News and Analysis
Help Create Maps to Fight Ebola in West Africa
Ebola outbreak is not over in West Africa, nor is @hotosm activation! You can contribute to the map on: http://tasks.hotosm.org/job/572 #map4ebola
Wide Variation In Prescription...Read more
Recent news reveals how GIS tackles “big issues” including environment, health, climate and infrastructure. Are we using the correct tools? The right data? Or is it the human touch that plays the biggest role in our success or failure on these matters?
Blood Pressure Check at the Barber
Dr. Ronald Victor is taking blood pressure checks to the men of Los Angeles, by way of the barbershop.
This week, he received an $8.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund a study testing whether...Read more
Another Maps of Medical Costs Across the U.S.
According to a new cost-comparison map from Castlight Health shows the variation in medical prices across the U.S. It uses the price of four different services: a lipid panel, a CT scan (of head/brain), an MRI (of...Read more
UK Doctors Not Evenly Distributed
Research carried out by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) showed a stark divide in access to doctors, with people living in the most deprived communities facing the longest waiting times.
There is good news,...Read more