The International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH) exists to facilitate the international dissemination of knowledge and experience in telemedicine and eHealth, to provide access to recognised experts in the field worldwide, and to offer unprecedented networking opportunities to the international digital health community.
The ISfTeH fosters the sharing of knowledge and experiences across organizations and across borders and aims to promote the widespread use of ICT tools and solutions in health and social care in order to:
- improve access to healthcare services
- improve quality of care
- improve prevention
- reduce medical errors
- integrate care pathways
- share and exchange information with citizens/patients
- reduce costs
Since 2008, the ISfTeH has also been awarded the status of “NGO in Official Relations with the World Health Organization”, making it the international reference in telemedicine and eHealth for health policy makers from around the world. Through its national member associations and through courses and conferences, the ISfTeH does participate in the establishment of eHealth training and implementation plans, and provides assistance and education where needed.
The ISfTeH network currently spans members in over 100 countries around the world. Through its various activities and members, the ISfTeH can assist in the promotion and dissemination of research; help healthcare organizations to enhance their healthcare services with new ICT tools and technologies; ; do quality assessments of telehealth services; provide ideas and guidance to universities and other organizations to broaden their educational programs and courses; assist companies in widening their international business network and providing guidance on national regulatory and registration requirements.
For more information: contact Frederic Lievens, Vice Executive Director (email@example.com).