MPRO project is aiming to improve knowledge base and service optimisation to support health and social services reform. The project is organizing seminar ”Geospatial data in health and welfare research” at the University of Helsinki main building on 23.10.2018. The seminar is intended to researchers, decision makers, students and others who are interested in how geographic data can be used in improving health services.

Registration

Registration opens in August. Seminar is free of charge.

Program

9.00-9.30 Morning coffee

9.30–9.45 Opening

Tiina Laatikainen, professor, University of Eastern Finland
Markku Tykkyläinen, professor, University of Eastern Finland

9.45–10.30 Key note: State of Art in Geospatial Technologies for Health

Eric Delmelle, associate professor, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of North Carolina

10.30–11.00 Temporal Dimension in Accessibility Research

Tuuli Toivonen, associate professor, Department of Geosciences and Geography, Helsinki University

11.00–11.30 Taxi ride sharing and health care

Harri Antikainen, postdoctoral researcher, Department of Geography, University of Oulu

11.30-12.30 Lunch

12.30–13.00 Social and health care services as an optimization problem

Pasi Fränti, professor , School of Computing, University of Eastern Finland

13.00–13.30 Multimodal accessibility of primary health care and social services

Ossi Kotavaara, postdoctoral researcher, Department of Geography University of Oulu

13.30–14.00 Using Electronic Health Records in Studying Spatial Disparities and

Quality of care among chronic patients in Siun Sote region

Maija Toivakka & Teppo Repo, University of Eastern Finland

14.00–14.30 Coffee

14.30–15.00 The Power of Location in Health Care Development

Ilkka Suojanen, chief technology officer, Esri Finland

15.00–15.15 Feedback from Eric Delmelle and discussion

15.15–15.30 Closing words
Tiina Laatikainen, professor, University of Eastern Finland
Markku Tykkyläinen, professor, University of Eastern Finland

More information: impro@thl.fi