Project Management in Health GIS

  • Boondao R.


Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have played an important role in healthcare areas. The development of systems such as epidemic disease controls, health GIS databases, healthcare planning systems, and other GIS applications for healthcare require a project manager who has a thorough understanding of project management knowledge. The way a health GIS project should be handled is different from a normal information system project. The health GIS project is a complex information system that needs to be careful handling. It involves development of software, appropriate hardware, a database, and the acceptance of the users. To develop a health GIS project effectively requires a lot of planning and a clear understanding of system objectives and user requirements. This paper presents a combination of information system development methodologies with best practices in health GIS systems to provide a framework to manage a successful health GIS.