Dedalus locates in Barcelona Health Hub its R&D and Innovation Hub on digital health in Catalonia

BHH member Dedalus, leading healthcare and diagnostic software provider in Europe and healthcare IT companies in the world, locates a R&D and innovation Hub on digital health in the Barcelona Health Hub ecosystem.

With this high-performance center, the global healthcare IT company aims to drive the development of components of its digital health, analytics and artificial intelligence platform, the national and international deployment of its open electronic health record platform (HCIS), based on openEHR, as well as the development of disruptive and innovative projects for its clients in Catalonia, Iberia, Europe and the rest of the world.

As part of the scope of its growth strategy in Iberia and Catalonia region, the alliance with Barcelona Health Hub, an association that promotes innovation in digital health and its transfer to the sector, linking start-ups, health organizations, corporations and investors, means for Dedalus a more active role in the Catalan healthcare innovation ecosystem to accompany healthcare and life sciences organizations in their digital and technological transformation pathways to improve the experience of patients and professionals.

Marisa Felipe, managing director of Dedalus Iberia, explains the importance of locating a development center in Barcelona, “a city that puts digital health as a growth focus for its local economy, which positions it as a great source of specialized talent, our most valuable asset. We are very happy and proud to locate our first headquarters in Catalonia in a European and global digital health hub such as Barcelona Health Hub, closely linked to our purpose of adding value to the healthcare ecosystem with innovative solutions based on an open technology stack and developing global impact projects together with our clients in Catalonia.”

With more than 20 years operating in Catalonia, Dedalus already has a consolidated customer base in the region and solutions adapted to this market, with the main objective of providing the best value and service to its customers that are Roche Diagnostics, the Parc Taulí, Mútua Terrasa, Sant Joan de Déu and Fundació Puigvert hospitals, as well as the insurer MC Mutual, between them. Thanks to the new office located in the Sant Pau Modernist Site, Dedalus will fulfill its objective of setting up a co-creation space to promote innovation and the exchange of clinical and technological knowledge between teams, clients, partners; it is also a focus for attracting talent based on a collaborative and flexible environment, which responds to the hybrid work model implemented by the company.

Eva Rosell, managing director of Barcelona Health Hub adds: “It is a great opportunity for Barcelona Health Hub to be able to count on a leading company such as Dedalus, with experience collaborating with large health systems in the development of digital solutions with our community.”