Applications of analytics and visualizations in PAHO

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This presentation introduces current practices for data analysis and visualizations in the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

The PAHO Health Information and Intelligence Platform is presented as key resource to facilitate data access and use, generation of information and insights, and dissemination of information internally and to the general public. Some use cases were illustrated highlighting how PAHO has benefited from the application of visual analytics.

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Applications of analytics and visualizations in PAHO

  1. 1. Analytics and Visualizations in the Pan American Health Organization RAMON MARTINEZ martiner@paho.org @HlthAnalysis IEG Independent Evaluation Group, The World Bank, December 17, 2013
  2. 2. Content 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Data collection & databases Analysis and information dissemination New approach: PAHO Health Information Platform Data dissemination: Regional Health Observatory Use cases: Showcase of data visualizations Benefits of the new approach
  3. 3. Data collection & databases • Regional Mortality database • Health surveillance data o Communicable diseases o Non communicable diseases & risk factors o Health of population groups (mother, infant-child, adolescents, aging) • Health system response o Immunization o Resources: facilities, human, services, technology • Core health indicators o 114 indicators (demographics, mortality, morbidity, risk factors, health services, socio-economics 2 Analytics and Visualizations in PAHO
  4. 4. Tradition on analysis & dissemination Health Statistics 3 Analytics and Visualizations in PAHO Health in the Americas
  5. 5. Tradition on analysis & dissemination Online table generator system, Core Health Indicators (2000) Very advanced online system more that 10 years ago. Data tables were the main way for data sharing and dissemination 4 Analytics and Visualizations in PAHO
  6. 6. New approach, methods & tools PAHO Health Information and Intelligence Platform (PHIP) Data Warehouse integrates data from multiple source Data is: - clean & documented - accessible Tool for - data use & analysis - reports, visualizations - dissemination on the Web Live connections to data 5 Analytics and Visualizations in PAHO
  7. 7. Data Visualization Process Databases & Local data in Excel CSV, Text, Access Analysis tool Tableau Desktop Points to Data Create interactive Visualizations and Dashboards Diagram adapted from How Data Visualization Enhances the News , Ben Jones 6 Analytics and Visualizations in PAHO Publish to Tableau Server & embed in the website
  8. 8. From data table to visualization Past practice 7 Analytics and Visualizations in PAHO Current practice
  9. 9. Data dissemination - PAHO Web PAHO Regional Health Observatory PAHO entry point to: - data & statistics, - information visualizations - public health themes http://www.paho.org/rho 8 Title of the Presentation
  10. 10. Showcase of data visualizations 9 Analytics and Visualizations in PAHO
  11. 11. Benefits of this new approach • Central data repository documented and accessible • Available data analytics and visualization tool to generate information and publishing data visualizations • Easy and effective analytic cycle allowing health analysts to focus on analysis and innovation • Data visualizations live connected to data sources, meaning visualization will always display updated data, without republishing it. • PAHO health information platform (PHIP) empowers health analysts, requiring just minimum or none support from IT professionals 10 Analytics and Visualizations in PAHO

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