Launching UniversalNurse Speaker – New Translation Tool for Nurses for Patient Communication

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3918078_origUniversalNurse Speaker was launched at the 2014 Medetel Conference on Telemedicine and eHealth

 

UniversalNurse Speaker is a new translation tool to facilitate multilingual healthcare communication between Nurses and Patients who don’t speak the same language. The tool is tailored to support Nurses in communicating with patients in different languages.

UniversalNurse Speaker was launched by Dr. Jordi Serrano Pons at the Special Session on Women at MedeTel, hosted by the Women Observatory for eHealth (WeObservatory) and the ISfTeH’s Working Group on Women. MedeTel is the International eHealth, Telemedicine and Health ICT Forum, an official event of the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH).

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Speakers of the Women Special Session: D. Manset, J. Lemaire, J. Serrano Pons, S. Coumel, L. Murrugarra, V. Kola, A. Schmauss, C. Forget, V. Thouvenot, K. Holmes, L. Lhotska

 


 

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Thirteen presentations were made during the session, covering various aspects of eHealth and Telemedicine in diverse contexts, to address the health needs of women in underserved areas, through big data solutions, use of social media, education and research, multilingualism and connected platforms. Download the full report from the session here.

 

UniversalNurse Speaker is part of the UniversalNurses Project, a joint venture between:

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in collaboration with

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Photos from MedeTel 2014:

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MedeTel Programme

Moderators Panel for the Special Session on Women

Moderators Panel for the Special Session on Women

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Map of the WeObservatory projects

Dr. Veronique Thouvenot presenting the WeObservatory

Dr. Veronique Thouvenot presenting the WeObservatory

Dr. Jordi Serrano Pons demonstrating UniversalNurse Speaker on the iPad

Dr. Jordi Serrano Pons demonstrating UniversalNurse Speaker on the iPad

Dr. Jordi Serrano Pons presenting UniversalNurses Project

Dr. Jordi Serrano Pons presenting UniversalNurses Project

Dr. Jordi Serrano Pons presenting UniversalDoctor

Dr. Jordi Serrano Pons presenting UniversalDoctor

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Jeannine Lemaire presenting Zero Mothers Die, an mHealth project to reduce maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa

Jeannine Lemaire presenting Zero Mothers Die, an mHealth project to reduce maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa

Photos kindly shared by: @lygidakis@vthouvenot@DrKristie — @JeannineLemaire — @UniversalDoctor.

 

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About ISfTeH

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The ISfTeH exists to facilitate the international dissemination of knowledge and experience in Telemedicine and eHealth, to provide access to recognized experts in the field worldwide, and to offer unprecedented networking opportunities. Med-e-Tel is one of the instruments that help the ISfTeH to realize this mission. The ISfTeH network currently comprises members in 70 countries around the world.

Launch of UniversalDoctor Speaker for Android on Google Play

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We are excited to announce the launch of UniversalDoctor Speaker for Android on Google Play, now available for both Android smartphones and tablets!

 

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At UniversalDoctor, our objective is to facilitate multilingual communication between healthcare professionals and patients to promote equality of access to healthcare information and care — no matter what language is spoken. Bringing UniversalDoctor Speaker to Android is a great step forward in our goal of breaking down language barriers in healthcare, making our app available on more devices and accessible by more users around the world.

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UniversalDoctor Speaker is now available for both iOS and Android devices. Download it today!

 

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We also recently added 2 new languages to support our users from and travelers to Italy and Poland, bringing the total number of languages for UniversalDoctor Speaker for iOS and Android to 13 languages — the biggest range of languages available on any medical translator app on the market.

We’d love to get your feedback on what other languages are important to you (add a comment below or tweet us @UniversalDoctor).

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UniversalDoctor en el Top 10 de las 50 mejores apps de salud en español #50appsalud

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Desde la publicación:

LAS APPS COMO MOTOR DE INNOVACIÓN EN SALUD

“El mercado de la mHealth está en constante crecimiento y genera un interés cada vez mayor por parte de los diferentes agentes vinculados al ámbito de la salud, así como de la sociedad en general. En los últimos años se han presentado numerosas publicaciones sobre la realidad de este sector, algunas de las cuales reflejamos en este trabajo. Este informe no pretende competir con las mismas, sino hacer una llamada de atención sobre la situación de la salud móvil en el mercado hispanohablante, aportando una selección de las apps en español que destacan por su calidad, utilidad médica y contribución a la mejora de la salud, cuya información se ha recogido hasta el mes de enero de 2014. Pretendemos por lo tanto lanzar un primer instrumento que sirva como espacio de reflexión y acercamiento, con la intención de que quede abierto al diálogo y a la participación futura de un mayor número de agentes y profesionales de la salud.”

 

UniversalDoctor Speaker en el cuadro de honor “Top 10” de todas las 50 mejores apps de salud en español:

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EL CRECIMIENTO DE LAS APPS DE SALUD EN EL MERCADO INTERNACIONAL

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EL CONTEXTO DE LA MHEALTH EN EL MERCADO HISPANOHABLANTE

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Descargar la publicación aquí : http://madrid.theappdate.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Informe-TAD-50-Mejores-Apps-de-Salud.pdf

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Exciting Announcement from UniversalDoctor at the mHealth Summit!

