Guide

Patients and their data: the foundations for healthcare transformation.

Computerising healthcare systems have now reached the point of no return. Digital health services can use these foundations to help the emergence of coordination of IT systems and patient treatment in areas where the healthcare system is being reorganised. This evolution calls for a relentless focus on the challenges linked with interoperability – the ability for systems to interact using norms and standards to make end-to-end data management run smoother.

This white paper offers you an overview of exchanging and sharing healthcare data and particularly its evolution perspectives to bring the focus of healthcare back onto patients.

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Computerising healthcare systems have now reached the point of no return. Digital health services can use these foundations to help the emergence of coordination of IT systems and patient treatment in areas where the healthcare system is being reorganised. This evolution calls for a relentless focus on the challenges linked with interoperability – the ability for systems to interact using norms and standards to make end-to-end data management run smoother.

Building national interoperability frameworks database by database, repository by repository, aims to set the rules for safe connected healthcare IT systems, address siloed operations and lasting partitions. Naturally, technology suppliers are contributing to this project.

Enovacom is 100% dedicated to healthcare and has always been on the cutting edge of interoperability and healthcare IT system security.

These are essential prerequisites for healthcare systems to advance as they prepare for the successful integration of these digital innovations which help to improve healthcare across local populations and the wider health system. Solutions for connected healthcare (medical devices, IoMT, etc.), the flow of computerised information in digital hospitals and patient records which are accessible in real time help healthcare professionals coordinate their work and deliver more efficient patient care. The same applies to the challenges of coordinating care between health and social care settings. All of this can be reduced by implementing these IT systems which focus more and more on patients, users and citizens.

If you consider that 25 to 30% of medical examinations and interventions are unnecessary, that our healthcare system (and its staff) is under huge pressure and that many organisations need restructuring, it becomes obvious that e-health must keep on developing and improving.

Professionals are mandated to work throughout entire regions, coordinating in teams to ensure citizens receive the right treatment and they are eager to have ergonomic, efficient and secure tools to exchange and share data. The rise of secure healthcare messaging services and the announcement of shared medical records being used in France nationwide in autumn 2018 – to mention just two projects – are part of this perspective. 2018 will also be the year of telemedicine, which is expected to reduce inequalities around access to healthcare in certain areas. Interoperability requirements are now becoming a more and more pressing matter.

It is in this rapidly changing landscape which is driven both by the Modernisation Act of January 2016 and by a new strategy to transform the healthcare system, confirmed in autumn 2018, that this white paper offers you an overview of exchanging and sharing healthcare data and particularly its evolution perspectives to bring the focus of healthcare back onto patients.

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