Healthcare innovation extends to hospital lobbies in Catalonia, Spain

Spain’s Healthcare-Innovation Engine

Pediatric ophthalmologist Dr. Joan Prat Bartomeu had been mulling over the fact that children with misaligned eyes — a condition called strabismus — are often misdiagnosed. It’s a mistake that frequently leads to less-effective surgical interventions, which in turn necessitate follow-on procedures that hugely inflate the costs of the condition, not to mention the impact on the children and their families. Prat knew the misdiagnosis problem had a simple cause: Clinicians lacked a good way to objectively measure the extent of the eye misalignment. Was there a high-tech solution? Luckily,...

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