Salomé Azevedo, MSc

Health Parliament, Value for Health

Salomé Azevedo is head of Digital Health in VOH.CoLAB, a collaborative non-profit laboratory, whose mission is to help people and organizations to measure the value in health. Founding partners (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Fraunhofer Portugal, Vodafone Portugal, and José Mello Saúde) created this laboratory to accelerate the restructuring of Healthcare delivery upon Value-based Healthcare by promoting patient empowerment.

Complementarily, she is a Ph.D. student in the Engineering and Management Programme at Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon University, to explore the determinants of digital technology, its innovation risk, and its impact in healthcare, and to further develop theory and strategies that would overcome the obstacles inherent to this sector.
Recently, she was selected to be part of the Health Parliament Portugal as deputy of the Innovation and Value in Health commission.

Previously, she was a research assistant at Católica-Lisbon SBE, where she currently teaches Operations Management and Technology Strategy. She is a Treasurer, member of the Board of Directors, and previously, worked as Platform Manager at Patient Innovation Association, a non-profit whose work focuses on how patients and caregivers develop solutions to improve their living condition. She did an internship at Carnegie Mellon University within the scope of User Innovation. She was a member of the Mentor Jury for the Digital Health Ideas Lab “Digital Health Meets Social Needs” promoted by Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellchaft Institute. She graduated from Instituto Superior Técnico, with an MSc in Biomedical Engineering.