Effective hospital management, a strategic imperative

Article published in the Décideur Public 27/10/2020

The Health field, like other markets such as industry and energy, is one of the most strategic sectors on a national scale. In this context, it is clear that the latter must rely on efficient, secure and agile infrastructures in order to continuously adapt to new uses. On this point, digital technology is a powerful ally that makes it possible to rationalise management operations in order to make the processing of transactions more fluid.


The central role of the Hospital Information System (HIS)

As we have mentioned, IT is a strategic point for healthcare professionals. Indeed, the HIS is becoming increasingly complex and must now be able to process and automate numerous management processes. But how can such a project, which requires increasingly complex parameters to be taken into account, be successfully completed? Let’s not forget that the HIS is an assembly of heterogeneous technologies and business solutions, not to mention the generalization of subjects related to mobility or the Internet of Things. All these elements are structural points that need to be well integrated.


The importance of data and good applicative communication

Data processing is the basis for the proper functioning of the HIS. Thus, a good aggregation of data in order to facilitate the processing of current operations is fundamental. It is then a question of making heterogeneous applications communicate with each other. However, this cannot be done easily without the support of systems such as EAI platforms, which make it possible to establish this link and unify the processing of operations.

It is then possible to aggregate data internal to the Hospital Information System, but also data flows from external partners. Finally, let us not forget the subject of the DMP, which must also be supplied with health data from hospital services in particular.


Ensuring flawless security for information exchange

Here too, this is a sensitive issue, particularly with regard to exchanges by electronic mail. On this point, one thing is certain: it is important to respect strict protocols such as the “MSSanté” secure health messaging system. This makes it possible to guarantee real security and confidentiality of exchanges. Here again, the combination of technologies with the consideration of specificities and business regulations is a prerequisite.

These different elements highlight the fact that it is essential not to make the wrong technological choices. Hospitals in the midst of change must therefore make the right choices in order to build reliable, high-performance and scalable systems that can meet the new challenges of the sector.