Health Geodatabase Modeling Task Force
Santa Barbara, California
April 7-8, 2003

Bill Davenhall

The first meeting of the Health Geodatabase Modeling Task Force convened in Santa Barbara, California under the direction Michael Goodchild, PhD, Professor of Geography at the University of California at Santa Barbara. The following individuals were present and contributed to the discussions and the work product: Tom Harrington, Ann Bossard, Carl Kinkade, Ric Skinner, Reno Fiedler, William Henriques, Deb Wong, Scott Christman, Dean Angelides

 

The goal is to develop an “essential” geodatabase model—not a comprehensive model. The model will be designed to focus on data elements.

 

The current thinking is to use partners and end users to develop and extend the model (to make it specialized). To support and encourage standards.

 

We reviewed similar models that have been started, and we talked about what might be useful for the Health Data Model (HMD).

 

The process will involve writing the draft model, deciding how to identify the review process, identifying projects, and drafting the final model.

 

 

Step 1. Initial Workshop

-          Define scope

-          Deliverables

o        Analysis

o        Conceptual design

o        Sample database

o        Sample maps/ other outputs

 

Step 2. ESRI UC2003

-          Lunch – User Consultation

 

 

Scott Christman Presentation

GIS Director

California Office of State Health Planning and Development

 

Enterprise GIS Initiative at OSHPD

 

“Equitable Healthcare Accessibility for Californians”

 

 

 

Potential Applications for OSPHD

- Healthcare facilities locations

- Medical Service Areas automation

- EMS response planning

- Quick data query

- Data sharing

 

Ideas for Features-

- Healthcare Facilities

- Healthcare Communities

- Healthcare Outcomes

 

We saw examples of the CA OSPHD

 

Discussion about the major domains we are trying to pull together.

 

People (object)

Places (object)

Things  (object)

Individuals (class)

Patient (sub-class)

    Location(s)

        Residence(s)

        Employment

Non-patients

Facilities/Site (class)

Facility Type (feature class)

    Health Services (feature data set)

              Clinics (sub-class)

              Hospitals

                  Ownership

              Labs

 

    Social Services

    Monitoring Service

   

Licensed (OSHPD)

              Inspection Results

Non-Licensed

Services (class)

Fixed

Movable

Providers

Professionals

     Location(s)

Ancillary

 

 

Diseases

Diagnosis

Treatments

Outcomes

Businesses

Employers

Employees

Payors

Communities

Fixed

Nomadic

Encounters

Formal

In-Formal

 

Applications:

Facility Inventory

Homeland Security

Facility Management/Bed Management

Healthcare Workforce Management

Health Professions Licensure Inventory

Asset Management – Fixed and Movable

Customer Service

Managed Care Network Analysis

 

Revisit the purpose of the data model

 

  1. Provide a “plug and play”
    1. Help people get started (facilitating use)
    2. Facilitate application development
  2. Promoting applications illustrating benefits
    1. Define value
  3. Publish standards for exchange
    1. Facilitate exchange
    2. Semantic interoperability
  4. Adding spatial dimension
    1. Map to other models
    2. Identify gaps in other data models
  5. Not a corporate data model but
    1. Want people to

 

Web Site

 

www.ncgia.org/projects/health

 

ESRI Database Modeling Site with link to NCGIA

 

Newsletter and Conferences

 

Health Page

 

Documents

Design drawings

Meeting details

Participant lists

Applications

 

 

Register people visiting at the site.

Publish Draft Design

Application areas

 

Health Data Models

 

-          Health Facilities

-          Health Services

-          Managed Care

-          Health Technology

-          Environmental Health

-          Animal Health

-          Health BT

-          Occupied/Safety Health

-          Health Sciences/Research

 

People that attend Geodatabase Modeling Class

Categorical

-          HL7

-          NACIR Handbook

-          eHealth Initiative

 

User Conference San Diego (2003)

ESRI Health Conference in May

 

Related Data Standards

ALIRTS

HL7

LDM

Canadian Model

Australian Model

Code Sets

                -SNOWMED

                -LOINC

FGDC

                -Geographic Model

                -Address Model

 

 

Essential Geodatabase Data Models for Health Organizations

 

Illustrate with a Visio diagram

Describe the basic components

Identify several common applications

Describe use and value of the application

Evaluate the application

Publish the results