The Medical School of the University of Barcelona and iValueHealthNET Sign Partnership to Promote E-Health Within Academic Program

Huesca, Spain (PressExposure) January 13, 2014 -- In a changing environment, health, like many other sectors, is undergoing a period of transformation due to the emergence of technological solutions meant to bring their support to improve the life of people/patients. The medical students of today i.e. doctors of tomorrow from the Medical School at the University of Barcelona have now the opportunity to use a social health platform to make their voice heard locally and globally, share knowledge and insight. Students are connected with professionals from around the world and all the other actors from the healthcare value chain via this social network, and benefit from the contribution of the medical community.

Starting 2014, the Exercise Physiology Unit from the Medical School has put in place an academic educational program for their students, making therefore an important step forward, towards Health 2.0 practices. iValueHealth.NET technology has made this possible and the medical students will be able to access more than 50 services every day via computer, laptops, tablets or mobile phones, from the school, home/work or anywhere else. iValueHealth.NET has created a special service, using the detailed day-to-day activities of an individual, to provide an overview of his/her overall level of physical activity. This service will allow medical students and patients to calculate the level of daily caloric intake either to maintain the current weight or to reach an ideal weight. Besides this, current medical students, alumni and patients can use many other services for benchmarking such as weight, BMI, BSA etc available on the platform.

"The agreement between the Medical School of the University of Barcelona and iValueHealth.NET is part of our joint mission together with doctors to make Health accessible to everyone, both health information shared by medical professionals as well as specific services to help raise health awareness. Connecting everyone in one place and enabling them to interact is essential to establish 2.0 environments that allow patients to be at the centre of the health ecosystem. The Campus of Health Sciences Bellvitge of the University of Barcelona received this innovative application with enthusiasm, showing appreciation for the advanced level of information sharing and communication that can be maintained over time within the medical community, even after completing the University," added Sergio Lozano Juste, Director of iValueHealth.NET.

In 2013, iValueHealth.NET was selected among the 13 most innovative "startups" in Europe and the first in the field of health. This type of solutions, adopted by prestigious organizations, allows the society to have access to information at all times. For this reason, iValueHealth.NET has made the service available for free to all the users registered on the platform and to all new users that can connect simply, using their e-mail account.

About the University of Barcelona:

The Medical School - Campus of Health Sciences Bellvitge of the University of Barcelona is a leading public body, with the largest number of medical students, and the most comprehensive and complete training offer. University of Barcelona is the main university research centre of the country and one of the most important in Europe for the number of research programs and the excellence achieved.

Closely linked to the history of Barcelona and Catalonia, the Medical School of the University of Barcelona combines traditional values with being an innovative institution of excellence.

About iValueHealth.NET

iValueHealth.NET (http://beta.iValueHealth.NET) is the first European multilingual social health platform. After years of intensive research, to meet the needs in the area of healthcare, iValueHealth.NET was successfully launched in 2012. The platform is unique and connects the healthcare ecosystem in one place, enabling health actors to become visible in the online world, interact with each other, share experiences and benefit from more than 50 services. It is currently available in 6 European languages and attracted more than 290,000 members.

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Press Release Submitted On: January 13, 2014 at 6:27 am
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