Regulation of initial training

Amending the texts regulating the initial training of professionals in the health sector

What is the purpose of this action?

Currently, course curricula for undergraduate medical and paramedical training do not include eHealth.

The ambition is to create a cross-functional standard listing expected skills in eHealth.

Who is it for ?

  • Universities
  • Health training institutes
  • Ultimately the students

Key information

  • 1st half of 2022: Adopting a shared cross-functional standard
  • 2nd half of 2022: Publication of two decrees and a cross-functional decree inserting eHealth into the training curricula of the majority of health professionals


eHealth training for students is not tailored to the needs of healthcare and is insufficient.


The initial training of medical professions, pharmacists and medical auxiliaries is organized in silos. The programs are updated with very different frequencies from one profession to another and as a result, depending on how long they have been in existence, the content of digital training courses varies greatly and is often insufficient or obsolete.

In order to propose a common framework for eHealth tailored to the needs of the professions and to standardize the content of training courses, a core cross-functional standard was co-constructed by all the representatives of the training courses (representatives of the training establishments and the students).

Benefits of the core cross-functional standard listing eHealth skills, presented by Pascal Staccini, university practitioner and hospital consultant at the University of Côte d'Azur.

Benefits of the single standard listing of eHealth skills, presented by Michèle Appelshaeuser, President of the Nursing and Administrator Training Liaison Committee.

This standard is intended to be the basis for initial and continuing education.

Benefits of adopting eHealth in continuing education, presented by Michèle Lenoir-Salfati, Managing Director of the National Agency for Continuing Professional Development.

The teaching of the core skills standard will be made compulsory in the majority of health professionals' training courses from the start of the 2023 and 2024 academic years. Through a cross-functional order and two decrees, the eHealth training will be the same for all, with a minimum of 26 hours and two ECTS credits.

To accompany the creation of these new modules, the “Skills and Professions of the Future” call for expressions of interest (the “CMA AMI”) allows for the financing of this reform via its Action 1, and a PIX Pro Santé is being created.

Roadmap of the action

  • Q1 2022

    Drafting of the most cross-cutting standard adapted to all health training courses

  • Beginning in 2022

    Gradual amendment of the texts governing initial training

  • Start of the 2023 and 2024 academic years

    Mandatory eHealth education in initial training for most health professionals