Sponsored by Esri Canada
With climate change, growing cities, ageing populations, mental health challenges and misinformation on social media, Canadians face new sources of health risks in the future. Pre-existing, structural health inequities amplify the impacts of these risks. To best understand and manage these challenges, Canada’s public health system needs to integrate new capabilities and digital technologies into established workflows.
Location intelligence is the ability to tap into geospatial information to generate insights. It is enabled by geographic information systems (GIS), an inherently integrating technology and intuitive mapping and spatial analytics tool, which can support the interdisciplinary and dynamic challenges faced by health information professionals.
In this talk, we will share how location intelligence can support future preparedness and intervention strategies, especially to plan more equitable access to essential health services. We’ll highlight how GIS can help make public health planning more efficient and cost-effective by targeting where to prioritize interventions and health infrastructure. We will demonstrate location intelligence in action using Canadian examples. Finally, we will show a variety of Esri solutions that support privacy and security requirements according to Canada’s Health Information Act (HIA) and Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) while maintaining transparency in data collection and analytic methods.