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ePatient Advocacy

ePatient Advocacy

Digital health breakfast hosted by Maneesh Janeja

Digital health breakfast hosted by Maneesh Janeja

Digital health breakfast hosted by Maneesh Janeja in London. Maneesh was rated as: 8th most influential person in Digital Health - March 2015 10th most influential person in Wearable Tech - Dec 2014
London visit - 2015

London visit - 2015

Vanessa visited London to research design thinking in digital health. Photo 2: Alan Thomas - Rare Disease ePatient (Ataxia) Photo 3 -
Woman of substance - Director's Award - 2015

Woman of substance - Director's Award - 2015

Vanessa won the director's award at the WOS (Woman of Substance) - Woman of the Year Awards held at Silverstar Casino. She was recognized for her contribution towards female entrepreneurship and community work. The event was hosted by Edith Venter.
Woman of Substance Awards - 2014

Woman of Substance Awards - 2014

Held at the Silverstar Casino, Johannesburg.
Child Welfare Johannesburg

Child Welfare Johannesburg

Vanessa with Angelique McAdam, director of child welfare in Roodepoort, Johannesburg. Photo 2: Vanessa Carter and Petra Leranjo (Actress, speaker and author)
Presentation (SAP Africa)

Presentation (SAP Africa)

Presentation at SAP in Sandton, Johannesburg makes mention to precision medicine and an award from the White House.
Feature Article - French Tech Magazine

Feature Article - French Tech Magazine

Vanessa's ePatient story featured in the French Technology Magazine - Le Demain. Volume 11 also featured IBM Watson and Elon Musk.
hcsmSA stand - Photo & Film Expo 2015

hcsmSA stand - Photo & Film Expo 2015

The stand brought together three charities focusing on the improvement of digital tools for child health. (Child welfare, Smile foundation, Little gems special needs centre)
hcsmSA - Disability Youth Ambassador

hcsmSA - Disability Youth Ambassador

Vanessa giving the disability youth ambassador a copy of Dr. Bertalan Mesko's book "A guide to the clinical use of social media."
Volunteering - Smile Foundation

Volunteering - Smile Foundation

Vanessa has been a volunteer for the Smile Foundation since 2012.
Artext - Medical Websites

Artext - Medical Websites

Vanessa owned an advertising business for 20 years. Due to her own patient experience, she diversified services to offer doctors websites with patient education and later focused on the ecosystem hcsmSA.org which made more sense in terms of web 3.0.
Drones in connected health

Drones in connected health

Drones will be used in health ecosystems to save time in emergency situations, such as ambulance arriving on scene through traffic. A camera and speaker make it possible to guide an individual on scene who needs to save a life. (Photo location: The Photo and Film expo, Johannesburg.)
First African to moderate a global health tweetchat

First African to moderate a global health tweetchat

Vanessa was the first African to moderate a global health tweetchat for #Doctors20. Analytics from Symplur.com showed that her chat had the highest attendance and user interaction across Twitter during this hour globally.
Africa Health - 2015

Africa Health - 2015

Visiting Africa Health in 2015. Over 5000 visitors attended. Follow the Twitter conversations on #AfricaHealth
Meditech South Africa

Meditech South Africa

Meditech are a patient-centered EHR company in South Africa.
Walking through Charlotte Maxeke Hospital with

Walking through Charlotte Maxeke Hospital with "Reconciliation"

Visiting the Wits University Surgical Society on Nelson Mandela day wearing her Walking Gallery Jacket. during the day several doctors and nurses were curious to know more about eHealth.
Member of the Walking Gallery - by Regina Holliday

Member of the Walking Gallery - by Regina Holliday

Vanessa is the first African ePatient advocate in the famous Walking Gallery of Health Care. Her jacket represents the steps she had to take to reconstruct her face and the name of her jacket is 'Reconciliation." The gallery has close to 400 members internationally and all the members advocate for eHealth.
Cinderblocks (USA) - Honor Vanessa by lighting a candle

Cinderblocks (USA) - Honor Vanessa by lighting a candle

Vanessa won a scholarship from the Society for Participatory Medicine to attend Doctors 2.0 and You in Paris, 2015. This event ran concurrent with the Cinderblocks event in the USA. The members of the Walking Gallery lit a candle for Vanessa as they walked with their jackets to symbolize her presence.
600 page medical history

600 page medical history

Vanessa spent six years through the medical-legal systems in South Africa and accumulated over 50 medical reports.
3D Printed replica skull and implants

3D Printed replica skull and implants

Vanessa's maxillofacial surgeon was able to reconstruct her facial bones using a 3D printed skull replica and titanium implants.
New York - 2015

New York - 2015

Visiting New York to research how digital technology is being used on a daily basis. The trip included a visit to the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum to learn about design thinking which is being used to problem-solve in digital health application design.
Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality

Virtual reality at the Photo and Film Exhibition in Johannesburg. Virtual reality is being introduced into health ecosystems, the greatest potential being for education.