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4.4 Health

"Spatial technology will enable our Health Department to maximise the impact of our budget spend – ensuring that we put the right solutions in the right places.” Dr Tarun Weeramanthri, Executive Director, WA Dept Health

Health Program Review Slide Final May2013
Spatial Information has long been used in the Health sector to pinpoint areas of risk for specific diseases. This information helps identify contributing factors to the disease and populations at risk.

The challenge today is to ensure that the significant progress in spatial information and technologies is used to its full potential.

All stages of new policy development and decision-making require timely access to information. Spatial information allows diverse risk
factors, such as smoking, physical activity and the wider environment,
to be considered in a common framework.

COLLABORATIVE APPROACH

All Health program activities involve collaboration amongst researchers, practitioners and end-users. This enables robust and usable outcomes that have had continuous review and design input from relevant stakeholders.

Vision and plan for CRCSI Health Program

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

GLOBAL SPATIAL MONTH

PROGRAM BOARD

Tarun Weeramanthri, WA Dept of Health
Narelle Mullan, Program Manager
Clive Sabel, Science Director
Geoff Jacquez, Science Director
Peter Baade, Qld Cancer Council
Peter Somerford, WA Dept Health
Tony Wheeler, 43pl representative
Kerrie Mengerson, QUT
Mel Taylor, National Health Performance Agency
Rob Freeth, Independent
Moyez Jiwa, Clinician

CONTACTS

WA DHealth Tarun Weeramanthri smlDr Tarun Weeramanthri
Program 4.4 Board Chair

Narelle Mullan SqMs Narelle Mullan
Program Manager P4.4, Project Leader P4.41

ori gudesDr Ori Gudes
Health Program Research Fellow


geoff jacquezDr Geoff Jacquez
Science Director P4.4

clive sabelProf Clive Sabel
Science Director P4.4

4.41 Visualisation and Analysis

This project has created a tool that disseminates analysed and usable spatio-temporal health information to health professionals, regardless of their spatial information background.

4.42 Spatio-Temporal Modelling

Qld health regions This research Project investigates the best way to represent the spatial disparity of diseases, to enable decision makers the best access to localised spatial health data. The initial focus of the Project is on...

4.43 Health Geocoding Evaluation

This is a project to scope the research challenges of geocoding health records, as a precursor to a more substantial research effort.

4.44 Health Geovisualisation E-Research Tools

PROJECT AIM Simon and Andrew at Brisbane2012 The project will build a data service providing access to the Department of Health WA[http://www.health.wa.gov.au/] Health and Wellbeing Surveillance System data collection; re-implement an existing epidemiological data analysis service (HealthTracks) using open source technologies...

4.404 3D Fast

This exploratory project will address the question asked by the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) research staff to improve the current workflow by reducing the time needed to produce image analysis input files from the raw scan...

4.45 Geographic Variations in Natural Disaster Impact

This research will test whether there is a spatial relationship between the extent of physical damage from natural disasters and non-injury psycho-social stress related health outcomes that while not acute, may significantly impact...