AND IF, tomorrow, at the hospital, thanks to the technology, a robot will take you to the emergency room and pre-diagnose you based on the data from your iWatch and your digital medical record?

AND IF, because you had a too many Chlamydia infections, a potential employer who bought access rights to your medical data would not hire you? 

AND IF… everything was going wrong? The era of data, service 8.0 and AI in healthcare is frightening. Yet the increase in demand for care combined with decreasing resources requires investment to modernize the way we care, manage the healthcare system and protect the patient. 

With 100% more patients seen in the last 20 years, a 9% increase in overall mortality and a 30% increase in the most severe cases, here is our 1st step in the hospital challenges: Emergency or the art of renovating a burning house. 


The recipe of the trainwreck

Take a shortage of general practitioners, a fertile but aging population, and shrinking budgets resulting in fewer beds in downstream departments, mix it all together and you’ll have a congested Emergency Department. This unsolvable equation was aggravated by the lack of assumed investment by the State in a sector that was nevertheless crying out for help. But to every problem its solution! « Are you hungry? Well eat », hospitals have recovered their financial management and have borrowed heavily, increasing the hospital debt from €9 to 30 billion in 15 years thanks to advantageous loans… which will become toxic with the subprime crisis. 

What are the solutions to treat this shoemaker with such bad shoes in the short term? Certainly, a better awareness of the use of the 15 which allows to direct patients towards the structures adapted to their ills is a necessity. If we must not forget the importance of giving a ringing and stumbling recognition to the nursing staff who are fighting to assume the public service mission of the hospital, in working and fatigue conditions that would make more than one private employee quit, other solutions exist.


Rethinking the Emergency Department with the help of the Tech 

A structural overhaul of the hospital care pathway must be undertaken and this is where technology comes in. While it will never replace a doctor or emergency doctor, it will be able to intervene in the emergency room and upstream 24 hours a day to improve the quality of care and relieve congestion in the emergency room.


Let’s imagine Romain’s care path

8:00 pm: The newscast is on but Romain, who has had a sore nose for a few days, realizes that he no longer feels it when he touches it. He then downloads the Hellocare application, which allows him to get a teleconsultation with a general practitioner in less than 2 minutes without an appointment.

If he was not so late, he could also have gone to his local pharmacy or to his workplace to use a teleconsultation booth (Tessan, H4D) or even a shelf equipped with a multitude of medical tools (blood pressure monitor, oximeter, etc.) in a dedicated area to obtain a precise diagnosis.


8:15 p.m.: The doctor has been formalized : he will have to go through the emergency room and leave Gilles Bouleau alone with his old tomatoes that are coming back on the market stalls : Romain asks his roommate to bring him there.

Thanks to the Urgences Chrono app, he knows which hospital has the shortest waiting time and avoids going to the most overcrowded emergency rooms in his region. Once there, thanks to Capsul Protect and contactless technology, the nurse can quickly access Romain’s medical record, which is stored in this small capsule glued to his phone.


8:45 p.m.: It’s now up to an intern to check it out. The diagnosis doesn’t seem so terrible, but the intern has a doubt and the doctor is momentarily absent. Normally Romain would have had to wait a few hours in a corridor for the doctor to return, but the intern has several tools at his disposal:

One of Incepto‘s applications that allows an A.I. to compare Romain’s case with a cohort of anonymized data, the intern can quickly confirm his intuition. 

The MedPics application that allows the intern to question his peers (30,000 professionals, 1,000,000 views per week) on clinical cases encountered.

Thus, in a few minutes the diagnosis is made: Romain has done the evil to Saint Christin and fought: The nose is broken, which damaged the nerve. We have to operate!