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2019 “Stars of Europe” Awards granted to the I-Move+ (Integrated Monitoring of Vaccines in Europe) vaccine surveillance project, coordinated by Epiconcept

I-MOVE+ awarded with a “Stars of Europe” Trophy The I-MOVE+ project, coordinated by Epiconcept, was honoured at the seventh edition of the “Stars of Europe” ceremony which rewards research teams’ commitment to European projects. The ceremony took place on December 10, 2019 at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, at the end of the Horizon 2020 Forum. The award was presented by Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research…

Homere: new version 5.0.008 is available!

Homere, Epiconcept’s payroll and human resources management software dedicated to international solidarity organizations, is now available in a new version (5.0.008). Developed in collaboration with the NGO Doctors Without Borders, it includes numerous corrections & improvements and new features, among which: – An overall improvement of the training module; – An overall improvement of the DICO management; – A new interface to generate / enter variables / print final settlement…

Epiconcept certified as Health Data Host

Epiconcept has been certified as a “Health Data Host” (HDH) on April 19, 2019. The certification was issued LSTI consultancy, following an on-site and a documentary audit. It covers the development, maintenance, support and data science services of Epiconcept’s Voozanoo applications and of their modules hosted by the company. Epiconcept company, specialized in the hosting of personal health data An expert in the hosting, storage and archiving of personal health…

Health Data Hub : Deep.piste by Epiconcept, selected for the 1st call for projects

A collaborative project combining the use of health data and artificial intelligence, Deep.piste was selected as a pilot project by the Health Data Hub (HDH). The announcement was made on April 16th by Bernard Nordlinger, President of the Selection Committee, during a ceremony attended by French Minister for Health and Solidarity Agnès Buzyn. Deep.piste is led by Epiconcept’s Data Science unit manager Francisco Orchard, in partnership with the Regional Cancer…

Impact journal publishes the article I-MOVE+: Investigating vaccine effectiveness and impact

The article by Alain Moren (coordinator) and Jim McMenamin (president of I-MOVE) was published on the occasion of the project’s closing. I-MOVE+ (Integrated Monitoring of Vaccines Effects in Europe) is a European platform to measure and compare the effectiveness and impact of influenza and pneumococcal vaccines and vaccination strategies in older people. This European Union project – Horizon 2020 encompasses 24 EU Member States and has allowed to build a…

Organized cervical cancer screening: a dedicated component in the E-SIS solution

Cervical cancer screening is now the third screening program to be applied nationwide in France (the other two regarding breast and colon cancers). Epiconcept supports these three large-scale public health projects with e-SIS, a complete and dematerialized management solution designed for cancer screening programs. Public health issues The cervical cancer screening national campaign will target women aged 25 to 65. Its objective: to improve screening and early care. In France,…

Geographic Information System for Health: a new version of GADMTools available

The GADMTools solution, created by developer Jean-Pierre Decorps to allow public health experts to create customized maps, has been updated. As a reminder, the device declines the GADM database into chorophletes, temperature maps, plots of points… Version 3.5 adds shapefiles support in Simple Features (SF) format. The GADMTools 3.5 package is available on the CRAN: https://cran.r-project.org/package=GADMTools It can be downloaded here: Package source: GADMTools_3.5-1.tar.gz Windows binaries : r-devel : GADMTools_http://3.5-1.zip…

Influenza epidemic: what to expect from vaccine evaluation?

The flu epidemic is late, but its onset is still expected. Every year in France, it affects an average of 2.5 million people and causes about 4000 to 6000 deaths, mainly among the elderly. To avoid them, a flu vaccination campaign is organized every fall. It is the subject of an incentive policy on the part of the health authorities.  The spread of the virus is then subject to extended…