The future in health care … had its appointment in Madrid

Artificial Intelligence, Health Apps, Data Analysis … the technologies that are revolutionizing health care as we know it today and that offer greater participation to patients were the protagonists of our Incubator of Ideas: Innovation in Health which was held last Friday, March 1 in the auditorium of the Hospital Clínico San Carlos of Madrid.

During the first part of the incubator, we had the opportunity to know how the Health System works in England and how innovation processes are being implemented that imply improvement of results by Prof. Tony Young, National Director of Clinical Innovation. NHS England who was our guest speaker.

Also participated: Katty Scott, Director of Operations of the Innovation Network in Health Sciences of Yorkshire & Humber, Andrew Fowlie, (iCAIRD) -Glasgow and a group of researchers and entrepreneurs belonging to the Clinical Entrepreneurship Program: Umar Ahmed, Lafina Diamandis, Ahmed Wobi, Saddif Ahmed and Naman Bhatt.

In the second part entitled “Innovation in SERMAS” we had the opportunity to listen to the interventions of Prof. Julio Mayol, Medical and Innovation Director of the Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Victor de la Torre, of Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe FLE, Pablo Serrano, Director Planning of the Hospital 12 de Octubre, Ángel del Rey, Unidad de Inovación-IdISSC, HCSC, Macarena Torrego,Unidadde Innovación-IdISSC, HCSC and Miguel Luengo-Oroz, Director of the company Spotlab, a spin-off of the UPM.

More than a hundred people attended the conference and it could also be followed through our website in Streaming, reaching a maximum of 131 simultaneous connections and 998 connections to the web, mainly from Spain and Latin America from a computer.

The interventions


1st Session Innovation at the NHS England

Conference of Prof. Tony Young, National Clinical Lead for Innovation at NHS England

Prof. Young told us about the revolution in health care that is already underway, with a personalized, proactive, people-centered medicine, in an ultra-connected world and making use of new technologies. Robotics adapted to health care such as drones used in Switzerland for the transport of samples and medicines between different hospitals, or the robotic storage systems used in some department stores.

In 2015, he founded the NHS Clinical Entrepreneurship Program, which includes 340 entrepreneurs who have created their own Start-ups. We had the opportunity to listen to five of them:

Umar Ahmed, co-founder of an Artificial Intelligence Start-up and who spoke about AI and resistance to antibiotics.

Lafina Diamandis, Co-founder of Eurekadoc, his talk was about the stress experienced by professionals. Have you ever felt tired and wanting to leave during your career?

Ahmed Wobi, CEO of the telemedicine company Wobinnovation, and told us about Orbitject the first product of his company, a system for handling diabetic injections.

Saddif Ahmed, family doctor in London is the founder and CEO of Turing Medica Limited, a start-up that specializes in designing and producing customized mobile medical applications for hospitals.

Naman Bhatt, CEO of NSB Health, presented “Cool Baby” a new device to measure fever in children.

They also participated in this first session of the Incubator:

Kathy Scott, Director of Operations of the Health Science Innovation Network of Yorkshire & Humber and Andrew Fowlie, the Industrial Center for Artificial Intelligence Research in Digital Diagnostics (iCAIRD) – Glasgow, who told us about the need for an AI strategy in Health.

2nd Session Innovation in the SERMAS

Prof. Julio Mayol, Medical and Innovation Director of the Hospital Clínico San Carlos de Madrid.

In his speech Dr. Mayol spoke of the digital transformation not only as a technological improvement but as a change of model and of new mental maps, he also presented the Smart Health Center project as an innovation hub with a vocation for collaboration and open to the whole community, a new challenge for the future.

Victor de la Torre, Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe, FLE

We presented the Hikari project (light in Japanese) a co-creation project that is part of the mental health field and in which the Innovation Unit of the San Carlos Clinical Hospital participates. Both entities have been collaborating for five years.


Pablo Serrano, Director of Planning of the Hospital 12 de Octubre

He stated in his paper that using the data generated in the assistance for knowledge is one of the objectives of Hospital 12 de Octubre, “we can not stay only with the analysis of data, we have to improve the health of citizens.”

Ángel del Rey, Unidad de Innovación Hospital Clínico San Carlos

He spoke about the analysis of data, of the projects in which the Unidad de Innovación participates within the Hospital Clínico San Carlos and of the different units with which he works and collaborates.

Macarena Torrego, Unidad de Innovación Hospital Clínico San Carlos

In his presentation, two European projects in which the Unidad de Innovación participates:

MiniQ, (EIT HEALTH) a web-based clinical decision support system (CDSS) to optimize pharmacological treatment among the elderly.

OCARIoT, (Horizon 2020) has as main objective to promote the improvement of diet and physical disorders as well as the prevention of obesity among children between 9 and 12 years of age.

Miguel Luengo-Oroz, Director Spotlab

The day ended with the presentation of Medical Devices by Spotlab.

Spotlab, is a spin-off of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, which began with “Malaria Spot” images in a video game to help recognize in the images malaria by non-health professionals, and that now amazes us with new devices

After the presentations, an intense debate and reflection on everything learned during the Incubator of Ideas, waiting for the next opportunity to share and learn.

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