The shared healthcare information systems agency (ASIP Santé) is now publishing its second activity report, detailing its progress in 2010

Public Policy | 12 Jul 2011
The shared healthcare information systems agency (ASIP Santé) is now publishing its second activity report, detailing its progress in 2010. The biggest event of the year was, of course, the launch of the electronic health record (DMP). This major public health programme can now be rolled out across France, within a framework which guarantees that data are shared securely and patient rights respected. Its gradual takeup by both healthcare professionals and patients is a huge advance, in that it enables new modes of healthcare coordination to be implemented.
 
And for all of the agency’s stakeholders, this year has been an important stage in the process, during which it has been possible to put in place the resources the agency needs for its administration and operation. The work aimed at structuring health information systems in general has been continued, and the national interoperability framework updated. This has allowed the agency to set up directories of healthcare professionals and begin reforming the health professional card system.

The various calls for tenders launched by the agency in 2010 (“Emergence” – Emergence, “Bureautique Santé” – Healthcare Office Software, “Télémedicine” – Telemedicine), while remaining consistent with the work mentioned above, have also enabled these reference frameworks to be installed on the ground, so that shared health information systems can be structured and software publishers incited to develop new products.

The experiences of other countries which ASIP Santé has chosen to highlight in this report show how health information systems and e-health in general are very much common preoccupations. ASIP Santé intends to pursue all of its missions in 2011 so that the sharing of health data – which is so vital for high-quality medical treatment – becomes a reality for patients and healthcare professionals alike.