Paula Simões has a degree in Journalism and is currently doing her PhD in Digital Humanities. She is an active member of ANSOL, the Portuguese National Association for Free Software and also an active member of D3, the Portuguese Digital Rights Association. She was also president of AEL, an association that promoted F/LOSS, Creative Comons, Public Domain, and Open Access in education and scientific research. She has been writing about these themes for more than a decade.
Within the framework of “The New New” fellowship, 24 thought leaders in twelve projects from across Europe spent six months working on visions of inclusive digital futures. The fellows have provided very concrete opportunities and pathways with a wide range of content, formats and media that empower people in our digital world.
In 2019, 97% of the prescriptions in the public health sector of Portugal were electronic. At the seventh stop of our AlgoRail through Europe, Paula Simoes reports that whilst the digitization of the system has led to an optimization of resources and reduced costs, a major benefit was a crackdown on medical prescription fraud – a reduction by 80% during the first year. In 2016, the “paperless prescriptions” program and the electronic […]