Delivering GIS Capabilities

Since John Snow’s original map charting London Cholera cases, geographic analysis of data has been a core capability for the practice of public health.  Geographic analysis has, however, been a gap in the standard functionality in the CDC’s NEDSS Base System (NBS), requiring jurisdictions to manage their own external processes for exporting and analyzing NBS surveillance information in geospatial tools.  This time-intensive and error-prone process limits the effectiveness of geospatial analysis for data collected by the NBS. InductiveHealth was engaged earlier this year by...

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InductiveHealth on Big Data

InductiveHealth’s Managing Director, Matthew Dollacker, was recently covered in a piece by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Public Health Blog.  The article focused on key topics from Matthew’s recent APHA talk on big data in the public health arena. Though highly-structured, coded data will continue to be a mainstay in public health and healthcare, there is an ongoing revolution taking place in the use of extremely large, semi-structured and unstructured data sets to gather new insights through advanced machine learning techniques. InductiveHealth is at the...

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