hospital engineering

What the healthcare system demands in 2024

The commitment to training and continuous development programs will meet the demand for digital skills and specialization in disruptive technologies.

What are the demands of the healthcare industry in 2024?

Every April 7th, World Health Day is commemorated. A date marked on the calendar, since with each passing year it is more necessary to remember and celebrate it.

The WHO Council on Health Economics for All has found that, although at least 140 countries recognize health as a human right in their constitution, only four have developed a strategy on how to finance it.

Data analysis and precision medicine: a successful relationship

In the modern era, data analytics in precision medicine has become a critical component in a wide range of fields.

This precision medicine, also known as personalized medicine, has benefited greatly from the analysis of large volumes of data to offer more effective and personalized treatments to patients.

Undoubtedly, this relationship between data analysis and precision medicine is crucial to understand and address various diseases more accurately and efficiently, as well as improve the functioning of all medical systems and equipment in a hospital.

The importance of investing in uninterruptible power supply systems

Uninterruptible Power Supply Systems (UPS) in hospitals guarantee the continuity of energy.

Uninterruptible Power Supply Systems (UPS) have emerged as essential components in the infrastructure of various sectors, highlighting their crucial role in critical environments such as hospitals. That is why it is so important to invest in renewing and acquiring new UPS systems for healthcare centers.

Electrical outages and voltage alterations are more frequent than desirable, and during that time the devices cannot stop working.

Electrical panels in hospitals: fundamentals, functions and regulations

In the hospital environment, electrical panels and their efficient management are an essential element to guarantee the correct functioning of critical medical equipment, emergency systems and the safety of patients and staff. These are key nodes for distributing and controlling electrical energy in hospital facilities.

Also known as electrical panels or distribution panels, they are devices that concentrate and distribute electrical energy from the main electrical network to different areas of a building.

In the hospital context, these pictures are vital, especially in critical situations such as medical emergencies and surgeries. In fact, they represent a critical and necessary component in all hospital infrastructures because they allow the distribution of energy in each consumption line, the safety of the facilities and the continuity of supply to be guaranteed efficiently in the production processes.

Electrodes and virtual reality to decipher the functioning of the brain

Researchers monitor the brain with deep electrodes in patients suffering from epilepsy

Study the neuroscience of virtual reality through deep brain electrodes in patients.

This is a “unique” research project in the world, carried out by the Immersive Neurotechnologies Laboratory of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), led by Professor Mariano Alcañiz; and the Functional Neurosurgery team at the La Fe hospital in Valencia, under the direction of neurosurgeon Antonio Gutiérrez.

The brain is still a “great mystery” for science, the last frontier of knowledge. For this reason, both institutions have joined forces to carry out research that will allow “answers to multiple unknowns about the functioning of the human brain.”

New and incredible advances in the binomial technology & health

Technology and health go hand in hand at levels like we have never known in history. From the development of advanced medical devices to the application of artificial intelligence in medicine, the synergy between technology and health reaches a new level of innovation every day.

The health sector no longer looks with such suspicion at a future marked by trends such as the aging of the population, the increase in mental health care, personalization or the union of different medical disciplines.

Today, we find advances that until recently were unthinkable.

A constant transformation and evolution to guarantee the sustainability of the health system based on ICT. Let us now see to what extent.

The Blue Economy, protagonist of the 40th Congress of Hospital Engineering

The 40th Congress of Hospital Engineering exceeds any forecast with 1,500 attendees.

The 40th Hospital Engineering Seminar of A Coruña has ended with great participation success.

The event par excellence of hospital engineering exceeded 1,500 specialists gathered, almost half a thousand more than expected, during its celebration in A Coruña on October 4, 5 and 6.

The Gaviota auditorium in Palexco hosted 11 discussion tables and more than 80 communications in which the sector debated at length about innovation in this industry and the challenges to be addressed.

Photopharmacology: the last great revolution in medicine

Known as the medicine of light, photopharmacology, a specialty with a very short lifespan, has become one of the areas of current medicine with the greatest growth potential.

Why?
All because of the promise of a new generation of light-sensitive treatments and medications that use this radiation to treat different disorders at the most appropriate time and place.

This specialty can address everything from mental problems and infections to diabetes, vision damage or decisive improvement in oncological treatments.

The unstoppable advance of proton therapy

Proton therapy is a very specific type of radiotherapy and much more effective, precise and safe for certain cases of cancer, which has led it to become a powerful tool in the fight against this disease.

While conventional radiotherapy uses photons or electrons, this therapy uses protons to treat malignant tumors.

In this article we are going to see in detail what proton therapy is, the advantages and benefits it offers, the challenges it presents and what situation it is in.

Everything’s ready for the 40th Hospital Engineering Seminar

On October 4, 5 and 6, the 40th Hospital Engineering Seminar – National Congress will be held in A Coruña.

One more year, and this will be the fourth, Galicia will host the event, with the city of the Tower of Hercules once again being the chosen city after 36 years.

From the Organizing Committee, formed by the Spanish Association of Hospital Engineering (AEIH), and Cotehga, the Commission of Hospital Technicians of García, they affirm that the health system, after years of development, absorbs a very considerable part of the GDP. of Western countries.

In this context, it seems time to apply circular economy criteria such as a greater contribution from renewable energies, more comprehensive recycling or the use of local resources.

That will be one of the keys to the 40th edition of this event in which professionals from the sector will share their knowledge, research, innovations, experiences and projects, through presentations, communications or discussion tables.