Software Roadmap

MedCo is open-source and available at GitHub. The latest release is available here. This codebase is under continuous development and more features will be added soon. The roadmap below shows the tentative schedule for upcoming features and releases.

For further information on the available features, development, and deployment, consult our documentation page.

Roadmap

2022

Adoption of the secure analysis platform developed by Tune Insight, which leverages post-quantum cryptography to enable privacy-preserving training of machine learning models and their use for prediction/classification (e.g.,  for GWAS).

2021
Q4

MedCo v3.0.0

Usability improvements: ontology search; auto-completion for genomic annotations.
New features: concept counts in ontology (for privileged users); query of sequences of observations (time series); descriptive statistics for observations with continuous values.

2021
Q1

MedCo v2.0.1

Bug fixes, stabilisation and polishing.

2020
Q4

MedCo v2.0.0

Many small improvements and bug fixes.
New features: cohort management; advanced query features: numeric and text values, modifiers; loading of RDF data files; computation and visualization of survival curves; results obfuscation; replicated query logs enabling passive query auditing.

2020
Q2

MedChain v0.0.1

Beta of the decentralized blockchain-based MedChain system enabling user management and immutable trace of query logs.

2020
Q1

MedCo v1.0.0

Software stabilization and pen-testing

Test deployment at three Swiss University Hospitals: Geneva (HUG), Lausanne (CHUV) and Bern (Insel)

2019
Q4

Security reviews according to OWASP standards

Integration with SAML-based federated Identity Providers (SwitchAAI)

2019
Q2

MedCo v0.2.1

New functionalities:

User authorizations

Different query types: global patient count (aggregated answer from all sites); obfuscated counts (with differential privacy); patient list

2019
Q1

MedCo v0.2.0

Upgraded compatibility to PIC-SURE 2.0, consolidation of deployment, architecture change.

2018
Q4

MedCo v0.1.0

First working prototype for the MedCo application with a genomic (from cbio portal) and medical (i2b2 demodata) dataset. This release includes: deployment dockers; full ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) with dummy generation; accurate patient counts per site; PIC-SURE/IRCT 1.4GlowingBear UI; MedCo technical documentation (WIP).

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