After many months of work, Monaco officially launched its MonacoSanté platform, bringing digital transformation to all aspects of health care In the Principality, at an event at Monaco Yacht Club on Tuesday in the presence of HSH Prince Albert.

In his presentation to members of the Government and many of the professional medical workers in Monaco, Minister of Health and Social Affairs Didier Gamerdinger said professionals on all sides had worked to bring about a tool that patients will find immediately useful and easy to use.

The “fluid and efficient system” will integrate into existing hospital systems and, among other things, will enable secure consulting at a distance. “Coronavirus underlined the importance of this,” the Minister said.

Virtual medical visits will be enabled and the previous cumbersome paper train will be a thing of the past.

“This transition is not abstract but profoundly human,” Mr Gamerdinger said.

HSH Prince Albert for his part said that digital is now part of daily life, a process accelerated by the pandemic. He thanked all those who had taken part in building the project.

“Digital doesn’t replace the human element,” he said, adding: “I hope it will be useful for everyone.”

FILE PHOTO: Didier Gamerdinger and Fréderic Genta, in charge of digital transition, at an event earlier this year Monaco Government Press Service