Category Archives: Healthcare professionals

Mentoring for Women and eHealth

The ISfTeH Working Group on Women (WoW) and the Telenursing Working Group (TWG) are collaborating on a mentoring column for the Millennia2025 Women’s Observatory for eHealth, WeMentors: . The goal of this education project is to increase the number of women mentor-protégé dyads in the areas of eHealth (strategy and policy development) and Telehealth (applications of information and communication technologies to healthcare delivery). The importance of mentors who can share their knowledge and skills with protégés who are less experienced and therefore less confident in their own capabilities cannot be ignored. Women (family members and nurses) are the most constant presence when healthcare is necessary and being delivered. And women are fully capable of contributing to all facets of telehealth worldwide.
The first column is on the WeMentors home page and is titled “Looking for a Mentor in Four Tips.” First, decide what you want from a mentor. Second, look at yourself. Third, what qualities would you like in a mentor. Fourth, consider your availability. The second column presents ideas on the topic “Mentoring: Successful Communication.” The third column is on the topic of “Time Management for Mentors and Proteges.”
Contact Claudia Bartz (TWG) for more information.
Remember the call for submissions for the third JISfTeH Special Issue on Women in eHealth. Your contribution is very welcome!

ICM Twinning Project, Workshop & Seminar: Prevention of Obesity During Pregnancy

Aug.18, 2017, Ulan Batar, Mongolia

The main purpose of the Workshop held 16 – 18 August at the Intermed Hospital, Ulan Bator, Mongolia, , was to explain the “Happy Baby, Health Mom” App and to train midwives how to use it. Almost 15 members of Japanese Midwives Association with some of the Board attended the Workshop, together with members of Mongolian Midwives Association, including a member of the Executive Committee. This is the second Workshop after the workshop held in 2016 that used the paper leaflet. The Workshop this year gave training for the use of the App, with Dr Badarch Jargalsaikhan MD,PhD as the main speaker. All members participated and enjoyed a fruitful seminar.

The App is also presented in a nomad village to the local women, and gained a lot of interest.

“This App Happy Baby, Happy Mom is especially useful for Nomad people in Mongolia as travel in winter is severely restricted.”

Happy Baby, Happy Mom App is available for Android and Apple phones:


On the picture above: The Executive members and participants receiving Nohno Chieko Award. Nohno Chieko assisted in the establishment of the Midwives Association (MMA) in Mongolia in December 2006 and JMA launched the “Nohno Chieko Award”. Six midwives in Mongolia received the Award in last three years.

The Japanese Group at the Workshop.
The Japanese Group at the Workshop.
All the ideas from the brainstorming group!
All the ideas from the brainstorming group!
Hatsumi Taniguchi, project leader to prevent obesity,  Asian Pacific Representative of ICM and professor of Midwifery at Kyushu  National University.
Hatsumi Taniguchi, project leader to prevent obesity, Asian Pacific Representative of ICM and professor of Midwifery at Kyushu National University.
Left to right: Davaasuren Serdamba, President of MMA, Utako Yamamoto, President of JMA, Chieko Nohno, Kiyoko Okamoto, former President of JMA, Hatsumi Taniguchi, Badaamgarav Namkhai, Coordinator.

Field visit in nomad village at one-hour trip from Ulan Batar:

Mrs Badam, MMA coordinator, explaining the App to a nomad couple.
Mrs Utako, president of JMA, with the pink e-iphone, taking a picture of two nomad women using the App on their mobile.


International Council of Midwives Congress

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

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!

back from HealthIo

Innovative mobile applications of the WeObservatory, ZMD App, Happy Mom Happy Baby for Mongolia, Vaccination Consent Form App for Australia and Universal Women were presented at HealthIo in Barcelona on 4 May 2017.

The event received more than 1.000 participants per day during 3 days, to share eHealth innovation of start ups, hospitals, industry and health professionals. Dynamism, professionalism and creativity are the most proeminent characteristics of this exciting first edition! We wish to be there next year again!


at Medetel 2017

For one more time since its launch in April 2013, the WeObservatory is attending Medetel in Luxembourg for a presentation of the Mobile Apps for maternal health recently published. It is the opportunity to pursue the the dialogue with nurses, medical doctors, students and industry on eHealth, mHealth and Telemedicine progresses in the world. More Interviews with women influencers in eHealth will soon be published on the Blog. The second special issue on Women in eHealth of the JISfTeH is available and WeObservatory, with the editorial of Dr Regina Ungerer, and three articles from innovative programs in Canada, Spain and Egypt. The next issue is planned in 2019. A call for submission arrives soon, keep posted!
Medetel is also the time for seeing great eHealth colleagues and friends, thanks to Dr Misha Kay, Dr Regina Ungerer, Dr Yunkap Kwankap, Fatima Sanz de Leon!