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In honor of the 2013 mHealth Summit starting today in Washington, D.C., we are bringing UniversalDoctor Speaker to more people around the world…

Today, we are excited to announce the launch of UniversalDoctor Speaker for Android on the Google Play Store!

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We also recently added 2 new languages to support our users from and travelers to Italy and Poland, bringing the total number of languages for UniversalDoctor Speaker for iOS and Android to 13 languages — the biggest range of languages available on any medical translator app on the market.

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For our Android fans, we’re very happy to finally bring you the first Android version of UniversalDoctor Speaker. Even though this is our initial foray onto this platform, we will be releasing the full version of our app with 13 languages and audios – available free for a limited time to celebrate Android users and the mHealth Summit.

We’d love to get your feedback on what other languages are important to you (tweet us @UniversalDoctor!).

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TicSalut Foundation Signs Agreement with UniversalDoctor

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The TicSalut Foundation, an agency within the Ministry of Health of Catalonia, signs a new agreement with UniversalDoctor. The deal will facilitate the use of a new version of the UniversalDoctor Speaker app in Catalan health centres.

UniversalDoctor Speaker is an online platform that makes it possible to improve communication between patients and health personnel when they do not share the same language. It is presently implemented in Catalonia in the Catalan Health Institute’s primary care centres and in a number of centres in the Public Hospitals Network (XHUP). The platform, which was developed in Catalonia, has also been implemented abroad, in countries including Belgium, Norway, Scotland, Italy and Portugal.

The agreement with UniversalDoctor makes it possible for Catalan health centres to use this technology platform under advantageous conditions, providing an effective support tool for communication in different languages that complements the role of the intercultural mediator. The platform’s popularity within the primary care network and its experience and expansion abroad speak to its reliability,” said Dr. Francesc García Cuyàs, director of the TicSalut Foundation and general coordinator of the Catalan Health Ministry’s information and communication technologies.

UniversalDoctor Speaker offers a simple and intuitive IT program that enables medical records to be handled and the right treatments prescribed in 13 languages in different clinical scenarios. With this tool, any health professional can pose more than 2,000 questions and provide explanations in English, Russian, French, German, Portuguese, Romanian, Moroccan Arabic, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Urdu, Polish and Dutch. A new version will strongly reinforce the Russian language and include a form of Arabic more characteristic of the Near East. The majority of these questions and answers are accompanied by audio excerpts, improving communication with patients who have difficulties in correctly understanding explanations in the health professional’s language. All of the translations have been created and reviewed by professional translators who specialise in medical translations.

UniversalDoctor Speaker is a highly consolidated and strongly validated tool which we believe can be of great use to professionals. The agreement signed with the TicSalut Foundation also means that centres which acquire the tool will have the technical and training support required for its implementation,” said Jordi Serrano, founder of the UniversalDoctor project.

See original article here (in Catalan):

http://www.ticsalut.cat/actualitat/noticies/seccio/31/52/ticsalut-signa-un-conveni-amb-universaldoctor#

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UniversalDoctor Presents on Roundtable: Scaling up Innovations for Women’s Health

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Dr. Jordi Serrano Pons, the founder of UniversalDoctor Project, presented at the Women Leaders Forum on the “Scaling up Innovations for Women’s Health” Roundtable.

The founder of UniversalDoctor, Jordi Serrano Pons, presented last week on a panel focused on “Scaling Up Innovations for Women’s Health” at the Women Leaders Forum. It was an official side event of the United Nations General Assembly organized by Advanced Development for Africa Foundation, the Global Partnerships Forum, and the Global Digital Health Initiative, in cooperation with the ITU and UNAIDS, with  First Ladies and high level individuals focused on women’s health and mobile health in attendance.

Jordi was joined by the following exciting panelists:

UniversalWomen Speaker, our new multilingual tool for pregnancy, childbirth and maternal health, was also launched at the Women Leaders Forum.

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Jordi Serrano Pons presents on the roundtable “Scaling Innovations for Women’s Health”

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Left to right: Hamadoun Touré, Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU); Coumba Touré, Founder and President of the Advanced Development for Africa Foundation; H.E. Christine Kaseba-Sata, First Lady of Zambia; H.E. Toyin Saraki, Founder and President of The Wellbeing Foundation for Africa; Amir Dossal, Chairman of the Global Partnerships Forum

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Muhammad Yunus, Chairman of the Yunus Center presents the Keynote address.

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Michel Sidibé, the Executive Director of UNAIDS, launches Zero Mothers Die, a partnership project using mobile health for maternal health which UniversalDoctor is a partner of.

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UniversalWomen Speaker is a new multilingual tool providing medical translations on pregnancy, childbirth and overall maternal health in initially six languages. UniversalWomen Speaker facilitates multilingual communication between women and healthcare professionals who don’t speak the same language. We are proud to announce that UniversalWomen Speaker will be launched at a panel on

UniversalWomen Speaker is the flagship mobile health tool being developed for the UniversalWomen Project – a joint venture between UniversalDoctor and the Millennia2025 “Women and Innovation” Foundation to promote equal access to maternal healthcare information by reducing language barriers between healthcare professionals and women.

UniversalWomen Speaker is available as a free download for your iPad, download it today by clicking on the image below!

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