The GeoHealth Platform

Our work in medical transportation led to our building a strong capability in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the development of a GIS platform with a data analytic engine. That platform has grown overtime into a fully featured Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) with a focus on health.

The Global Health SDI, which we call the GeoHealth Platform, can be best understood as a catalogued library that brings together all data related to health at global, national, and local levels. The GeoHealth Platform also features development, analytics, and visualization tools on which applications leveraging the data and tools can be built, hosted, and shared. With this GeoHealth Platform, is able to support the harvesting, curating, storing, and sharing of data related to health outcomes and costs as well as the social and environmental determinants of health. leverages this innovative Cloud-based analytic and visualization platform to identify and address social determinants that impact health outcomes and costs.

The GeoHealth Platform Provides: Accessibility
Health, Social, & Environmental data sets with Local, National, & Global focus Supports online, web browser, & mobile devices
Detailed Metadata of all data sets Open to public and/or licenses to specific audiences
Powerful and flexible Data Analytic and Visualization tools Data sets available through APIs, WMS, WFS, and direct download
Built on the world’s leading Cloud provider (public, private, or hybrid) & with Open Source software Friendly user interface to visualize and query data
Data storage and application development environment secured by world leading cloud security platform Can be replicated in a local environment for additional privacy and security

The GeoHealth Platform will enable the building of innovative applications to address broad as well as specific challenges. Additionally, research, data, and possible solutions for current medical issues are streamlined onto the Platform to leverage the trends in data on healthcare costs and outcomes, as well as social determinants for health and wellness across multiple demographics, such as varying income levels, geographical areas, and cultural differences.

A number of applications are available through the GeoHealth Platform out-of-the-box:

  • Health Risk Index
  • Quarterly Medicare Cost Report
  • Social Determinant of Health Analysis Report
  • Identification of Drivers of Poor Health Outcomes and High Costs

Health Risk Index – providing a priori health data of disaster impacted populations

SDoH Tool – Identifying the social & community-based factors impacting health outcomes & costs.