3rd International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare

November 21–23, 2012 | Paris, France

Keynotes at MobiHealth 2012


Active Implanted Medical devices

Alain Ripart, Senior Scientific Advisor, Sorin Group

Biography

Alain Ripart is Senior Scientific Advisor for Sorin Group . He was previously Senior Vice-President and Chief Scientific Officer of Sorin Group CRM. witth main missions to scout for new technologies and new applications for arrhythmia diagnosis management and therapy with implantable devices as well to develop cooperative research with academic and private partners. From November 1987 to April 2005 he was Vice President of ELA Medical, the French pacemaker manufacturer he co-founded in 1977.He developed the R&D of the company. Previously he was a research engineer in the biomedical “Electronique Appliquée (ELA)” department where he developed various cardiac monitoring devices, defibrillators, and pacemakers. He graduated from ENSEEIHT (INP Toulouse) where he obtained an Engineer Diploma. He also owns a PhD in Electronics. Alain Ripart is member of the SEE (Société des Electriciens des Electroniciens affiliated to IEEE), the ESC (EU Society of Cardiology), and FHRS (Heart Rhythm Society USA). He holds 15 patents, made numerous ,presentations and publications and co-edited 4 books on cardiac pacing.Board member of Paris-Sud University.


The Personalised Health Record' project in France

Mrs. Anne Monnier,Director of "Territories and Use Development" pole, ASIP Santé Agency, French Ministry of Health

Abstract

ASIP Santé is the dedicated government e-health agency working to facilitate the improvement of shared IT systems in the French healthcare and medico-social sectors. Changing medical practices and healthcare requirements needs a reinforced culture of sharing and exchanging healthcare information. Led by the Ministry of Health, ASIP Santé works to bring together the different actors involved in e-health structuring projects in France. ASIP Santé’s activities are geared to ensure that the healthcare IT systems sharing and exchanging data, as well as any other related projects, improve the coordination and quality of medical care, while respecting patients’ rights (interoperability and technical framework; identification/authentication of healthcare professionals and patients; IT urbanization; etc.). ASIP Santé is also participating in the preparation and application of international agreements and projects in the field of systems to share and exchange healthcare information, on the request of the French Minister of Health or other responsible ministers. After a year of construction of the infrastructure, ASIP Santé has successfully launched the DMP (Dossier Médical Personnel) service in 2011. DMP is the national EHR solution for all the French citizens. The DMP includes access to the data for the Health Professionals, provided with patient’s authorization, as well as access for the patients to their own data through a dedicated and secured website. Created by the law of 13 August 2004, the French electronic health record (DMP) is a service designed to help improve the coordination, continuity, and therefore also the quality of healthcare. During the construction and the deployment of the DMP, a diverse range of issues have been handled – from the interoperability and security of information systems, to the organization of regional project management, and, in a wider sense, the involvement of all the stakeholders concerned. The interdependence of the various elements, and the challenges associated with the development of e-health in France, means that the DMP is bringing structure to the gradual development of a coherent e-health "ecosystem". The DMP acts as a foundation for the development of new medical practices such as telemedicine. It will allow publishers of software for healthcare professionals to develop added value medical services, such as services to assist decision making. It must also serve as a support mechanism for the development of new services for patients, chiefly via Internet applications. As of today (July 2012) almost 200 000 patients have a DMP. Deployment will be progressive. DMP acts as a natural catalyst for the modernization of the French healthcare system and the quest for greater efficiency within it.

Biography

Anne Monnier holds a DEA degree in the Sociology of Organisations from the Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) Paris. Since the start of her professional career, she has been tackling challenges related to management and change management. She participated in several missions for the study of Opinions and Markets. In 2006, she integrated the GIP DMP, now called the Agency for Shared Health Information Systems (ASIP-Santé, in French). Since her arrival, she has been participating actively in the Personal Medical Dossier (e.g. Personal Health Record; DMP, in French) project by implementing the deployment and follow-up/adoption strategies for the DMP over the whole of France. In 2009, Anne Monnier was named the Director of the “Change Management team” of ASIP Santé. She is currently accompanying the deployment of e-health services in French regions, with the help of her 10-member team. Through participation in several national calls for projects, she contributes notably to the management of change and evolution brought about by the arrival of new health-related services such as the DMP and Telemedicine.

The PDF version of the presentation is here


Standardisation issues for Body-Area Networks (IEEE 802.15.6)

Mr. Jean Schwoerer, Orange - France Telecom

Abstract

IEEE 802.15.6 has been published during spring 2012, after a 5 yeas work. This standard, who as his own place in the whole 802 system, is the first 802 wireless standard designed especially for Body Area Network. It has been specified to allow generic interconnection and interworking of various equipments, from sensors and implants to Smartphone and interface devices, without any restriction to a particular application, usage or even regulation. After a short state of the art of existing BAN technology, and associated regulation, we will give a more detailed view of the wide kind of envisioned uses cases and their associated technical requirement that guided the definition of this new standard. Then we will introduce more in detail IEEE 802.15.6 specification, as it provide a complete mac layer, and three different radio layer, each of them being able to cope with different situations to answer different needs. From that we will then propose some global guideline to help to make the best uses of 802.15.6 capacities. This will lead us to conclude on the remaining step toward success of this standard.

Biography

Jean Schwoerer received an Engineering degree in electronic and communication systems, after a five year curriculum from the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) in Rennes, France, in 2002. He received the Ph.D. degree in electronic and communication system in 2006 from National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) in close collaboration with France Telecom R&D. He joined France Telecom R&D in 2006 to continue his research activity, mainly focused on Impulse Radio UWB physical layer design and implementation for communication and ranging system, applied to sensor network and body area network(BAN). He was involved in European UWB regulation (ECC TG3) and brings significant contribution to standardization activities (IEEE 802.15.4a, IEEE 802.15.6 - BAN). During his research activity, he was one of the key contributors of the ANR, he was one of the key contributor of the ANR BANET project, who paved the way BANET project, who paved the way of a future UWB physical layer for Body Area Network. He his now coordinator of the ANR RUBY project, who aims at prototyping the first UWB 802.15.6-compliant transceiver for Body Area Network application.

The PDF version of the presentation is here