Eahm2019 | Cédric Arcos - The Region Île-de-France, motor of an…

28th Congress of the European Association for hospital managers

Mr. Arcos Cédric

Region île-de-France Deputy Director General

The Region Île-de-France, motor of an innovative health ecosystem


Deputy CEO of the Regional Council of Ile-de-France, Cédric Arcos is in charge of sports, health, solidarities policies, and public innovation. He is a fervent advocate of the need for a territorial approach for health and solidarity policies, and advices Valérie Pécresse in the deployment of the « region solidaire » program, whose principles were adopted by the Regional Assembly in June 2018. 

Also teacher at Sciences Po Paris, he is a committed actor within the health system and has served as Deputy General delegate of the French Hospital Federation (FHF) and Director in the Academic Hospital of Lyon. Cédric ARCOS is an active participant in the public debate on the transformation of the health system. He is the author of several articles and books, devoted in particular to hospital reform and managerial ethics. 

Very invested on the European and international scene, he was appointed by the Danish Government to be the Ambassador of his health system in France and represents France within the International Hospital Federation. In 2019, he was also distinguished by the prestigious Institut Choiseul ranking as one of the "100 economic leaders of tomorrow".


The Région Ile-de-France, motor of an innovative health ecosystem

The action of a regional institution to improve her people's health by integrating health problematics as the heart of its policies

All the intervention regional fields can contribute to a genuine innovative public health policy based on the realities of the territory: support for the provision of care, training, housing, transport, spatial planning and research. So the health dimension is put at the service of a project to reduce territorial and social fractures in health field.

Moreover, Ile-de-France is the leading French region thanks to its health sector. It has a large national academic research network, a large number of research and development centres and a rich industrial network, both in the medical devices and biotechnology sectors.

Health is thus at the heart of the regional development strategy carried out in the Ile de France territory. As such, it is one of the five priority industrial sectors. Research and innovation are at the core of the skills and concerns of the Ile-de-France region to think about the organization of the future health system.

The Ile-de-France region is therefore fully committed to create an unprecedented ecosystem in which researchers, academics, hospitals and industrialists can meet and work together (Saclay, Cancer campus). To achieve this objective, a support programme for innovative companies has been implemented, as well as an international competition for artificial intelligence to attract the world’s best teams.