Spatial Technology in Health-Care Planning and Policy
Geography and health are inherently connected. Although health geography is diligently united with epidemiology its distinctive primary accent is on the spatial associations and configurations. This chapter describes about the health care planning and policy based on geospatial technology. The role of geospatial technology aids to extract the environmental variable to identify the risk areas for disease transmission. Moreover, the high spatial and spectral resolution data increase our appreciative of the epidemiology, transmission patterns and risk factors of vector borne diseases. Geographical approach and telehealth approach have been analyzed to envisage the zones that might be at imminent risk for disease transmission as well as providing suitable information for the alert and preparedness phase of the disease.
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