Neat Group discusses with César Antón on healthcare convergence

Neat Group is firmly committed to the healthcare integration.

Madrid, February 28, 2014

Executives of multinational Neat Group and the Director of Imserso, César Antón, met with specialists in the field of dependence to analyze the role of technology in healthcare coordination.

This debate, known as the first Sectorial Meeting of Grupo Senda, was held in the headquarters of the National Reference Centre for Personal Autonomy and Technical Aids ( CEAPAT ) in Madrid and was organized by Grupo Senda with the collaboration of Neat Group and Imserso.

The president of Neat Group, Adolfo Tamames, stressed his firm commitment to the healthcare convergence and stated that telemedicine, "despite its availability, efforts with pilot tests and the guarantees offered, is a market that fails to mature because of the lack of healthcare integration."

Meanwhile, the director of Imserso explained that health integration has to be driven from the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, but with the complicity of the autonomous communities, that have expertise in the area of healthcare services. He also announced that they are working on a document base for health integration, the same that will be presented shortly.

Similarly, César Anton highlighted the benefits that ICT offers to care for people and support professionals. "From the point of view of health integration, ICTs have an important influence on two aspects: to share information about patients and to provide care," he said. He also mentioned the three barriers that currently stand in the way of joint care of Health and Social Services : cultural, administrative and lack of tools to train professionals.

At the meeting, the following people participated, the secretary general of Imserso, Francisco Ferrandiz, the director of CEAPAT, Cristina Rodríguez Porrero, the President of NEAT Group, Adolfo Tamames, the Commercial Director of NEAT Group, José Manuel Carballo, the Chief Information Officer of Sanitas Group, Pedro Cano, the Medical Director of Hermanas Hospitalarias, Carlos Linares, the General Manager of  Personalia, Pablo Martín Calderón and representatives of the regions of Castilla -La Mancha, Castilla y León and Madrid .

All participants emphasized the importance of technology in the field of dependency and shared some experiences that demonstrate how by using telemedicine and telecare devices they have succeeded in raising the quality of care, improving lives and optimizing costs.

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