inDemand Navarra selects four healthcare challenges

Jun 09, 2020

A call for companies will be launched around July 2020. The Region of Navarra will look for companies to solve the four challenges with digital health solutions. 



The Region of Navarra (Spain), as a member of the inDemand Community, launched an internal call for their healthcare professionals to detect challenges to be solved by digital health. The result was amazing: 59 challenges detected!

From all the gathered unmet needs, inDemand’s Evaluation Committee has selected the 4 challenges that will be supported following the inDemand approach.

The challenges are:

  • ConectaSOS (SOSConnect): Development of a new app setting up a new communication channel and protocol improving the time response and the transfer of critical information and data for the urgent transportation of emergency patients involving three key agents: medical ambulances, emergency coordination call center (SOS Navarra) and the hospital’s Emergency Room’s triage services.


  • QuiroHelp (ORHelp): A chatbot service available by Surgical or Operating Room (OR) Nurses both at the ORs and their smartphones, that will improve their time response and efficiency in the preparation and delivery of their tasks, thanks to an easy and rapid access to protocols, surgical practices, and information about the location of the required instruments and materials for a given intervention.


  • MiCentro (MyPHC): A new communication channel for Primary Health Care Centres (PHC) is proposed, in order to better outreach their patients, based upon a widely adopted technology (SMS-Short Messaging Services). This will allow both wide and targeted communication campaigns for the dissemination of information about changes in PHC (timetables, available staff, procedures), new health campaigns, health alerts, and the reminder and/or reassignment of any kind of medical appointments.


  • UMD360 (UMD360): A new tool will empower more than 200 gynaecological cancer patients managed by the Multidisciplinary Unit of Gynaecologial Cancer, a wide team of medical and nursing professionals from different disciplines providing an integrated response and care to these patients’ needs. The app will provide patients easy to access, comprehensive, and relatable information about their diagnostics, treatment protocols, and adverse effects to treatments and will open a new communication channel between patients and their appointed health care managers.


The 4 teams proposing the challenges are working at the present time on the further definition of the functional and technical requirements of the future solutions. A call for companies will be launched around July 2020 by the Department of University, Innovation and Digital Transformation of Navarra Government for the selection of 4 companies that will be granted for the co-development of proposed solutions. The grants will run from September 2020 to April 2021 when functional prototypes for the 4 solutions will be available.


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