Global Observatory for eHealth

France

eHealth strategy

The national eHealth objectives of France are embodied in a legislative bill regarding patients, health and modernisation of health facilities. The Strategy for the French digital economy 2012-2020 also includes a statement of new initiatives supporting the development of eHealth and telehealth.

The strategy also describes the elements of interoperability and security required and acknowledges that telemedicine relies on communication networks whose quality must be defined and assessed according to the nature of this activity. The strategy suggests utilizing videoconferencing devices, media exchange data flows teleconsultation, tele-expertise and remote support, the other acts of medical monitoring to achieve the goals of the strategy.

Date of publication: 2012


Telehealth

Telemedicine developed after the publication of the decree of 19 October 2010 relating to telemedicine. Five priority areas to facilitate the deployment of telemedicine have been identified. These include: continuity of care in medical imaging, management of cerebrovascular accidents, health of detainees, management of chronic disease (chronic renal failure, heart failure, diabetes), and home hospitalization. France recognises the elements of interoperability and security required and acknowledges that telemedicine relies on communication networks whose quality must be defined and assessed according to the nature of this activity. France utilises videoconferencing devices, media exchange data flows, tele-consultations, tele-expertise and remote support and other acts of medical monitoring.

Date of publication: 2008


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Date URLs last accessed: 7 March 2016