A spatial dashboard for Alzheimer's disease in New South Wales

Hamish Robertson, Nick Nicholas, Amit Dhagat, Joanne Travaglia

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This paper illustrates a proof of concept scenario for the application of comprehensive data visualisation methods in the rapidly changing aged care sector. The scenario we explored is population ageing and the dementias with an emphasis on the spatial effects of change over time at the Statistical Area 2 (SA2) level for the state of New South Wales. We did this using a combination of methods, culminating in the use of the Tableau software environment to explore the intersections of demography, epidemiology and their formal cost of care implications. In addition, we briefly illustrate how key infrastructure data can be included in the same data management context by showing how service providers can be integrated and mapped in conjunction with other analyses. This is an innovative and practical approach to some of the complex issues already faced in the health and aged care sectors which can only become more pronounced as population ageing progresses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegrating and connecting care
Subtitle of host publicationselected papers from the 25th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2017
EditorsAngela Ryan, Louise K. Schaper, Sue Whetton
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781614997832
ISBN (Print)9781614997825
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event25th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2017 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 6 Aug 20179 Aug 2017

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Conference25th Australian National Health Informatics Conference, HIC 2017

Bibliographical note

Copyright the Author(s) and IOS Press 2017. Version archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further rights please contact the publisher.


  • Ageing
  • Dashboard
  • Informatics
  • Spatial
  • Visualisation


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