More than 4.000 midwives coming from the world are in Toronto at the ICM congress. Our four Mobile Applications dedicated to Women’s health and maternity are showcased at the stand
Miriam Ackroyd and Franka Cadée
And get tremendous attraction : more apps here. Also as well the series of Portraits of Midwives in Bangladesh by Miriam Ackroyd, and in Moldova by Doina Schimpf.
And more exciting is the election as new ICM President of Franka Cadée (on the picture above ) , as we work with her project Twintotwin !
It is the time for our selected projects to meet, interact and plan new projects for the future!
The WeObservatory has selected yet once again new projects to work with: on our new map see the blue bubbles, new mobile apps, eLearning modules in Spanish and French and the Special issue on Women in eHealth 2017 of the Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (JISfTeH),
We are back from the Diplomatic Council yearly Gala Dinner in Frankfurt excited, happy and carrying a nomination for the World Summit on the Information Society Prize for the Zero Mothers Die application and project.
The afternoon before the Gala dinner was dedicated to the DC Executive Club meeting during which global leaders of the Diplomatic Council made interesting lectures and presentations, to exchanged experience, gave new impulses to advance the Diplomatic Council. And, of course, recognised and nominated 5 projects for the World Summit on the Information Society Prize 2017.
The Gala was then ceremoniously opened by Secretary General Hang Nguyen and the founding President Buddhi Athauda followed by a speech of the new DC President H.E. Ambassador Dato‘ Zulkifli Adnan.
Thank you, DC, it was a great evening !
The 13th International Congress in Nursing Informatics recently took place this last June in Geneva. The topic this year was eHealth for All. Our partner Connecting Nurses and us, the Women Observatory for eHealth of the Millennia2025Foundation were presented by Nick Hardiker RN PhD FACMI, and Veronique Thouvenot MBA, Ph.D. A.Maths.
The presentation was focused on innovation in nursing care and illustrated by several projects posted by nurses on Care Challenge. These projects were both awarded by Connecting Nurses and later selected by the WeObservatory for a partnership. See for example Telehealth and Elederly by Michael Dino from Philippines:
Genevieve Rouleau – from the CHUM, Montreal University Hospital Center – presented the project TAVIE and it’s extension to women living with HIV and benefiting of the Virtual Nurse services, called TAVIE Women. This project has been recently awarded the Health Equality Award (Prix Egalité Thérèse Casgrain).
Another great initiative – Teo the Duckling – addressing eHealth for All is that of nurse Norma Grau from Barcelona, Spain that created a educational story and got it animated for young children living with diabetes at school. Video here.
The presentation concluded with the official launch the of UniversalNurses mobile app. As nurses work in diverse contexts all over the world, this app was created in order to facilitate multilingual communication between nurses and their patients. It is in 8 languages and is powered by UniversalDoctor and Tools SL, recently awarded at UN World Summit Award for Mobile Health App in Dubai.
More information on these projects on the WeObservatory’s website.
The last Medetel event – organized every year by the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH) – gave us an opportunity to chat with various professionals that work in Healthcare. This week we’ll be publishing the most interesting parts and highlights of the interviews, starting today with Elinaz Mahdavy’s (of Orange Healthcare) interview about eHealth strategies and our own WeObservatory projects.
“What I would like to see happening is that eHealth becomes a harmonized process, I mean in Europe , that all the countries have the same strategy on eHealth and mHealth. As you know Europe is very fragmented , so we still have a long way to go. But the EU policy makers are doing all they can for some years now and recently it is becoming more and more important to have a harmonized healthcare system in general and eHealth strategies in particular. That’s where I would like to see Europe being unified go in terms of eHealth,” says Elinaz Mahdavy.
When asked about the importance of community and gender targeted projects , like those that we support here at the WeObservatory, she added , “Project like these definitely have a place to be. As a woman I think we are important drivers. Moreover, a digital society can only be a benefit for many of those who – depending on the country they are in – are pregnant and/or are bringing up their kids on their own.”
For more information about Orange Healthcare, please visit their official website.
Our parnter, UniversalDoctor, has just returned from the Mobile World Congress 2016 Barcelona where Dr.Jordi Serrano Pons presented the most recent mobile applications by UniversalDoctor : they inlude RefugeeSpeaker, UniversalNurse Speaker Web App, UniversalWomen Speaker Web App.
“Delegates from 20 countries, including USA, China, Canada, Bolivia and main countries of Europe discussed the challenges of mHealth implementation such as the regulatory framework of mHealth apps, the management of health and social care data or the latest innovative solutions in the field”. More about the event here .
Here are some photos from the event. For more information and links search look up @UniversalDoctor on Twitter or search