Health Atlas Ireland: Open source mapping, database and statistical system
Health Atlas Ireland is an open source application developed to bring health related datasets, statistical tools and GIS together in a web environment to add value to existing health data. The application enables controlled access to maps, data and analysis for service planning and delivery, major incident response, epidemiology and research to improve the health of patients and the population.
Health Atlas Ireland is built upon open source software allowing it to capitalize on worldwide expertise without software licensing cost. Web access to powerful statistical, geographical and database components provide a cost-effective solution to health intelligence. Health Atlas is a ‘voyage of discovery’ for health service planning and health event data analysis. The purpose of the system is to help answer questions related to health events, emergency response, health services and demographics, initially in the Republic of Ireland and eventually worldwide as related to Irish Health Services.