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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Photos from 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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www.u-women.com

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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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WSIS Forum 2013 – Focus on ICT for Post-2015 Development Agenda

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The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum is one of the biggest gatherings of the ‘ICT for Development’, or ICT4D, community. Jordi Serrano Pons, Founder of UniversalDoctor Project, will be presenting our new project called UniversalWomen Speaker, focused on providing multilingual maternal health information to pregnant women around the world.

In the coming week, the WSIS Forum will focus on the future of information and communication technologies (ICT), particularly as an engine of growth in a post-2015 development environment. Participants will engage in discussions on a number of diverse topics, such as ICT infrastructure, cybersecurity, enabling environment, e-learning, e-health, e-agriculture, media, accessibility, and ethics. High level dialogues with government ministers and representatives from business and civil society will examine:

  • Women’s empowerment in the information Society: systematic, scalable strategies
  • Smart climate change monitoring: Expanding access to information on weather, climate and water
  • ICT innovations and standards: Creating technology for the next three billion
  • Securing cyberspace in a borderless world: Vision 2015 and beyond
  • ICTs and post 2015 goals
  • Youth and ICTs

ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun I. Touré said, “This year’s WSIS Forum is a unique opportunity to develop multi-stakeholder consensus on what is needed for the WSIS process in the future, to ensure that the bottom-up approach of the WSIS process is preserved and that the decisions concerning modalities also respect the real requirements of the use of ICTs for socio-economic development, while ensuring growth in the ICT ecosystem itself.”

More than 1500 participants from government, private sector, civil society and international organizations are expected to attend the WSIS Forum during the week.

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Anyone can watch the live stream of the WSIS Forum, just follow the instructions for Remote Participation at WSIS2013.

To find out more about the sessions being held at WSIS 2013, access the interactive agenda here.

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Special Session at Med-e-Tel 2013: Women and eHealth

Launch of UniversalWomen Speaker

UniversalWomen Speaker will be launched at the Special Session on Women and eHealth at Med-e-Tel – the International eHealth, Telemedicine and Health ICT Forum taking place on April 10-12, 2013 in Luxembourg. The session is organized by the Millennia2015 International Working Group on Women and eHealth (WeHealth), chaired by Dr. Veronique Thouvenot, and ISfTeH. The goal of WeHealth goal is to investigate how women get access to, and use, ICT for health, through their network of 410 volunteers from 61 countries.

More information here: UniversalWomen Speaker – Multilingual eHealth Tool tailored for Pregnancy, Childbirth and Maternal Health

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.

Special Session on Women and eHealth

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The objective of the Women and eHealth session is to highlight the crucial role of women in eHealth and Telemedicine and their unrecognized capacity as builders of alternative futures, based on characteristics such as an innate future orientation, capacity to mediate and to network at all levels, capacity to be social actors, to face natural catastrophes and human conflicts by creating solidarity among women. Based on the results of the WeHealth study, the session will cover various perspectives of women in eHealth and Telemedicine, with a focus on their place and roles in this arena.

The session will consist of a series of discussion panels, in order to design a global mapping of the roles and places of women within the arena of eHealth and Telemedicine. At the end of the session, a ceremony will formally launch the ISfTeH Working Group on Women (WoW) and participants will be invited to continue the dialogue during an open cocktail.

Program

Wednesday 10 April 2013 – 14:00-17:30

Introduction and Opening Remarks
WeHealth Study 2010-2012: Results and Key Findings

  • Dr. Veronique Thouvenot, Head, Women and eHealth Working Group at Millennia2015, France
  • Dr. Kristie Holmes, Associate Professor of Social Work, Union University, USA

Presentation of the WeObservatory:

  • Sylvie Coumel, Stakeholder & Advocacy Project Director, Sanofi, France

Video “UniversalWomen”:

  • Dr. Jordi Serrano Pons, CEO, UniversalDoctor, Spain

Welcome Address – Women in eHealth and Telemedicine in Panama

  • Dr. Arletty Pinel, CEO, Genos Global, Panama (Moderator of the WeHealth Session)

