Volume 35, No. 01, Month JANUARY, Year 2020, Pages 59 - 65

Prototype of internet gis supporting the community-dwelling elderly healthcare

Watcharaporn Taburee, Chingchai Hoomhong, Chada Narongrit

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Background and Objective: Health information management is important for the community-dwelling elderly healthcare services. This study aimed to develop and evaluate the prototype of Internet GIS in order to support task of the community-dwelling elderly healthcare. Methods: The health data collected from 384 elders were surveyed and analyzed prior to be developed the Internet GIS by using open source software. The developed Internet GIS was finally evaluated for the users’ satisfactions and system efficiencies by 30 healthcare providers. Results: The advantages of the elderly’s database in this study can be searched and displayed as a map which can depict destination routed to elder’s houses. After using the Internet GIS, users were very satisfied because this Internet GIS can increase efficiency and convenience for the task of the elderly homecare. Conclusion: The Internet GIS prototype is useful for family medicine works because it is able to increase the efficiency of retrieving the elderly health information either individual elderly or overview of the elderly health in the study area.


Geographic Information System (GIS), Family Medicine, Community, Elderly, Home care.


Published by : Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University
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