• The telerehabilitation pilot was carried out with the startup Trak in the university hospitals of Vinalopó and Torrejón, and in Ribera Povisa Hospital.
  • The written and audiovisual content or Ribera’s health blog received more than 460,000 views in 2021.

The Ribera healthcare group has been named as a finalist for the two Digital Health award nominations for which it has presented projects this year. The 6th edition of these prestigious national awards has seen the telerehabilitation project for shoulder pathologies, carried out in three of the group’s hospitals, and Ribera’s health blog, selected as finalists in the Best Telemedicine project and Best Health blog categories.

The Digital Health awards aim to recognise initiatives that are carried out in the field of health, in both the public and private sector, which contribute to improving health, well-being and quality of life through new information and communication technologies, also known as eHealth, as they state. The Ribera healthcare group highlights both acknowledgements given that “they are very competitive awards and there are a lot of high quality projects that are presented every year, so being one of the two finalists in two categories is a great success”.

In April, 2021, the Ribera healthcare group launched a telerehabilitation program for patients with shoulder pathologies in the university hospitals of Vinalopó and Torrejón and in Ribera Povisa Hospital. This pilot project, carried out with the startup Trak, chosen in the Lanzadera corporate program, consists of a remote rehabilitation program and the monitoring of patients which enables their recovery with an in-depth follow-up from healthcare professionals, since they not only provide exercises but also guarantee that they are done correctly. The technology used is based on artificial intelligence and computer vision. The aim of this project is to evaluate the improvement in adherence to treatment regarding patients with this specific pathology and the progress made in their recovery. Sixty patients have participated in the pilot in total.

Regarding the group’s health blog, and although the first publication was more than ten years ago, their web positioning has significantly improved, thanks to the contribution of quality content from the professionals of the nine hospitals, 60 primary healthcare centers and seven Ribera clinics and the teamwork of the Communications Department. This combination of factors has allowed them to produce publications on a regular basis that are specialized but very accessible to the general public, as well as complementing this written content with other audiovisuals, which are of great interest to patients. It has also enabled them to improve their dissemination on social networks, including graphics, cartoons and reels. In 2021, the Ribera group’s health blog had 466,252 v[iews, 235,303 users and 269,855 sessions and the five most viewed entries were: Taking gastric protectors on a regular basis; topical medication, are you using it correctly?; the new Covid strain, symptoms, severity and resistance; and doing sports whilst on your period.