Web GIS and public health

Najafabadi, AT and Pourhassan, M (2010) Web GIS and public health. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 8 (4). ISSN 0972-5997

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Abstract

Both government and private sector organizations are seeking ways to maintain and improve the health of the public in the world to control the costs at the same time. For this aim internet and use of georeferenced public health information for Geographic Information System application is an important and exciting development for the nation’s Department of Health and Human Services and other health agencies. Technological progress towards public health geospatial data integration, analysis, and visualization of space-time events using the Web portends eventual robust use of Geographic Information System by public health and other sectors of the economy. Increasing Web resources from distributed spatial data portals and global geospatial libraries, and a growing suite of Web integration tools, will provide new opportunities to advance disease surveillance, control and prevention, and insure public access and community empowerment in public health decision making.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Web GIS; Internet; Public Health; Management
Subjects:Information Science > Medical Informatics
Information Science > Information Storage and Retrieval
Environment and Public Health > Public Health
-Journal Repositories > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection
Health Occupations > Environmental Health
Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Methods
ID Code:3536
Deposited By:Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya
Deposited On:14 September 2010

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