Applied technology to develop new rehabilitation programs customized for each patient

Healthcare systems of developed countries are nowadays facing a series of stiff challenges that are likely to determine their development from here on. Increasing life expectancy together with a falling birth rate is leading to an aging of the population. The population’s lifestyle is also conducive to the development of chronic and degenerative illnesses and disabilities. On the other hand, medicine is continually offering new capacities built up from research in life sciences and biomedical technologies. These now need to be properly harnessed. Another great challenge for healthcare systems is sustainability, an increasingly controversial question as the demand for better services soars while expenditure is squeezed.

Tackling this new situation will call for a redesigning of healthcare systems based on general reengineering processes with information and communication technologies playing a key role.

GMV’s inhouse rehabilitation system aims to lay down the scientific and technological bases for rehabilitation of the twenty first century, enabling our society to rise to the current challenges of sustainability and efficiency. This will be done by generating useful knowledge related to the new technologies, infrastructure and services, making it possible to provide a ubiquitous, evidence-based rehabilitation therapy, favoring the creation of a knowledge database capable of proposing the best therapy in each case.

Rehabilitation is a key discipline in the new universal healthcare scenario, where it has become necessary to minimise the impact of diseases, restore the population’s functional and wealth-generating capacity and allow sustainable growth of medicine towards the discovery of new therapies, on the strength of an increasingly efficient management of resources. GMV’s rehabilitation solution provides the general public and medical professionals with more knowledge, new skills and tools to help universalize all rehabilitation-related processes, improve their management and work towards a genuine evidence-based rehabilitation system.