Medical Devices, ICT and Imaging

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The area covers all research and innovation on the most technological basis in the fields of Medical Imaging, Information and Communication Technologies and Medical Devices. These include breast cancer imaging diagnostic projects, biomedical signal monitoring in the critical environment, robotics applied to laparoscopic surgery, a platform for neurocognitive rehabilitation or prosthetics to correct thoracic malformations.

Specifically, the Parc Taulí Foundation has a strong presence on the platform ITEMAS (Platform for Innovation in Medical and Health Technologies), from which innovation in health technology is promoted as a more sustainable fundamental tool for the National System of Health, supporting the development of the innovative culture needed to facilitate the integration of science-industry in the field of medical technology. It also has a significant presence in RETICS, Cooperative Health Research Thematic Network, promoted by the Carlos III Health Institute as a component of the integrated vision of innovation in its environment.

In addition, the CSPT is part of the Innovation Health Network of Catalonia (XISCAT), which encompasses nine other institutions in the Barcelona metropolitan area, with close collaboration on R&D issues.

Additionally, the Medical Imaging Center of the UDIAT has been developing and marketing medical imaging products since 2001, with a market share of close to 30% in the Spanish market in PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) technology.

Area coordination
Josep Fernández Bayó

Group A6G2 - Cloud Nephrology (NephroCloud)

Accreditation level: Popup group

"Nephrology in the Cloud" is a Research Group with professionals from different fields of the institution who carry out their activity in the context of the Vascular Access Hemodialysis Program.

Hemodialysis vascular access is one of the areas in nephrology with the highest impact on morbidity and mortality. This is due to the many types of complications related to the vascular bed pathology surrounding the arteriovenous fistula and its impact on the use of catheters, due to the need to maintain adequate permeability access for optimal hemodialysis. The great diversity of associated therapeutic processes, different specialties involved, multiple possibilities for the protocolization and management of healthcare resources and, finally, huge and heterogeneous clinical information, requires efficient management of the information which in this area has been considered classically serious. difficulties in implementing.

The Vascular Access Program of the Parc Taulí Health Corporation is a process of integral management of the Vascular Access of the patient with advanced renal disease whose aim is to try to address these limitations. It addresses the preparation for vascular access, surgery, monitoring and therapeutic rescue of protocol complications in an interventional or surgical manner. It is composed of the Services of Nephrology, Vascular Surgery, Interventional Radiology and Nursing.

It gathers knowledge of the specialties involved aimed at covering the healthcare, teaching, research and innovation process. The Nephrology Service's hospital infrastructure for acute patient management and a Chronic Hemodialysis Unit with 32 monitors, the support of the Vascular Surgery and Interventional Radiology Services, both benchmarks, provide the support needed to meet these goals.

Composition of the group

  • José Ibeas López (Group leader)
  • Anna Alguersuari Cabiscol
  • M. Isabel Bolos Contador
  • Alexis Mateos Alvarez
  • Angel Rodríguez Jornet
  • Carolina Rubiella Blonde
  • Joaquim Vallespin Aguado