e-health & digital systems

chair-health

Why is Yncréa Méditerranée interested in this field?

E-health (or digital health) refers to "the application of information and communication technologies to all health-related activities". At the convergence of two fields undergoing rapid development and change, digital health covers a vast field of activity, organized around a number of key areas:

  • health information systems that enable better coordination of care within a health care institution (Hospital Information Systems or HIS, Electronic Patient Record or DPI, etc.) or a health care territory (Shared Health Information Systems);
  • telemedicine, which offers remote care and covers five categories of medical procedure: tele-consultation, tele-expertise, telemonitoring, tele-assistance and medical regulation (center 15);
  • Tele-health integrating monitoring and prevention services for individuals with a primary objective of well-being (connected objects, mobile self-measurement applications, web platforms, etc.). Depending on the users, it is possible to distinguish three types of generic technological devices within these fields of application:
  • technological devices focused on patients or the general public: m-health or m-health (M for Mobile), mobile health applications, web health applications, connected objects, social networks (patient communities), health information portals, etc,
  • technological systems focused on healthcare providers such as healthcare establishments and professionals: in-house HIS, shared information systems, on-board information systems (e.g. SMUR), telemedicine systems, etc,
  • technological devices centered on insurance companies, public regulators and industry: generic customer relationship management (CRM) tools as well as data mining (internal data) or big data (external data) tools for the collection, storage and algorithmic processing of massive health data.
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 In 2020, the national digital health development strategy is built around four main priorities:

  • develop connected medicine through a "big data" plan for health; for example, this plan will allow the development of new applications for remote monitoring or interpretation of medical data to assist doctors in their diagnosis;
  • encourage co-innovation between healthcare professionals, citizens and economic players by launching calls for projects dedicated to e-health or the development of living labs in order to imagine, in direct contact with users, the medicine of tomorrow;
  • simplify administrative procedures for patients (admission, online appointment booking, etc.) and equip health democracy with a digital platform that facilitates user consultation and participation;
  • strengthen the security of health information systems through a dedicated action plan.
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Who is working on it?

Holder of the e-health chair

Some completed projects