Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Health technology sector turns to “intensive medicine”

Photograph of the family during the signing of the agreement.

technology and health foundation and the Spanish Society of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine and Coronary Units (cmqq) has signed a cooperation agreement that will contribute to the progress of services to improve functioning and attention of patients intensive care (SMI).

The agreement considers the Foundation’s collaboration in the development of models for the accreditation of clinical and organizational quality promoted by SemiQ and the Avedis Donabedian Foundation (FAD) under the name “SemiQ Quality”. purpose is Promote excellence in these services Through a certification system based on the application of the Accreditation Manual by Intensive Care Units. The model will include advice on best clinical practice, support for its implementation, tools for measurement and analysis of outcomes, and processes for continuous improvement in quality of care.

Go through the objectives of this project Avoid or reduce incidents in SMIReducing the risk of complications and events, such as nosocomial infections, appropriate management of medication and patient evaluation and achieving high levels of compliance with guidelines and protocols with a solid scientific basis.


promote patient safety

“Responds to our mission of promoting initiatives aimed at collaboration between the Technology and Health Foundation and SemiQ” promote patient safety and improving health care, in a joint effort with health professionals, scientific societies, health institutions, patients and the administration,” says Professor Fernando Bandres, President of the Technology and Health Foundation.

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For lvaro Castellanos, President of SemiQ, what is the birth of the “SemiQ Quality” project? Jewelry concerns to improve safety and the quality of patients treated in our country’s intensive care services. This is the number one priority announced by the participating partners in the preparation of our 2018-2024 Strategic Plan. The main objective of the project is to standardize the care and organization with high quality and safety standards. SemiQ, in close collaboration with the Avedis Donabedian Foundation, is already working on the development of this recognition model, which will constitute a guide for services that want to excel. The expected results are improvements in the functioning and care of our patients and their families in all dimensions: humanisation, organisation, support, protection, training and research”.


Project “Phlebitis Zero”

One of the Foundation’s projects with which it intends to contribute to improving the quality of SMI is Surgical Infection Observatory (OIC)In which various scientific societies participate and which aims to evaluate the position of Spain in terms of compliance with the application of surgical infection prevention measures recommended by WHO.

On the other hand, Fundación Tecnología y Salud’s experience with the project “Phlebitis Zero” will also be of great importance in this project. this initiative goes Determine and analyze the incidence of phlebitis Promote the application of good practices for the insertion and maintenance of peripheral venous catheters (PVCs) and factors related to it, as well as to improve patient safety.

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essential part of the health system

“As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, intensive care services are one of the essential pieces of the healthcare system, which is experiencing increasing demand and a High need for technology upgradationTherefore, the health technology sector must be proactive and act as a strategic partner, in collaboration with professionals, hospitals and health institutions, to contribute to the excellence of intensive care services”, says Margarita Alfonsell, Secretary of the Board Trustee of the Technology and Health Foundation and Secretary General of the Spanish Federation of Health Technology Companies, Fanin.

With this project, the Foundation will once again contribute to healthcare reform and collaborate closely with scientific society and assists health professionals in the preparation of recommendations, preventive measures and protocols to help plan and implement initiatives that improve clinical practice and the life expectancy of citizens.

While it may include statements, data or notes from health institutions or professionals, the information contained in medical writing is edited and prepared by journalists. We advise the reader to consult a health professional on any health-related questions.

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