Sunday, September 23, 2007

Hospital Mashup: Google and HHS Hospital Data

NetDoc now as a mashup of Google Maps and HHS hospital data. As Shahid Shah says, these types of tools takes mountains of data and makes it more accessible and easier to digest by the average public health consumer. Here is the view/data of hospitals that are 100 miles from Charleston, West Virginia.

Here is the summary of what the tool provides:

When it comes to treating heart attacks, pneumonia, surgery and other emergencies, you want to find the best medical care available.

To help you make these decisions, visit the Hospital Rankings tool and enter your ZIP code to see how hospitals in your neighborhood rank on benchmarks set out by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in four categories: Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care Improvement/Surgical Infection Prevention.

Thanks to Shahid for the tip on this new tool.

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