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30 October 2019 | Geoffroy Lacroix

Update on the support provided to professionals by the French Health Authority for the deployment of e-health in France

In a series of articles published this month, the Haute Autorité de Santé (French Health Authority) recalled the materials it has produced in connection with the deployment of e-health in France. The French Health Authority has indeed developed tools, guides and guidelines to support developers of apps and smart devices, practitioners wishing to set up […]

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12 September 2019 | Geoffroy Lacroix

Practical recommendations of the French Health Authority for the implementation of teleconsultation and tele-expertise activities

On June 20, 2019, the Haute Autorité de la Santé (French Health Authority) published a best practice guide for the implementation and exercise of teleconsultation and tele-expertise activities. These recommendations, intended for professionals, are designed to support the operational deployment of telemedicine in France.

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31 October 2018 | Geoffroy Lacroix

Generalization and liberalization of telemedicine in France

The year 2018 marks a significant shift in the deployment of telemedicine in France. Teleconsultations are henceforth reimbursed by the French Health Insurance Fund, just like “standard” consultations. This practice has also been liberalized through the repeal of the obligation to enter into contracts with regional health agencies and agreements between operators that carry out […]

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28 February 2018 | Geoffroy Lacroix

What type of software is to be considered as a medical device according to the CJEU?

In a judgment dated December 7, 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recalled the criteria to be applied to determine whether software constitutes a medical device. According to the findings of the CJEU, software that permits the use of data specific to a patient in particular to detect contraindications, drug interactions […]

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28 May 2015 | Geoffroy Lacroix

Defective product liability: Where it is found that a medical device has a potential defect, it is possible to classify as defective all the products belonging to the same group or production series

Directive of July 25, 1985 on liability for defective products (the “Directive”) has introduced a strict liability regime under which producers/manufacturers are liable for damage caused by the defectiveness of their products. To enforce this strict liability regime, the aggrieved person is required to prove the defect, the damage and the causal relationship between the […]

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1 November 2013 | Laure Marolleau

Launch of the public participation process

The public is now better informed than ever before. And the public has never been so much worried with respect to environment-related matters. In this context, how should we understand the process of public participation in decisions affecting the environment that had been extended and regulated by the Law n° 2012-1460 of December 27, 2012, […]

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