Barcelona Health Hub is proud to be featured in the prestigious Economic Report of Catalonia, an annual report of the economic and business balance of Catalonia for the year concluded, written by the General Council of Chambers of Commerce of Catalonia, in collaboration with the Government of Catalonia.
Cristian Pascual, president of Barcelona Health Hub, wrote an article in this report about the “Challenges and opportunities of digital health in Barcelona“. The articles mentions how, in the actual context of saturation of healthcare, digital health has become a key tool for the exponential improvement of the system as it seeks to leverage ICT capabilities to improve healthcare, making it more accessible, efficient and patient-centered.
According to Cristian, “We are witnessing the ‘perfect storm’ in healthcare. On the one hand, we are facing a major problem with the retirement of 50% of healthcare professionals in the next 10 years, and on the other hand, the demand for healthcare is increasing due to the growing number of elderly people and their longer and longer life expectancy.”
“The global pandemic has already highlighted the need for more healthcare personnel. According to a WHO study, there will be a shortage of 9.9 million health professionals worldwide by 2030. And the pandemic was already a warning. The saturation and congestion of the healthcare system has accelerated the debate and there is great social pressure to take measures to preserve and improve the quality of healthcare”, says Cristian.
Do you want to know more about this perfect storm we’re facing? Read the full article in Catalan HERE!
Economic Report of Catalonia - BHH Article