New tools for Health technology

Infrastructure, information systems, devices, doctors and patients engaged in care.

Human health is one of the most studied areas and on which rests against the higher pressure results. Physicians should face death every minute and mistakes are never seen with consideration, so the technology has been put to use in medicine, opening new possibilities for prevention, diagnosis and care of patients.
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At first glance one might think that the e- health or e- medicine, covers only devices that diagnose and monitor certain diseases, but fortunately for humanity, technology accompanies each of the states of the body, starting for prevention, one of the most neglected areas because usually tied to moments of being, in which there are no symptoms or no pain and therefore people can stop worrying.

The number of digital resources that are available for the prevention of diseases ranging from a myriad of content circulating on the web, including balanced diet options and cures emotional impact on the physical body , to devices that accompany the processes of conditioning and allow you to track the response of muscles, bones and joints.

The next step in the medical scale is the diagnosis, and no doubt technology has given their all to make this work more effective. First, devices are increasingly accurate in their analysis and simpler thanks to scientific evidence in their administration can be identified in time the most common ailments.

In contrast, the risk of increased self courtesy of too much information circulating on- line and poor interpretation by patients who prefer to use a website before a health professional appears.

The treatment is the next step and certainly telemedicine queen. Thanks to medical processes mediated by technology may specialists of the most prestigious institutions serve complex diseases in the farthest corners, without even leaving their offices? Exams analyzed via email, Skype consultations and surgeries to make the bouquet away options for e- health treatments.

Tracking patients is another step that has shown amazing results with the inclusion of technological devices in it. The general idea of a post -operative rooms usually include aseptic and little contact with friends and family to ensure the highest standing and patient care, but some procedures do not require extreme care and by using remote monitoring devices doctors can check real -time patient information and care to make calls when they notice any inconsistencies, as in patients with electronic pacemakers.

The relationship with patients, and even the disease itself, is just one of the areas in which it develops e-health, also known as eHealth. In parallel to the care of each disease a challenge for those who manage health systems and hospital information appears. CIOs (Chief Information Officers) are responsible for a vital task though usually unnoticed.

Your task is to include systems and information architectures efficient hospital networks, so that a physician can access all the clinical history of a patient alone with your digital card, for example. The millions of data produced a medical institution allow even identify patterns of risk of transmission of viruses or projections on the rate of morbidity and mortality in a population.

From a different front, the e- health care is viewed as a business opportunity for different sectors. Managers of IT development deal to create new devices that support research, clinical managers and private health care centers offer it as an alternative for the treatment of patients with mobility difficulties, and application developers to deal with generating control systems that allow diabetics, or any other track of the sugar in your body.

In this regard, Joan Dzenowagis, ICT specialist of the World Health Organization, said to the UN that “with increasing use of e-health is expected to emerge new businesses and economic opportunities that proliferate along with platforms for innovation and services. In countries where there are established markets eHealth, is gaining importance in order to receive a more efficient, effective and personalized attention, and citizens actively use and share information in order to get best services, prices and treatments”.

So, the e- health is the result of a complex network whose pillar protection of life, but it depends on infrastructure, devices, information systems, and doctors and patients able to manage all available technological resources in towards your care.

Health technology for our health

Coordination Technologies for Health WSCF analyzes the trends and needs of the health sector in order to identify existing capabilities to generate strategic alliances and projects to promote technological innovation and scientific, technological and economic development in this area.

This Coordination Mexiquense works closely with the Council for Science and Technology, and its main objectives are:
Locate health sector companies with capabilities to generate competitive products and services nationally and internationally.
Providing companies in other sectors migration and participation in the health sector, to complement technical capabilities.
Encourage and facilitate the consolidation of alliances or innovation networks between research, higher education institutions and businesses to develop new products, processes and services.
Articular companies with programs that provide the necessary tools and consulting on issues such as certification, process implementation, regulation, support for innovation projects and analysis of market opportunities.
Mexico is the second largest consumer of medical devices in Latin America after Brazil and the third largest importer of medical devices in the Americas, after the United States and Canada.

Some of the most striking trends in health sector are:
Growth and aging population. The world’s population is expected to increase from 6000 500 million people to 8 billion by 2025, partly due to increased longevity. The population aged 60 and over represented 10.3 % of the global population in 2005 will constitute 15% of the total population by 2025.

Chronic diseases. The populations of the big cities are more prone to chronic diseases such as arrhythmias, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, asthma and depression. About 80 % of the population over 65 years with a chronic disease and 50% have at least two chronic diseases.

Medical Home Care (Homecare). Hospitalization is the business of health care with higher expenses in the United States. There is a global trend to reduce the time spent by inpatients. The use of less invasive procedures and shorter recovery time also impacts on reducing costs for patients and hospitals, which can maintain adequate care from other care centers or home.