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E-Health introduction







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Basics of electronics, basics of computer science, interest for software and hardware technologies.

Résultats d'apprentissage

Understand the scope and perspectives of e-health: The possibilities of technologies around the legal framework surrounding health data and connected medicine, societal and economic issues (healthcare pathway, medical applications, telemedicine).

Contenu du cours

This introduction to e-health presents the contribution of digital technology to the health and well-being of users and patients. It covers the use of digital information transmission, management and sharing tools such as electronic medical records, electronic health records and personal health records, for the benefit of both medical and medico-social practices. This introduction also covers medical devices, their fields of application and classifications, the support of microsystems and their embedded electronics to the development of new types of portable microsensors, surgical instruments, drug delivery systems or laboratories on a chip etc.

Subject/chapters include:

  • Introduction: Applications of information and communication technologies to the health and well-being of users and patients
  • Different types of health data: Electronic Medical Record (EMR) – Electronic Health Record (EHR) – Personal Health Record (PHR)
  • Health Data Applications: Sensors (DMP), Diagnostics and Guidance, Teleconsultation and Telemedicine, Remote Medical Sensor Tracking, Databank and Statistical Analysis.
  • Medical devices: definition, classes, CE certification, development cycles
  • Miniaturized and microsystem devices: Evolution of technologies, medical tricorder (health companion), micro devices and bio-MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems), basic elements – sensors and actuators -, implanted and microsurgical devices
  • Microfluidics and laboratories on chip: General perspectives, basic microfluidic operations (pumps, valves, mixer, etc.), devices for biomolecular characterization, devices for bio-cellular studies, organs on chips. Synthesis with examples of application for cancer research.

Méthode d'évaluation

Examination in the form of multiple choices tests.