[Who will kick off the digital transformation of health?]

Med Sci (Paris). Jun-Jul 2018;34(6-7):587-589. doi: 10.1051/medsci/20183406019. Epub 2018 Jul 31.
[Article in French]


Over the past few years, numerous medical digital initiatives have blossomed, displaying tangible signs of efficacy in improving, for example, medication adherence or lifestyle. Such patient-centered solutions free themselves, at least conceptually, from the silos between the major players in healthcare (pharmaceutical industry, health authorities, hospitals, payers). The lack of a global rethinking of patient care has resulted in structural fragility. This could provide fertile ground for the arrival of players from the digital world, called "pure players", who could radically rethink and disrupt business models by proposing personalized digital solutions based on patients' needs. Thus, in the management of chronic disease, such as cardiovascular disease or type 2 diabetes, "pure players" could bring about a paradigm shift via a commitment to achieve results which are driven by real-world outcome assessment rather than being means-driven.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Technology* / instrumentation
  • Biomedical Technology* / organization & administration
  • Biomedical Technology* / standards
  • Biomedical Technology* / trends
  • Computers
  • Delivery of Health Care* / methods
  • Delivery of Health Care* / organization & administration
  • Delivery of Health Care* / standards
  • Delivery of Health Care* / trends
  • Electronic Health Records / organization & administration
  • Electronic Health Records / standards
  • Hospitals
  • Humans
  • Medical Informatics* / organization & administration
  • Medical Informatics* / standards
  • Medical Informatics* / trends
  • Medical Records Department, Hospital / organization & administration
  • Medical Records Department, Hospital / standards