Welcome to the latest edition of the InstantAtlas blog news – our monthly round-up of projects where InstantAtlas software solutions are used to map and present statistics in interactive dynamic reports and profiles.
In this edition we review three case studies from Marie Curie Cancer Care, London Borough Richmond-upon-Thames and The Health Service Journal.
‘Marie Curie Cancer Care’s interactive atlas helps present a nationwide picture of end of life care in the UK’
Marie Curie Cancer Care provides expert care to people with terminal illness at home and in its hospices. Marie Curie has extensive experience in service design; redesigning services to deliver an integrated end of life pathway. The charity is also a leader in end of life care research.
Marie Curie’s End of Life Care Atlas was developed with the aim of providing healthcare commissioners with a detailed insight into end of life care in their local areas. Michael Cooke, Head of Analytics at Marie Curie explained: “We wanted to use online mapping software to bring together a broad range of data on end of life care across the UK’s health landscape.”
‘Putting web-based mapping software at the heart of Richmond upon Thames’ local information system’
The London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames in south west London has a strategic partnership with a number of organisations including: the Children and Young People’s Trust, the local Health and Wellbeing Board, the police and Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust. The council decided that it needed to ensure that all partners had access to a central, consistent evidence base so that each could get a better understanding of need in the borough.
‘How an interactive atlas created using web-based mapping software became one of the Health Service Journal’s top reads of 2012’
The Health Service Journal is the UK’s most widely-read trade publications for managers in the health sector. It is a well-respected publication and was awarded Medical Publication of the Year 2012. The HSJ editorial team is always on the look-out for ways to drive traffic to its website and has created a Resource Centre for readers who want to find answers and guidance on a wide range of topics. With changes to the structure of the NHS in England, the HSJ felt that it should provide an interactive map of the new Clinical Commissioning Group areas.
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