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An increasingly aging population, more frequent antibiotic resistance, higher incidence of mental disorders, an increasing prevalence of chronic conditions like Alzheimer… Hospitals and the healthcare system have to adapt to the needs of the population today and are full of things that can be improved. 

This month, the six teams participating in the second edition of the d·HEALTH Barcelona Part Time to identify unmet clinical needs at the six hospitals assigned, in their corresponding areas: hospital at home (Germans Trias i Pujol), intensive care medicine (Hospital universitari de Bellvitge), intermediate care (Hospital Universitari Parc Taulí), pediatric rehabilitation (Hospital Sant Joan de Déu), cardiology hospitalization process (Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau) and digestive endoscopy (Hospital Trueta de Girona).

Participants during clinical immersion



The fellows, with their point people in the department, will choose one of the needs to develop into a business project, which they will tackle in the final quarter of the year, along with prototyping and design. They will present their final projects on 18 December at Graduation day to hundreds of professionals from the sector.

Throughout the program, students experience a full cycle of innovation, from identifying the business idea to designing and prototyping a viable solution and searching for funding. At the same time, they acquire knowledge in medicine, business development, and design thinking and creative leadership skills.

Some of the main changes in this second edition include the length of the program, addition of new benchmark hospitals in Catalonia and collaboration from Eurecat. This training program receives support from the Catalan Ministry of Health, EIT Health and Tech Barcelona.

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