Title: Connectivity of integrated environment and health systems with research synergies and in support to policies
Authors: SKOULOUDIS Andreas
Other Contributors: KASSOMENOS Pavlos
Publisher: IFIP Series
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC56510
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC56510
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: By this work are presented several new areas of integrated applications with existing infrastructures which are linked via new ICT products, which promote the integration of heterogeneous information systems though: ¿ Movable terminal communication interface with processing capabilities with wireless communication for tracking and collection of data and ¿ Innovative scalable network architecture with improved network management. Such EHIS shed light on new environmental informatics projects targeted on the impact of environment and health policies on public health. They provides a new perception of environment and health data bases across time and space allows for assessment of the potential health and environmental benefits of policies in Member States. This connectivity of EHIS enables evidence-based priority-setting and planning of preventive measures, identifies cases of good practice among participating countries in terms of the effectiveness and efficacy of environment and health policy. Previously unrecognized success stories will be regularly documented and shared, so they can be used as benchmarks at national and international levels. EHIS were demonstrated to be helpful in monitoring progress in the status of the environment and health by observing time trends in individual Member States or a group of countries. This function represents a very important added value of EHIS, if international agencies and the countries themselves would introduce internationally collaborative policies on the environment and health in the near future in Europe.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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