Development and representation of health indicators with thematic maps

Simona Dalle Carbonare, Carlo Cerra, Riccardo Bellazzi

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Abstract

Italian Local Health Care Agencies (ASLs) have the role of managing the public healthcare resources in their area of competence. To this end, the ASL of Pavia has implemented a data warehouse, which collects and integrates health data of more than 500,000 people since 2004. We have exploited such data repository to compute a variety of yearly health indicators, which have been represented on thematic maps of the area. Thanks to a Web-based application, the ASL decision-makers can monitor the area with a fine-grained spatial detail, dissecting the epidemiological, economical and pharmaceutical factors underlying citizens' health and patients' care. The implemented tool is currently up-andrunning and has been evaluated with a usability questionnaire on a small number of users.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Pages220-224
Number of pages5
Volume180
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event24th Medical Informatics in Europe Conference, MIE 2012 - Pisa, Italy
Duration: Aug 26 2012Aug 29 2012

Other

Other24th Medical Informatics in Europe Conference, MIE 2012
CountryItaly
CityPisa
Period8/26/128/29/12

Keywords

  • Age standardization
  • Health indicators
  • Maps
  • Public health
  • Smoothing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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