Health goes online in Madrid
“The best way to predict the future is to invent it” –Alan Kay kicked off the 4th Health 2.0 Madrid meeting last Monday with these words. The session, titled “Internet-based Medical Technologies”, brought together more than 80 information technology and health care professionals and enthusiasts to the iconic Telefonica Flagship Store, located in the very heart of Spain’s capital city. Using the Net as a connecting thread, the Chapter presented three local projects that are helping shape that future, today.
First on stage was Medimsight, a collaborative cloud service that allows physicians to share, view and analyze medical images. Medimsight showed how it has become a useful tool to help enhance diagnostic speed and reliability.
Next up was Health Keeper, AXA’s intrapreneurial venture. Health Keeper is an online platform that collects data from wearables and social networks, rewarding customers with discounts in their insurance bill for maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle.
Nicely closing the cycle was Capital Cell, the first European platform for equity crowdfunding focused on health and biotech companies. It showed how projects can complete funding rounds while at the same time engaging citizens in the process.
The meeting closed by inviting attendants to network for an hour while enjoying the best Spanish wine and gourmet tapas –a perfect end to the first Health 2.0 Madrid meeting of the year.
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M. Alvaro Berbís is the Health 2.0 Madrid Chapter Head. He can be reached at @aberbix.
[Photo caption: Speakers and organizers of the 4th Health 2.0 Madrid meeting. From left to right: Javier G. González-Zabaleta (Medimsight), Roi Villar (Capital Cell), Irene Tato and Álvaro Berbís (Health 2.0 Madrid), Sebastian Judez (Health Keeper) and Frederic Llordachs (Health 2.0 Barcelona).]