Etienne Caniard

President Commission of Medical Information Quality and Dissemination, French National Authority for Health (HAS)

Etienne is in charge of the French government’s policy on health information quality. It is under his watch that the HAS developed a relation with the HON Foundation to certify French health web sites. He has a very extensive background as a civil servant in many French government departments and commissions covering clinical, ethical, innovation, research and public health. Before he was appointed to the National Authority for Health, he was in charge of health at the Mutualité Française, a “complementary insurance” covering over 38 million French citizens. But today we’re asking Etienne to reflect on what he’s heard and talk to us about how Health 2.0 might fit into France’s national health policy.