Public Health

Community Health Profiles for England - Association of Public Health Observatories (APHO), UK

Community Health Profiles for England"Health Profiles provide a snapshot of health for each local council in England using key health indicators, which enables comparison locally, regionally and over time. We leveraged the power of Instant Atlas Server to display this complex data in an intuitive visual interface which would be equally useable by analysts, public health professionals and the public alike. Geowise could not have been more professional or cooperative in helping us achieve our vision on time and on budget."

Gary Bates, Senior Applications Developer, South West Public Health Observatory

Epidemiology - Ministry of Health, Chile

EpidemiologyInstantAtlas has enabled the Chilean Ministry of Health to position itself as one of the most innovative in the use of GIS serving public health. Using this software, the Department of Epidemiology presents the situation of different diseases in a manner enabling both epidemiologists and others to access information in a timely effective graphical way.

Monica Chiu, MPH, Department of Epidemiology, Department of Health, Chile

Child and Maternity Health Observatory (ChiMat) - Yorkshire & Humberside Public Health Observatory (YHPHO)

Child and Maternity Health Observatory (ChiMat)InstantAtlas Server provided the ChiMat team with an adaptable solution for managing and presenting quantitative data that was inexpensive and quick to implement. We were able to purchase the software and go live within three months. It was easy for our web designer to brand the InstantAtlas Server mini-site to match the ChiMat site. The highly interactive atlases delivered through the Data Views module are more engaging than static images. They allow users to explore our data and provide answers leaving our team to focus on more complex queries. The needs assessment modules we have produced through the Profile Reports module will make individuals within PCTs more productive by reducing the time it takes to produce needs assessments with local data.

Kate Canning, Head of ChiMat/Senior Health Intelligence Specialist, Child and Maternal Health Observatory (ChiMat)

Community Indicators Australia -

Community Indicators Australia

CIV has developed an online Geographic Information System (GIS) which is an interactive mapping and analysis tool to enable visual communication of wellbeing indicators.

The Wellbeing Map uses Instant Atlas to present wellbeing information in a geographical context, revealing spatial variations and patterns across Victoria.



Community Health Profiles for England - Association of Public Health Observatories (APHO), UK

Community Health Profiles for England"Health Profiles provide a snapshot of health for each local council in England using key health indicators, which enables comparison locally, regionally and over time. We leveraged the power of Instant Atlas Server to display this complex data in an intuitive visual interface which would be equally useable by analysts, public health professionals and the public alike. Geowise could not have been more professional or cooperative in helping us achieve our vision on time and on budget."

Gary Bates, Senior Applications Developer, South West Public Health Observatory

Diabetes InfoBank - Diabetes UK

Diabetes InfoBank"The powerful visuals in InstantAtlas enable us to communicate the issues clearly with all our audiences. We can analyse local service provision versus targets and easily graph these to make our lobbying assertive and more effective. People with diabetes can also quickly see how their locality is performing."



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Charlotte Gosden, Information Analyst, Healthcare and Policy Team, Diabetes UK

Key Indicators Graphical System (KIGS) - Dr. Foster Intelligence

Key Indicators Graphical System (KIGS)"InstantAtlas from GeoWise was the ideal solution being cost-effective and easy to implement without requiring any web or database programming skills. We have had great feedback from users on how it brings the data to life."

Teenage Pregnancies - East Midlands Public Health Observatory (EMPHO)

Teenage PregnanciesEMPHO has produced interactive maps of under 18 conception data, for all Local Authorities in England, using InstantAtlas from Geowise. Maps are now available with the latest 2006 (provisional) data, along with comparators including deprivation and edata. The interactive mapping tool has also been improved, allowing the user to view the data in a number of different ways, including Significance mapping, Funnel Plots and Area Profiles.

Portail de la santé publique intègre (EUPHIX), Union Européenne -

Portail de la santé publique intègre (EUPHIX), Union EuropéenneEUPHIX is a web-based knowledge system for health professionals, policy makers and others. It presents structured European public health information, giving a special insight into similarities and differences between EU Member States.