Panel 1: Women as Beneficiaries and Healthcare Providers

Panelists

  • Dr. Line Kleinebreil, President, Université Numérique Mondiale Francophone (UNFM), France
  • Dr. Claudia Bartz, Coordinator, Telenursing Network, International Council of Nurses (ICN), USA
  • Dr. Tsedmaa Baatar, Telemedicine Project Manager, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Mongolia

Panel 2: Women as ICT Developers and Leaders

Panelists:

  • Lenka Lhotska, University Teacher, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
  • Anna E. Schmaus-Klughammer, CEO, Klughammer GmbH, Germany
  • Dr. Coumba Toure, Head, Advanced Development for Africa (ADA), Mali
  • Argentina P. Matavel Piccin, Representative, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Mongolia

Conclusion and Closing Remarks

The way forward: from the results of the WeHealth study 2010 – 2012, to Action Plans and Priorities by 2015:

      • Inclusion of gender considerations in eHealth policies
      • Expansion of education in eHealth and Telemedicine for women
      • WeHealth Study 2013 – 2015: Research and development of tools to measure the impact of women in eHealth and Telemedicine

Speakers:

  • Prof. Yunkap Kwankam, Executive Director, International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH), Switzerland
  • Dr. Veronique Thouvenot, Head, Women and eHealth WG Millennia2015, France

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For more information, questions and expressions of interest to participate, visit the Med-e-Tel webpage for the session or contact:

Veronique Thouvenot: thouvenot.veronique@millennia2015.org
Anna E. Schmaus-Klughammer: schmaus@klughammer.de
Lenka Lhotska: lhotska@fel.cvut.cz
Med-e-Tel secretariat: info@medetel.eu

UniversalWomen Speaker – Multilingual eHealth Tool Tailored for Pregnancy, Childbirth and Maternal Health

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*UniversalWomen Speaker will soon be launched at the Women Leaders Forum in NYC, an official side event of the United Nations 68th General Assembly.*

UniversalWomen Project

Maternal mortality continues to be a significant issue for pregnant women around the world, with 287,000 maternal deaths recorded in 2010. The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) seek to improve maternal through MDG 5 by targeting the reduction of maternal mortality ratios by three quarters. UniversalWomen Project is a joint venture between UniversalDoctor and the Millennia2025 “Women and Innovation” Foundation to support efforts in reducing maternal mortality around the world by disseminating a multilingual eHealth tool, UniversalWomen Speaker, tailored for pregnancies, childbirth, and overall maternal health. By partnering with Millennia2025 Foundation, our goal is to develop and share electronic information (eInformation) in local languages for pregnant women and new mothers around the world, thereby enabling and increasing access by women around the world to maternal health information that can help them have healthier pregnancies and births. The flagship tool being developed to encompass this is UniversalWomen Speaker.

UniversalWomen Speaker

As part of the UniversalWomen Project, UniversalWomen Speaker will facilitate multilingual communication between pregnant women and any healthcare personnel during pregnancy, childbirth and other maternal health issues. UniversalWomen Speaker is a specific tool for women’s health issues, initially being developed to be used in delivery rooms during childbirth, and soon expanding to cover other maternal and women’s health contexts. The tool will soon have hundreds of phrases used by both patients and healthcare personnel in multiple languages. The content within UniversalWomen Speaker is longer, providing more thorough and informative explanations to help women better understand various maternal health issues they may be facing. UniversalWomen Speaker will be launched as a 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, particularly in the delivery room. A free trial version of UniversalWomen Speaker will be made available online soon (check back here for the link!).

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.

Our vision for UniversalWomen Speaker is 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.



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Photos from presentation of UniversalWomen Speaker at MedeTel:

Jordi Serrano Pons presenting UniversalWomen Speaker at MedeTel

Jordi Serrano Pons presenting UniversalWomen Speaker at MedeTel

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Jordi Serrano Pons presenting UniversalNurse Speaker at MedeTel

Jordi Serrano Pons presenting UniversalNurse Speaker at MedeTel

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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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MedeTel 2013 in Luxembourg

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Med-e-Tel is the International eHealth, Telemedicine and Health ICT Forum, taking place in Luxembourg on April 10-12, 2013. It is an official event of the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH), the international federation of national associations who represent their country’s Telemedicine and eHealth stakeholders. Med-e-Tel focuses on ehealth and telemedicine applications, a wide range of medical ICT applications, and on the convergence of information and communication technology with medical applications, which lead to higher quality of care, cost reductions, workflow efficiency, and widespread availability of healthcare services.

