The Digitization of Healthcare

New Challenges and Opportunities

  • Loick Menvielle
  • Anne-Françoise Audrain-Pontevia
  • William Menvielle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlii
  2. Digitalization of Health-Care Overview and Outlook of a Promising Sector

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jean-Christophe Mestres
      Pages 3-21
    3. Andrew D. Scarffe, Alexander D. Smith, David Barrett
      Pages 23-37
    4. Thierry Garrot, Nathalie Angelé-Halgand
      Pages 59-78
  3. New Challenges for the Practice of Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Grant P. Cumming, Douglas McKendrick, Jamie Hogg, Tara French, Eva Kahana, David Molik et al.
      Pages 81-98
    3. Christo El Morr, Linda Eftychiou
      Pages 99-118
    4. Christine Thoër, Florence Millerand, Nina Duque
      Pages 119-134
  4. E-Health and Actual Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Françoise L. Simon, Loick Menvielle, Matthieu Salvadore, François Meurgey
      Pages 171-188
    3. Grant P. Cumming, Tara French, Jamie Hogg, Douglas McKendrick, Heidi Gilstad, David Molik et al.
      Pages 189-203
    4. Anne-Françoise Audrain-Pontevia, William Menvielle, Loick Menvielle
      Pages 225-237
  5. From M-Health to New Perspectives at the Digital Age

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Linda Eftychiou, Christo El Morr
      Pages 257-275
    3. Sergio Gago-Masague, Thomas M. Chen, Guann-Pyng Li
      Pages 293-322
    4. Silvia Cacho-Elizondo, José-Domingo Lázaro Álvarez, Victor-Ernesto Garcia
      Pages 323-344
  6. New Paradigm and Perspectives for Health in a Digital Age

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 441-454

About this book


Combining conceptual, pragmatic and operational approaches, this edited collection addresses the demand for knowledge and understanding of IT in the healthcare sector. With new technology outbreaks, our vision of healthcare has been drastically changed, switching from a ‘traditional’ path to a digitalized one. Providing an overview of the role of IT in the healthcare sector, The Digitization of Healthcare illustrates the potential benefits and challenges for all those involved in delivering care to the patient. The incursion of IT has disrupted the value chain and changed business models for companies working in the health sector, and also raised ethical issues and new paradigms about delivering care. This book illustrates the rise of patient empowerment through the development of patient communities such as PatientLikeMe, and medical collaborate platforms such as DockCheck, thus providing a necessary tool to patients, caregivers and academics alike. 


Information Technology organization business ethics patient communities patient empowerment innovation

Editors and affiliations

  • Loick Menvielle
    • 1
  • Anne-Françoise Audrain-Pontevia
    • 2
  • William Menvielle
    • 3
  1. 1.EDHEC Business School Nice CedexFrance
  2. 2.Université du Québec à Montréal MontréalCanada
  3. 3.Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Trois RivièresCanada

Bibliographic information

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