The nurse María Teresa Soria Sarnago, an honor graduate, is proposing the creation of a space to support the professional development and strengthening of intermediate managerial nursing posts at the Navarro Health Service.
In the report “Texere. A Plan for a Nursing Leadership School”, María Teresa Soria Sarnago explains that her project consists of designing a leadership school for nursing management. “It is an complementary educational proposal for professional training to enhance skills, capabilities and attitudes”, she says.
The study was carried out to finish a Master’s Degree in Nursing Care Administration at the Universidad Pública de Navarra (UPNA), Spain, and helped the student to graduate with honors.
Between 2010 and 2012, Soria Sarnago has been Assistant Director of Nursing at the Complex Hospital of Navarra and this role, in addition to her work as a nurse, has made it possible for her to draw up the report making use of her own experience.
A report brought out by Johns Hopkins University and the Commonwealth Fund reveals that, due to an increase in efficiency, American doctors will be able to attend between 4 and 9 per cent more patients in the future.
According to researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, and the Commonwealth Fund, the use of medical services by patients will change drastically as the use of electronic health records and healthcare applications spreads.
“The results of our study are important because they provide a vision of how information technologies will have a profound impact over the next decade or two”, said one of the leading authors of the report, Jonathan Weiner, a professor of Health Policy and Administration at the Bloomberg School and the Director of the Center for Population Health Information Technology (CPHIT).
The increasing use of technology by doctors can be seen by the fact that over 70 per cent of professionals use electronic health records – ten years ago that figure was 10 per cent.
Consumers are also making more and more use of the internet and mobile telephones to manage their healthcare. It is thus probable that in the future the majority of patient interactions with the healthcare system will be digital.
The presentation will take place at the Second Global Medical Device Forum organized by the World Health Organization. The project was chosen from among 352 participants.
The Secretary of Health for the Municipality of General Pueyrredón will present its “Network Accessibility” project in Mar del Plata to the World Health Organization. The presentation will take place at the Second Global Medical Device Forum.
The theme of the Forum, to be held between November 22 and 24 in Geneva, is focused on Priority Medical Devices for Universal Health Coverage.
“We are presenting network accessibility through medical technology, providing an example of the digitalization we carried out at the Municipal Health Department and all the equipment we have used to bring us closer to residents so that they can be properly served by the laboratory that visits the neighborhoods and the images that are taken”, said Alejandro Cristaldi, Undersecretary for Health and Director of the Medical Specialty Center (CEMA).
He also added: “All this has happened as a result of the city of Mar del Plata being chosen by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as a sustainable city, making public transport more accessible as part of a healthier lifestyle and we are very happy”.
Precision genomes, Big Data on the characteristics and development of patients, and innovation will be essential for decision making in clinical practice.
EmTech, short for Emerging Technologies, has established itself as a leading event for experts at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT). For the third European edition of the congress, whose slogan is “Whatever the problem, technology is part of the solution,” Valencia, Spain, was selected as a venue.
“Surgeons have worked exclusively in personalized medicine over the past few centuries, but now technology allows for medicine based on the characteristics of each individual, not just genetics, but also behavior, desires and expectations”, said Julio Mayol, Director of the Innovation Unit at the San Carlos Clinical Hospital, who was moderating the conference “Genomics, image and data: the future of personalized medicine”.
The panel, which was held on November 5th, made it clear that knowing more about the genes associated with the development of diseases would help to improve diagnosis and treatment and understanding the effect of the transcriptome and the epigenome would also be key. In this regard, precision genomics, Big Data on the characteristics and development of patients, and innovation will be essential for decision making in clinical practice.
For this reason, before thinking of the technologies that need to be invented, it is necessary to make current health problems the focus of innovation and analyze the effects of solving them.
The establishment, which will have the technical support of Microsoft and economic support from a BBK client, is run by the Dravet Syndrome Foundation and the Mondragón Center for Innovation in Embedded Technologies.
Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa (BBK) has opened the BBK Center for e-Health Innovation in Ermua, the Basque Country, designed to help come up with technological solutions for those who suffer from Dravet Syndrome.
The center will be run by the Dravet Syndrome Foundation, BBK and the Mondragón Center for Innovation in Embedded Technologies. It will also receive technical support from Microsoft and economic support from a BBK client.
The opening ceremony was led by the BBK President, Mario Fernández, and was also attended by the President of the Dravet Syndrome Foundation, Julián Isla; the Mayor of Ermua, Carlos Totorika; and Microsoft’s Manager of Institutional Relations, Montserrat Pardo.
As they explained, the center –located in offices donated by the Ermua Municipality at the Izarra Centre– will bring together different technology-based care programs to avoid the need to transfer patients.
The fourth edition of the National Congress on Accessibility Technologies, organized by CENTAC, is a space for debate about the ICTs that can help in digital rehabilitation.
“80% of rehabilitation techniques can be done at home, in a controlled manner, thanks to new technologies”, said the manager of Marketing and Business Development for e-Health at Telefónica, David Labajo, as part of the 4th edition of the National Congress in Accessibility Technologies held in Toledo on the 17th and 18th of October.
“It’s not a technological problem, the main challenge is to convince users that using the technology will not adversely affect their healthcare,” explained Labajo.
“Digital rehabilitation gives us better control over what patients do and is very effective in certain areas of neuropsychology”, said Rocío Sánchez, a neuropsychologist at the Guttmann Institute. She also noted that with regard to ICTs it is the acceptance on the part of patients and families that is fundamental.
Claude Marcel, head of Business Development at VideoCare, said: “The aging population means that an increasing number of people are in need of remote care and digital rehabilitation. It is an area of great potential for specialized companies”.