4YFN – Interview with IOMED

Barcelona Health Hub returns once again to 4YFN 2023, the startup business platform at the Mobile World Congress next month. At the BHH stand you’ll explore cutting-edge technologies, new tendencies and future solutions, provided by the BHH members.

One of the companies you can meet at 4YFN is IOMED, a BHH member since the beginning of the Hub. IOMED develops Natural Language Processing (NLP) tools, which transform the text of medical notes into databases that can be consulted quickly and easily for clinical research.

Today we meet with Javier de Oca of IOMED, who will share with us more about their expectations for this edition of 4YFN.

Javier, thank you for joining Barcelona Health Hub! It’s great to see you back at the BHH stand at 4YFN. Can you please introduce yourself and tell us about Iomed?

I’m one of the three co-founders and the Chief Executive Officer at IOMED Medical Solutions.

IOMED solves a key problem in healthcare: Access to Real World Data. Most clinical information gathered and stored about patients in Hospitals is currently in a text-based format, meaning it requires manual extraction for it to be scalably reusable. IOMED uses Natural Language Processing to standardize hospital medical records into coded, uniform databases that are always stored within hospitals themselves. This data is then used by hospitals for clinical research and advancing in patient care.

Can you elaborate about what’s new at IOMED these days?

IOMED is at a key moment of its growth as a company. We’re about to close a major fundraise with some key investors in our ecosystem. This will allow us to launch our internationalization efforts and continue to scale in our home markets. In the next few years, IOMED will become a major player in the data landscape within healthcare.

Previous years you have been present at the BHH Stand as well – we’re glad to see you returning to the digital health area of Barcelona Health Hub. Could you share why you decided to join once again?

BHH has built a unique ecosystem of startups, investors, Hospitals and Industry. We join and will continue to join BHH stand in the 4YFN because we clearly believe in BHH’s mission to promote innovation within healthcare and because it reverts back to a strong exposure and networking for our company.

You’re also participating in the #BHHPanel about “Digital Transformation in Healthcare: How Hospitals are Embracing Technology”. Can you tell us what would be your key message at the panel?

Data-Driven Decision Making: We’ll emphasize the importance of leveraging data to inform clinical decision making and drive improvements in patient outcomes. We’ll discuss how healthcare organizations can use data analytics to better understand their patients and populations, and how this can lead to more targeted and effective care.

Interoperability and Data Sharing: We’ll also discuss the need for interoperable data systems that allow for the sharing of patient information between healthcare providers, and highlight the benefits of data sharing, such as improved patient outcomes, increased efficiency, and reduced costs.

Patient-Centered Care: Finally, we’ll mention the importance of putting patients at the center of healthcare delivery and using technology to improve the patient experience. We’ll dscuss how data and technology can be used to personalize care, empower patients to take control of their health, and improve the overall quality of care.

What are you excited about these days at the 4YFN conference?

4YFN is always a great event for networking and advancing some long-distance connections with stakeholders around the world. It offers the chance to know key stakeholders in the industry and support internationalization efforts. Moreover, it allows us to scout and understand new trends in the market, beyond healthcare. It is always a fun event.

Is there anything else you want to share with us?

Don’t miss the chance to meet the best startups in the healthcare industry visiting the BHH stand at 4YFN.

If you’re interested in meeting IOMED, don’t hesitate to visit the BHH Stand 8.1D30 in Hall 8 on Monday and Tuesday. Barcelona Health Hub is already looking forward to meeting you!

More information here.