Strategy to Develop a Digital Public Health Observatory Integrating Business Intelligence and Visual Analytics

  • Leidy Alexandra LozanoEmail author
  • Maria del Pilar Villamil
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 721)


One of the challenges in the public health sector is to improve individually and collectively life quality of the population. The availability of digital tools for the manipulation and visualization of information helps to address this challenge, due to the agility to understand the events, the facility to analyze situations, and the support to the decision-making process based on facts and not in assumptions. Currently, there are projects oriented to support decision-making in the health sector. However, it is not clear how they are developed, nor how information should be shown to facilitate the interaction of different types of actors. These issues motivate the present work that is a strategy for the creation of a digital public health observatory to integrate concepts, tools, methods and methodologies of Business Intelligence and Visual Analytics. The validation of this proposal in the National Institute of Health (Colombia) shown the opportunity to improve support decision-making process.


Business intelligence Visual analytic Health observatory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leidy Alexandra Lozano
    • 1
    Email author
  • Maria del Pilar Villamil
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad de los AndesBogotáColombia

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