Friday, June 28, 2019

China Ministry fo Health visits Linkcare's office in Barcelona

Visit of China's Ministry of Health officer to Linkcare Barcelona

Last week Dr. Gao Yanjie (高燕婕) director of information Systems at the China Ministry of Health came to visit Linkcare. 

Dr. Gao is a leader of the Chinese Medical Reform, and an authority on big data analysis and shared medical record implementation.

She met the team at the Catalan Health System seeking cooperation in big data research on health care.

The relation between Linkcare and Dr. Gao has a long track of cooperation, and has included the visit of Dr. Gao to Barcelona, as part of the Mobile World Congress 2017, and the visit of a delegation of the Catalan Health Care Service to Beijing.

By the end of 2019 Dr. Gao, who is also the Secretary of the China Women Doctor Association will be inviting a delegation of European Women Doctors to China to participate in the anual congress.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Agreement to build the new International Hospital in Guangzhou with the medical support of Hospital Clinic Barcelona

The signature of the agreement took place in the Moncloa Palace, the residence of Spanish Prime Minister, under the witness of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez

On November 28th, the CEO of Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Dr. JM Campistol signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with the Standing Member of CPC Guangzhou Committee and Chairman of the Administrative Committee of Guangzhou Development District Mr. Zhou Yawei. 

The agreement, promoted by the Cantonese government and funded by an investment fund (jointly managed by Guangzhou government subsidiary  Global Star and Silver Mountain Group) was blessed by Chinese President Xi Jinping himself on his visit to Madrid. In this meeting with the Spanish Government, a dozen commercial and collaboration agreements were signed, including this international western medicine hospital in one of the main hubs of large companies in China. The ceremony took place in Moncloa Palace, the residence of Spanish’ Prime Minister.

Mr. Zhou Yawei and Dr. Josep Maria Campistol during the signature ceremony
The core of the agreement is a hospital with 250 beds following the Clinic organisational model and medical standards, and closely linked to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Barcelona University. "The agreement affects both postgraduate training of doctors and nurses, technicians and other health professions," says Francesc Cardellach, dean of the faculty. "From this collaboration could also arise a double master that for us would be a huge leap in international recognition", says Cardellach. "The relationship with Chinases medicine researchers is already growing a lot: Our Clinical Medicine journal receives three or four articles each week from them, some very good ones".

Dr. Josep Maria Campistol, CEO of Hospital Clinic Barcelona, and Dr. Josep Maria Nicolas, vice-dean of the Barcelona University with some hospital leaders meet the Guangzhou delegation

Hospital Clinic de Barcelona is a leading medical institution in Europe and is a tertiary medical service institution in many medical speciality fields. The area of Barcelona is an important hub of biomedical sciences. Spain is the largest country for organ transplantation, especially in kidney, liver, lung, bone marrow. According to “The Lancet”, Spain ranks #4 in the world in health care access quality. It's life expectancy of 83 is the largest one among medium and large developed countries. 

Guangzhou is a significant hub city of the Belt and Road Initiative proposed by President Xi Jinping. Guangzhou Development District is the first pilot zone for EU-China Regional Policy Cooperation designated by the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission and the EU Committee, which is the strongest region in technological innovation, biopharmaceutical development and international cooperation. There are 176 projects invested by the Fortune 500 companies.

Working meeting between GDD, Guangzhou Global Star, Silvermountain, Hospital Clinic Barcelona and Barcelona University
"The Barcelona campus will provide cutting-edge specialties, training of health professions and remote supervision“ reports Dr. Campistol. According to the agreement, the two parties will jointly establish the Guangzhou Barcelona International Hospital (“GBIH”) in Guangzhou Development District with the participation and promotion of the China-Europe Belt & Road Fund. On the basis of GBIH, the two parties will establish a translational medicine center focusing on leading edge cardiovascular, hematology and oncology, fetal surgery, imaging etc. as well as a R&D center which will guide the smart manufacturing of intelligent medical equipment.

