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#eHealth: focus on the digital transformation of healthcare

Healthcare, IoT, Open Data, Open Innovation, digital transformation as part of employees’ everyday lives, smart cities: emedia is back after the summer break with a selection of the best digital trends and uses. Today, the Econocom blog looks at security and healthcare data, using robots to train healthcare professionals, robotic assistance in the operating theatre and mobile health apps. Open data in the healthcare sector: how far should it go? Exploiting healthcare data is a hugely sensitive subject. While the supporters acclaim major advances in public health, detractors condemn invasions of privacy. The debate is raging in France, where...

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Open Data in the healthcare sector: how far should it go?

Exploiting healthcare data is a hugely sensitive subject. While the supporters acclaim major advances in public health, detractors condemn invasions of privacy. The debate is raging in France, where the government is inviting the general public to submit their ideas on the subject. Meanwhile, an incident in the UK whereby a Google-owned company got hold of the data of over a million patients is sure to fuel the anti-open data contingent. Open Data in healthcare has made its first tentative steps in France. One major manifestation of this is the creation of a public database of medication, enabling both...

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An overview of the impact of the digital transformation

How is digital adoption progressing? What are its potential advantages for education, healthcare, retail? Will CIOs get swept away by the digital wave? How to manage IoT security? The digital transition is opening up new possibilities for all organisations and industry sectors, and as 2015 draws to a close, we look back at some of the major trends of the year as reported by the Econocom blog. And we’ll be back on Monday 4 January 2016. How the flipped classroom can help pupils with learning difficulties. “The flipped classroom, in the conditions of this study, is an effective tool for...

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#Telemedicine: remote patient monitoring for improved homecare

More responsive, personalised and reassuring, remote patient monitoring for the elderly or patients suffering from chronic diseases is being tested by an increasing number of healthcare professionals. In France, private organisations such as BeeTree, H2AD or the ICARE project at Limoges Hospital are at the forefront of this trend, and a number of major groups are also starting to offer turnkey solutions. BeeTree Medical is a new French remote patient monitoring platform. Aimed at patients over 60, this paid solution includes a set of connected medical devices such as a sphygmomanometer, a wristband to measure sleep patterns and Wi-Fi-enabled...

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#OpenData and #health: France reaches a new landmark

The open data movement is making headway. In France, the government recently voted in favour of open data in healthcare, thereby taking the digitalisation of the industry to the next step. We took a look at how the situation is progressing in the rest of the world.  The “Open data in healthcare” Commission spent seven months working on a report which was submitted to French Health Minister Marisol Touraine last July. The report points out that whilst a large amount of data is already available in France, a great deal is still to be done in this area. In...

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