Telemedicine further developed in France to support patients with chronic kidney failure

The French 2017 budget law foresees the expansion of the national telemedicine pilot project, launched two years ago to develop telemedicine as a means to improve the follow up of patients after hospital discharge. As of 2017, priority will be set on telesurveillance of patients with chronic diseases and especially four types of chronic diseases: diabetes, heart failure, hypertension and kidney failure. Healthcare facilities will be financially supported to cover the costs of the related consultations.
The objective is to ensure that 1 million patients are supported via telesurveillance in France by 2020.