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Health Data Model

The Health Data Model (HMD) is a collaborative project to develop a generic data model for health applications, using ESRI software.

ESRI is sponsoring the development of a series of “essential data models,” which will allow users to take greater advantage of ArcGIS v.8 and the new geodatabases. One of those models is focused on health applications, and is called the Health Data Model (HMD).

ESRI staff and researchers at University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) are leading this consortium. The group is headed by Dr. Michael Goodchild. The user members represent public health planning and research organizations, public health consulting firms, and GIS coordinators from medical centers around the country. We also have a number of private health consultants, ESRI Business Partners and other software developers, as well as university faculty.

For more information, visit Health Data Model

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