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Armelle Leperre-Desplanques


Holding a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a Doctor of Medicine and Clinical Pathology, Dr. Armelle Leperre Desplanques’s academic and professional background have provided her the experience to lead the Quality and Public Health action research programs with France’s National Authority for Health. Dr. Leperre Desplanques carried out her medical studies at the Reims-Champagne Ardenne University where she subsequently held the position of Teaching Hospital Pharmacology and Drug Monitoring Assistant at the Reims University Hospital, where she also carried out fundamental and applied research at the university’s medical school.  She then went on to practice clinical medicine for the Paris Public Hospital system as a Hospital Physician in Emergency Medicine and Assistant to the Head of Emergency Medicine at the Bichat-Claude Bernard Hospital.  She has also worked to develop community public health programs at the international level with the organisation, Doctors of the World.  Armelle Leperre Desplanques joined the French National Authority for Health in 2008 with the responsibility of developing quality innovative programs.

Her work entails moving from an evaluation logic model where comparison is centred on the structures and healthcare professionals to one where the focus is on the clinical results of a person’s care cycle.  Naturally, this care cycle will encompass city/hospital interfaces and hospital, ambulatory, and medico-social settings. Dr. Leperre Desplanques has contributed to the implementation of the “Pilot Programs – Clinical Impact” department, and leads a multi-disciplinary team which works in conjunction with a collaborative platform to  produce new tools for the evaluation and improvement of practices and clinical results for full care cycles for conditions such as Myocardial Infarction and Stroke, as well as at-risk situations in the geriatric pathway, such as medicine-related iatrogenicity in elderly patients or disturbing behaviour in people living with dementia, which are two of the major causes for hospitalisation, institutionalisation, and loss of autonomy.  In particular, the following concepts which combine elements of Quality, Public Health, and Practices have been developed and implemented:  Full Care cycles (pathway: full care cycle), ), ESA Quality Indicators (Effectiveness, Safety, Access), and AMI Indicators (Alert and Iatrogenic Mastery Indicators),  HAS Collaborative Approaches (multidisciplinary approach combining exchanges and analyses of national and international practices (REX, bottom up) and level of scientific proof (evidence, top down).

Since 2011, Dr. Leperre Desplanques has been responsible for the overall and scientific coordination of the European Public Health Joint Action, ALCOVE - ALzheimer COoperative Valuation in Europe.  This project has focused on dementia, and has joined together 30 partners from 19 countries.  She is currently pursuing the development of the project’s approaches towards a geriatric pathway for dementia, seeking both to generate operational public health recommendations as well as quality programs for the management of risk and the improvement of quality of life for patients and their carers.



Last Updated: Monday 01 July 2013