Christian Bengoa introduces the CARDIORED1 project, which he
coordinates and is a network of care for cardiological patients that has
been formed between 4 hospitals in Madrid with SERMAS building the reference
centre. Here, the patient receives the services that needed based on their
state of health regardless of the hospital where initial service was given..
In other words, the patient is not “attached” to a specific hospital but is
part of a network in which he will use services from various hospitals
indistinctly depending on his state of health. This new model of care for
cardiology patients is expected to be extended little by little to the rest
of the hospitals in the Community of Madrid.
Dra. Arantza Álvarez de Arcaya, the director of the division of Hospital
Medicine within the Hospital Clínico San Carlos will talk about how new
technologies are helping patients recover quickly by facilitating home care.
The hospitalist is the general practitioner who is specialized in the care
of hospitalized patients incorporating a more humanistic orientation. S/he
provides personalized assistance, collaborates with patients and with all
the professionals involved in patient care, and coordinates the care in
order to meet each patient’s needs in the right place and time.