A Special Women and eHealth Session was held yesterday at Med-e-Tel, put together by the Millennia2015 Women and eHealth International Working Group. During this session, our new multilingual eHealth tool for maternal health, UniversalWomen Speaker, was presented by Dr. Jordi Serrano Pons. The session consisted of a series of discussion panels in order to design a global mapping of the roles and places of women within the arena of eHealth and Telemedicine. Following this session there was an official launch of the ISfTeH Working Group on Women (WoW). To find out more about the program for this special session, click here.

Discover the presentation of UniversalWomen Speaker.

***Special UniversalDoctor Speaker promotion for MedeTel — 70% off for a short time only!***

Photos from MedeTel:

Dr. Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, Director of Knowledge Management & Sharing at WHO, presenting at MedeTel

Dr. Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, Director of Knowledge Management & Sharing at WHO, presenting at MedeTel

Announcement of the ISfTeH Working Group on Women at Medetel

Announcement of the ISfTeH Working Group on Women at Medetel

Telemedicine cabins to connect with isolated communities - presented at MedeTel

Telemedicine cabins to connect with isolated communities – presented at MedeTel

Veronique Thouvenot, Chair of Millennia2015, presenting WeHealth Voices at MedeTel

Veronique Thouvenot, Chair of Millennia2015, presenting WeHealth Voices at MedeTel

Veronique Thouvenot presents WeHealth Voices Cameroon at MedeTel

Veronique Thouvenot presents WeHealth Voices Cameroon at MedeTel

Marco Capizzi, Coordinator  of the eHealth Working Group at European Junior Doctors, discusses ICT4health at MedeTel

Marco Capizzi, Coordinator of the eHealth Working Group at European Junior Doctors, discusses ICT4health at MedeTel

Veronique Thouvenot opens the Special Session on Women and eHealth at MedeTel

Veronique Thouvenot opens the Special Session on Women and eHealth at MedeTel

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Jordi Serrano Pons presenting UniversalWomen Speaker at MedeTel

Jordi Serrano Pons presenting UniversalWomen Speaker at MedeTel

Jordi Serrano Pons presenting during the Special Session on Women and eHealth at MedeTel

Jordi Serrano Pons presenting during the Special Session on Women and eHealth at MedeTel

Jordi Serrano Pons presenting UniversalNurse Speaker at MedeTel

Jordi Serrano Pons presenting UniversalNurse Speaker at MedeTel

WeHealth Presentation: Women as beneficiaries and healthcare providers

WeHealth Presentation: Women as beneficiaries and healthcare providers

Healthcare is among the slowest industries to adopt technology.

Healthcare is among the slowest industries to adopt technology.

European eHealth Action Plan. Focus on more research, evidence and entrepreneurship.

European eHealth Action Plan. Focus on more research, evidence and entrepreneurship.

What does it take to Lead in Telehealth? A vision for the Future. Presentation by M. VanderWerf

What does it take to Lead in Telehealth? A vision for the Future. Presentation by M. VanderWerf

What is telehealth? Presented by Telescope Project during their launch of the European Code of Practice for Telehealth Services

What is telehealth? Presented by Telescope Project during their launch of the European Code of Practice for Telehealth Services

M.Vanderwerf speaks about Ontario's telehealth network, showing 64% reduction in hospital admission

M.Vanderwerf speaks about Ontario’s telehealth network, showing 64% reduction in hospital admission

Brazil's path from telehealth experiment to full fledged telehealth service in 8 years.

Brazil’s path from telehealth experiment to full fledged telehealth service in 8 years.

Caroline Crousillat presents  on Ageing Well and the Role of ICT at Medetel

Caroline Crousillat presents on Ageing Well and the Role of ICT at Medetel

The audience at Medetel 2013 in Luxembourg.

The audience at Medetel 2013 in Luxembourg.

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

Follow these Twitter accounts to informative updates live from Medetel 2013!

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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.

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