Digital transformation… also in the healthcare sector

Transformación digital del sector salud

 

Digital transformation is a recurring topic today, where all sectors and social areas are impacted to a greater or lesser extent by this transformative wave, even without the actors themselves being aware of the depth of the changes it generates. In this sense, it is important to understand the real dimension of the concept of digital transformation, which implies a continuous and complex process affecting the very essence of what we are and what we do.  

The healthcare sector is also experiencing this digitalization phenomenon with changes that aim to improve the quality and efficiency of medical care by obtaining information and its appropriate use in order to optimize decision-making at all levels of the healthcare system. A clear example is the digital acceleration that the healthcare field has experienced due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thus, digitalization in the healthcare sector is not only about helping patients with their illnesses or doctors with their tasks, but also about speeding up workflows, providing more security for medical staff and hospitals, and offering more transparency to patients. Thus, creating a connected healthcare ecosystem, where interactions are smarter, faster and more accurate between people, devices, data, analytics and applications that are transforming the way healthcare is delivered.

What are the main advantages of digital transformation in the healthcare sector?

  • It optimizes the work of medical professionals by offering more accurate results and diagnoses that contribute to providing more appropriate comprehensive treatments.
  • It speeds up times by reducing the number of medical appointments, allowing check-ups and consultations to be made from home.
  • Enables the creation of a unified medical record that is continuously updated across devices 
  • Performs remote patient monitoring and virtual training to reduce costs and complications of chronic illnesses 
  • Allows the exchange of information in real time between doctor-patient, making a continuous follow-up from prevention to diagnosis and treatment, significantly reducing medical errors. 

What tools and technologies are needed?

The digital transformation in the healthcare sector is being driven mainly by the Internet of Things (IoT), which makes it possible to connect sensors, devices, software and intelligent networks via the Internet. In this sense, wearable clinical devices have become a trend in the sector in recent years and are being used especially to observe high-risk patients.

Macrotest’s mission is to contribute to the healthcare sector by providing products and solutions that allow us to continue improving patient care and the quality of medical services. In this sense, we have developed Rehabictus, a support platform that makes it easier for stroke patients to carry out their rehabilitation from home. Rehabictus is a technological development composed of an APP, a web platform and electronic devices based on artificial intelligence that monitor the movement of patients. The mobile application receives data from the device, which has functionalities such as exercises with personalized levels and visualization of achievements, and from the web platform, the medical professional can access the patient’s data, establish the frequency of exercise, note observations, verify the graphs of their evolution taking into account different parameters, details of exercises and achievements. 

In this way, with this development, Macrotest seeks to provide an accurate follow-up of patients’ rehabilitation and ensure greater success in their recovery. Contact us for more information on how to digitize your healthcare organization.

What does it mean to be a partner in R&D&I projects?

partner innovation

The development of the most innovative projects in terms of technological applications is highly complex and usually requires the collaboration of different actors who contribute their particular skills and knowledge to achieve the most disruptive results.

This collaboration scheme involves the joint work of two or more organizations in specific projects, an alliance usually known as “partners” or technology partners.

Partners are usually highly innovative companies, and can be start-ups, small and medium-sized enterprises, large companies, and even multinationals. In some projects, in addition to the participation of companies, partnerships with research centers and universities can also be made. This ecosystem is ideal for exploring and exploiting new ideas for innovation, contributing to the development of innovative services and solutions of the highest quality and reliability.

In general, these are companies that have highly qualified teams and are committed to research, development, innovation and digital transformation, providing complementary capabilities and technologies for the purposes of the project they develop under this partner scheme, which allows accelerating project times and introducing great improvements in the results. In many cases, they even work with a global network that combines the work of actors distributed around the world.

The philosophy underlying these collaborative projects is to jointly build business solutions, generating synergies and making the most of what each of the parties can contribute in terms of capabilities, experience, technology, networking, financing, and other resources. These projects generally focus on research, development and innovation (R&D&I) applicable to the most diverse sectors of activity.

This way of working occurs when projects could not be developed by a single company, necessarily requiring cooperation between different actors, or when collaboration between companies is clearly beneficial, facilitating and enhancing such projects.

In Macrotest, throughout our journey investing in innovation, development and research, we have generated valuable alliances with different partners, which has allowed us to achieve great results based on the synergy of teamwork.

We invite all those companies and institutions that want to explore joint work opportunities to contact us to continue growing together!