Meet the BHH Ambassadors: Elena Torrente Segarra

Barcelona Health Hub is proud to count on our own BHH Ambassadors. The BHH Ambassadors are highly renowned experts in the field of digital health. They spread the word and help Barcelona Health Hub to promote innovation in digital health. The Ambassadors also assists to consolidate BHH as an international reference hub.

Elena Torrente Segarra has been a BHH Ambassador since the beginning. She is Digital Health Deputy Director at DKV and Head of DKV Innolab for Digital Health. She is in charge of planning activities and resources to ensure the implementation of the company’s digital health strategy and leads the DKV innovation laboratory for digital health based in Barcelona Health Hub. As part of her responsibilities, she has to be aware of digital health trends and innovative solutions to fit clients’ needs from a person-centric perspective.

Elena has a strong knowledge of health systems’ organization as she previously worked in the public sector. She was responsible of the Observatory of Innovation in Healthcare Management at AQUAS (De

partment of Health). Before, Elena was Innovation Project Manager at Institut d’Estudis de la Salut (Department of Health) and European projects consultant at Grupo DEX.

She holds an MBA by ThePowerMBA, a Master in Public Management by ESADE-UAB-UPF-EAPC and a Degree in Political Sciences by UAB; she finished her degree at Science-Po Paris. Elena is member of the World Health Organisation Roster of experts on Digital Health and Board Member at EIT Health Spain.

Elena, what do you bring to Barcelona Health Hub?

I bring my experience in the field of digital health from a health insurance perspective, having implemented digital health services from scratch and collaborating with multiple stakeholders to succeed. I also bring a transversal background on innovation management and knowledge about the complexity of health systems and public health challenges.

Can you tell us what do you hope to achieve as a BHH Ambassador?

I would love to contribute to the consolidation of Barcelona Health Hub as a referent hub in digital health in Europe and the rest of the world.


Elena Torrente Segarra at Barcelona Health Hub

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