GIS Health News Weekly: HOTOSM, Opioid Prescriptions, Birth Control Laws around the World
Help Create Maps to Fight Ebola in West Africa
Wide Variation In Prescription Rates for Opiod Pain Killers by Geography
Maps of Birth Control Policies Around the World
After the recent Supreme Court ruling regarding which companies must provide birth control under U.S. health insurance rules, Slate offers a series of maps
about such policies in countries around the world.
Columbus Tackles Mosquitos
Beginning this week, Columbus Public Health will launch three new GIS maps on its Web site at publichealth.columbus.org to provide information on spraying areas, locations where mosquitoes test positive for disease, and the number of mosquitoes trapped. Additionally, 81 permanent locations have been added throughout Columbus and Worthington to trap and test mosquitoes for West Nile.
I found them
. They are indeed built on ArcGIS Server/ArcGIS Online.
Apps Promote Activity
The study by the National University of Ireland found that patients who were prescribed a pedometer app and given daily step-count targets walked an average of 22% more steps a dayafter eight weeks on the programme.
China's Beidu Predicts Disease Spread
Much like Google Trends helps predict flu spread, China's search engine Beidu covers the spread
of a handful of diseases based on user queries and input from the country's CDC. Among thediseases tracked
: influence, hepatitis, tuberculosis, and sexual transmitted infections. The visualizations are in Chinese.
Duke's EHR + GIS
details how Sohayla Pruitt, once at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and Spadac took on integrating Duke University's electronic health records with GIS.
by Adena Schutzberg on 07/11 at 02:29 AM |