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Josep Roca, Adjunct professor in Innovative Medical Technology

Josep RocaJosep Roca, MD, PhD. is director of the Lung Function Unit at the Hospital Clinic (Barcelona), professor of Medicine at the University of Barcelona, coordinator of a Master in Respiratory Medicine, coordinator of BioHealth Computing Erasmus Mundus in Barcelona, and ex-president of the European Respiratory Society. He is leading the deployment of the ICT program on chronic patient management at the Hospital Clinic.

Professor Roca is the author of more than 200 original articles in peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters and revisions, as well as the editor of three books. He is currently leading a multidisciplinary team working on research and development projects addressing different aspects of chronic diseases. Coordinator of the NEXES project (CIP-ICT-PSP-2007-225025), aiming to validate and promote adoption of innovative services for chronic patients supported by information and communication technologies (ICT), and scientific coordinator of SYNERGY (VPH,FP7-ICT-2009-270086), and member of the VPH NoE Advisory Board.

The intended collaboration between Professor Roca and Odense University will be centered on Professor Roca´s vast experience within the field of developing telemedicine projects locally and in a European setting.

Within the last ten years Professor Roca has been pioneering validation and deployment of Integrated Care Services supported by Information and Communication Technologies (ICS-ICT) for chronic patients. Currently, he is promoting the convergence between ICS-ICT and Systems Medicine for chronic conditions

In our collaboration with Professor Roca we plan to exchange knowledge on implementing telemedicine between our regions and develop a number of new European telemedicine projects as well as bilateral projects. Professor Roca will also act as a supervisor in relevant telemedicine projects. This way he will help widen the scope of our research effort internationally. If common ground can be found, Professor Roca may
be associated with the Department of Respiratory Medicine at Odense University Hospital at a later stage.

Josep Roca will be a part of CIMT and the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Southern Denmark from September 1st 2015 to August 31 2020.

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