Enquête nationale sur la transmission des EEG à distance : bien plus qu’un simple enjeu technologique [National French survey on tele-transmission of EEG recordings: More than a simple technological challenge]

Abstract : Objectives - Assessment of current practice and the need for tele-transmission and remote interpretation of EEG in France. Transmission of EEG to a distant center could be a promising solution to the problem of decreasing availability of neurophysiologists for EEG interpretation, in order to provide equity within health care services in France. This practice should logically follow the legal framework of telemedicine and the recommendations that were recently edited by the Société de neurophysiologie clinique de langue française (SNCLF) and the Ligue française contre l'épilepsie (LCFE). Methods - A national survey was designed and performed under the auspices of the SNCLF. Results - This survey reveals that there is an important gap between the official recommendations and the "reality on the ground". These local organizations were mainly established through the impulse of individual initiatives, rarely driven by health regulatory authorities and sometimes far from legal frameworks. For the majority, they result from a need to improve medical care, especially in pediatrics and neonatology, and to ensure continuity of care. When present, tele-transmission of EEG is often only partially satisfactory, since many technical procedures have to be improved. Conversely, the lack of tele-transmission of EEG would penalize medical care for some patients. Conclusions - The survey shows both the wealth of local initiatives and the fragility of most existing networks, emphasizing the need for better cooperation between regulatory authorities and health care professionals to establish or improve the transmission of EEG in France.
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Paul Sauleau, Jane Despatin, Xufei Cheng, Martine Lemesle, Anne Touzery-de Villepin, et al.. Enquête nationale sur la transmission des EEG à distance : bien plus qu’un simple enjeu technologique [National French survey on tele-transmission of EEG recordings: More than a simple technological challenge]. Neurophysiologie Clinique/Clinical Neurophysiology, Elsevier Masson, 2016, 46 (2), pp.109-118. ⟨10.1016/j.neucli.2016.03.001⟩. ⟨hal-01308005⟩

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