The integration of the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in the field of health can be helpful for improving health care. For this reason, this International Forum has been planned.


The International Forum on Health Care and Information Communication Technology is aiming at sharing knowledge and research experiences to explore how ICT can be used in the field of health to evaluate, prevent, and manage health issues. Researchers, students and professionals are anticipated to attend and actively participate in this meeting.


Specifically, the first forum will be focused on offering a general overview on the broad range of uses of ICT in the field of health. Future biannual forums will approach more specific topics.


We expect these forums to be very engaging and interactive since we intend to build a community where individuals can share experiences and learn from others.


This forum is organized by three research groups with a special interest in the use of ICT in health (see organizing committee).


We hope to see you in the First International Forum: DISCOVERING THE WIDE RANGE OF USES OF ICT IN HEALTH in Barcelona, and that you help us to build this community!


                        Cristina Botella Arbona

                        Eulàlia Hernández Encuentra

                        Patrick McGrath



It is a pleasure for us to hold the first International Forum at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Barcelona. This is a great opportunity to share knowledge and experiences among groups and individuals interested in this topic around the world. Moreover, there is a pleasant coincidence that, together with the Forum, this year we also celebrate the 15th anniversary of our University and of the Psychology and Educational Sciences Department.

Barcelona offers a lot of unique opportunities for you to explore and enjoy during your free time throughout the International Forum, so we expect that you will have a good time with us.


We hope to see you soon in Barcelona and that you have a good time with us!


Eulàlia Hernández Encuentra