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A study on US shown that 46 percent of healthcare professionals want to introduce smartphone apps into their practice within the next five years. About 86 percent of healthcare professionals said they think health apps will help increase their understanding of a patient’s conditions and 72 percent said they predict that patients who use health apps will take more responsibility for their health. About 50 percent of providers think health apps will make patient treatment more efficient and 46 percent said the apps will improve their relationships with patients.  A large majority of healthcare...
The current situation forces us to look for efficiency mechanisms that enable the sustainability of the health system, and at the same time, respond to the care needs of patients and society increasingly aging. Future challenges are very demanding and our health care system must adapt to face these challenges. So, the use of new technologies becomes a key element to realize many of the lines of action of the Health Plan 2011-15 of the Health Department of the Generalitat de Catalunya and regulations of the European Commission, the result of coming from many European R + D projects. However,...

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