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Impacts de la santé numérique dans la pratique des médecins généralistes

Abstract : Digital health, namely the use of digital technologies in healthcare, promises to change the general practice. The main purpose of the following study is to analyze these impacts on the medical practice of general practitioners. Qualitative research, conducted by individual semi-structured interviews, took place from December 2019 to February 2020. General practitioners involved in this study were all staying in the Nouvelle Aquitaine Region of France. Purposive sampling enabled the recruitment of general practitioners according to different levels of digital use in practice. In total, 15 general practitioners have participated to the study, with an average age of 47,8 years old. The analysis of the interviews reveals some impacts on the whole elements that constitute the medical practice, from little changes to significant transformations. After gathering the encoded data by topics, these are the three main sets of impacts : - the augmented doctor by using digital technologies, - the new management of digital health data, - and the reorganization of the medical practice in a digital ecosystem. The overall expected impact can be summarized in a general practice where the doctor, that is augmented by the use of digital technologies and by a guiding artificial intelligence, practices within a coordinated networking and supports an independent and enlightened patient in the digital health ecosystem. The digital health is a golden opportunity for general practitioners to review their practice, for more humane and high quality healthcare, which reduces social, territorial and technological inequalities between patients. Doctors would benefit from understanding all the benefits of this technological process, in order to successfully lead the transformation of their profession.
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Damien Planchenault. Impacts de la santé numérique dans la pratique des médecins généralistes. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2021. ⟨dumas-03435598⟩



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