Open Evidence, Research Group and spin-off of UOC, and Health 2.0 Barcelona have organised a special session on mHealth: challenges and opportunities for health systems that will take place at Barcelona Health Hub on June 5th.
The session will be led by Francisco Lupiáñez-Villanueva, Professor of Information and Communication Sciences at the Open University of Catalonia and Director of Open Evidence.
About the event:
More and more citizens, patients, health organisations, health professionals and health policy managers see the use of mobile health applications (mHealth) as an opportunity to improve the quality of life of patients, improve their state of health and increase the quality of care while ensuring sustainability, equity and accessibility to health systems. However, the promises of health systems revolution through the use of information and communication technologies are still far from materializing. Over the last two years, with the support of Obra Social “la Caixa” through its Recercaixa programme, UOC has analysed the access, adoption, use, impact and sustainability of mHealth in the Spanish health system. The aim of this session is to identify the facilitators of change through the discussion of the results obtained with all the stakeholders in the health system.
After the brief presentation of the results, different working groups will be organized to identify the change facilitators in three main areas: (1) the role of available evidence; (2) access, adoption and use of mHealth; (3) impact and sustainability.
The presentation of the different working groups will allow the construction of a roadmap to guide the access, adoption, use, impact and sustainability of mHealth in health systems.
Who is this session aimed at?
All stakeholders related to mHealth: health professionals, managers, patients, developers, information systems managers, innovation managers, entrepreneurs, technology providers, etc.
18:00 Doors open
18:15 – 18:25 Presentation of the session and work dynamics
18:25 – 19:00 mHealth: challenges and opportunities for health systems by Francisco Lupiáñez-Villanueva
19.00 – 19.30 Working groups
19.30 – 20.00 Discussion and conclusions
20:00 – 20:45 Networking
This event has been organised with the collaboration of Recercaixa, Acup and Obra Social La Caixa.