About the foundation

We are a Catalan Government body that works to promote the digital transformation of care services through ICT.

We encourage networking in the fields of health and social welfare.

We are an observatory of new trends, innovation and emerging initiatives.

We offer product standardisation and certification services.

  • Mission

    To assist in the digital transformation of care models through technology.

  • Vision

    To be leaders in applied technological innovation as an instrument to transform health and social welfare.

  • Values

    • Sharing
    • Transparency
    • Collaboration
    • Sustainability
    • Innovation
    • Equity

The implementation of ICT in our sector is now unstoppable and is seen as one of the most transformative and integrating aspects of the health and social welfare of the future. The fact that health care in Catalonia covers 100% of citizens within the framework of a universal public system (with the involvement of a wide range of agents, supplier organisations and subsidiary industries) puts health and social welfare in an excellent position to act as innovators and economic energisers in the new technologies sector.

The challenge for the coming years is to work together to develop integrating policies maintained over time with our sectors.

We promote our work in 4 main activity areas:

  • Citizenship

    • Providing non-face-to-face alternatives.
    • Assisting personal autonomy.
    • Improving the person’s experience.
  • System

    • Increasing responsiveness.
    • Contributing to the sustainability and fairness of the system.
  • Information

    • Making more information available.
    • Extracting more value from data.
    • Sharing health and social information.
  • ICT

    • Increasing the return on innovation.


Based on a proposal by the Department of Health, in the session dated 19 September 2006 the Catalan Government authorised the creation of the TIC and Health Centre Foundation. On 9 October that year, it was established in Mataró as part of the TecnoCampus Mataró-Maresme technology park. On 25 November, the foundation moved its headquarters to the Edifici Salvany building at Carrer Roc Boronat, 81 – 95, Barcelona with the aim of working more efficiently and sustainably with the various agents and organisations in its ecosystem.

The TIC Salut Social Foundation currently brings together various public administrations involved in the fields of health, social welfare and information and communication technologies, as well as groups of hospitals and health centres.

Action areas

  • 01.

    Defining models of reference for digital transformation

  • 02.

    Applying AI in health and social welfare

  • 03.

    Energising relationships and collaborations

  • 04.

    Preparing and training professionals

  • 05.

    Collaborating on the deployment of ICT strategies

  • 06.

    Consolidating the interoperability of the system

  • 07.

    Ensuring compliance with the GDPR in the field of health

  • 08.

    Producing studies and sectoral reports

Work areas

  • Digital assets

  • Social area

  • Personalized digital service

  • Digital skills

  • Health DPO

  • Artificial intelligence

Board of Trustees

  • Honourable Mr. Manel Balcells i Díaz


    Department of Health

  • Honourable Mr. Carles Campuzano i Canadès


    Department of Social Rights

  • Ms. Laura Seijó Elvira


    Council of Mataró

  • Mr. Pol Perez Sust


    Department of Health

  • Mr. Ramon Maspons


    Department of Health

  • Mr. Sergi Marcén López


    Department of Presidency

  • Ms. Georgina Tost Faus


    Department of Business and Labour

  • Ms. Elisenda Serra Masip


    Catalan Health Service

  • Mr. Miquel Arrufat Vila


    Catalan Health Institute

  • Mr. José Augusto Garcia Navarro


    Catalan Health and Social care Consortium

  • Ms. Roser Fernández


    La Unió, Health and Social care Catalan Association

  • Ms. Anna Zarzosa Güell



  • Mr. Lluís Juncà i Pujol


    Departament d'Empresa i Treball

  • Mr. Josep Fusté Sugranyés


    La Unió, Health and Social care Catalan Association

  • Ms. Cinta Pasqual


    President of ACRA

  • Mr. Lluís Torrens Mèlich


    Department of Social Rights

  • Mr. Xavier Trabado


    Social Care Entities of Catalonia

National Networks

The TIC Salut Social Foundation has signed collaboration agreements with various Catalan universities and promotes networking with professional associations and health, social welfare and technology organisations:

International networks and funding of public programmes

By carrying out projects financed with competitive funds, we create synergies with organisations in different European Union member states.

We position the Catalan Health System as a model for technological innovation and digital transformation applied to social welfare and the provision of health services.

If you have any questions about this action area, you can contact the Public Programmes Manager (calvarez@ticsalutsocial.cat).