Epidemiological Information System feasability/pilot study summary

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/247971
Title:
Epidemiological Information System feasability/pilot study summary
Authors:
Johnson, Z.; Johnson, H
Publisher:
Eastern Health Board (EHB)
Issue Date:
Feb-1986
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/247971
Item Type:
Study
Language:
en
Description:
Much health data is stored on computer In Ireland, but it is difficult for those who are responsible for planning and delivery of health services to get at it. Most data is not coded for small geographical area or for social class, both of which omissions greatly limit its use fulness . Because of economic circumstances, resources for health care are scarce but allocation of what is available is somewhat haphazard. There appears to be no mechanism for targeting resources into the areas of greatest need. This is the background which gave rise to the Epidemiological Information System (EIS) concept. The EIS is a health information system which brings together health data from diverse sources, coded for small area of known population structure, and for social class. The data is then used to identify health black spots and high risk groups. The system would have the potential to answer a vast range of ad hoc questions quickly (see fig.l) The aim of this study was to demonstrate the usefulness of the EIS, to test its feasibility, to work out how it could capture the required data and to quantify the cost of its development.
Keywords:
EPIDEMIOLOGY; INFORMATION MANAGEMENT; DATA ANALYSIS

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Z.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Hen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-09T21:04:27Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-09T21:04:27Z-
dc.date.issued1986-02-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/247971-
dc.descriptionMuch health data is stored on computer In Ireland, but it is difficult for those who are responsible for planning and delivery of health services to get at it. Most data is not coded for small geographical area or for social class, both of which omissions greatly limit its use fulness . Because of economic circumstances, resources for health care are scarce but allocation of what is available is somewhat haphazard. There appears to be no mechanism for targeting resources into the areas of greatest need. This is the background which gave rise to the Epidemiological Information System (EIS) concept. The EIS is a health information system which brings together health data from diverse sources, coded for small area of known population structure, and for social class. The data is then used to identify health black spots and high risk groups. The system would have the potential to answer a vast range of ad hoc questions quickly (see fig.l) The aim of this study was to demonstrate the usefulness of the EIS, to test its feasibility, to work out how it could capture the required data and to quantify the cost of its development.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEastern Health Board (EHB)en_GB
dc.subjectEPIDEMIOLOGYen_GB
dc.subjectINFORMATION MANAGEMENTen_GB
dc.subjectDATA ANALYSISen_GB
dc.titleEpidemiological Information System feasability/pilot study summaryen_GB
dc.typeStudyen
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