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The SEQCML attends the ‘'Technology and Health 2019' awards ceremony


The SEQCML, represented by Dr Francisco A. Bernabeu Andreu, was present at this event as a patron of the Foundation

The SEQC<sup>ML</sup> attends the ‘'Technology and Health 2019' awards ceremony
Snapshot of the “Technology and Health 2019” awards ceremony

Once again, the Technology and Health Foundation (FTyS), with the collaboration of the Spanish Federation of Health Technology Companies (Fenin), has presented its Technology and Health 2019” awards, at an event chaired by María Luisa Carcedo, Minister of Health, Consumer Affairs, and Social Welfare, which spotlighted the importance of health technology.

The SEQCML, represented by Dr Francisco A. Bernabeu Andreu, was present at this event as a patron of the Foundation, an entity that has established itself as a strategic partner for professionals and for the healthcare system, useful for patients, and always with the firm vocation to listen and provide solutions, according to the words of its president, José Luis Gómez.

During the awards ceremony, Margarita Alfonsel, Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Technology and Health Foundation and Secretary General of Fenin, explained that the Foundation dedicates great efforts to recognizing and rewarding those who, with their daily work, contribute to bring healthcare technology closer to all patients, "so that wherever there is a medical need, there is also a healthcare technology to respond".

This year’s winners were:

  • Fenin Prize for "Health Technology Innovation 2019", to Professor Luis Fernández-Vega Sanz, Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Oviedo, head of the Ophthalmology Service of the General Hospital of Asturias, and medical director of the Fernández-Vega Ophthalmological Institute.
  • “Foundation Recognition 2019”, to the Institute for Validation of Clinical Efficiency (IVEc) of HM Hospitals, for the creation of an innovative platform for the analysis of real clinical data that allows for evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of health technologies and provides professionals with the necessary information to make the best possible clinical decisions.
  • Award for the "Best Patient Support Organization 2019", to the Spanish Breast Cancer Federation (FECMA), which represents more than 45,300 women affected by this pathology.
  • Award for the "Best Chronics Program Promoted by an Autonomous Community 2019" for the "Strategy for the care of chronic patients", of the Ministry of Universal Health and Public Health of the Valencian Community.
  • Award for the "Best Education and Prevention Program Promoted by an Autonomous Community 2019" to the Ministry of Health of the Xunta de Galicia for its "Escola Galega de Saúde para Cidadáns", an initiative whose mission is to promote a health system oriented towards efficiency and proper use of resources, and towards innovation.
  • Award for the “Technological Innovation in Health Promoted by an Autonomous Community 2019” for the “Neurodegeneration, brain damage, and healthy aging project”, of the Basque Centre On Cognition, Brain, and Language, promoted by the Basque Department of Health.
  • “Fenin Prize for Entrepreneurship in Health Technology 2019”, to the Spanish Social Diabetes brand for its platform for diabetes self-management.

The event has had a significant impact in the media, both in the health sector and in general information, as well as in all fields.

The SEQCML has been a patron of the FTyS since 2007 and we are very proud to have had the opportunity to participate in a forum of this nature, which put the focus on the value of health technology and the work and performance of professionals for people's well-being.