Innovation Programme in Health Policy

Oriented in particular towards the detection of innovation in the areas of healthcare service management and health policies, “The Crimson Report” and the study of patient participation in the decision-making process.

Janssen affective-effective model description

In this context, the IUP focuses on the Affective - Effective Model, which seeks to consider the individual as a whole, not only as a patient, but also as a person. A person with unique characteristics and needs within a social, family and even socio-economic environment that can directly influence their diagnosis, treatment and clinical evolution.

For this new model of care, looking after patients is much more than treating them on the basis of scientific evidence. It also involves caring for them as people and considering their dignity and humanity. Health care must be based on trust and empathy to contribute to the overall well-being of patients and to ensure the best possible outcomes. This humanistic approach is proven to have a direct effect on adherence, quality of life, and successful treatment.


GSK Clasroom

Part of the main work of the Institute is dedicated to providing special attention to patients suffering from severe chronic diseases.

Severe asthma affects more than 80,000 people in Spain and a high percentage of these people do not control their disease adequately. 

This is one of the most important factors and determinants of an estimated death rate of a thousand people each year.

The objective of the GSK lab is to study and strive towards improving the factors that are responsible for this inadequate control, working with patients, their families and all those who directly or indirectly intervene in their diagnosis and treatment.


QIDA Classroom for Integrated Home Care

QidaThe QIDA Classroom for Integrated Home Care, promoted by the UIC Barcelona University Institute for Patient Care, studies the care models necessary to satisfy the needs of people living at home who require healthcare and support for social aspects derived from their health problems. 

This company-sponsored classroom promotes research studies, as well as the organisation of conferences aimed at professionals from the health and social sector, and the creation of forums for debating issues related to the present and future of integrated home care as a value proposition.