Developing the use of the DMP while rolling it out to everyone.

Points of view | 14 Mar 2012
Points of view Ludovic Chouet, director of GCS Emosist.
The DMP is gaining ground in the Franche-Comté region. The first feedback was made available in 2011. An account from the director of GCS EMOSIST of the DMP and other e-health projects.

What are GCS EMOSIST's major projects? How do these meet specific regional care organization and demographic needs?

The DMP has always been one of GCS' major projects, in all stages of its implementation (trials, launch, ongoing support). This project is a prime symbol of one of the grouping's major objectives, which is to "work together" to improve patient management using information and communications management tools.

The oncology information system provides all healthcare professionals with a tool to manage multidisciplinary meetings (RCP) and appointments at which patients are told their diagnosis, all of which can be connected to the DMP.

A system for information about and management of strokes can help to meet specific medical and management needs (remote specialist consultation, remote appointments, remote assistance with thrombolysis), based on a single telemedicine tool and supported by regional imaging services.

Finally, transforming the regional portal into a regional digital health environment (ENRS) will provide a single point of access to all services.

What are the main features of the DMP project in the Franche-Comté region?

In Franche-Comté, we chose to roll out the DMP across the region from the start, beginning with the ten main public health facilities. This high level of mobilization among institutions sent a strong message to community health facilities, which in turn adopted the new system enthusiastically.

What have you done in 2011 to support the launch of the DMP?

in 2011, GCS EMOSIST provided support to 13 healthcare facilities in the region. One of the objectives was to cover all types of facility (regional university hospitals (CHRU), general hospitals (CHG), hospitals (CH), voluntary admission to psychiatric hospital (HL), follow-up and convalescent care (SSR), and residential care homes (EHPAD)) in order to assess the specific organizational and technical requirements in each type of facility, where the DMP is used in a specific way.

In community medicine, the emphasis was put on software companies that produce DMP-compatible solutions (Imagine Edition, CLM, CompuGroup). Over the last year, more than 350 general practitioners (25% of general practitioners in the region) have been trained in use of the DMP. To date, only 10% of these professionals use the DMP every day. The main objective in 2012 will therefore be to develop usage levels, while rolling the programme out generally.

About...

GCS EMOSIST (grouping for the modernization of health information systems and telemedecine) is a health co-operation grouping (GCS) that was set up in 2004 with guidance from healthcare facilities and the Franche-Comté regional hospital agency (ARH). It brings together over 40 public and private facilities and 23 healthcare networks via the Franche-Comté Health Networks Federation (FRS-FC). GCS EMOSIST is involved in projects to share knowledge and work together in the creation of information systems.
Extract from the ASIP Santé's Annual Report 2011.