KnowFife - Fife Council

KnowFife"InstantAtlas enables KnowFife Dataset users to explore multi-agency data sets online and locate for themselves the information they want, drill down into it and perform their own custom analyses. It is also good to know that everyone has the same access to the information. This self service, InstantAtlas-supported approach means far fewer ad-hoc data requests for each partner, is saving everybody time and resources and most importantly is making information on Fife so much more accessible to decision makers and our citizens."

Coryn Barclay, Policy Officer, Corporate Research Team, Policy and Organisational Development, Fife Council

Cancer Atlas - The Institute for Cancer Epidemiology, Lübeck

Cancer AtlasThe Institute for Cancer Epidemiology in Lübeck is the first German Cancer Registry to implement InstantAtas. This reports incidence and mortality rates for major cancer sites over a five-year period for Schleswig-Holstein.

Regional health statistics, - National Public Health Institute, Finland

Regional health statistics,

“We are using InstantAtlas for presenting regional health statistics in Finland. Our goal is to provide a balanced overview of the population's health, which is useful for health policy planners and decision makers in the districts and municipalities.

Our pilot site 'Terveytemme' (literally 'Our Health') presents the first set of health indicators. While the number of indicators in the InstantAtlas report is still quite limited, it has already received positive feedback from several directions.”



Timo Koskela, D.Sc. , Dept. of Health and Functional Capacity, National Public Health Institute, Finland

Health Reporting - Landesamt für Verbraucherschutz Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Health ReportingThe new internet presentation of state health reporting which was launched on September 15, 2008 is a dynamic product. Its contents will be continually extended and updated and the structure modified where appropriate.



Leeds JSNA - Leeds PCT and Leeds City Council

Leeds JSNALeeds PCT have produced Atlases to support the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment in partnership with Leeds City Council. The Atlases have facilitated data sharing with partners and made the data available to council members and the general public.

Mr. Richard Dixon, GIS Officer

North Rhine-Westphalia : Core Health Indicators by District - NRW Institute of Health and Work, Germany

North Rhine-Westphalia : Core Health Indicators by District"InstantAtlas is an excellent tool for presenting county-level data in a very concise way with options for interactive analysis. The County Profile contains the key indicators needed to quickly assess the overall health situation in each county. InstantAtlas enables the user to see indicator values for individual counties as well as make county-to-county comparisons and to the state averages. Using InstantAtlas for the presentation of health information will significantly simplify and enhance the use of our indicators."

Dr. Wolfgang Hellmeier, Head of Health Indicators Unit, LIGA

Germany: Core Health Indicators by State - - NRW Institute of Health and Work, Germany

Germany: Core Health Indicators by State -"InstantAtlas is an excellent tool for presenting county-level data in a very concise way with options for interactive analysis. The County Profile contains the key indicators needed to quickly assess the overall health situation in each county. InstantAtlas enables the user to see indicator values for individual counties as well as make county-to-county comparisons and to the state averages. Using InstantAtlas for the presentation of health information will significantly simplify and enhance the use of our indicators."

Dr. Wolfgang Hellmeier, Head of Health Indicators Unit, LIGA.

Germany: Core Health Indictors by State - - NRW Institute of Health and Work, Germany

Germany: Core Health Indictors by State -"InstantAtlas is an excellent tool for presenting county-level data in a very concise way with options for interactive analysis. The County Profile contains the key indicators needed to quickly assess the overall health situation in each county. InstantAtlas enables the user to see indicator values for individual counties as well as make county-to-county comparisons and to the state averages. Using InstantAtlas for the presentation of health information will significantly simplify and enhance the use of our indicators."

Dr. Wolfgang Hellmeier, Head of Health Indicators Unit, LIGA.

PHI Online - Ministry of Health, New Zealand

PHI Online"Our PHIOnline site uses InstantAtlas to make large volumes of statistics much more accessible. Interactive graphics help decision makers interpret issues and trends. The clear visuals stimulate interest, investigation and support confident action to improve public health. User feedback has been excellent."

Dr. Barry Borman, Manager (Epidemiologist) Public Health Intelligence, Ministry of Health, New Zealand

The Cancer e-Atlas - National Cancer Intelligence Network, UK

The Cancer e-Atlas"InstantAtlas provides an ideal tool for presenting cancer statistics in an engaging and informative way.  It is inexpensive and familiar to the analysts working on the Cancer e-Atlas which reduces the risk and cost for the project compared to a bespoke development."

