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The second edition of d·Health Barcelona Part Time kicked off this March. The program is a Biocat training activity that has fellows create and develop a technological solution based on unmet clinical needs using the Stanford University biodesign methodology. 

The six multidisciplinary teams, made up of three or four fellows with different backgrounds (business, design, clinical practice), have begun their training to become healthcare innovators and entrepreneurs. Over the coming weeks, the participants will receive training in the biodesign methodology, an introduction to the hospital and clinical area where they will do their clinical immersion, and introductory sessions on the healthcare ecosystem in Catalonia. 

The calendar continues with the clinical immersion, which will take place over two weeks in April. And, by July, the six teams will have to choose the needs with the greatest potential for creating a preliminary concept for their solution. The prototyping and business model will be tackled in the final quarter of the year and presented on December 18 at Graduation Day, to hundreds of professionals from the sector. 

The main change in this second edition is that the program has been extended from six to eight months, and there are now six hospitals where fellows will do their clinical immersion, with Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu and Dr. Josep Trueta University Hospital joining the program.  The hospitals continuing to take part in the program are: Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital, Bellvitge University Hospital and Hospital Universitari Parc Taulí. 

In terms of clinical areas, the participants will work in hospital at home (Germans Trias i Pujol), intensive care medicine (Bellvitge University Hospital), intermediate care (Hospital Universitari Parc Taulí), pediatric rehabilitation (Hospital Sant Joan de Déu), inpatient rooms (Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau) and digestive endoscopy (Josep Trueta University Hospital). 

Additionally, Eurecat will also be participating for the first time this year. This benchmark Catalan technology center will lead a workshop on Design Thinking, as well as several training sessions on digital health and technologies like artificial intelligence, data analysis, robotics, 3D printing and more. 

This training program receives support from the Catalan Ministry of Health, EIT Health and Tech Barcelona.

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