5110.1 GIS Applications: Risk Identification, Prediction and Disease Surveillance

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 10:30 AM
Given the cost of HIT implementation, open source platforms will become increasingly important re overall affordability. Open source can be used to develop GIS application for public health. This session will examine recent innovations and improvements.
Session Objectives: *Describe the creation of a geospatial infrastructure to evaluate the association of air pollution to adverse health events. *Describe open source GIS software packages.
David Broudy, MPH, PhD

10:30 AM
Creating a GIS Infrastructure to evaluate air qualityŒs effect on health outcomes
Richard Krajenta, BS, Jason Booza, PhD, Alice Grgicak-Mannion, BES, Lois Lamerato, PhD, Helene Krouse, PhD,ANP-BC, FAAN, John Reiners, PhD, Delbert Martin Raymond, RN, PhD and Linda Weglicki, PhD RN
10:50 AM
Roles of remote sensing and GIS in avian and pandemic influenza surveillance and risk prediction
Richard Kiang, PhD, Farida Adimi, PhD and Radina Soebiyanto, PhD
11:10 AM
Alternatives to commercial GIS software for public health
David Broudy, MPH, PhD and Kurt Menke, MA, GISO

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Organized by: Health Informatics Information Technology
Endorsed by: Epidemiology, International Health, Social Work, Veterinary Public Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)