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Geographic information systems and health applications

James Tyler Kent

Geographic information systems and health applications

by James Tyler Kent

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Published by Idea Group Pub. in Hershey, PA .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementOmar A. Khan, editor ; Ric Skinner, associate editor.
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LC ClassificationsRA
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 325 p. :
Number of Pages325
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22519496M
ISBN 101591400422

  The application of geographic information systems (GIS) to public health practice has great potential for improving our understanding of the ecology and causes of complex health issues, and for guiding the design and evaluation of effective population based programs and strategies.   Keywords: Geographic Information Systems, Public Health Informatics, Medical Informatics, Public Health, Epidemiology I. Introduction Given that we know that patients tend to access health care services within their local geographic communities, the application of geographical information systems (GIS) to health service planning & provision Cited by:

Effective use of today’s powerful GIS technology requires an understanding of the science of problem-solving that underpins it. Since the first edition published over a decade ago, this book has led the way, with its focus on the scientific principles that support GIS usage. It has also provided thorough, upto- date coverage of GIS procedures, techniques and public policy applications. Spatial analysis using Geographic Information Systems is increasingly applied in health care services planning, especially when assessing and identifying public resource demands at local levels.

The county atlas provides maps, motion charts, and other interactive graphs to display data on diabetes and risk factors related to diabetes. Disability and Health Data System (DHDS) is an online interactive tool that provides instant access to state-level, disability-specific health data. Users can identify health disparities between adults.   Health geography Health geography is the application of geographical information, perspectives, and methods to the study of health, disease and healthcare. It is very useful and customary to divide the geography of health into two interrelated areas: phy of health and diseases phy of healthcare system.


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-- Annals of the Geographic Information Systems and Health Applications, MarchVol Number 1 About the Author Omar A. Khan has a keen interest in the field of health and GIS and has served as co-chair of the First and Second International Health Geographics by: The use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the health sector is an idea whose time has come.

The current applications of GIS in health are diverse and extensive. The present GIS environment is heavily driven by technology and such an approach is indeed logical for the most cturer: Omar Khan.

Often geographic information systems (GIS) are utilized as a complement along with other technologies and techniques, such as GPS, remote sensing, and market share analysis. The scope of the book is worldwide, with studies of health problems in North America, Asia, and the Pacific.

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This chapter opens with a brief discussion of the three dimensions ofCited by: 2.A geographic information system (GIS) refers broadly to a computer-based system of hardware and software capable of capturing, storing, analyzing, and displaying geographically referenced data. GIS has become more widely used in public health as technological advances have led to an increase in data availability and widely available software.application of geographic information systems (GIS) and digital mapping in censuses since technical developments in computer hardware and mapping software have already encouraged many statistical and census offices to move from traditional cartographic methods to digital mapping and geographic information systems.