Jorge Juan FERNÁNDEZ GARCÍA
Jorge has a dual affiliation. As Director of E-Health & Health 2.0 at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu (HSJD) in Barcelona, the largest children’s hospital in Spain and among the top 5 in Europe, he is responsible for “The Liquid Hospital”. This initiative encompasses more than 20 projects seeking to radically transform healthcare through an intensive use of technologies oriented towards the patient. HSJD aims to be a Liquid Hospital, providing services and content for the patients beyond the physical buildings of the hospital. HSJD is the most relevant example in Europe where a hospital is using online care, telemedicine, mobile apps and health 2.0 tools to put the patient in the center of care.
He is also the Head of Academics of Moebio, the disruptive talent development initiative by Biocat, aiming to accelerate healthcare entrepreneurship, which according to media is “probably the most impressive accelerator/ fellowship program we’ve seen emerge in Europe“. The flagship program of Moebio is Design Health Barcelona, a 9-month postgraduate fellowship based on the successful Stanford Biodesign program, where interdisciplinary teams experience a full cycle of need identification, invention and early-stage implementation, performing a 2-month clinical immersion at top hospitals.
Jorge regularly acts as advisor and mentor to various healthcare start-ups and entrepreneurial acceleration programs across Europe: Healthbox (www.healthbox.com), BioEmprendedor XXI (http://www.bioemprendedorxxi.es/), Barcelona-MIT Mentoring Program. He is also a regular contributor to conferences such as Doctors 2.0 & You (Paris), Health 2.0 – Europe (London), Charité Entrepreneurship Summit (Berlin), etc.
He is also the author of “Las reglas de juego” (Leqtor Universal), a book on the principles and “laws” that govern Information and Technology. The book is an updated and expanded version of a free digital e-book that has been downloaded by more than 555.000 people, the most downloaded eBook in the history of Spanish Internet.
Jorge received his BSc degree on Economics from Universidad de Oviedo and a Masters degree in Economic and Political Theory from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He also holds a GMP from IESE Business School and a GSP from Singularity University. He has also followed executive education programs from leading institutions (Stanford University, Harvard Business School, Institute for Healthcare Improvement).
Jorge has been selected as 2014 European Young Leader “40 Under 40” (http://40under40.eu).