“Infermera Virtual”(IV) is a resource that empowers people, communities, and populations to maintain health and wellbeing.
The purpose of this app which translates as ‘Virtual Nurse’ is for users to find answers that can drive their ability to make decisions for a healthier lifestyle. That makes it both a tool for nurses and an excellent instrument in face-to-face care tasks.
First Accredited App:
The Barcelona Official College of Nursing (COIB) has been working on the app concept and development since 2005 and it was this year accredited as the first app to pass the AppSalud portal process run by the Catalan Government’s Health Ministry.
The stakeholders and creators of the portal content and mobile app are mainly nurses. Infermera Virtual was presented to the public at Healthio 2017, where it showcased its commitment to patient empowerment: the content is organized from a health promotion rather than illness approach. We recommend taking a look at the video where Marc Fortes explains the features of Infermera Virtual (in Spanish).
Remember that HEALTHIO features multiple innovations (explained by patients, healthcare providers, and innovators) related to health and wellbeing, personalized medicine, chronic diseases, and ageing waiting for you to test them.
If you would like to take part in HEALTHIO 2018 please contact us and propose your model of engagement. And if you are a patient – come along and find out how to take back the power for your health!
We look forward to seeing you at HEALTHIO 2018 at Fira de Barcelona from 16 to 18 October.
Dr. Jordi Serrano Pons