As we all know, for weeks Spain has been immersed in a quarantine in order to contain and avoid the spread of the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus). This disease has already been found in more than 200 countries or territories, affecting more than 750,000 people (according to the World Health Organization).
In healthcare, there is an increasing dependency on technology that wasn’t there before. Once in the IT field, you can make your move from traditional infrastructure to the more specialized clinical side, which combines technology with elements of the health sector. Responsibilities range from deploying EHRs to monitoring the networks of everything.
At Persei vivarium, we have closely followed the evolution of the COVID-19 outbreak (now declared a pandemic) and the recommendations of the public healthcare institutions to reduce the advance of the infections, to ensure the provision of hospital services and to guarantee the sustainability of the healthcare systems.
Today, everything we know has become or will become digital, transforming our habits and the ways in which we interact with our environment and the rest of the world. In the context of health, the impact of these technologies is even more important, as they are providing numerous advances in prevention, diagnosis, monitoring, and follow-up of patients.
This year we once again had the opportunity to participate in the 15th Congress of ECCO 2020 that took place in Vienna.
Our colleagues Roberto Bravo, Miguel Cabañas and Mayely Sánchez, were invited to be part of the event thanks to the UR-CARE project in which Persei vivarium has been working for many months.
On February 4th we will again be observing World Cancer Day.
Every year in Spain there are about 270,000 new cases of cancer, according to the Spanish Society of Medical Oncology (SEOM). It is the second highest cause of death in the world. The WHO states, in addition, that the number of new cases is expected to increase 70% over the next twenty years.