The very first IT @ Networking Awards took place in 2009 and was won by Dr. Pierre Biron and his team for The Health Information System of the Rhône- Alpes region (SISRA) and the Shared and Distributed Patient Record (DPPR).
Rhône-Alpes is a French region with 6 millions inhab- itants. SISRA connects 55 hospitals (33%), and 66 % of its hospital beds. Founding partners are the three University hospitals of Lyon, Grenoble and Saint- Etienne, the Cancer Centre Léon Bérard, the regional cancer network ONCORA, and a private practice as- sociation (ADSIMIL).
The system is founded on a strong identification access only, with health ID patient’s cards and Professionals ID cards. All tools are approved by the French commission of IT and freedom. SISRA is a unique data capture and storage network, available securely and confidentially when and where needed. This system shows, since 3 years, an exponential increase in patient records, data and connections: 27,000 a month.
After winning in 2009, Dr. Pierre Biron came back to Brussels for [email protected] as part of the panel of expert judges.