Health GIS Managing Health Geospatially

Health and Education are the foundation of social growth and development. We have to manage the health geospatially to ensure better health for our people. Location of new hospitals should be carefully planned keeping multiple factors in consideration. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) have the potential to integrate data of various kinds and from various sources such as existing maps, tables, locations representing various factors such as physical, geographic, economic, environmental, social, Government guidelines etc. There is a growing adaptation of the geoinformation technologies in health sector in few countries but there exists wide gap in developing countries due to lack of awareness and expertise. I am sure healthGIS conference is able to bring the health and geoinformatics community together and encourage use of these technologies.

HealthGIS 2011 brings you many new innovative applications and approaches of using GIS, remote sensing and GPS into healthcare management, disease surveillance,
medicine distribution, telemedicine, and ambulance management for trauma assistance. Esri, MNNIT, and UNIGIS are conducting workshops to train the healthsector people and showcase potential of Geoinformation Technologies.

Preface
Foreword
Kenote Sessions

Workshop Sessions
Technical Session

  • IT and Health
  • Viral Diseases
  • Healthcare Planning and Management
  • Emerging Diseases
  • Health GIS Databases
  • Advances in Environmental Monitoring and Health
  • Realtime and Early Warning Systems

Author Index