Dr. Jordi Serrano Pons Presents at the Convergence Summit by Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance

wlsa The Convergence Summit is Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance’s (WLSA) annual flagship event, held in San Diego this year, where healthcare, technology and wireless health communication leaders tackle key issues facing the connected health community. It was a packed two-day agenda with keynote thought leaders, such as Eric Topol, wireless technology best practices, interactive sessions, structured networking and industry demos. Dr. Jordi Serrano Pons, CEO of UniversalDoctor, was invited to present on the International Discussion panel where 5 experts covered the issue of connected health on four different continents. Screen Shot 2015-05-28 at 8.28.06 pm

10:35 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – The International Discussion

  • Session Leader: Ralph Simon, Chief Executive Officer, Mobilium Global Limited
  • Peter Cowhey, PhD, Dean; Qualcomm Endowed Chair in Communications and Technology Policy, UCSD
  • Jack Kreindler, MD, Founder, Sentrian
  • Scott Lambert, Lead Partner, Engagements & Prototype, Ascension Health
  • Anne Lidgard, PhD, Director, Vinnova
  • Jordi Serrano Pons, MD, Founder of UniversalDoctor; Consultant, WHO

It was an enlightening panel moderated by Ralph Simon, a pioneer in the mobile industry, on connected health in different parts of the world. Screen Shot 2015-05-28 at 8.31.18 pm Dr. Peter Cowhey started off the discussion on how international laws are behind innovation, yet negotiations are taking place to include the export and import of wireless technologies around the world.

Dr. Jack Kreindler, based out of London and San Diego, presented Sentrian, the first Remote Patient Intelligence company that aspires to eliminate all preventable hospitalization by leveraging the revolution in biosensors and machine learning to remotely detect patient deterioration before problems become acute.
Scott Lambert of Ascension Health, the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, explained how they’re working with an Indian hospital association to promote the possibilities of medical tourism in the Cayman Islands.
Dr. Anne Lidgard of Vinnova, the Swedish governmental agency for innovation systems, talked about the innovations taking place in the Nordic region of Europe.
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Jordi presented on how launching Universal Doctor around the globe has allowed him to see the inner workings of many health systems of different countries, driving him to bring further innovation in the field of healthcare to bridge gaps. His company, Universal Doctor, achieves this through mobile and web apps that bridge the language gap between different healthcare personnel and foreign patients. He also raised different possibilities of innovation in products made in the developed world, which could be adapted for emerging market settings to facilitate healthcare. This is where his non-profit initiative Zero Mothers Die, co-founded with two other non-profit foundations, could play a key role in bringing technology partners, governments and civil society together to facilitate the introduction of life-saving low-cost technologies to reduce maternal mortality.
Another key theme of the discussion was the possibilities of big data of national healthcare systems in Europe, such as some NHS projects in England and the VISC+ project launched in Catalonia,Spain by AQUAS and how it can be used for research purposes.

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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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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.

Zero Mothers Die Mobile Health Project Presented to Government of Ghana

 

UniversalDoctor is one of the three lead organizations of Zero Mothers Die, a mobile health project launched by a multistakeholder public-private partnership to improve maternal health through the systematic use of information & communication technologies (ICTs) and mobile health. Today, Zero Mothers Die was presented by Jeannine Lemaire, the Project Coordinator, to the Government of Ghana and the UN system in Ghana, in cooperation with UNAIDS Ghana, our key local partner.

 

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This meeting was convened by the Chief Director of the Ministry of Health of Ghana, with representatives from the following agencies in attendance: Office of the First Lady, Ministry of Health (several components, including the Ghana Health Service and the National AIDS Control Program), Ghana AIDS Commission, Ministry of Communication, National Communication Agency, Greater Accra Regional Ministry, Municipality of Accra, Accra Regional Health Service, AirTel Ghana, UNAIDS, WHO, UNICEF, UNAIDS-Geneva and Partners.

 

Ghana has been chosen as the first implementation country for Zero Mothers Die project, with the support of the Ministry of Health and Office of the First Lady. To find out more about the project, download the full project document.

 

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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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Launch of UniversalWomen Speaker at the Women Leaders Forum in NYC

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*UniversalWomen Speaker was launched at the Women Leaders Forum in New York, an official side event of the United Nations 68th General Assembly.*

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 “Scaling Up Innovations for Women’s Health” at the fourth annual Women Leaders Forum organized by Advanced Development for Africa Foundation and the Global Partnerships Forum with many First Ladies and high level individuals focused on women’s health and mobile health in attendance.

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 an app in the Apple App Store for your iPad. Download it today by clicking on the image below!

