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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…

EpiSignalDetection and EpiReport packages now available on the CRAN

Two new R packages were developed on behalf of the ECDC by Epiconcept epidemiologist Lore Merdrignac. EpiSignalDetection includes a Shiny application aiming at exploring time series to detect possible outbreaks using infectious disease surveillance data at EU/EEA or country level. EpiReport allows to draft a disease-specific epidemiological report similar to the Annual Epidemiological Reports published by the ECDC. Automated disease reports are produced in “Microsoft Word” format. For further information,…

Influenza: Epiconcept to fund the I-MOVE hospital network during the 2018/19 season 

Epiconcept is pleased to announce that it will fund the activities of the I-MOVE European hospital network during the 2018/19 influenza season.  The I-Move European hospital network measures the effectiveness of the seasonal influenza vaccine against hospitalisation for laboratory-confirmed influenza. Epiconcept has been coordinating the project since the influenza season 2015/16. The project was first and foremost funded by the European Commission/H2020 for its first three seasons. Those funds being over, the I-Move Network…

An R-Map of the world

For more than 20 years, Epiconcept company has contributed to improving public health programs by providing software, secured cloud solutions for health data collections, epidemiological studies, counseling, evaluation and training in the fields of disease prevention, screening  and treatment. A strong believer in the virtue of open source programs, Epiconcept often develops solutions based on this model. A recent example is the creation of GADMTools by Epiconcept developer Jean-Pierre Decorps. Health events…