The Information Technology Revolution in Health Care

  • Arthur AndréEmail author
Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)


The Information technology (IT) allows the manipluation of data with algorithms. As other fields of the industry in the past decades, Healthcare is deeply shaken by the emergence of IT. We can now record medical data electronically, store and improve medical knowledge, help therapeutic processes, communicate with patients from distance. Modern biology through the spectrum of IT leads to personalized profile for each individuals and the rising Precision Medicine. This involves social, financial, legal and ethical issues.


Information technology Healthcare e-health Digital medicine Connected health 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de ParisParisFrance
  2. 2.Sorbonne UniversitéParisFrance

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