Some argue that disruptive innovation is required to make healthcare affordable. But innovating can be much more (or less) than that.
For this BIG Friday, we had José Pedro Almeida, Head of the Analytics & Data Science Department of São João Hospital Center and Silvia Moreira da Silva from the Efficiency and Continuous Improvement Department of Hospital de Cascais.
José Pedro Almeida is now leading a department that will be pushing innovation in analytics and Data Science to solve real-world healthcare problems in a much more precise and efficient way, trying to prepare and position this hospital for the new era of Data Driven Medicine. So far he has successfully managed projects that are worth more than 8M dollars.
As for Silvia Moreira da Silva, together with the team of the Efficiency and Continuous Improvement Department of the Cascais Hospital, promotes and stimulates projects with multidisciplinary teams that seek operational improvements and generate returns in terms of quality, safety and satisfaction regarding the service provided to the patient and also in economic and financial terms. The clinical and non-clinical projects developed by this department had a return of about 1.5 million euros in approximately a year and a half.
And for our fun moment we invited Modern Foodies, a healthy food startup, 100% homemade, that you can eat without feeling guilty.