mHealth

  • Present a frame of reference for the evaluation of digital solutions for non-face-to-face care.
  • Facilitate a practical guide for self-assessment of digital solutions for non-face-to-face care.
  • Provide a guide to best practices in developing mobile solutions.

To consult reports and documents on this subject, click on the top tab of 'Reference documents'

What is?

mHealth is the practice of health and social welfare activities centered on the person and supported by mobile devices, sensors for patient monitoring and other solutions that act as digital assistants in remote mode.

These can interact with other technologies such as virtual reality or artificial intelligence and at the same time redefine the relationships between professionals and patients in terms of efficiency and effectiveness.

From the TIC Salut Social Foundation we help promote mHealth within the Catalan Health System through the Mobile Application Certification Service.

Mobile application certification service

Do you want to certify your application? Find out what steps you must follow to obtain our seal of quality.

The TIC Salut Social Foundation offers a certification service for mobile applications in the health and social environment. We advise you to ensure that your product meets the essential requirements to create an App with guarantees of quality and reliability.

 

Certification categories


To maximize the advantages offered by the technology, the application must present an intuitive use, a design suitable to the required function and guarantee universal and inclusive access to people with functional diversity.


We check that the application works efficiently and reliably from a technological point of view. The application must conform to minimum functionality acceptable to the end user, guaranteeing robustness and consistency.


We guarantee the existence of mechanisms to preserve the privacy of data generated by users and the confidentiality of the transmission of this information. It is necessary to ensure adequate storage of information and to establish encryption mechanisms when registering access passwords.


With the support of our Committee of Experts integrated by members of Official Colleges com COMBCOPFLEFCCOIBSCEPCAiFICC and CAMFIC we evaluate the quality of the contents and the usefulness of the functions it incorporates. They review whether the application informs the user of its benefits, whether a professional has participated in the design of the app or whether it informs the user about software updates.

To request the certification of your App, get in touch via oficinamobilitat@ticsalutsocial.cat

Consult all the documents and information to find out what you need to take into account to pass the certification process for health or welfare applications from the TIC Salut Social Foundation in the Reference documents tab.

Committee of Experts

Susana Gonzalez


Primary Care Nursing, coordinator of clinical trials at CAPSBE. Member of the primary care research committee IDIBAPS-CAPSBE. Postgraduate in Primary Care. Master’s student in Bioinformatics and Biostatistics (UOC). Member of the ICT Group of the AIFiCC.

Miguel Àngel Mayer


Doctor, specialist in Family and Community Medicine, Master in Public Health, Doctor in Biomedical Informatics and member of the ICT Group of the CAMFiC. He is a Senior Biomedical Scientist in the Research Program on Biomedical Informatics of the IMIM and Pompeu Fabra University, where he is also associate professor and teaching coordinator in biomedical informatics.

Marc Fortes


Nurse (UB) and Master in Health Education (UDL). He is currently the director of the virtual nurse project of the Official College of Nurses and Infermers of Barcelona, ​​associate professor at the University of Barcelona.

Antonio Torrejón


Diploma in Nursing, specialist in occupational nursing and degree in Documentation. Research qualification completed in the PhD in Public Health and Biomedical research methodology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Master in Administration and Management in Nursing Care. Director of Information Systems and ICT at the Official College of Nurses and Nurses of Barcelona. Head of the COIB Innovation and Technology group.

Daniel Lara


Graduate in physical activity and sport sciences, specialist in Health and Physical Exercise. PhD student at the University of Barcelona (UB-INEFC). Head of the Innovation and Technology group and Health Commission of the COPLEFC.

Mireia Sans


Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the UB, specialized in family and community medicine and Doctor cum laude. Assistance director of CAP Comte Borrell, CAPSBE. President of the eSalut medical section, COMB. UIC professor.

Maite Garolera
Clara Salvadó