The restriction of therapeutic freedom and competitiveness thwarts innovation in medicine

The restriction of therapeutic freedom and competitiveness thwarts innovation in medicine

In its second edition, the Spain Healthcare Innovation Summit 2022, organized by Bamberg Health, has once again given voice to the main healthcare technologists and decision-makers in the common search for solutions to offer better patient care services with increasing attention to their needs and opinions. Ignatius…


In its second edition, the Spain Healthcare Innovation Summit 2022organized by Health Bambergonce again gave voice to front-line technologists and healthcare decision-makers at shared search for solutions provide better care services to patients by paying increasing attention to their needs and opinions.

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The President of the Bamberg Foundation, Ignatius for Rodriguez-Santanabegan his presentation with the assertion that there is a lot of knowledge in the health sector and that all innovation in medicine stems from technology and therapeutic innovation. Whose maximum expression is now to manipulate DNA to advance molecular biology and diagnose and treat earlier and better. At the same time as the artificial intelligence (IA) processes huge volumes of data.


He also asserted that innovation in clinical, assistance, public health and management must be the priority. In addition to knowing the financial and organizational impactthe health outcomes and the keys that allow for a longer life expectancy, even if it is still below its health potential in its terminal phase.

In the words of Para freedom and competition are requirements of innovation gain in efficiency and in the redefinition of diseases and processes. Because competitiveness leads to new and better products. Given that he who innovates works to improve things to provide better products and services. If we take into account, he said, that innovation is a driver of change that feeds on the essence of creativity and scientific knowledge.

In today’s open and globalized world, which must locally monitor the obsolescence of its infrastructures and equipment, in addition to favoring health as a strategic value to ensure that citizens live in good health morally, physically and mentally.

The President therefore invited everyone to keep up to date with the news shared at this health summit with a view to advancing health and prosperity.

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Dr. Enrique Ruiz Escudero

The Minister of Health of the Community of Madrid, Dr. Enrique Ruiz Escudero, congratulated the organizing entity for the successful organization of the second edition of this important meeting. A totally relevant appointment after a pandemic that has shown the importance of increasing the culture of data with AI and Big Data, in addition to evolving into a liquid health model in which care reaches up to at the patient’s home and the access barriers are broken while optimizing the presence.

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Doctor Enrique Moreno

The doctor Enrique Moreno, president of the Superior Health Council of the Community of Madrid, spoke of structural innovation, after recognizing that political noise does not allow us to address the improvement of deficiencies in public health. Nor discuss changes in the management of hospitals towards parastatal or partially private entities.

He talked about new protocols for cancer coming from the United States, mainly on drugs and with less emphasis given the advances in surgery and radiotherapy, main pillars against malignant tumors.

He asked to calculate the essential expenses of the entire oncological process to opt for the best approach strategies. At the same time, he warned that telemedicine does not cure by itself, but is a huge help. At the same time robotic surgery is not exempt from being able to suffer major setbacks.

For Dr. Moreno, moreover, eight hours a day does not allow time to be devoted to teaching and research in addition to clinical assistance in medicine.

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Dr. Antonio Alarco

In his recorded message, Senator Antonio Alarco Hernandez He claimed that Spain has a similar ratio of doctors to the rest of Europe, although they are treated much worse at work. In a context of visible demographic failure in a premature retirement of talents, despite having gained 17 years of life expectancy in Spain.

On this last aspect, he warns that in a few years 60% of current doctors will pass into the passive class without this preventing them from continuing to apply the same ineffective prescriptions to remedy this. From what he extracted that a national and European plan is necessary to unload all the great data processing which arrives.

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Dr. Boi Ruiz

The doctor Boi Ruiz and Garcia, moderated the first table by describing the four major challenges that healthcare has posed, such as the paradigm shift in the management of acute patients towards chronic patients with progression of multiple pathologies; accelerated innovation with proven effectiveness, although very costly, more informed patients, unresolved professional challenges in terms of staffing and adopting new skills, and technological renewal which must be a lever of change to move forward in all these areas.

The former Minister of Health of Catalonia during the period 2010-2016 recalled that insurance is compulsory for all citizens, in health, but also in professional, sports or other activities.

Affirm, likewise, that innovation and its implementation require “money” via structural funding, with the opportunity represented by European funds and stop justifying inaction for not knowing”who pays the masses“.

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Guillem Bruch

First as a speaker, the director of the medical field of Boehringer Ingelheim Spain, Guillem Bruchdefended public-private collaborations and encouraged everyone to have predictive algorithms and relapses in cancer.

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Joan Fats

The CEO at EIT Health Spain, Joan Fatsverified the powerful entry of new profiles for the health system such as engineers and mathematicians.

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Elvire Velasco

More political, the Deputy Health Spokesperson for the PP, the nurse Elvire Velasco, insisted on the fact that the health care system must be oriented towards the management of long-term pathological processes. Through a digital transformation supported by all agents of the sector with greater health promotion, disease prevention, promotion of rehabilitation and a more effective orientation towards better health outcomes.

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Dr. Carlos Zarco

The medical director of the HLA Moncloa University Hospital in Madrid, carlos zarco, made it clear that innovation is more than using new devices. Since it must seek to respond to chronicity, polymedication and the cost of cutting-edge therapies that are as effective as they are costly.

Zarco stressed that innovation must go to patients and professionals, even if the latter cannot take advantage of it due to the large volume that is generated every day in the world, as is the case, for example, in urology. . To which an answer can be given with AI and Big Data, as he stated.

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Alberto Lafuente Jimenez

The director of the Riojan health service, Alberto Lafuente Jimenezhas chosen to promote dialogue with the Ministry of Health so that data-based therapies are optimized as in Germany or Luxembourg as examples of interoperability to have a more modern and resilient health system.

In addition, in order to avoid overlaps in the demand for doctors and with greater determination in the assessment of health technologies.

Because, he finally added, the pandemic has shown how far the territories are from having good interoperability. Therefore, he called for greater solidarity between regions.

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