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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2012 Year in Review of UniversalDoctor

2012 was a great year for bringing UniversalDoctor into the international arena with several new projects and platform presentations.



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In April, UniversalDoctor was invited to participate in the Geneva Health Forum 2012, which focused on the critical shift to chronic conditions and giving a voice to the frontliners who are dealing with this on the ground. Our multilingual mobile applications were presented as tools to tackle chronic conditions in various medical settings where language barriers inhibit medical care. With 11 languages (and more coming soon!), UniversalDoctor Speaker is a handy tool for any traveler or healthcare professional working in multicultural settings.

In May, UniversalDoctor participated in the 7th Conference on Intercultural Communication, Public Service Translation and Interpreting, where we presented our project in the session on Communicating in the Healthcare Setting in 2012. Overcoming language barriers for effective healthcare communication and optimal medical care will continue to be our goal in 2013.

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In September, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) of the UN held an ITU Experts Group Meeting on mobile health – “mHealth: Towards Better Care, Cure and Prevention in Europe“. This meeting was an integral part of the ITU European Regional Initiative on ICT Applications, including eHealth, and its aim was to share best practices, expertise and various country experiences on the development of strategies, policy and regulatory frameworks, and business models to foster mHealth development. UniversalDoctor founder, Dr. Jordi Serrano Pons, was invited to present on doctors’ perspectives on mobile health, data of mHealth usage in the medical field, and main barriers to adoption (full presentation). There were many excellent presentations, including addressing technology challenges in creating an enabling environment for mHealth by Dr. Alberto Sanna of San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy. The full agenda and all presentations from the meeting can be found here.


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In October, the Health 2.0 Europe 2012 Conference took place in Berlin and UniversalDoctor was invited to present our multilingual mobile application UniversalDoctor Speaker. The conference brought together hundreds of experts from over 30 countries to present their new Health 2.0 technologies and new digital health initiatives. For key highlights of the conference and more info about our presentation, see here.


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And finally, in December we unveiled two new UniversalDoctor projects being developed in partnership with Millennia2015 at UNESCO in Paris: UniversalNurse and UniversalWomen. Both of these projects will have a strong focus on women and maternal health, and will also facilitate communication between patients and healthcare professionals (particularly nurses) on these issues using multilingual eHealth solutions. This is our first step towards developing a focus on women and eHealth.

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We are also working very hard on New Projects and Partnerships in Switzerland, France, the United States and Norway so the year 2013 will also bring new surprises to many of our followers.

To celebrate our year of success and to thank you for your support, we are offering UniversalDoctor Speaker for Free for a limited time! Hurry to the iTunes App Store and download your multilingual healthcare communication tool today.
 

PHOTOS FROM 2012:

ITU Experts Group Meeting on mHealth

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Health 2.0 Europe

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Women and eHealth Session at the Millennia2015 2nd International Conference at UNESCO headquarters:

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Presentation from ITU Experts Group Meeting:

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