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UniversalWomen Speaker

As part of the UniversalWomen Project, UniversalWomen Speaker is facilitating multilingual communication between pregnant women and healthcare personnel during pregnancy, childbirth and other maternal and women’s health issues. UniversalWomen Speaker is a specific tool for women’s health issues that was initially developed to be used in delivery rooms during childbirth, and has now expanded to cover other maternal and women’s health contexts. The tool has hundreds of phrases used by both patients and healthcare personnel, as well as longer informational messages directed at expectant and new mothers, including recommendations from the World Health Organization and UNICEF on best practices during pregnancy and following childbirth. UniversalWomen Speaker is being launched as a mobile and web application accessible from any mobile device (mobile phones, tablets, laptops, etc) with a unique interface designed to facilitate multilingual communication between women and healthcare personnel.

The vision for UniversalWomen Speaker is to deliver a robust tool covering various women’s health issues, starting with pregnancy and then expanding to include other important women’s health and disease prevention topics.

Features

  • Hundreds of medical sentences and audios translated and recorded in 6 different languages by native speakers
  • Search: Find the translations you need quickly in the selected language
  • Unique user interface with large text and audio facilitates interactions  and medical visits as well as support hearing and vision-impaired patients
  • Healthy pregnancy and safe motherhood information and advice included
  • Mobile app requires no internet connection: Once UniversalWomen Speaker for iOS is downloaded, all the content is 100% offline so you can use the app anywhere, anytime

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UniversalWomen Project

In December 2012, Millennia2025 Foundation and UniversalDoctor Project partnered to develop multilingual eHealth and mobile health applications dedicated to women’s health. This collaboration has resulted in the development of a new multilingual tool called UniversalWomen Speaker.

UniversalWomen Speaker was presented at the Special Session on Women and eHealth at Med-e-Tel – the International eHealth, Telemedicine and Health ICT Forum that took place on April 10-12, 2013 in Luxembourg. The session was organized by the Millennia2015 International Working Group on Women and eHealth. Med-e-Tel is an official event of the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH) – an international federation of 74 national associations who represent their country’s Telemedicine and eHealth stakeholders.

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UniversalNurse Speaker

UniversalNurse Speaker is another tool being developed through the partnership between UniversalDoctor and Millennia2025 Foundation. It will also be presented at the Special Session on Women and eHealth at Med-e-Tel 2013.

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UniversalNurse Speaker will be tailored for and dedicated to supporting Nurses, enabling them to communicate with patients in several different languages. Nurses will feel more empowered to deliver care to patients in diverse multicultural settings. To find out more, watch this video or click on the flyer on the left.

UniversalWomen Speaker and UniversalNurse Speaker were announced at the Millennia2015 2nd International Conference at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 3 December 2012.

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About the UniversalDoctor & Millennia2025 Foundation Partnership

Millennia2025_Foundation_Logo_548pxIn December 2012, Millennia2025 Foundation and UniversalDoctor partnered to develop multilingual eHealth and mobile health applications dedicated to women’s health. Millennia2025 and UniversalDoctor will collaborate to disseminate multilingual eHealth tools dedicated to women’s issues and maternal health, known as UniversalWomen, and a new tool tailored for Nurses, called UniversalNurse Speaker.

Millennia2025 Foundation is the supporting foundation of Millennia2015. With 484 experts from over 65 countries organized into regional communities and international working groups, Millennia2015′s main objectives are to reinforce and promote women’s empowerment and their full participation in political, economic and social decisions with respect to human rights and gender equality. Millennia2015 achieves this through prospective research and investigation; they have identified 37 critical variables on which they organize research and conferences. One of these is a two-year study on Women, Health and ICTs and the intersection across these three domains.

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New Language Added to UniversalDoctor Mobile App – Now with 13 Languages

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It’s not hard to understand why the new language in our app has been in such high demand. This new language is spoken natively in one of the most popular tourist destinations in both summer and winter seasons. This country is known for its breathtaking landscapes, ancient history, delicious food, plenty of great wine and romance at every turn. Haven’t guessed it yet?

 …. We’re talking about ITALY !

We’re excited to announce that we have added ITALIAN to our UniversalDoctor Speaker mobile application. Watch our video below to see how you can use UniversalDoctor Speaker to help you when you travel.

Now with 13 languages, bring our app wherever you travel and we can help you communicate with a doctor in over 120 countries around the world. Never worry about having a data connection as all the content in UniversalDoctor Speaker is 100% offline. Our app comes with over 6,000 phrases with audios by native speakers to translate your medical visits. Just choose your language from the Patient menu and the  language of the Doctor from the 13 languages available, and you’re all set. Use the search function to find the phrase you need immediately, or use our organized system of translations designed to facilitate the translation of your medical visit. Explain your symptoms accurately and with ease, and understand your diagnosis and treatment in your own language. You can also use the app to translate your medical conditions, allergies and prescriptions. All our translations and audios are made by native speakers, while the phrases themselves have been reviewed by medical professionals.

So go explore the ancient streets of Rome, or the vineyards of Florence and the romantic canals of Venice… and know that you have a handy medical translator right on your phone – ready to make communication easier when you need it most!

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