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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Design Can Keep Elders Mobile and other Health GIS News

The Community Liveability Guide has been developed by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in partnership with the Qld Department of Communities, Council of the Ageing Queensland (COTAQ) and Gold Coast City Council and is available on http://www.cotaq.org.au/index.php

The guide give planners insights into keeping the eldery, mobile. This insights come from a study.

The research involved 48 older residents who kept daily travel diaries, were tracked using GPS and GIS technology over the seven-day research period and participated in follow-up in-depth interviews.

- QUT News

Health officials say 76 medical facilities in 23 states received the contaminated steroid injections from NECC. A list of the 76 affected medical facilities is on the CDC's website at www.cdc.gov/hai/outbreaks/meningitis-facilities-map.html.

- CNN

THE World Health Organization (WHO) represented by Dr Owen Kaluwa yesterday handed over Geographical Information System (GIS) based patient mapping equipment to  the National TB Unit under Ministry of Health [Swaziland] at an event held at the National TB Hospital in Manzini. ...

The equipment handed over yesterday included four units of desk top computers, ten units of the GISequipment valued at E150 000. 

The vision is the GIS will help with patient track and follow up care. It's unclear how the GIS will be used to do that.

- Swazi Observer

by Adena Schutzberg on 10/11 at 05:05 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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