The Chinese delegation visited the European Medical Hub facilities in the "Sant Pau Recinte Modernista" were they met the Barcelona City Hall Promotion Bureau and Catalan Government Trade and Investment Bureau

After the signature, the Chinese delegation traveled to Barcelona to meet with the Catalonia trade and Investment Office, who has been providing continued support to the development of the cooperation from their offices in China and Barcelona, and the City Development department of the Barcelona City Hall. The meeting was held at the Barcelona International Public Policy Hub (BIPP Hub), that will host the European Medical Hub, an organization devoted to foster medical challenges operation between Europe and China. 

The delegation also paid a visit to Hospital Clinic, where they met with the heads of the “institutes” (units) involved in the plan.

The new "Guangzhou Barcelona International Hospital" is expected to use Linkcare's collaborative medicine platform for standard medical procedure exchange between Hospital Clinic Barcelona and the new hospital.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Final conference of the personalized Prevention of Chronic DIseases project

Omics and ethics applied to chronic disease prevention

It has been a pleasure for Linkcare to attend the final conference of the personalized PREvention of Chronic DIseases consortium “PRECeDI”.

The benefits of the tremendous increase in life expectancy over the last 50 years can be marred by years of living with disability. The answer according to the EU-funded PRECeDI project lies with collaboration and exchange of excellence in high-tech healthcare.

PRECeDI generates high-quality, multidisciplinary collaboration through exchanging knowledge in research activities within the field of personalised prevention of chronic diseases.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Linkcare participates in the International Conference of Senior Care Innovation, SCSI 2018

Attending the IV International Senior Care Science and Innovation Conference in Beijing.

Relying on domestic and foreign cooperation foundation, the Beijing Science and Technology Research Institute established the International Forum on Senior Care Science and Innovation in 2015. 

The aim is to provide a platform for exchanges and cooperation between researchers, scholars, entrepreneurs and leaders in different fields, to promote the integration of multidisciplinary knowledge and collaborative innovation, and to contribute to the development of the global ageing cause.

Since the second forum in 2016, the theme of the conference has focused on the frontiers of international innovation, such as active retirement, healthy retirement and smart retirement. The focus is on organizing and sharing annual international progress, excellent cases, benchmarking, and business in this field. Models and government policies, etc. 

Around the theme of 2018, the forum invited more than 50 experts from Germany, Finland, the Netherlands, Ireland, Spain, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, China and Taiwan to report, discuss, share and resource dock. One of the important achievements of the forum, "Global Active, Healthy and Smart Pension Innovation Report (2018)" was officially released during the forum.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Precision Trials Challenge (by Harvard).

Living labs to link together researcher teams and practitioners

Linkcare presented his proposal to Harvard's Precision Trials Challenge

The Precision Trials Challenge is a pioneering competition to generate ideas on how to bring diagnostics and therapies to market faster by reinventing the clinical trials process. From research labs to medicine cabinets, it takes at least 10 years and billions of dollars for one FDA-approved drug.

Linkcare has presented its platform, which has been developed over the last six years, to allow collaborative research through the set up of teams of researchers and practitioners, who can exchange clinical knowledge around specific health conditions.
Using and adaptive case management methodology, Linkcare's open platform allows teams to design prevention, diagnosis and treatment plans that can be applied by practitioners to patients over the world.
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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Linkcare showcased in the 4YFN @ MWC2016

Collaborative Community Care (3C)

How to implement it?

As a part of the Digital Health & Wellness Summit, Linkcare presented its innovation in Collaborative Community Care (3C). Jose Sanchez explained how Linkcare allows health care professionals, caregivers, neighbours and patients get coordinated and more engaged in taking care of their health. 3C is becoming the most effective and viable way for providing care support for an ageing population having long term conditions.

Pictures thanks to ECHALLIANCE

Pictures thanks to ECHALLIANCE

The session took take place on Monday 22nd of February, at the 4YFN venue, 17:00 hours.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Chinese Village Doctors Digital Health Framework

Beijing Social Healthcare Marketing Mobile - Health&Wellness @ Mobile World Congress 2015

This is the link to the video of the presentation made by Beijing Social Healthcare Marketing Mobile in collaboration with Linkcare at the Mobile World Congress 2015

Mrs. Zhiai Liu during the presentation