The Spanish Health Management Society (SEDISA) held the IX National Conference in Salamanca, it discussed quality, efficiency and innovation in healthcare, and the future of health services.

Last week I had the honor to participate in the IX National Conference of SEDISA in Salamanca. Our panel discussion was titled “The Circuit, from Quality to Efficiency and from Efficiency to Quality”, a very interesting discussion moderated by Francisco Javier Garcia Criado, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. Apart from presenting very interesting projects, lines of financing in innovation and research were also discussed. In this colloquium I spoke on “Environmental Intelligence: a mature technology to improve hospital management.” I have already done some blogposts on this subject.

At the panel I was accompanied by Francisco S. Lozano Sánchez (Professor of Vascular Surgery), Isidro Sánchez García (Senior Staff Researcher CSIC) and Paloma Casado Durández (General Deputy Director of Quality and Cohesion).

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Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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