Success stories

The UOC eHealth Center's work seeks to improve people's health via digital means. To do so it has produced different eHealth solutions for a variety of health fields. These solutions are developed working together with patient groups, healthcare organizations and design specialists.

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App Evalapps


Description: One of the strategies currently used to mitigate weight-related problems is to use mobile apps. However, it is important to distinguish between those that may be useful and those others that are not effective or may even be harmful.

The goal of the Evalapps project, led by Carme Carrion, member of the eHealth Center, lead researcher of the eHealth Lab research group and professor at the UOC's Faculty of Health Sciences, is to guide health professionals and users in choosing the apps that would be most helpful for weight control. In addition, Evalapps' developers seek to provide answers to questions such as which apps are backed by scientific evidence.

People involved: From UOC: Carme Carrion (coordinator), Noemí Robles i Francesc Saigí.

The other members of the team are nutritionist Mariona Balfegó; Guillem Cuatrecasas, an endocrinologist at the CPEN-Clínica Sagrada Família; Montse Moharra and Elisa Puigdomènech, who are experts in the assessment of medical technologies at the Agency for Health Quality and Assessment of Catalonia; Guillermo Paluzie, head of the Healthcare Documentation and Information Service at the Maresme and La Selva Health Corporation; and Alberto Zamora, an internal medicine doctor at Blanes Hospital.

Evalapps is a project funded by the Charles III Health Institute, the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF

PSICODEM web app

PSICODEM web app

Description: The fundamental characteristic of dementia is the development of multiple cognitive impairments, including memory loss, which is often accompanied by other impairments such as aphasia, apraxia, agnosia or other executive dysfunctions. Other symptoms and disorders often linked to dementia include anxiety, depression, and lack of autonomy.

The PSICODEM app helps determine the best psycho-social intervention, in accordance with the existing scientific evidence, and depending on the patient’s level of dementia and the aspects to be treated. This can mean just preventing further cognitive impairment, just treating the other symptoms and disorders, or treating both aspects at the same time.

People involved: Carme Carrion and Marta Aymerich.

Organizations involved: the UOC. This project received funding from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation’s Carlos III Health Institute (PI09/90931).


MOOC on health literacy #alfabeSaludUOC

Description: Material from the Health Literacy: Proposals and Ideas to Care for Others and Ourselves MOOC, the first free online course to learn about tools to look after our health and make conscious decisions. Debate is also sparked on Twitter with the #alfabeSaludUOC hashtag. Videos from the course and a report analysing its development are made available in order to provide people with reliable information and materials so that they can learn to care for the health of others and themselves.

The people involved: Eulàlia Hernández (UOC), Manuel Armayones (UOC), Antoni Baena (UOC), Alícia Aguilar (UOC), Beni Gómez-Zúñiga (UOC), Juanjo Gil (CHMLC), Laura Fernández (UAB), Marc Fortes (COIB), Mònica Fernández (CSI), Montse Moharra (AQUAS), Montserrat Martínez (L’Eix), Rosa Estopà (UPF), Daria Roca (Hospital Clínic).

The organizations involved: UOC (eHealth Center, Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, and PSiNET research group), Catalan Healthcare Evaluation and Quality Agency (AQUAS), Centre d’Higiene Mental Les Corts (CHMLC), Barcelona College of Nursing (COIB), Consorci Sanitari Integral (CSI), UAB Health and Ageing Foundation, Hospital Clínic, IULA-Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), L’Eix Atenció Psicològica.


Short #unitedforehealth videos: empowerment for health and digital health

Description: This series of short videos looks at the keys to empowering society through digital health and health literacy. The #unitedforehealth videos looks to make health accessible to people and present innovative initiatives. The videos are divided into two groups: ones with theoretical concepts and explanations (#IdeasU4eH) and ones with success stories (#ApplicationsU4eH).

The people involved: experts from a number of institutions, research centres and hospitals, and healthcare professionals including Paloma Amil, Joan Carles March, David Mateos or Eulàlia Hernández.

The organizations involved: UOC, Government of Catalonia's Department of Health, Andalusian School of Public Health, Galician School of Health for Citizens, Government of Andalusia's Salud Responde, Barcelona's Hospital Clínic, University of Murcia, University of Cadiz, University of Girona, Evaluation Service of the Canary Islands' Health Service.

Collaborative Codesign Competition (CO3)  

Solutions for healthy and active ageing: Collaborative Codesign Competition (CO3)

Description: older people's needs include the detection of high-risk emotional states and maintaining healthy self-care habits. The Collaborative Codesign Competition (CO3) was organized to come up with solutions for the challenges that older people face in their daily lives.

People involved: university students, health professionals, and members of an older people's recreational centre.

Organizations involved: HIMSS Europe, Badalona Serveis Assistencials, and the UOC.