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54. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie e.V. (GMDS)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie

07. bis 10.09.2009, Essen

Interactive thematic mapping with dynamically-linked, charts and tables for the web: New Global Practices in Health

Meeting Abstract

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  • John Bartholomew - GeoWise Limited, Schottland, Edinburgh

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie. 54. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie (gmds). Essen, 07.-10.09.2009. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2009. Doc09gmds089

DOI: 10.3205/09gmds089, URN: urn:nbn:de:0183-09gmds0890

Published: September 2, 2009

© 2009 Bartholomew.
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The web offers exciting new technological possibilities for the effective exploration and sharing of health data in thematic maps and other graphical displays on websites. Yet on many health organization websites, data is still mostly presented in static formats: PDF’s, with query tools designed for creating tables for printing or downloading to spreadsheets.

More powerful graphical tools now exist to engage commitment to priority health issues. They can better sensitize policy-makers, internal and external audiences to the socio-economic, demographic and behavioural factors that drive health outcomes. In addition, mapping can present policy-makers with a local relevance and a means to ensure that the right resources and messages go to the right places.

This colourful presentation will draw on real examples from international, national and state health agencies and cancer registries around the world. The use of different map and profile template layouts will be demoed to showcase the value of adopting new technologies.

Examples will focus on work being done in Europe and the USA using the InstantAtlas* Desktop application with epidemiological and health behaviour data data but also look at other platforms used in health GIS systems.

(Vortrag wird auf Deutsch präsentiert)