E-health: The latest European barometer

The three overall priorities in e-health in Europe The latest European barometer published by HIMSS Analytics sum­marises what concerns our neighbouring countries have about e-health. Three overall priorities have emerged about using digital health: To this ‘top 3’ we could very easily add physicians’ access to information as unsurprisingly, it comes ahead of patients’ ac­cess in the responses given by healthcare orga­nisations. At a closer look, we can see that each country’s results naturally mirror how digitally advanced their organisations are and which di­rection their local health policies lean towards. For instance, using electronic patient records is considered significantly less...

Big data health: the 4 P’s of medicine

The creation of internal hospital warehouses makes it possible to collect data which is stored in multiple databases to make sharing and consulting easier for hospitals. The data can then be used to identify patients with defined characteristics for clinical research, to train groups in epidemiology and to generate new knowledge. Using this big data opens up great prospects to develop the so-called 4 P’s of medicine: Preventive Predictive Personalized Participatory However, let us not forget that quantity is not everything and that building useful and reliable algorithms for doctors means that we must first make sure the data itself is correct and that it is integrated properly. The way...

How new healthcare organisations have impacted IT systems

From health networks de­signed in the mid-1990s to a move towards pa­tient-centered care, which is a current focus, healthcare professionals have a history of developing coordinated organisations. The acceleration of the current epi­demiological and demographic tran­sition accentuates the need to adapt practices and the healthcare system as a whole. One study illustrates this requirement: caring for some chronically ill de­pendent elderly people can involve up to 30 workers: “In order to evaluate the number of professionals needed to treat and follow-up patients, as well as study the possible recommended methods of coordination, the HCAAM* analysed 26 guides and lists of acts and...

Is patient data the path to the Holy Grail of predictive medicine?

Predictive medicine is defined as anything medicine can do to predict and/or anticipate potential illnesses. At the moment, a lot of people are talking about Machine Learning and Big Data as key factors for transforming healthcare services. Their usage is changing the face of the entire medical field, especially for early detection of serious illnesses and epidemics. However, nothing can be predicted if there is no data. And herein lies the dilemma. Machine Learning and Big Data as key factors for transforming healthcare services. The winning combination of patient data and AI Whilst artificial intelligence becomes increasingly part of modern medicine, traditional medical practice and...

Speeding up the digital shift in France

The successive reforms over the past 20 years have gradually modified the French healthcare system without being able to fully adapt to the demographic, social and economic challenges it faces. Considered as a lever for improvement, digital technology is being increasingly used to oil the cogs of transformation in the French sys­tem just as it is in Europe, gradually leading towards digital health. The 5 projects for a digital health: A new transformation strategy was an¬nounced by the French public authorities in February 2018. It involves five projects, including speeding up the digital shift – an operation which has led the government to set three strategic objectives for 2022:...

Google Cloud & Enovacom work together for the future of Healthcare

Press release: Google & Enovacom    Enovacom is dedicated to developing innovative healthcare software, enabling the exchange and sharing of patient data in Europe and North America, and investing more than 20% of its annual revenues into R&D, to bring its customers some of the most advanced, innovative healthcare solutions.   Different healthcare standards or initiatives serve the different healthcare segments effectively in delivering critical information between systems, such as HL7v2 or the new standard of FHIR.   The development of FHIR-based standards is moving ahead, but practical implementations are still in their infancy and at the time being HL7v2 is still...

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