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June 18, 2010 / jamieai

Bing Health Maps


Earlier this month, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Institute of Medicine announced the Community Health Initiative. From the website: “HHS health data will be made freely available so that software developers can create innovative applications and make the data more useful for consumers and communities”. Data sources are available from CDC.  The Bing health team is participating in this initiative with interactive, layered health maps using the Bing Health Map Application:

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  1. evologynow / Jun 18 2010 5:26 pm

    Do you think mapping health geographically and making it accessible online will lead to any larger effects or policy changes?

  2. jamieai / Jun 18 2010 5:40 pm

    Good question. At the moment, the data displays content that’s currently available in text. I’m interested to see how people use the data to reveal new health insights. When the data is then tied to us, I see policy changes. Geo security is another interesting topic. What do you think?

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