Javier de la Lama Alcaide has taken on the task of chairing and creating the Health Commission of the Madrid Capital FinTech (MAD FinTech) cluster.
Javier de la Lama is an Industrial Engineer (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and ICAI) and holds an Executive MBA from Instituto de Empresa. Currently, he is Division Director and member of the Management Committee, in Spain, of the multinational Altran, with extensive experience in positions of responsibility within firms of international prestige, such as EY and Capgemini. Especially focused on the Insurance and Finance industries, and more particularly in the Health field, it is strongly oriented to strategy, innovation and digital transformation.
Additionally, Javier de la Lama also participates as a partner and advisor in entrepreneurship and innovation activities, including the launch of startups linked to sustainability and digital business acceleration (AIZINK and RATEANDGRADE, among others).
“The Health Commission was created with the main objective of working and promoting the achievement of significant challenges for the sector, facilitating and promoting the interaction between its main actors, through the application of new models of collaboration and innovation,” explains Javier de la Lama.
All this, pivoting on two key elements:
- To promote the treatment of issues of a marked social, technological and financial nature, such as patient rights, digitalization, new patterns of use or the concept of Fintech for health.
- To incorporate as participants companies and professionals who work actively in the development and value contributed to the market and society in general.
For the president of the cluster Madrid Capital Fintech (MADFintech), “the Health sector has faced this difficult year due to the consolidation of telemedicine and in the coming years will continue to advance in its digitalization in a process of reinvention that is also at the base of the reinvention of financial services”.
Challenges of the MADFinTech Health Commission
The Health Commission will address the identification and analysis of those factors that respond to the changes and new needs of companies, public bodies and the Spanish populationas a whole. Among others:
- The increase in life expectancy and the average age, which means the increase in the number of chronic diseases and favors the appearance of new health products and services.
- Technological advances and the appearance of wearables, the irruption of video consultations and self-management through applications, which facilitate remote and digital patient care.
- The Private Sector as a great strategic ally of the Public System, which makes it possible to free up resources and reduce public spending.
- The existence of different and numerous actors in the sector (Hospital Groups, Insurance Companies, Digital Platforms, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Technology Companies, Law Firms…), which add complexity to the global framework of patient care coverage.
- The emergence and consolidation of digital financial solutions for health, which facilitate people’s access to and payment for the medical care they receive and allow, in parallel, the generation of close alliances between the Financial Technology (Fintech) and Health industries.
The Madfrid Capital Fintech cluster (MADFinTech) is a non-profit association that was created at the initiative of the Madrid City Council, with the leadership of the Ecofin Forum through its Círculo FinTech working group, whose thirty companies are founding partners of the cluster.
MADFinTech brings together commercial companies, financial institutions, associations, training centers and institutions, both public and private, that carry out activities in the Madrid area with a global vocation and that freely associate to promote the development of the FinTech ecosystem (technology finance) in Madrid and from Madrid in an international projection.
Photo caption: Javier de la Lama, president of the Health Commission, and Salvador Molina, president of the Madrid Capital Fintech (MADFintech) cluster.