Women (WoW)

  • VĂ©ronique-Ines Thouvenot - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Anna Schmaus-Klughammer - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Lenka Lhotska - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Claudia BARTZ
  • Pirkko KOURI
  • Mette Maria SKJOETH
  • Olivia VELEZ
  • Dina ZIADLOU
  • Sapna Ghei SINGH
  • Wissal SENGOUGA
  • Angelica SILVA
  • Eloisa Karine BRAGA LOPES

The Working Group on Women develops actions to support and promote de role of Women in the areas of Telemedicine and eHealth in the world. It aims at developping collaborations with others WG, the Journal of the ISfTeH and international partners to make women visible in international conferences and scientific publications.


International Conferences

Women in eHealth – Partnering Globally in Digital Health
26th ISfTeH International Conference, 7-8 March 2022, Dubai, UAE
Organized by the ISfTeH Working Group on Women (WoW) and Telenursing Working Group  
The purpose of this session was to inform participants about the wide scope of eHealth/digital health solutions that exisit in many specialties and settings. Participants were encouraged to identify their current level of knowledge and abilities and consider how they can advance themselves personally while also contributing to health care delivery systems and care recipient outcomes.
See the entire session here: https://youtu.be/Lb3Al-aFOPw


The Working Group on Women organised the Women Special Sessions at Medetel 2013 - 2017, with the support of Klughammer (http://www.klughammer.com), and the Women Observatory for eHealth of the Foundation Millennia2025 (http://www.m2025-weobservatory.org). An initial study conducted on Women and eHealth in 2010 - 2012 (http://www.m2025-weobservatory.org/wehealth.html), helped to shape the programmes at Medetel, with a focus on Education, Research, Collaborations and Dissemination (http://www.m2025-weobservatory.org/medetel.html). 


Since 2017, WoW is present at the Université eSanté, Castres, France (https://www.universite-esante.com/) and eHealthWorld in Monaco (https://e-healthworld.com/) and ISfTeH annual conference in Lisbon, Portugal (https://www.isfteh.org/news/24th_isfteh_international_conference)


Scientific articles at the Journal JISfTeH

Three Special Issues of the Journal of the International Society of Telemedicine and eHealth (JISfTeH, http://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/JISfTeH/) on "Women in eHealth", 2015,  2017 and 2018-2019 are published, with sixteen articles authored by women (http://www.m2025-weobservatory.org/journal-of-isfteh---wow.html).


Collaborations WoW and ISfTeH Working Groups

WoW - Tele-Nursing:

In the context of WHO YEAR OF THE NURSE AND THE MIDWIFE 2020, The Special Issue at the JISfTeH on "Telehealth in Nursing" is published in collaboration with WG Tele-Nursing: https://www.m2025-weobservatory.org/uploads/3/9/5/1/39512321/telehealth_in_nursing_2020_web_final.pdf.

With one Guest Editorial « Nurses and Midwives in eHealth » by Claudia C Bartz, Pirkko Kouri and Veronique Thouvenot, and five articles authored by nurses or midwives as principal authors. They cover the areas of nursing research, the development of a web application in Brazil, attitudes toward information technology in Sri Lanka, predictions of the future of healthcare in Finland, and malnutrition among pregnant women, mothers and babies in the rural amazonian forest.

WoW - Francophonie:

Sixteen abstracts of the articles published at the JISfTeH since 2015 are translated in French (http://www.m2025-weobservatory.org/journal-of-isfteh---wow.html) in collaboration with WG Francophonie (https://www.isfteh.org/working_groups/category/francophonie).

WoW and Francophonie attend the annual conference Université eSanté in Castres, France ( https://www.universite-esante.com).


Please visit: wow.isfteh.org