More than a century ago, epidemiologists and other medical scientists began to explore the potential of maps for understanding the spatial dynamics of disease. Today, a GIS is rapidly becoming an important tool for health researchers & planners, and has many uses in the healthcare sector.
However, public health predictions produced by GIS health systems are only as good as the quality of the data acquired, which can be compromised anywhere along the chain of health GIS actors supply chain, including designer, cartographer, manager, field worker, medical staff, interpreter, geocoder, mappers and public health decision-makers.
The quality of health data gathered by each actor is affected by a number of soft meta-variables such as skill level & profile, culture, emotions, communication, ethics, family pressure, economic pressure, capacity, and many others. The inability to account for the impact of these intangible variables contributes to data gaps in the current generation of public health GIS products.
The TAGDit MGIS system acquires this data from the diversity of actors within a GIS health domain that requires mapping. The TAGDit MGIS applies novel algorithms from our 6 dimensional applied mathematics research to create a new quality metric that can give new quality data insights to spatial information, taking into consideration the intangible variables created by human qualities.
The Value of Intangibles
Intangibles such as branding, computerised information and intellectual property are recognised as non-financial assets by the Canadian and American federal governments. The value of which was recently estimated to be between $800 billion and $1 trillion.
Although clearly an important part of the economy, intangibles have been particularly difficult to place a value on, TAGDit now offers a tangible platform for your intangibles.
Trust becomes measurable by including a vote transfer feature, information ratings and algorithms that gather information on trends and interactions.
A Group Memory is created as TAGDit harvests & harnesses an organisations intangible knowledge bank in a shareable database.
JODE HIMANN, Chief Executive Officer
Jode is a big thinker with a passion for physics, biology and math. In 2003 he started Nemalux, a leading-edge technology company who have done work for likes of NASA and Bombardier. He has won numerous innovation and entrepreneurship based awards including: Top 40 Under 40, The Outstanding Young Persons of Calgary, Future Leader of Tomorrow Award, Canada’s Hottest Innovative Companies Award, Alberta Export Award Nominee, Entrepreneur Of The Year Award Finalist and Alberta Export Award Nominee.
JODE HIMANN, Chief Executive Officer
What is TAGDit?
TAGDit is a medical search engine and Geographical Information System and much more… it is a web based social media application for groups, with the key functions being:
- To accurately interpret information
- To store & share knowledge within a team
- To build the strength, ingenuity and resilience
of a group organism as its own entity
- To support and empower the group’s members
TAGDit adds a layer of quality assessment where it takes into consideration the variables created by the individuals inputting data – including skill sets, knowledge, reputation, quality of decision making etc. This information assists in working out where the weak links in the data may be, which means greater accuracy when analyzing data during decision making.
This is achieved in a number of ways…
TAGDit Measures Trust
Through the analytics on TAGDit one can measure trust – each transferred vote and each post rating is equivalent to a value of trust. This factor of trust highlights ‘champions’ of the various areas of expertise, enabling the team to get a much more accurate picture of where their human resource assets are.
TAGDit also uses this value when prioritising information. When a search query is entered, TAGDit sorts through all the content posted within the group’s database. This is filtered through key words and user ratings to find the most relevant and high quality results.
What is the true interpretation of objective reality? Where is the value in information? Is it possible for one perspective to be omnipotent or will a team always be better? There is freedom and strength in knowledge, which is multiplied when knowledge is shared.
TAGDit is a private, shared database which members can collect and store information. This data is then easily accessible by the whole group and can be instantly found through the TAGDit search engine. The content is automatically prioritized as it is commented on, updated and rated, building an ever-growing, high quality bank of knowledge, which is an invaluable resource for the team.