The idea of the CHDC is to support researchers with consolidated and harmonized data from publicly available information sources. Researchers can use interactive spatial analyses based on secondary data as an additional data source for their studies, for example, analyses on the socioeconomic structure of hospital catchment areas.
The diversity of disciplines in the consortium requires a wide range of spatial scales, up to and including spatial models using cartographic grids. The use of these grids in terms of the soundness of disaggregation and small-scale estimators, as well as methodological transparency, represent the research questions for the CHDC.
In our qualitative study with Dutch and German health researchers from the „Cross-Border Institute of Healthcare Systems and Prevention“ initiative (n=9, semistructured interviews), more than half of the participants indicated that spatial aspects play a (at least minor) role in their research. In general, the study found an interest in spatial research questions, but at the same time a reservation about the feasibility of spatial analyses and the potential validity of the results.
This research focuses on accompanying multidisciplinary cross-border health care research by developing a Cross-Border Health Data Compass (CHDC) for the northern Dutch-German border region.
Requirements analysis, visual analytics, web visualization, spatial data science, dashboards.
Specht, Sebastian and Schnack, Helge and Krauskopf, Jan Elmar and Hein, Andreas; AGIT Journal für Angewandte Geoinformatik; 2022
Specht, Sebastian; Abstracts of the ICA; 2022
Specht, Sebastian; 30th Annual Geographical Information Science Research UK (GISRUK), Liverpool, United Kingdom, 5th - 8th April 2022; 2022
Specht, Sebastian and Schnack, Helge; Gis.Business; 2022
Schnack, Helge and Lubasch, Johanna and Uthoff, SAK and Zinkevich, Anna and Kutzleben, M and Specht, Sebastian and Pawel, A and Ramsauer, H and Ansmann, Lena and Knesebeck, O and Wirtz, Markus; Das Gesundheitswesen; 008 / 2022
This project was funded by the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony (MWK) as part of the Niedersächsisches ‘Vorab’ Program. (Grant Agreement No. ZN3730)