Value of Connected Things for Healthcare is based on feedback from members of the LLSA Forum, patients, healthcare professionals, Living Labs, industrialists, researchers and institutional actors confronted with the design, development, implementation and use of these types of tools that penetrate health and communicate data. The term connected object refers to devices that continuously collect data through these objects, providing the state of health of people wherever they are and whatever they do. These objects allow clinical researchers to study new phenomena that have hitherto escaped observations in institutions.
However, the mobilization of these technologies in this context poses technical questions because the requirements of a remote, continuous operation are high. What is termed connected health emphasizes the human dimension of the subject, i.e., citizens, patients, health professionals, territorial communities, professional networks, institutions and associations. The questions of who benefits and ethical considerations are paramount to this discussion.
- Brings awareness of the complexity of connected objects
- Presents examples that highlight the use of connected codes
- Describes new devices and related services
- Identifies the challenges associated with solving these problems
Part 1: Ambitions of Connected Healthcare 2. Ethics of Connected Healthcare: the Connected Individual 3. Introductin to Cases 4. Two Stories about Connected Healthcare
Part 2: Observations and Measurements 5. Measurement and knowledge in Health 6. Challenges and Limitations of Data Capture versus Data Entry 7. Models and Algorithms
Part 3: Methods and Tools for Facilitating Appropriation 8. Design and Evaluation 9. Evaluations and Effectiveness 10. Economic and Legal Aspects 11. The Question of Technique
Part 4: Perspectives 12. Public Health Perspectives 13. Interdisciplinary Perspectives 14. Conclusion: the Success of Conditions Linked to the Connected Health Approach
Robert Picard, PhD in Management sciences, is the health referee within the French General Council of Economy at the French Ministry of Economy and the author of numerous reports on the value of health technologies. He is also President and co-founder of Forum LLSA, a networking mechanism bringing together different living labs in the health sector, public and private realms of society aiming to collectively design and evaluate innovative solutions in technology, organization and services