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11 July 2023 | Posted by angela.tuduri

LS Alumni Talks | Technology and Robotics in Healthcare

Roque Ruiz and Sergio García, alumni of the Master in eHealth, talk about the future of technological projects

Technology and robotics have the potential to improve people's quality of life, both in the prevention and treatment of diseases. Advances in this field, such as surgical robots, bionic prostheses or brain implants, are a clear example of an industry that is adapting to new trends. 

But how will the future of medicine change with these innovations?

In this post, Sergio García and Roque Ruiz, alumni of the Master in eHealth at La Salle-URL talk to us about the current state of the technology sector in the medical industry through their professional journey as experts in the field.   

The power of technology and robotics as health tools  

The emergence of new disciplines capable of facilitating and improving the quality and care of patients is undoubtedly the latest technological trend.   

The role of digitalization is beginning to make sense in the healthcare sector, transforming the way in which medical services are developed in hospitals and healthcare centers.   

Telemedicine, robotics, artificial intelligence and augmented reality are some of the disciplines that are already facilitating the performance of healthcare professionals in their daily tasks. These technologies are demonstrating their ability to improve the efficiency of medical services, streamline diagnostic and treatment processes, and provide more personalized and accessible care for patients.  

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Robotics projects in clinical environments with Sergio García  

Robotics is a technological discipline that is becoming increasingly important in the field of healthcare. Robotics projects in clinical settings seek to improve the quality of life of patients, facilitate the work of healthcare professionals and optimize available resources.

To better understand the aspects of robotics applied to the healthcare sector, we talked to Sergio García, a nurse in the area of innovation and projects at Badalona Serveis Assistencials and an alumnus of La Salle-URL's Master's degree in eHealth.

At BSA they began to develop technological projects during the pandemic, covering different areas such as logistics, patient safety and help in the prevention of falls, among others. From his perspective as a nurse, they have found helpful solutions with technology. That is why robots are considered sophisticated tools for healthcare personnel, highlighting the importance of the nurse-assistant's vision in the development of technological solutions.  

The project they worked on focuses on logistics and rehabilitation, focusing on providing assistance to the staff, identifying bells and lights in the rooms that alert the worker if a problem occurs. They also implemented patient-nurse videoconferencing to verify the patient's condition.

In this way, the robot is capable of recognizing when a person is on the ground and requesting help, as well as identifying risky positions in a bed to take action if necessary.

BST Digital Transformation Projects with Roque Ruiz  

Roque Ruiz, is responsible for Solutions in the field of Health and Social Services in Catalonia at NTT Data, and an alumnus of the Master in eHealth at La Salle Campus Barcelona.   

In his case, from NTT Data they work with different clients - hospitals, public organizations, social services and mutual insurance companies - offering technological assistance and digital transformation in their services or products. From the pre-donation stage to complete billing, they help in processes related to medical care, as well as in the management of medical records, resource planning and patient monitoring.   

The company focuses on the development of tools that improve public health management, early disease detection and epidemiological surveillance, among others. Its objective is to provide technological solutions that facilitate the management of social resources and services, such as care for the elderly, child protection, management of economic benefits and social integration.  

Finally, they are researching the development of solutions that streamline the processes of billing and management of health insurance, ensuring efficient care and proper monitoring of the services provided.  

The importance of eHealth-related training  

With all this, training related to the eHealth sector is becoming increasingly important in today's world, where technology and healthcare combine to offer innovative and effective solutions.   

Both Sergio and Roque, summarize the need for orientation and methodology in the technology and health sector; in addition to basic knowledge, ecosystem and networking.   

The master's degree provided them with a very positive experience that helped them to improve the orientation of their work with innovation. They also gained a deeper understanding of the business in areas such as primary and hospital care, which allowed them to understand the business objectives and provide better solutions.  

In addition, networking with professors and high-level professionals was another factor highlighted as a reason to take the eHealth Master's degree.  

If you want to make the most of the advantages of eHealth, it is necessary to have trained and updated professionals in this field, who know the tools, standards, protocols, regulations and challenges involved in the digital transformation of healthcare.  

Discover the eHealth programs at La Salle-URL and boost your professional future in a constantly evolving sector. 

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