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Created in 2002 by Epiconcept, Voozanoo is a web application platform that allows one to create online information systems which can securely host personal health data. A flexible and modular system, it allows Epiconcept project managers to create applications adapted to customer needs without any special software development (some visual personalization may be needed).  Voozanoo can be operated in two modes, depending on customer needs:

  • • An installation within the client’s infrastructure
  • • In "Cloud" mode within Epiconcept’s certified platform "Personal Health Data Hosting". Since 11 May 2012, EpiConcept’s Voozanoo framework has been state-certified. The certification was granted by the ministry of health (ASIP health agency), after a substantiated recommendation by a CNIL certification committee. The technical requirements in terms of security, risk analysis, and an established Information Systems Security Policy are very similar to the ISO 27001 norm.

Voozanoo applies best practices related to Information Systems Security Management. It guarantees the availability, integrity and confidentiality of data.

Voozanoo also allows the customer to get involved, if they wish, in the development process by using a user-friendly editor via their web browser.

Designed for public health

Voozanoo is a framework specialized in the collection and management of multicentric data in the field of public health and research. The framework’s approach is in line with the methods of the medical informatics community. Voozanoo is regularly updated and made immediately available to users. Since 2017, all new projects have been developed under Voozanoo 4, the latest major version of the framework.

200+ IT projects on Voozanoo

Used daily by public health actors in France and internationally (from Mongolia to Mali), Voozanoo facilitates the collection, exploitation and analysis of data.

 

 

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3 Jul 2019

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 data, Epiconcept has been providing its customers with a secure and approved hosting solution since 2012. Its transition to HDH certification validates the high level of protection of its infrastructures and confirms its will to protect its customers (and their patients)’ data, which face increasingly high cyber security risks.

A new, more demanding and regularly checked certification

HDH certification is based on international industrial standards (ISO 27001+ elements of ISO 2000-1 & ISO 27018 standards), completed by supplements based on French regulations. The six activities covered by its perimeter start from the concrete hosting databases and extend to all stages of data management, from the provision of data to its backup. Epiconcept is certified for outsourcing activities.

Epiconcept, certified under activities 3 to 6:

Activity 1 corresponds to the provision and maintenance in operational condition of physical sites that host the physical infrastructure of the information system used to process health data. It covers the walls, premises, electricity, refrigeration and physical security of the site. Those services are generally offered by data centres.

Activity 2 refers to the provision and maintenance in operational condition of the physical infrastructure of the IS used to process health data. This perimeter covers servers and other physical machines (Firewall, storage bays, etc.). Epiconcept subcontracts this service to an ISO 27001-certified host, which does not access the data (a security guarantee validated for certification).

Activity 3 concerns the provision and maintenance in operational condition of the virtual infrastructure (operating system, middleware, database, etc.) of the information system used to process health data. Epiconcept is HDH-certified for this activity. Its infrastructure contains about a hundred client systems developed by it and inaccessible to its physical hosting subcontractor.

Activity 4 concerns the provision and maintenance in operational condition of the information system application hosting platform. Epiconcept is HDH-certified for this activity, which it proposes to its customers.

Activity 5 includes the administration and operation of the health data information system. Data update, recoding, exploitation: Epiconcept is HDH-certified for this activity, which it proposes to its customers.

Finally, activity 6 represents the backup of health data. Epiconcept is HDH certified for this activity. This service is included in its service contracts.

For further information, do not hesitate to contact us.

15 May 2019

Epiconcept’s Framework has recently developed tools and updates that could be useful to Voozanoo users: 

1. Reference and How-to documentation for Voozanoo4
As always, the basic documentation is on this Voozanoo website under the documentation tab and the more advanced technical documentation is on EpiDocs (a github wiki) 

2. Latest updates for the Voozanoo ecosystem:

While updating, we have also added new features to Voozanoo 4: 

  • A new Crowdin translation interface
  • Exports now use code as default for dico variables
  • New web service to retrieve the user token
  • Security against CSRF attacks
  • New meter widget to display bar and donut graphics
  • Clear indication of bad dictionary values in exports
  • New autocomplete widget (replaces the search field) with lots of customizable flexibility.     

Voozanoo mobile app: security updated to TLSv1.2, possibility to send logs back to Epiconcept in case of difficulties.

Regarding the Voozanoo modules: 

  • The EpiCraft Editor was also upgraded with:
  • Graphical improvements
  • An interface to define the varset relationships
  • Allow system variables to be placed on a page
  • In EpiFiles, filters are now available on the list of files deposited and the history of sent files.
  • Mailmerge can now generate images (such as QR Codes) on the PDF documents.

Last but not least, Voozanoo3 was translated to Spanish, Russian, and Portuguese. 

20 Sep 2018

The big news is that last spring we welcomed our new department director. Benoît Fétiveau has stepped into this position. Having previously been a project manager in our Team#2 in direct contact with the customers, he is making sure that Voozanoo 4 and the modules are well documented and that each development keeps our users in mind. So what’s new? Voozanoo: fast date entry, no “/” needed when entering dates; New boolean and group select widgets; New Announcement system filtered by rights and groups; dico code or label choice on exports Mailmerge: Can include images in the .docx model Mobile App: bar code reading; local data on device is encrypted; new matrix display EpiCraft: page and dico exporting; input fields with prefixes and suffixes; deployment of a subset of actions only; templates for personal perperties; resource script validation; varset storage limit indicator; Stats module: new R packages sna, magick, cowplot and binom available for use.