16 September 2021
With the participation of the Grífols Foundation Chair of Bioethics UVIC-UCC
Fundación Tic Salut Social, a body of the Department of Health of the Government of Catalonia, has presented a new version of its guide to creating mobile apps, following basic principles of ethics, security, accessibility, user-friendliness, interoperability and reliability.
The Grífols Foundation Chair of Bioethics UVic UCC contributed to the guide, in partnership with other universities, and technology, health and social institutions. The guide grew out of the mHealth.cat Mobility Plan, which encourages institutions in the health sector to make care and health services more accessible to users through the deployment of mobile technologies, and facilitates the transformation of care and social processes.
The document is a compendium of recommendations designed to support the creation of effective, user-friendly, safe applications that guarantee the rights and freedoms of users. It encompasses both the technical and the ethnical and functional aspects that any mobile application must incorporate in the initial phases of the development project.
On the ethical side, the document highlights the need for the app development process to be built around respect for individual rights and to incorporate fundamental ethical criteria such as respect for autonomy, proportionality, and data protection.
Consult the guide here