We approve Innovative Public Procurement of technology to improve clinical decision making

The Governing Council has authorised the contracting of Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI) services in the technology modality for three projects led by researchers from the public hospitals 12 de Octubre, La Paz and Getafe. The total investment amounts to 7.5 million euros.

These are Infobanco, led by Dr. Pablo Serrano of the Hospital 12 de Octubre; Medigenomics, with Dr. Pablo Lapunzina of the Hospital Universitario La Paz; and Integra-Cam, of the Hospital Universitario de Getafe, led by Dr. Leocadio Rodríguez. All have been promoted through the Directorate General for Research, Teaching and Documentation of the Regional Ministry of Health of the Community of Madrid.

The aim of these projects is to demonstrate the commitment and leadership of the region’s public sector researchers to achieve objectives of great importance for the future of Madrid’s healthcare system. The implementation of these initiatives will lead to progress in the clinical decision-making process, increasing people’s quality of life.

Each has a budget of 2.5 million euros over a multi-year period between 2021 and 2023, corresponding to the R&D&I phase, co-financed by the Community of Madrid and the European Regional Development Fund. The initiatives have been activated within the framework of the agreement signed between the Regional Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Science and Innovation.

The CPI process authorised today by the Governing Council began in December 2020 with the aim of attracting the participation of companies, both start-ups and SMEs, large companies and technology centres, in order to improve the supply of demand-driven procurement and enable interactive learning with the technological supply, sharing risks and benefits.

Lines of research

Medigenomics seeks to design, build and develop a centralised, comprehensive and expert service that combines the process of genomic studies of an individual in a single platform, in a simple and automated way. In addition, it will be continuously updated in real time, thus improving the diagnostic tools for genetic diseases and the information available to public administrations.

Infobanco will develop an innovative regional health data network architecture, conceived as a standardised repository of health data, combining information generated from different sources, both clinical, administrative and research systems, increasing knowledge acquisition and clinical decision-making.

Finally, Integra-Cam proposes an innovative technological ecosystem that will allow home monitoring and follow-up of the intrinsic capacity of the elderly, thus improving the quality of life of the elderly and their environment, contributing to progress in the sustainability of the health system and integrating all the relevant actors in the integral care of the elderly: patients, carers and health professionals (Primary Care and specialised Hospital Care).