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mHealth

SPECIFIC GOALS

  • Present a frame of reference for the assessment of digital non-face-to-face care solutions.
  • Provide a practical self-assessment guide for digital non-face-to-face care solutions.
  • Offer a certification service for mobile applications in the health and social field.
  • Provide a guide to best practices in the development of mobile solutions.

01. About mHealth

The Mobile Health is the implementation of healthcare and socialcare actions focused on citizenship and supported by mobile devices, sensors for patient monitoring and other solutions performing as a remote digital assistant.

At the same time it can interact with other technologies such as virtual reality or artificial intelligence.

This type of care processes’ solutions are helping to redefine the interaction between professionals and patients in terms of efficiency and effectiveness.

02. Mobile app certification service

Check out these documents to find out what you need to keep in mind to pass the health or wellness application accreditation process of the TIC Salut Social Foundation.

Apps developement for healthcare and socialcare (Catalan version - English version coming soon)

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Recommendations for apps development guidelines

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Accreditation criteria for healthcare and socialcare Apps

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mHealth's variables dictionary (Catalan version)

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03. Accreditation categories


Per maximitzar els avantatges que ofereix la tecnologia l’aplicació ha de presentar un ús intuïtiu, un disseny adequat a la funció requerida i garantir l’accés universal i inclusiu a persones amb diversitat funcional.


Revisem que l’aplicació funcioni amb eficiència i fiabilitat des del punt de vista tecnològic. L’aplicació s’ha d’adequar a uns mínims de funcionalitat acceptables per l’usuari final garantint robustesa i consistència.


Garantim l’existència de mecanismes per preservar la privacitat de les dades generades pels usuaris i la confidencialitat en la transmissió d’aquesta informació. Cal assegurar l’emmagatzemament adequat de la informació i establir mecanismes d’encriptació a l’hora de registrar contrasenyes d’accés.


Amb el suport del nostre Comitè d’Experts integrat per membres de Col·legis Oficials com COMBCOPFLEFCCOIBSCEPCAiFICC i CAMFIC avaluem la qualitat dels continguts i la utilitat de les funcions que incorpora. Revisen si l’aplicació informa a l’usuari dels seus beneficis, si en el disseny de l’app han participat algun professional o si informa a l’usuari sobre les actualitzacions de programari.

Usability and accessibility


The application must have an intuitive interface, with a design suited to its intended function and it must ensure universal, inclusive access to people with functional diversity to maximize the benefits offered by the technology.

 

Tecnology


We determine whether the app functions efficiently and reliably from a technological point of view. The application must adapt to a minimum of functionality acceptable to the end user ensuring robustness and consistency.

 

Security


We ensure robust mechanisms are in place to preserve the privacy of the data generated by the users and the utmost confidentiality in the transmission of said information. It is necessary to ensure proper storage of information and establish mechanisms for encryption when registering passwords.

 

Functionality and content


A Committee of Experts, made up of professionals from different professional associations in the sector such as COMB, COPFLEFC, COIB, SCEPC, AiFICC and CAMFIC, evaluate the quality of the content and the utility of the functions offered. Their review includes the usability and design of the application and whether it notifies the user of any software updates.

 

04. Accredited Apps Database

Check out the successful accomplished TIC Salut Social’s Accreditation Service:

       

061 CatSalut Respon
Infermera Virtual
Contour Diabetes
One Touch Reveal
mySugr
Freestyle Librelink

05. Commitee of Experts

Susana González


Primary Care Nursing, coordinator of clinical trials at CAPSBE. Member of the IDIBAPS-CAPSBE Primary Care reasearch Committee. She is Postgraduate in Primary Care and student of the Master’s in Bioinformatics and Biostatistics (UOC). Member of the AIFiCC ICT Group.

Miguel Àngel Mayer


Doctor, specialising in Family and Community Medicine, MA in Public Health, PhD in Biomedical Computing and member of CAMFiC’s ICT Group. He is Senior Biomedical Scientist on the IMIM and Universitat Pompeu Fabra’s Research Program on Biomedical Informatics, where he is also an Associate Professor and teaching coordinator in biomedical informatics.

Marc Fortes


Nursing Degree (UB) and MA in Health Education (UDL). He is currently the director of the Col·legi Oficial d’Infermeres i Infermers de Barcelona’s Virtual Nursing Project and A​ssociate Professor at the Universitat de Barcelona.

Antonio Torrejón


Holds a Degree in Nursing, Specialising in Occupational Nursing and a Degree in Archival Science. For his PhD he conducted research in Methodology of Biomedical Research and Public Health at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Holds an MA in Nursing Care Administration and Management. Director of Information Systems and ICT at the Col·legi Oficial d’Infermeres i Infermers de Barcelona (COIB). Head of the Innovation and Technology Group at the COIB.

Daniel Lara


Holds a Degree in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences, Specializing in Health and Physical Exercise. Currently completing a PhD at the Universitat de Barcelona (UB-INEFC). Head of COPLEFC’s Innovació i Tecnologia group and their Comissió de Salut.

Mireia Sans


Degree and a Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery from the UB, specializing in Family and Community Medicine. Assistant Director of the Comte Borrell CAP, CAPSBE. President of the COMB’s eHealth Medical Section. Lecturer at the UIC.

Maite Garolera


Specialist in Clinical Psychology and an expert Neuropsychology. MA in eHealth: IT and Health Management from La Salle-Universitat Ramon Llull and an MA in Health Institution Management from the UAB. PhD in Psychology from the UB. Head of the Neuropsychology Unit and the Brain, Cognition and Conduct Research Group for the Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa (CST). President of the Societat Catalana d’Especialistes en Psicologia Clínica. Lecturer at the UIT and the UOC.

Clara Salvadó


Holds a Degree in Pharmacy (UB) and a Degree in Business Sciences (UOC). Functional manager of CatSalut’s Medicines Catalogue and a collaborator on electronic prescription projects.

 


You can consult all the documentation related to the accreditation process in the section Guidebooks for the Accreditation process for Health or Wellness Apps.

06. Test

COMING SOON you will find a short questionnaire that will allow you to assess the degree of maturity of your application and whether it is ready to begin a certification process.