Tele-medicine : from cottage industry to industrial organisation

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In charge of the ‘tele-medicine’ study, Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris

Seminar Management of Innovation | Wednesday January 19, 2000

Drawing on the example of the Télif network, which enables neurosurgeons to make diagnoses at a distance using scanner images, Catherine Viens-Bitker explains the complexities of ‘tele-medicine’. This innovation implies profound change, not only in medical practice and the organisation of health care, but also in the legal structure and economic models. According to Catherine Viens-Bitker, the key to success lies in the existence of a genuine demand and also in the implementation of an economic logic which makes each member of the team commit himself to this new method.

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This session was published in issue n°25 of the Journal de l'École de Paris du management, entitled Virages et mirages  de la nouvelle économie.

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