltic State has developed a sophisticated society in which citizens have digital access to all public services including Health, Education, Legal and …

‘It is time to start trusting the patient’

Malta, May 2017 – “Culturally we have learned to trust the doctor, it is time to start learning to trust the patient”, says Christine Bienvenu (@SuissePatiente), a three-times breast cancer survivor and Board Member at the Patient Empowerment Foundation (PEF). Christine was a keynote speaker at eHealth Week held in Malta last week and organised by HIMSS Europe and the European …