How the pandemic accelerated innovation and the adoption of new technologies and procedures in the healthcare field in Spain.

Podcast - Accelerate Innovation

How the pandemic accelerated innovation and the adoption of new technologies and procedures in the healthcare field in Spain.

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EPISODE 1

One in 5 people with cancer may have gone cancer undiagnosed during 2020 because of the pandemic

Dr. Manuel Salvador
It is estimated that between 40,000 and 50,000 people may not know or may have received a late result because of the total or partial closure of clinical screening services caused by the concentration of resources in the fight against COVID, according to data provided by the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC). 

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The stress caused by COVID to the healthcare system has strengthened the structure with a more efficient reorganization

Dr. Francisco Javier Frutos Arenas, Deputy of the Virgen del Rocío University Hospital in Seville, stresses the importance of the extra effort of all the personnel involved.

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The use of Artificial Intelligence improves the detection of potentially cancerous polyps in colonoscopies by 50%.

Dr. Ignasi Puig, Endoscopist at Althaia, Hospital de Manresa, assures that this technology is of great help in the early prevention of elements that can develop a colorectal oncological condition.

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Telemedicine devices already allow remote consultations and diagnoses with real-time patient monitoring.

Aquilino Antuña, CEO of Comitas eHealth, points out that over the last 20 years they have been developing a remote medical assessment system for Spanish the Army in its missions abroad, which would be very useful in less populated areas.

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Veterinary visits have grown since the pandemic due to an increase in adoptions and a rise in pet owners' concern for their pets.

Miguel Ángel Casado, a graduate in veterinary medicine and head of the Unavets Group platform, points out that the closures in the sector caused by COVID-19 have affected clinics in different ways depending on their size.

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The COVID pandemic forced the improvisation of 4.000 new ICU beds that had to be equipped with electromedical devices.

Antonio Ojeda Cruz, president of the Spanish Society of Electromedicine and Clinical Engineering, recalls that the situation affected professionals in the sector, who had to look for resources and alternatives under great pressure.

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