Dr Colin Pollock, Cancer e-Atlas project director

- North East Public Health Authority (NEPHO)



Injury Health Atlas, - New Hampshire DHHS

Injury Health Atlas,"Instant Atlas is a cost-effective, flexible, and user-friendly web tool that provides professional looking maps, data tables, and graphs of aggregated data. Bar charts with confidence intervals, scatter plots, and trend charts nicely supplement colorful map displays. Data exploration is easy and fast. Instant Atlas reduces the workload of custom data requests while improving customer satisfaction."

David L. Reichel, Statistician Health Statistics and Data Management, State of New Hampshire

Community Health Profiles for England - Association of Public Health Observatories (APHO), UK

Community Health Profiles for England"Health Profiles provide a snapshot of health for each local council in England using key health indicators, which enables comparison locally, regionally and over time. We leveraged the power of Instant Atlas Server to display this complex data in an intuitive visual interface which would be equally useable by analysts, public health professionals and the public alike. Geowise could not have been more professional or cooperative in helping us achieve our vision on time and on budget."

Gary Bates, Senior Applications Developer, South West Public Health Observatory

Health Survelliance and Disease Prevention Control - Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Washington D.C.

Health Survelliance and Disease Prevention ControlA new system offers access to a variety of interactive "dashboards" offering health data to aid in the policy-making process. The dynamic, interrelated, interactive dashboards provide tables, maps, and charts showing data in various dimensions. They are intended as a complementary alternative to the information most commonly used in the form of statistical tables, maps, and charts.

Planning South Australia -

Planning South Australia

Public Health Atlas - Public Health Development Unit, University of Adelaide, Australia

Public Health Atlas

"InstantAtlas met the need for a simple, user-friendly interface to our data.

The features that enable users to view details for their local area make this an excellent, well-designed and low cost vehicle to deliver population health data for Australia."



John Glover, Director, Public Health Information Development Unit

Nationale Atlas Volksgezondheid – National Public Health Atlas of the Netherlands - RIVM

Nationale Atlas Volksgezondheid – National Public Health Atlas of the NetherlandsThis atlas presents a geographical picture of the state of health and health care in the Netherlands. The report displays the levels of obesity throughout the provinces.

Interactive Health Atlas - South Eastern Region Public Health Observatory (SEPHO)

Interactive Health Atlas"I have demonstrated the software to a number of senior public health specialists and received a great deal of positive feedback - complex data previously once displayed in tedious two dimensional spreadsheets and charts is now transformed in an exciting and more meaningful manner"

Steven Morgan, Senior Public Health Information Specialist, SEPHO

Sheffield Health and Well-being Atlas - Sheffield PCT

Sheffield Health and Well-being Atlas"InstantAtlas is helping us get health messages across through visual communications rather than rows of numbers. This saves our audiences time and makes the data much more stimulating and easier to understand. We can add commentary to presentations to assist interpretation too."

Tamsin Jones, Senior Public Health Analyst, Sheffield Primary Care Trust

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment - South West Public Health Observatory (SWPHO)

Joint Strategic Needs AssessmentThe Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) tool aims to help primary care trusts and local authorities jointly identify their areas of need. The Area Profile Template was chosen as there are a large number of indicators to be shown, and trend data is not widely available. In addition, the ability to compare neighbouring areas and select statistically similar areas using the filter option are very useful. Since its launch the JSNA tool has become one of the most viewed pages on the South West Public Health Observatory (SWPHO) website.

Behavioral Risk Factor Survelliance System - Virginia Department of Health, USA

Behavioral Risk Factor Survelliance System

Worcestershire County Council -

Worcestershire County Council"InstantAtlas provides a cost-effective, quick and adaptable tool which needs no underlying software and can be updated with new data with minimal effort. It also provides a much more intuitive interface when compared with GIS. Overall, we would give a recommendation for organisations with similar needs to consider using InstantAtlas."

David Onions, Research & Intelligence Unit, Worcestershire County Council
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