Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
eHealth Lab is an interdisciplinary research group that focuses its activity on the design, implementation and evaluation of different digital solutions that seek to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and security of different interventions, targeting health professionals, patients and healthy citizens. One of the group's key objectives is to promote health and prevent illness through the use of digital solutions.
Development, promotion and assessment of the use of technology in the promotion, prevention and comprehensive care of chronic diseases
We undertake research projects whose goal is to design, promote and assess eHealth interventions based on the best scientific indicator available to improve the health and quality of life of people suffering from chronic diseases.
Development and assessment of ICT-based strategies and interventions aimed at improving quality of life and well-being in the community and the workplace
We develop models and tools aimed at promoting and improving people's health and quality of life in their communities and workplaces from a psychosocial viewpoint.
Design of theoretical models and health intervention assessment tools
Based on existing evidence and that which we generate ourselves through our research, we design tools and models to assess the effectiveness, efficacy and security of eHealth interventions. It is a subject where there is still work to do; new tools need to be created, pilot tested and optimized so that the eHealth interventions implemented are always those that contribute value to people and the health system.
Development of new intervention methodologies in predominant health problems
We leverage the possibilities offered by technology to apply them to the integral care of the currently most predominant health problems, with the goal of empowering patients, citizens and the health professionals themselves.