A spatial informatics for aged care

Hamish Robertson, Nick Nicholas, Andrew Georgiou, Julie Johnson, Joanne Travaglia

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Population ageing is the demographic process that characterises the first half of the twenty-first century. Australia's population is already ageing and the states and territories are ageing at different rates. Our understanding of the dementias remains limited and diagnosis in primary care settings is poor. Locating where older people with dementia are and how they are coping is an emerging need in health information management. In this paper we discuss how a spatially informed health information management system could support population ageing and the disconnected systems that address ageing. We illustrate this with examples from our work to show how spatial informatics can advance our understanding of and response to the implications of population ageing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHealth Informatics
Subtitle of host publicationDigital Health Service Delivery - The Future is Now! - Selected Papers from the 21st Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2013
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781614992653
StatePublished - 2013
Event21st Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2013 - Adelaide, SA, Australia
Duration: Jul 15 2013Jul 18 2013

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Other21st Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2013
CityAdelaide, SA


  • ageing
  • geography
  • informatics
  • spatial
  • visualisation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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