HealthMap ( is a global disease alert mashup produced by the Children’s Hospital Informatics Program at Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology. Disease outbreaks reported by a variety of worldwide sources are plotted on a Google map. Click a pointer on the map to link to the original report.

David Rothman’s new series, Web Geekery in Recent Literature, reports this new article describing “the design principles, software architecture and implementation of HealthMap and discusses key challenges and future plans.”

HealthMap: Global infectious disease monitoring through automated classification and visualization of Internet media reports. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2007 Dec 20; Authors: Freifeld CC, Mandl KD, Reis BY, Brownstein JS. PMID: 18096908

One Response

  1. HealthMap is way cool- but be sure to check out EpiSpider, too!

    The MHSLA blog has become one of my favorites in recent months- please keep up the great work!


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