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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...

GIS Health News Weekly: Suicide Map, Elevation and Fitness

Friday, April 25th 2014

World Map of Suicide Business Insider collected WHO and other data to create a world map of suicide rates. Data from developed countries is probably more accurate, while that from developing countries is more likely to be estimated. The data come from 2004 up to 2011. I'm not sure of the value...

GIS Government News Weekly: Pakistan’s Census, Growth of Democracy

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014

Pakistan Does its Own Census UNFPA Country Representative in Pakistan Ms. Ann Keeling and Chief Statistician, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) Asif Bajwa Tuesday signed a cooperation work plan to strengthen the Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping for the Pakistan Census. The...

GIS Health News Weekly: Medicare in AL, Drug Pricing, HIV Prevention

Friday, April 18th 2014

Mapping Medicare Dollars in Alabama The data are from 2012, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Map by Tableau. I'm seeing that more and more in newspapers! The map below shows payments to Alabama health care providers by ZIP code. You can choose to map either dollar amount or...

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