IT for public health
Information Technologies (IT) applied to public health is the heart and principal activity of EpiConcept. EpiConcept offers solutions for surveillance, collecting and using data from field surveys as well as the elaboration of complete systems for managing health data.
Since 1996 epidemiologists, doctors, engineers, boistatiticians and software developers at EpiConcept have been creating various IT (information technologies) systems and services for public health projects. EpiConcept currently manages about 150 active projects.
Among the proposed services:
- expertise and audits
- use of the latest technologies
- development of sector and solution specific software
- system administration
- Personal Health Data Hosting Provider
- storage and archiving
- maintenance and assistance
- training users and administrators
100 % web technology
Since 2005, all of the EpiConcept projects have been developed with open source web tools and technologies, namely the ubiquitous "LAMP" group of development tools; Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. The advantages are
- reduced costs for developpers and their clients.
- easier installation, usage, updating, and debugging.
- collaboration with the community of active users.
- time proven and robust scalable environments.
- extremely large installed base of users - no risk of obsolescence.
100 % Voozanoo
All software development projects are created with Voozanoo, an in-house editor tool to create on-line IT systems. Voozanoo is a box of tools based on open source technologies. It allows one to publish an information system on-line, whether a simple questionnaire for patient records or a more complex database.
Areas of intervention
Specific software development using Voozanoo has been used for screening, medical alerts, patient records, clinical studies, declaration and confirmation of "required declaration" diseases, occupational medicine, or non-governmental organizations.
EpiConcept has created IT solutions for the World Health Organization (WHO), French central health administration (DSG- France), the French national health monitoring institute and its regional posts, the Pasteur Institute, the French national health care system, French regional health care agencies, the Paris public hospital system, and others.
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EpiConcept applies a methodology for assuring the required level of quality for its software development as well as for project management. Learn more about EpiConcept quality assurance.
Personal Health Data Hosting Provider
EpiConcept has put into place a data security policy that fulfils the legal and ethical requirements associated with hosting personal medical files.