Public Health and Epidemiology

The assessment of health interventions or programs is an essential tool to support decision-making of public health authorities with the goal of optimising the allocation of resources and monitoring the costs and benefits associated with the implementation of innovative organisation of care.

CEMKA has the multidisciplinary and complementary expertise necessary for carrying out studies and assessments in public health and occupational health.

Assessment is a process that must accompany an action from its design (“it is ideally conceived upstream”) to its results/impacts in the different dimensions potentially impacted, including medical, organisational and economic outcomes.

CEMKA offers its methodological expertise in studies and assessment to decision-makers, stakeholders, sponsors, groups/user representatives, etc., in various areas:

  • Pograms, public health interventions, Organisation of the healthcare system:
    • Health professionals networks and use of innovative devices
    • Telemedicine
    • Territorial reorganisation
    • Organisation of care and professional practices
    • Prevention, screening
  • Epidemiology
  • Environmental health, occupational health, occupational risk assessment, etc.

CEMKA uses various complementary methods of analysis:

  • Multichannel qualitative and quantitative surveys:
    • description of professional practices
    • Semi-structured qualitative interviews (patients, families, professionals, partners, leaders/experts, etc.)
    • Organisational analyses
    • Opportunity, satisfaction and opinion studies (users, families, professionals, etc.)
    • Epidemiological studies
  • Statistical analyses of specific or general claims databases (SNIIRAM, EGB, PMSI, etc.
  • Budget impact model
  • Medico-economic analyses (cost/effectiveness, cost minimisation, etc.)
  • Specific literature review
  • Design and audit of information systems

The broad experience of CEMKA results from the diversity of the topics and clients involved (stakeholders/healthcare professionals associations, public regional and national authorities, , etc.) and the multiplicity of projects carried out.

Key points

  • Design of assessment in close connection with all stakeholders
  • Clarification of needs, current situation, opportunity for action
  • Ad hoc services (support, methodology, implementation, etc.)
  • Adapted and complementary qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Operability of recommendations
  • Multidisciplinary team: public health specialists, epidemiologists, sociologists, economists, statisticians, etc.