Geospatial Health

01.01.2018 - 31.12.2023

Research group

The Geospatial Health research group includes researchers from the Department of Geographical and Historical Studies at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF). The research group is part of UEF’s Effectiveness of Social and Health Services (EFFECTIVENESS) Research Community. In addition, a PhD study from the United States on the effectiveness and education of pharmacy professionals is included in the research group.

Group description

Introducing image of the groupGeospatial Health

Researchers Maija Toivakka, Mikko Pyykönen, Aapeli Leminen and Teppo Repo (Department of Geographical and Historical Studies, University of Eastern Finland).

Project: Improved knowledge base and service optimization to health and social services (IMPRO)

Efficient allocation of health and social care service delivery work package of the IMPRO consortium studies the prevalence and incidence, quality of care, health care and travel costs, accessibility and optimization of health care services for key patient groups with chronic conditions, especially for the health care district of Siun sote in North Karelia. The aim is to develop methods and general tools for supporting the health care services. The project utilizes different datasets: geospatial data, electronic health records from the regional patient information system and national registers for social welfare and health care services. The project is funded by the Strategic Research Council at the Academy of Finland. The funding for the project spans years 2018-2023.

More information:
Twitter @StnImpro

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Time period

01.01.2018 - 31.12.2023

Group members - UEF

Other group members

  • Eric Delmelle
    Eric Delmelle
  • Paul Henkel
    Paul Henkel
  • Olli Lehtonen
    Olli Lehtonen;
  • Hung Le
    Hung Le

Cooperation partners