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Inserm adopts a centralized platform for its health data

The National Institute for Health and Medical Research (Inserm) announced on Thursday that it had selected Informatica technology to facilitate access to and secure health data.

Inserm will rely on the Informatica Business 360 and Data Governance & Privacy platforms to centralize data, ensure their security and compliance with the GDPR.

“Informatica is always committed to providing its customers with the technologies that allow them to properly manage their data,” said Denis Herriau, Country Manager France at Informatica. “We are proud to offer solutions that allow Inserm to develop better knowledge of living organisms and pathologies, to accelerate innovation in treatments and research in public health, and thus fulfill its mission of improving health of all. “

This new platform will reduce costs and facilitate data access to the 15,000 researchers, engineers and technicians in the Inserm network, the press release said. Inserm is the world’s second largest biomedical research institute with nearly 12,000 publications each year. He intends to continue to play a key role in epidemiological and public health research, at a time when the Covid-19 vaccine campaign is only in its infancy.

Data from multiple sources

The France Cohortes project will collect data from multiple sources, such as responses to web questionnaires sent to cohort participants, the National Health Data System (SNDS) and laboratory data, Informatica told .

There are databases managed by research centers. In particular, that of CépiDc is an Inserm service which lists the medical causes of death in France. The SNDS is made up of the causes of death (CépiDc-Inserm) in addition to health insurance data and hospital data.

In the context of Covid-19, Inserm has also made the Expert System Clinical Research Navigator platform available to around one hundred researchers, which uses artificial intelligence. Inserm provides access to more than 10 million documents around the world, including data from clinical trials, patents, profiles of experts and health organizations, web content and social networks. One of the principles of the CRN platform is the search and analysis of content based on concepts.

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