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Technology Pill: Key Aspects in Healthcare App Development

The “Safor Salut” cooperation program, a joint initiative between FISABIOGandia Health Department, FISABIOHACLE La Pedrera, Campus Gandia Campus of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and the Federation of Business Associations of La Safor (FAES, for its Spanish initials), is set to hold a Bechnology Pill on key aspects in healthcare app development on Thursday, June 30, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., in person in the Fomento building (Gandia) and online on Zoom.

To attend and connect to the conference, you must register by filling out the registration form.

There are more than 165,000 health-related apps on the market, and the number is growing. These tools facilitate the control, communication and information of our health. The vast majority are devoted to wellness, diet, and exercise, and approximately 22% are devoted to illness, management, and treatment monitoring. The apps provide the opportunity to detect possible health problems early, a fact that motivates users to adopt healthier habits.

Healthcare app development represents an excellent opportunity to innovate to improve the health of the population, as well as to reduce healthcare costs and times, and particularly in the patient association setting.

In this context, the event aims to provide information to boost the creation of new collaborative research and innovation projects based on this technology on the part of the research staff from Campus Gandia (UPV) and the DS Gandia, Hospital de La Pedrera, businesses from la Safor and patient associations.

To this effect, the conference will present the basic concepts of healthcare app development to provide better information on when it makes sense to develop proprietary apps, when to resort to existing apps, what aspects must be taken into account for its success, as well as main repositories.


1:00 pm. Safor Salut, objectives of the conference and ways to channel challenges and ideas related to healthcare app development. Examples of challenges posed by patient associations in the Safor.

Safor Salut technical team.

1:10 pm What is an app, what are they for and key aspects in their development?

Salvador Rodrigo Cunyat, Locatec.

1:20 pm Mobile applications in the healthcare sector.

Antonio Martínez Millana. ITACA-SABIEN Technologies for health and well-being.
Universitat Politècnica de València.

1:35 pm Round table: reflection on the role of applications in the healthcare setting, needs and accessibility. Main barriers.

Moderator: Daniel Royo, Patient Care and Communication Service. Department of Universal Health and Public Health.

  • Jesús Tomás, Campus Gandia (UPV)
  • Dolores Miñana, Commonwealth of Municipalities of La Safor
  • Alicia Garrote, Occupational Therapist HACLE La Pedrera.
  • Espurna Foundation

2.00 pm Discussion 

2:15 pm  Closing

Rosa Andrés Lozano, Manager of the Gandia Health Department


The conference is aimed at research staff from Campus Gandia (UPV), staff from DS Gandia and Hospital de la Pedrera, Safor companies and patient associations from la Safor, with the aim of proposing and collaborating in the resolution of these challenges.


Si tienes una idea de proyecto y necesitas un socio del entorno sanitario, universitario, empresarial o social para llevarlo a cabo, introduce tu idea en saforsalut.es/ideas-retos y te ayudaremos a encontrarlo. Además, puedes ver las ideas introducidas y participar activamente colaborando en su puesta en marcha.

If you have a project idea and require a partner from the healthcare, university, or business sector to execute it, submit your idea to saforsalut.es/ideas-retos. We’ll assist you in finding suitable partners. Additionally, you can explore the ideas submitted by others and actively participate by contributing to their implementation.


Campus de Gandia (UPV): Pilar Sánchez | psanche@upv.es, Amparo Estruch | maesmon@upv.es

FISABIO: María Prada | prada_marmar@gva.es, Amparo Arlandis | arlandis_ampviy@gva.es,

Elena Carrió | carrio_elearg@gva.es, Silvia Llàcer | llacer_sil@gva.es

Empresas-FAES: Josep Miquel Juan mjuan@cev.es , Fina López | info@faesafor.com


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