Innovation, Health Economics and Digital Transformation Research Group (INEDIT)

Daniel Moreno Martínez

With increasing healthcare costs and decreasing numbers of healthcare professionals, the application of technology to healthcare has become essential. Technological developments are increasing at a rapid rate and digital innovations are steadily making their way into everyday clinical practice. This means that the skills that new professionals are required to maser are rapidly transforming not just the healthcare curriculum, but also the way healthcare institutions function and care pathways they provide. In addition, assessing the feasibility, viability and cost-effectiveness of new approaches is often a challenging and daunting process, which needs to be approached in a scholarly fashion.

The Research Group for Innovation, Health Economics and Digital Transformation at the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute was set up in early 2022; it brings together specialists in a number of different areas. The overarching aim of the group is to conduct applied transversal research with the vision of impacting the healthcare model, it will do this by connecting multidisciplinary teams, consisting of management, innovation, digital transformation, knowledge transfer and health economics experts. 

Main research publications

López Seguí, F.; Estrada Cuxart, O.; Mitjà i Villar, O.; Hernández Guillamet, G.; Prat Gil, N.; Maria Bonet, J.; Isnard Blanchar, M.; Moreno Millan, N.; Blanco, I.; Vilar Capella, M.; Català Sabaté, M.; Aran Solé, A.; Argimon Pallàs, J.M.; Clotet, B.; Ara del Rey, J. A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the COVID-19 Asymptomatic Mass Testing Strategy in the North Metropolitan Area of Barcelona. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021 Jun 30;18(13):7028. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18137028. PMID: 34209328; PMCID: PMC8297108.

López Seguí F, Oyón Lerga U, Laguna Marmol L, Coll P, Andreu A, Meulbroek M, Lopez Casasnovas G, Estrada Cuxart O, Ara Rey J, Quiñones C, Perez F, Fernandez J, Rivero A, Ricou Rios L, Clotet B. Cost-effectiveness analysis of the daily HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis in men who have sex with men in Barcelona. PLoS ONE. 2023 Jan 17;18(1):e0277571. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0277571. PMID: 36649273; PMCID: PMC9844874.

López Seguí, F.; Navarrete Duran, J.M.; Tuldrà, A.; Sarquella, M.; Revollo, B.; Llibre, J.M.; Ara del Rey, J.; Estrada Cuxart, O.; Paredes Deirós, R.; Hernández Guillamet, G.; Clotet Sala, B.; Vidal Alaball, J.; Such Faro, P. Impact of Mass Workplace COVID-19 Rapid Testing on Health and Healthcare Resource Savings. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. 2021 Jul 3;18(13):7129. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18137129. PMID: 34281065; PMCID: PMC8297152.

López, F.; Català, M.; Prats, C.; Estrada, O.; Oliva, I.; Prat, N.; Isnard, M.; Vallès, R.; Vilar, M.; Clotet, B.; Argimon, J.M.; Aran, A.; Ara, J. A Cost-Benefit Analysis of COVID-19 Vaccination in Catalonia. Vaccines (Basel). 2021 Dec 31;10(1):59. DOI: 10.3390/vaccines10010059. PMID: 35062719; PMCID: PMC8780175.

Davins Riu M, Borràs Pérez X, Artigas Raventós V, Palomera Fanegas E, Serra Prat M, Alós Villacrosa J. Use of Telehealth as a New Model for Following Intermittent Claudication and Promoting Patient Expertise.Telemed J E Health. 2018 Oct;24(10):773-781. DOI: 10.1089/tmj.2017.0226. PMID: 29323628.

Porras JG, Grau I, Davins M, Arenós R, Parra L. What have we learned from COVID?. ReMUE.c@t. 2020;7(1)13-13.

Torres M, Reixach E, Magem D, Gimenez E, Andrés E, Moreno-Martinez D, Espallargues M, en nom del grup de treball interinstitucional en innovació tecnològica per a la crisi de la COVID-19. PriTec-COVID-19: una eina per a la priorització de la innovació. Barcelona: Agència de Qualitat i Avaluació Sanitàries de Catalunya. Departament de Salut. Generalitat de Catalunya; 2021.

Gimenez E, Torres M, Moreno-Martinez D, Reixach E, Magem D, et al. (in press, 2022). Unmet needs for COVID-19 non-pharmacological innovative technology in Catalonia. Lessons learned for improvement of quality healthcare. IJQHC Communications.

Rosell, A.; Baeza, S.; Mouriño, R.; Saigí, M.; Munné, M.; Lopez de Castro, P.; Bechini, J.; Estrada, O.; Ara, J.; López Seguí, F. Implementation of the International Lung Screening Trial in Catalonia (Spain): An Economic Analysis. Preprints 2023, 2023010107. DOI: 10.20944/preprints202301.0107.v1

Codina, P.; Vicente Gómez, J.A.; Hernández Guillamet, G.; Ricou Ríos, L.; Carrete, A.; Vilalta, V.; Estrada, O.; Ara, J.; Lupón, J.; Bayés-Genís, A.; López Seguí, F. Assessing the Impact of Hemodynamic Monitoring with CardioMEMS on Heart Failure Patients: A Cost-effectiveness Analysis. Preprints 2023, 2023010116. DOI: 10.20944/preprints202301.0116.v1

Guillamet GH, Seguí FL, Vidal-Alaball J, López B. CauRuler: Causal irredundant association rule miner for complex patient trajectory modelling. Comput Biol Med. 2023 Feb 9;155:106636. DOI: 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2023.106636. PMID: 36780801.

Group members

Principal investigators

Daniel Moreno Martínez(ELIMINAR), Group Leader

Meritxell Davins Riu

Francesc López Seguí

Raül Zurita Badosa(ELIMINAR)

Josep Oriol Estrada Cuxart(ELIMINAR)

Raquel Escrich Navarro

Jordi Ara del Rey(ELIMINAR)

Associate researchers

Laura Ricou

Mercè Bonjorn

Guillem Hernandez

Mª Isabel Martinez

Marc Vilar Capella

Mireia Cano

Alba Andrés

Idoia Ramos

Jose Angel Vicente

Arnau Pons

Marc Gallifa Fillat

Grup de recerca INEDIT

Líneas de investigación

General research lines

  • Technological innovation
  • Transformation and digital health
  • Health economics

Current research projects

  • Promoting innovation in healthcare settings
  • Promoting clinical and translational excellence research
  • Research and improvement of healthcare systems and processes
  • New methodologies for entrepreneurship management
  • New technologies in healthcare educational settings
  • Technological solutions for health (3D printing, virtual reality, etc.)
  • Digital transformation in healthcare systems
  • Ethics in digital health
  • Patient empowerment
  • Gamification
  • Health economics
  • Health technology assessment
  • Economic evaluation
  • Innovation in clinical management
  • Re-engineering of care processes

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