Getting into the digital world for the healthcare sector is major. On one hand, healthcare actors invest in digital tools to improve case management, on the other, patient get online/connected. Healthcare Information Systems (HIS) sudden growth improves patient care quality. Patient management needs to be evaluated in regards to efficient use of the HIS. Digital gain is to be estimated for healthcare management and hospital efficiency. A recent study of Jarvis (2003) shows a correlation between the degree of HIS integration and healthcare quality. While at the same time, the use of healthcare connected devices, health connected platforms, ensure patient follow-up, thus changing patients attitude on their health management. Are all these tools increasing patient’s awareness /empowerment? Is the medical decision process between the patient and the healthcare professional improved? Patients, Healthcare professionals and administrative teams have to rethink their practices. Is the use of the digital tools improving the service provided to patients? Is the daily activity of the healthcare professional simplified or improved? How do decision-makers in health organisations use digital tools to make strategic decisions? The huge leap forward of the digital world in all healthcare fields, compels the society to take a break, and think about the best way to secure coherent and ethic developments of healthcare systems.
“Hand in hand with patients, healthcare professionals and decision-makers.”
Biovision’s working path "Digital Health" aims to discuss several international methods in order to evaluate the potential of digital tools. Afterwards, we will attempt to define a global approach, combining HIS future developments, new connected devices under development, healthcare systems performance evaluation. All this while taking into account the whole user range.