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1.1 Presentation and scope of the study

According to the World Health Organization, the term e-health refers to "the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for health". This definition includes a first major domain called Health Information System (HIS) or Hospital Information System (HIS), encompassing all the solutions of information exchange between hospitals, doctors and patients such as the computerized medical record or the health card system. E-health also encompasses other areas:

  • Telemedicine: it includes different medical acts performed at a distance;
  • Telehealth: it mainly concerns monitoring and prevention;
  • Technological devices for patients or m-health (mobile applications, connected objects, etc.);
  • Technological devices for public and industrial players.

The global e-health market is growing. The total amount of funds raised by start-ups in the world is growing relatively steadily.

Also, the number of patients using telemedicine is increasing worldwide; this is a very promising segment within telehealth. The practice of telemedicine is also stimulated by the development of connected objects and m-health via smartphone applications for example, measuring physiological and physical data that can be analyzed for future medical treatments.

In the French market, the health sector is directly linked to public investments. The Ministry of Health has announced a development plan dedicated to e-health, proving that the sector represents a real growth driver, but also a way to modernize the various treatments for patients. We should also mention the Shared Medical File (digital health record) and the generalization of teleconsultations.

In addition, many startups are investing in the French market. This market shows signs of future growth, given the aging population and the increase in the number of chronic diseases. A large proportion of the population also suffers from long-term conditions such as diabetes. However, the market remains immature and fragmented around several relatively small players

The current boom in telemedicine, telehealth and especially m-health reflects a real revolution in the healthcare field, marked by the transformation of medical practices, relationships between market players (such as healthcare professionals), etc.


1.2 A growing global market

Consulting firm Frost & Sullivan estimates that the global e-health market will be worth $***.* billion by **** [***], up +***% from ****. This expansion is driven by:

an aging population the massive development of new technologies - especially connected health objects and AI-based data analysis tools the growth of chronic diseases regulatory changes, such as the ...

1.3 In France, a promising market

E-health encompasses innovations in the use of information and communication technologies (***) for health-related activities. Its turnover is estimated at * billion euros in **** in France [***].

The e-health market can be broken down into two segments. The health information systems (***), information systems for healthcare professionals and archiving services. The telehealth market, which covers ...


2.1 Determinants of professional demand

The benefits of e-health

Practitioners are primarily looking for tools to simplify their daily use (***), and greater fluidity in the exchange of information between hospitals and patients [***]. According tothe same report, more than **% of doctors and professionals see e-health as a way to improve prevention, through regular monitoring of health, diet, ...

2.2 Determinants of patient demand for e-health solutions

On the patient side, patients say they are ready for the implementation of a computerized Personal Medical Record, especially among the over-**s [***], and express a strong interest (***) in having access to it. Two years later, in ****, Accenture's "**** Technology Vision for Healthcare" report argues that **% of patients were convinced that health ...

2.3 The various obstacles to the adoption of e-health

Lack of trust among professionals

According to a study conducted by MACSF in ****, healthcare professionals were wary of e-health for various reasons. **% of those surveyed considered digital health tools to be a threat to medical confidentiality. In addition, **% of healthcare professionals deplore the vagueness surrounding e-health objects in terms of liability: ...

2.4 The central role of government

The national e-health **** strategy is based on four main priorities [***]: develop connected medicine, allowing for remote monitoring or interpretation of medical data via applications ; encouraging collaboration between healthcare professionals, citizens and economic players; simplify administrative procedures for patients (***); strengthening the security of health information systems. Some of the actions in the ...


3.1 E-health: a vast field

E-health has many applications, which France Biotech analyzes in the following graph, concerning the fields of expertise of e-health companies in France.

Areas of application of e-health France, ****, % Source: ****

Connected objects account for **% of the activity of e-health companies in France, with digital diagnostics and patient telemonitoring accounting for **% and **% respectively. ...

3.2 The different actors

Typical players vary depending on the e-health segment considered:

The information systems segment is dominated on the one hand by pure players and diversified publishers and on the other hand by public operators [***] The telemedicine segment is dominated by telemedicine specialists and medical device manufacturers [***] The telehealth sector is facing the ...

3.3 The major role of GAFA in e-health

Over the past ** years, the GAFAs (***) have paved the way for the progressive industrialization of healthcare. They are now among the major players in the fields of health-related prevention and information. Previously, health care was strictly reserved for health professionals as a major pillar of solidarity. But due to the explosion ...


4.1 An offer present throughout the value chain

Source: ****

E-health service providers are present throughout the value chain, from prevention to ambulatory follow-up, including consultation, diagnosis and management.

4.2 A multitude of products and services offered

The range of products and services in the field of e-health is very fragmented and adapted according to the customers (***). The market can thus be segmented according to the following typology:

Health information systems

This first segment is largely dominated by products related to the Hospital Information System (***), which includes first ...

4.3 Price overview

Connected objects

Concerning connected health objects, the offer is very wide and the price ranges can vary enormously depending on the quality of the devices. On the market of connected watches for example, entry-level products are around **€ while the most sophisticated models cost more than * ***€.

Consumer connected blood pressure monitors can ...


5.1 Current regulations

Telemedicine regulationsThe first rules concerning telemedicine date back to ****, with the article ** of the law ****-***. Telemedicine includes different activities according to the Ministry of Solidarity and Health, which are teleconsultation, tele-expertise, remote monitoring, remote assistance, and medical regulation. Telemedicine entered the common law of medical practices in ****. Specifically, one of ...


6.1 Segmentation

Connected objects / Manufacturers of medical devices :

Withings Fitbit iHealth Labs Apple

Service providers :

Doctolib InnovHealth Umanlife Simplify

Health information systems / Health data hosts :

Cerner Cegedim Cap Gemini

Telemedicine :

Acetiam Parsys Omnidoc Qare Maincare Ortif

  • Withings
  • FitBit
  • Doctolib
  • InnovHealth
  • Umanlife
  • Simplify
  • Cerner
  • Cegedim
  • Capgemini
  • Acetiam
  • Parsys
  • Apple
  • Qare SAS
  • Omnidoc
  • Maincare
  • Ortif- Outil Régional de Télémédecine d’Île-de-France

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Publicado en 13/01/2022 by Claire Doin - Marque Prégérée

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