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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Drug Reimbursement Map and other Health GIS News

New York-based startup Context Matters’ cloud-based, risk-management tool provides a global picture of each country’s reimbursement agency decisions for drugs treating 35 conditions. The data is updated on a monthly basis so the information doesn’t get stale. Yin Ho, the founder and CEO of Context Matters, said the company ultimately wants to have all conditions included in the platform but “you have to start somewhere.”

The map does not seem to be public.

- MedCity News 

The North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) is pleased to announce the successful launch of the Automated Geospatial Geocoding Interface Environment (AGGIE) System within the MyNAACCR section of the NAACCR Website. This release represents the culmination of a multi-year initiative undertaken through a partnership between NAACCR, Texas A&M University, and the National Cancer Institute to provide a single, uniform geocoding platform for open use by cancer registries. The AGGIE System is now available and ready for use by all NAACCR Full Member Registries. This system is also currently integrated within the SEER*DMS registry software package – users of SEER*DMS have already begun using it!

In short, free geocoding for member organizations.

- NAACCR Narratives

Two UN agencies have mapped the intersection of health and climate in an age of global warming, showing that there are spikes in meningitis when dust storms hit and outbreaks of dengue fever when hard rains come.

Officials said Monday that their “Atlas of Health and Climate” is meant to be a tool for leaders to use to get early warning of disease outbreaks.

The atlas is a joint project of the World Health Organization and World Meteorological Organization.

- WHO PR

- AP

OpenGovChicago is behind a new mapping tool that makes finding locations to get flu shots more convenient for Chicago residents. It's a simple Googe Maps dot map (with address search).

- AP

by Adena Schutzberg on 10/30 at 05:47 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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