“We want to share our knowledge and experience to help accelerate the prevention of diseases and the promotion of healthcare lifestyles, along with the diagnostic and treatment of diseases, through an intensive use of increasingly available digital technologies.”

MANIFESTO

OBJETIVES OF THE ASSOCIATION

  • To bring together professionals from multiple fields who are innovating in the healthcare technologies fields, in order to share ideas, projects and experience.
  • To clarify the actual implementation of ICTs in Spain and that of the advances carried out in recent years.
  • Determine a common outlook of the future of the ICTs in the Spanish healthcare system.
  • Invite all regional and national administrations to establish objectives and to adopt precise action plans that would consolidate Spain as a leading European country in the field of e-health.
  • Cooperate with the private healthcare sector to take the necessary steps towards a gradual digitisation of the services they provide.
  • Promote healthcare digitisation as a citizen-empowering tool for the management of their overall health and healthcare.
  • Cooperate with the industry and healthcare organisations’ decision makers to define business models that will support the sustainability of the healthcare system.
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Board of Directors

Jaime del Barrio

Jaime del Barrio

President

Mr. del Barrio holds a degree in Medicine and was distinguished alumni at the University of Cantabria. He is currently senior advisor in Healthcare & Life Sciences at EY and teaches master level classes at the IE Business School, EOI and University of Castilla-La Mancha.

María Ángeles Medina

María Ángeles Medina

Vice-president

Community and Family Physician.
Dr. Medina works in primary healthcare. She is also an #eHealth entrepreneur at Healthy Blue Bits S.L. and treasurer at the Toubabs Team NGO.

Josep Maria Huch

Josep Maria Huch

Treasurer

Mr. Huch holds a degree in business administration, MBA Cum Laude from IE. He has worked as an auditor at PriceWaterHouse Coopers, head of the analysis department at GVC Gaesco, Investment manager at Catalana d’Iniciatives SCR, vice-president at BBVA Ventures, and vice-president at Civeta Investments. He joined ATRYS in August 2015.

Inmaculada Castelló Bernabeu

Inmaculada Castelló Bernabeu

Secretary

Ms. Castelló is a lawyer specializing in commercial law at Ramón y Cajal Abogados, S.L.P. who specializes in corporate mergers and acquisitions, as well as in corporate matters. She is also secretary of a number of societies related to the healthcare sector.

Joan Cornet

Joan Cornet

Board Member

Director of the mHealth Competence Center at the Mobile World Capital Barcelona. He is also member of the TicSalut patronate.

Francisca García Lizana

Francisca García Lizana

Board member

Dr. García is Head of service for the evaluation of innovation and eSalud in the Agency for the Evaluation of Healthcare Technology at the Carlos III Institute of Health.
She is a member of the European Commission as an expert in eHealth for the development of policies for the implementation of eHealth in the European Union.

Víctor González Rumayor

Víctor González Rumayor

Board member

R&D Director at Althia. Mr. González has a degree in biology and a doctorate in genetics from the Complutense University of Madrid, as well as a MB in environmental management from the Open University, UK.

Joan Guanyabens

Joan Guanyabens

Board member

Dr. Guanyabens is a physician and has a Master in hospital management from ESADE.
He is general coordinator of information and communication technologies at the Healthcare Department of the Catalan regional government and managing director at the Agencia de Calidad y Evaluación Sanitaria Catalunya (AQUAS). He has also worked for the Catalan Healthcare Service, UDIAT, at the diagnostic center of the Part Taulí Healthcare Corporation in Sabadell, and PwC.

Julio Mayol

Julio Mayol

Board member

Medical and innovation manager at the San Carlos Clinic and at the San Carlos Institute of Healthcare Research. Professor of surgery at the UCM and vice-president of the Biomedical Research Foundation of the San Carlos Clinic.

Marisa Merino Hernández

Marisa Merino Hernández

Board member

Managing director of the Tolosaldea Integrated Healthcare Organization of the Osakidetza (Basque healthcare system). Doctor in medicine and surgery, specializing in family and communitarian medicine. Expert in healthcare management.

Lorena Muñoz

Lorena Muñoz

Board member

Ms. Muñoz has a MBA from the business institute and a degree in biotechnology from the National University of Rosario (Argentina).
She is managing partner at Effectia Innovation Solution. She has developed her professional career in strategic consulting for the public sector in the fields of healthcare, science, innovation and higher education from firms such as Everis, Deloitte, Silo, among others.

Jaume Raventós Monjo

Jaume Raventós Monjo

Board member

Regional director for QuironSalud Hospitals in Catalonia.
Mr. Raventós is an associate collaborator in Master and postgraduate studies in healthcare management for various universities such as IL3, the University of Barcelona or the Pompeu Fabra University, as well as Master studies in organization management of the ESADE. He is associate professor of the Healthcare Sciences Division at the School of Healthcare and Biotechnology of the Monterrey Institute of Technology, Mexico.

Santiago de Torres Sanahuja

Santiago de Torres Sanahuja

Board member

Physician specializing in clinical pharmacology. He was head of the Drug Addictions Unit at the Hospital del Mar in Barcelona.
General Director of the Plan Nacional de Drogas of the Ministry of Health.
National expert of the European Commission.
VP (head of the Health area) at TerraLycos.
President of Ediagnostic and Althia.
Currently president of AtrysHealth.
President of the InvereadyBiotech risk capital fund.
Senior Advisor at EY.
Vice-president of the Pasqual Maragall Alzheimer Foundation.
President of the Alliance for Solidarity Foundation.

We are a group of professionals from the healthcare field that has been following and sharing for some time the latest advances in information and communication technologies. We were somewhat perplexed that the use of technological advances considered normal in other aspects of society is not the norm in the field of healthcare. There are apparently various aspects that prevent the implementation of the new ICTs in clinical practice.

Upon examining various options, we decided to constitute a non-profit professional association, under the name of Asociación Salud Digital. This association aims to be a plural meeting point, something that didn’t exist before in regard to Digital e-Health, in which we can fully express the present and future potential for our society of e-Health.

Citizens, patients or healthcare professionals constantly use digital devices to access and share information and to interact with each other. However, the development of digital health strategies in our country and in our immediate environment is still heterogeneous and it is far from the reaching the full potential granted by the current technology at our disposal.

This is why our group, which engages in everyday work in the social and healthcare fields, and also has a special focus on the digital environment, is willing to share our knowledge and experience to help accelerate the prevention of diseases and the promotion of healthcare lifestyles (along with the diagnostic and treatment of diseases) through an intensive use of increasingly available digital technologies.

We do not represent any outside agencies, only ourselves and our shared common aim.  We invite anyone who shares our views and aims to join us.

 

Jaime del Barrio, President of the Association