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HealthGIS: Managing Health Geospatially

Nitin Kumar Tripathi (Editor) P K Joshi (Editor) Hamid Mehmood (Editor)

Human health has always been a priority for our well-being. It is influenced by the location of initiation, spread and services available and more importantly, by facilities that make such services more effective and affordable while optimizing resource use and deliverance. To this, geoinformatics help leveraging limited resources and multiply the positive impact of benefits of individuals, families, and society.

This edited volume includes the art of this technology for investigating, assessment, monitoring and developing management plans for early warning of emerging diseases from dreaded epidemics. It is the collection of most recent research initiatives, approaches and innovations using GIS, remote sensing, and GPS around the globe to develop practical applications of public health knowledge to personal health intervention.

Both researchers and policy-makers can benefit from the experiences and evaluation of the studies.

Key Features: Comprehensive information on the latest developments in geoinformatics applied to healthcare planning and management. Articles ranging over a wide variety of applications including IT and health, viral diseases, GIS database, real-time and early warning systems and advances in environmental monitoring and health surveillance. Highlights the potential usage of geoinformatics in healthcare planning and management. A compendium for students, researchers, and teachers working in health sector.

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About the author

Nitin Kumar Tripathi

Dr. Nitin Kumar Tripathi is currently Assistant Professor of Geoinformatics in Department of Civil Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

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Bibliographic information

Title HealthGIS: Managing Health Geospatially
Format Softcover
Date published: 24.12.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788179933251
length xiv+226p., Illustrations; Maps; 26cm.