ISfTeH Education Program

The ISfTeH recognizes the importance of education and training in telemedicine and digital health. The "ISfTeH Education Program" was set up to formally position this topic within the structure of the ISfTeH and to support education/training initiatives offered by ISfTeH members and drive new initiatives forward.

Prof. Dr. Jefferson Fernandes (Brazil) has been appointed as first Director of the ISfTeH Education Program.

Among the purposes of ISfTeH Education Program is the coordination and management of the overlapping education activities of some of the Society's organs:

  • ISfTeH Working Groups: they have always played an important role in information and knowledge sharing activities. The ISfTeH Education Program will support the educational actions of the WGs.
  • CONEDIG: the Consortium of Educational Institutions in Digital Health is an academically independent body that operates under the umbrella of the ISfTeH and its Education Program. CONEDIG's mission and purpose is to assist the Consortium partners to coordinate their programs around digital health education such as teaching, research & development, practical applications, in view of graduation, post-graduation and workforce training.
  • Student Members: the ISfTeH recognizes the role that these members are called upon to play in the further development of digital health. Coordinator: Dr. Simone Farah.

Another purpose of the ISfTeH Education Program is to foster key education and training projects and initiatives in the field of telemedicine and digital health, in collaboration and partnership with member institutions and organizations, as well as setting up proprietary activities such as courses, workshops and webinars.

The ISfTeH Education Program also contributes to the development of educational and training activities in view of certification and/or accreditation of telemedicine/telehealth services, in partnership with ISfTeH members.

The ISfTeH Education Program also reviews and endorses courses and training programs (offered by ISfTeH members or third parties) to ascertain the value and quality of those programs for better telemedicine/telehealth practice, or to support improved digital health knowledge and expertise.