Cyber and health

The future of the healthcare model depends on our ability to collectively go digital. The Agence du Numérique en Santé is here to meet this challenge with us. To improve the health system alongside all stakeholders, private and public, professionals or users, through digital transformation. To allow everyone to switch to e-health, safely and with confidence.


The role of the Digital Health Agency aims to create the conditions for the development and regulation of digital health, to promote innovation for the benefit of professionals and users and to assist public authorities in the conduct of digital projects. of national interest.

The Agence du Numérique en Santé works as closely as possible to the ministerial delegation for digital health (DNS) to implement guidelines dedicated to the health and medico-social sector.

It cultivates and offers a dual expertise: business, technical and legal expertise to help build the framework for e-health (standards, labels, etc.) and information systems. On the other hand, it develops expertise in change management and support for actors, because the rule is not enough. The success of e-health depends above all on the ability of actors to appropriate a new culture of health data, exchanges and increased sensitivity to information security, this new intangible asset of the health system.

The year 2019 was marked by an upsurge in cyber attacks, which spared no sector of activity, including the health sector. Many establishments have suffered attacks, sometimes with significant consequences for the care of patients. Thus, nearly 400 incidents were reported to the Ministry of Solidarity and Health and 70 support requests were made to the health cybersecurity unit, dedicated to supporting health structures within the Agence du digital health.

There is no doubt that the year 2020 will follow a similar progression to the year 2019. In a context where the threat continues to develop and adapt, cybersecurity at the level of each health structure has become a national priority.

The agency publishes some key figures for 2019:
- 392 incidents declared on the reporting portal
- 70 support requests
- 85% of the declarants are health establishments
- 43% incidents are of malicious origin

Health observatory report

ANS Activity Report 2019×297-web-planches.pdf

Virginie Gastine Menou

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