In this transdisciplinary study, Gilles Maignant and Pascal Staccini have combined their respective expertise in environmental mathematical modeling and medical information processing to deliver a unique perspective on the complex links between health and environmental issues, with a particular focus on air pollution.
Addressing statistics, cartography, digital technology and more, Statistical, Mapping and Digital Approaches in Healthcare contextualizes the various methods of health data representation within “territories of health” – those locations where health, environmental and social issues are most concentrated. Using concrete examples, it charts the development of territorial health data and provides for the reader a helpful assessment of existing methods of analysis.
Ultimately, the authors look to the future of territorial optimization and the ways in which we may use Smart Cities, Big Data and the Internet of Things to design territories where we can realize better health, cleaner environments and, fundamentally, a sustainable existence.
1. From the Territory to Health Territories.
2. The Contribution of Statistics to the Understanding of Health Issues in a Territory.
3. Contribution of Cartography to the Understanding of Health Issues.
4. Contribution of Digital Technology to the Understanding of Health Issues in a Territory.
5. The Territory as an Issue of Integration into a Process of Optimization.
Gilles Maignant is a CNRS researcher, mathematician and geographer, specializing in environmental issues related to health, particularly urban air pollution and the optimization of urban functioning. He teaches the Master of Health Engineering program at the University of Côte d’Azur, France.
Pascal Staccini is a professor and public health doctor, and an expert in health informatics and medical databases. He is Head of the Department of Medical Information in Alpes-Maritimes, France, and at the University of Côte d’Azur, he is Head of the Department of Risk Engineering and Health Informatics (IRIS; Faculty of Medicine, University of Nice, France) and Director of the Master of Health Engineering program.
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