two simple to use applications
HealthTracks Reporting: a tool which provides customisable reports containing health statistics, charts, tables and interpretations for a broad range of geographies. With advanced epidemiological measures, diverse data sources and a dash of expert knowledge, these reports provide in-depth information about health concerns and trends in specific geographical areas.
HealthTracks Mapping: a geographic information system based application for the visualisation of health data. Using state-of-the-art geographical information techniques, this tool creates a visual map of diverse influences across health data.
As a complete tool, HealthTracks visualises health information to identify high-risk and at-risk populations to allow for strategic placement of treatment services and the development of policy to support change in population health needs.
Value of HealthTracks
- Improving the communication of complex statistical data by serving as a one-stop planning and evidence tool for health policy formation
- Seamless matching of across jurisdictions to merge health data with environmental and other datasets from external agencies
- Identification of populations at risk of disease and gaps in location of essential health services to target services in areas of greatest need.
Use of HealthTracks
Used in health agencies, HealthTracks provides simple, valuable, spatial health data in an innovative spatial display. It is accessible to a range of spatial and non-spatial users including epidemiologists, data analysts and research officers.
As a powerful spatial system, HealthTracks has introduced a diverse range of profes- sionals to the value of location in a health context. For example:
- Environmental health officers responsible for approving major projects have access to location data, vulnerable local populations and health service facilities across an area of interest
- Child health researchers can quickly under- stand the extent of common childhood disease alongside socio-demographic risk factors
- Health planners can compare projected figures with the location of existing services.
Developed in collaboration with the CRCSI and partners:
- Western Australia Department of Health
- Landgate (WA)
- Curtin University
- Spatial Vision (a member of the CRCSI’s private sector consortium known as 43pl)
HealthTracks has set a national benchmark for excellence in empowering government through spatial technology.