Sociologist, CNRS Research Director and member of the Maurice Halbwachs Centre at EHESS
The Health Data Hub is a French project with a budget of almost €10 million which aims to centralise all health data in France.
This project will make doctors; work easier thanks to the pooling of health data, but it will also open up a new market for companies.
The amount of health data in France is colossal: the Sniiram (the national inter-regime information system of the French health insurance system) holds 1.2 billion medical records collected since 2002.
However, centralisation poses a problem for some parties who do not want to entrust their databases at the risk of losing the work invested in them. This is the case for the Constance cohort which has a large quantity of data.
Other criticisms revolve around the project, notably the very principle of centralisation or the question of hosting, which would be done by Microsoft.
CNRS Research Director and Professor of Health Management at Ecole Polytechnique (IP Paris)
Co-founder and CEO of Calmedica
Digital technology has brought about a surge in innovation in the healthcare sector.
It is expected to improve the quality of patient care through remote monitoring.
Automated, digitised monitoring helps to prevent the toxic effects of a drug, personalise the care pathway for each patient and reduce the time spent in hospital.
In the long term, these advantages will help to meet the major challenges facing hospital structures, by relieving congestion in emergency departments and alleviating the shortage of medical staff.
These systems would free up 90% of a nurse’s time, improving the quality and quantity of patient care.
After her initial studies in molecular biology, Agnès Vernet trained as a science journalist at ESJ-Lille. For the past 14 years, she has been writing for various media, scientific magazines, professional titles and general press, in France and Switzerland. Since 1st February 2021, she is the elected President of the French association of science journalists (AJSPI).
PhD student at I³-CRG* at École Polytechnique (IP Paris)
Joël Perez Torrents is a PhD student at *Centre de Recherche en Gestion (I3-CNRS) at Institut Polytechnique de Paris. His research focuses on the use of Artificial Intelligence in the healthcare system. He takes advantage of the technical courses of the Polytechnic engineering cycle (X16) and of the management research of the PIC master to make an "ethology" of digital instruments.