30 June 2020
Mid-June, France's independent think tank dedicated to public policy in France and Europe, the Institut Montaigne, published a report on the state of e-healthcare in France and various outlooks. Gide contributed to drafting this document, which aims to promote a single and clear healthcare industry.
The Covid-19 pandemic put the spotlight on the incredible potential of digital solutions applied to health, as well as the insufficient digitisation of our healthcare system. To make this e-healthcare project a priority in France, Thomas Buberl, Director-General of AXA, Bernard Charlès, vice-president and Director-General of Dassault Systèmes, and Thomas London, partner and head of the Healthcare Systems & Services and the Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products Practices at McKinsey Paris, all of whom co-chair the Institut Montaigne's healthcare workgroup, co-signed the report E-santé : augmentons la dose (E-healthcare: let's up the dose), published mid-June.
Based on a hundred or so interviews and international comparisons, this work draws up a long-term strategy for deploying a digital and innovative approach to the sector. Revealing the potential of e-healthcare would, in particular, make it possible to better anticipate crises and improve patient care and support provided by care professionals.
Gide has been able to contribute to this report in two ways: our lawyers Morgane Boucher, Thierry Dor and Aurélie Pacaud were part of the workgroup and gave their expertise of healthcare topics, and were then interviewed on healthcare data.
In their 12 proposals for a new healthcare deal, the authors call for the mobilisation of stakeholders in the field, the responsible use of healthcare data, the construction of a regulatory and technical environment conducive to the rollout of e-healthcare, and the establishment of a culture of trust around digital healthcare.
Click here to read the report in full, and a summary of the 12 proposals here (both in French).