Do you work in…
Do you want to create healthy communities whilst making the most of the resources you have?
Do you use spatial intelligence in your health planning and policy processes?
Spatial technology and GIS mapping software is the new wave to hit the health industry.
Now is the time to ask ‘what is your spatial intelligence?’
Most people get into health planning because on some level, they want to make an impact on a large scale. An important part of the job is about finding evidence and justifying decisions about how to get the biggest bang for your buck.
Sometimes you don’t have all the information you need in one place in time; sometimes, how much and what types of information you base your decisions on is a matter of how much time you have to search for it; and often it’s not easy to ‘read’ what the data might be telling you; the patterns and trends can take a lot of time to figure out.
You spend a chunk of your precious resources searching for data and manipulating it in order to highlight your point, or if you’re lucky you’ll discover something new about the problem. You do you best with what you’ve got but you already know it’s not the whole story...
There are so many other inter-connected factors that will influence the outcome and it would take you forever to get all those details. When you are forced to make a decision without understanding all the inter-connected factors, how can you be certain that it’s a sound decision that will stand the test of time?
There are many other people and services out there, endeavouring to make the most of their own resources too. Without being able to see a holistic view of what’s happening in a place, you can end up wasting your resources by duplicating effort or conflicting with what someone else is doing. There is no coordinated approach, where everyone has visibility of what’s out there and joins forces for the greater good.
It’s also about integrity: often we make decisions without considering the flow-on effect, or how other parts of the system will be affected. Then it becomes a case of fixing one problem and creating another, which is often someone else’s mess to clean up.
Making resourceful decisions that affect positive change in communities is about understanding the whole picture: how all elements of living in a place interact to influence the health of people.
Seeing the whole picture helps you to optimize your resources and maximize your impact by:
When you can consider the whole picture of health, investments create more sustainable results, as each injection supports the whole system in synergy. It’s not only good business sense, it is empowering to make decisions with integrity so that all parts of the whole are considered. This is where the power of spatial intelligence comes in…
What if gathering all the key information could be simple, all in one place, presented in a way that is easy to digest, and perhaps reveal a new perspective on the problem you’re trying to solve?
Introducing Epidoros, a health decision support system designed to empower you with spatial intelligence, at your fingertips. It enables you to:
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