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A Data-informed Public Health Policy-Makers Platform

Brdaric, D., Samardžić, S., Huskić, I., Dritsakis, G., Sessa, J., Śliwińska-Kowalska, M., Pawlaczyk-Łuszczyńska, M., Basdekis, I. and Spanoudakis, G. ORCID: 0000-0002-0037-2600 (2020). A Data-informed Public Health Policy-Makers Platform. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,


Hearing loss is a disease exhibiting a growing trend due to the number of factors, including but not limited to the mundane exposure to the noise and ever-increasing amount of older population. In the framework of a public health policymaking process, modeling of the hearing loss disease based on data is a key factor in alleviating the issues related to the disease issuing effective public health policies. First, the paper describes the steps of the data-driven policymaking process. Afterward, a scenario along with the part of the proposed platform, responsible for supporting policymaking are presented. With the aim of demonstrating the capabilities and usability of the platform for the policy-makers, some initial results of preliminary analytics are presented in a framework of a policy-making process. Ultimately, the utility of the approach is validated throughout the results of the survey which was presented to the health system policy-makers professionals involved in the policy development process in Croatia.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: policymaking; big data analytics; health
Subjects: J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Computer Science
Date Deposited: 04 May 2020 09:49
Text - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons: Attribution International Public License 4.0.

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