The Global Digitization of the Health Sector
Telefonica and Indra agreement will draw on the experience of the two companies in the health sector to deliver Digital Hospital solutions worldwide, with particular emphasis on the market in Latin America.
The digitization and modernization of healthcare networks in both the public and private sectors is one of the main axes of transformation faced by healthcare providers throughout the world. The healthcare industry is moving towards a model which guarantees their sustainability from traditional processes; based on more collaborative and connected systems, with infrastructures which allow greater internal efficiency that provide patients and users with greater accessibility to health services.
The concept of the hospital is no longer limited to a physical building. By means of this digital transformation it goes beyond walls, enabling new models of doctor-patient relationships based, among other formats, on remote monitoring and virtual visits, thereby extending care to the home and democratizing access to health – of particular value in regions such as Latin America.
Since May 2012 Telefónica and Indra have collaborated on a monitoring service for chronic patients, a Telefónica-led initiative, with the following ongoing important projects: the iCOR Project, for remote monitoring of patients with heart failure at the Hospital del Mar in Barcelona; the Telemác Project, for monitoring of patients with COPD, diabetes and hypertension at the Catalan Health Institute; the Valcronic Program, to improve the care of chronic patients in the Valencian Community, and Hogar Digital Asistencial (Digital Home Care), a platform for the care of patients with chronic conditions run by the Regional Government of Galicia. In this way, Indra and Telefónica aim to extend their scheme to other areas and markets.