The ‘Permanent Observatory for ICT in Health’ (ObservaTICS) is borne of the necessity to rely on tools which enable us to be continually aware of new developments in a terrain characterised by rapid evolution, volatility and obsolescence.
Being able to rely, on a continual basis, on tools which facilitate analysis of the development and influence of ICT in all areas of human health, will allow us to research previously unknown aspects of these knowledge areas, and subsequently, with the conclusions reached, we will take decisions, assess changes made, and ultimately – progress.
ObservaTICS is based on use of Internet and the collaborative tools by Spanish Health centres. Through the web portal (www.observatics.com) information is offered on the use each Spanish hospital makes of the main social media, how this use evolves, the geolocalisation of each hospital, the health resources at its disposal, and a large etc.
There is an ObservaTICS blog which aims to generate subjects of debate on the situation regarding ‘Hospitales 2.0’ in Spain, giving publicity to and underlining the effort made by these pioneering centres, showcasing the advantages these tools offer and giving examples of their use, and inviting all agents involved to participate in ObservaTICS and integrate it into their working methods.