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GIS Health News Weekly: HOTOSM, Opioid Prescriptions, Birth Control Laws around the World

Friday, July 11th 2014

Help Create Maps to Fight Ebola in West Africa   Tweets @assocCartONG: 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 Rates for Opiod Pain Killers by...

GIS Health News Weekly: Barbers, Polio, Lower Child Death Rates

Friday, June 27th 2014

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 barbershop intervention could...

GIS Health News Weekly: Services Costs, Software Costs, Local Pollution

Friday, June 20th 2014

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 lower back), and an adult...

GIS Health News Weekly: UK GP Lottery, Montreal Maps, Toe Nails

Friday, June 13th 2014

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, per Dr Patricia Wilkie,...

GIS Health News Weekly: Tracking Animal Disease, EHR and Dementia

Friday, May 30th 2014

Crowdsourcing Animal Disease Map The interactive, online “Worms and Germs” map created by University of Guelph professor Scott Weese, Pathobiology, and former grad student Maureen Anderson, now at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, is designed to track the spread of infectious...

GIS Government News Weekly: Street Cleaners Map, Walled City, Barge Map

Wednesday, May 28th 2014

Toowoomba Street Cleaners Help Homeless Ozcare homeless outreach co-ordinator Ricky Fletcher said council workers on late night and early morning rounds had started noting details including the location, time and number of people sleeping rough in the city. The information is passed to...

GIS Health News Weekly: Attacking Doctors in Syria, Waiting Vets in USA

Friday, May 23rd 2014

Forces Attack Physicians in Syria Physicians for Human Rights released a statement yesterday [May 14], saying “Syrian forces have systematically attacked the healthcare system in opposition-held areas over the past three years, resulting in the death of more than 460 health professionals and...

GIS Health News Weekly: Acquisition, Mother’s Day Map, Rethinking Ambulance Success

Friday, May 16th 2014

Health Landscape Acquisition HealthLandscape, an interactive, web-based geospatial tool that combines, analyzes, and displays data sources to improve understanding of the forces that affect access to health services, has been purchased by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Save the...

Health GIS News Weekly: Stroke Maps, Mumps, Cancer Stages

Friday, May 9th 2014

U.S. Stroke Deaths Stroke researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania showed off a new map of stroke deaths in the U.S. at the American Academy of Neurology’s 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. The research, published in Neurology, showed hot and cold...

GIS Health News Weekly: MDMI, Toilets, Gas Leak Data

Friday, May 2nd 2014

Medical and Environmental Data Mashup Infrastructure The Medical and Environmental Data Mashup Infrastructure (MEDMI) project is one of the initiatives doing this [integrating disparate data]. We’re hoping to enable research into the links between climate, weather, environment and health. By...

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