Centrum e-Zdrowia Case Study
About Centrum e-Zdrowia
Centrum e-Zdrowia (e-Health Center) is a Polish state budget unit. The main area of CeZ’s activity is building an information society in healthcare. The center also performs analyses that support the management decisions of the health minister.
Centrum e-Zdrowia was established on August 1, 2000. It helps the Polish health minister make management decisions based on conducted analyses. CeZ is also responsible for monitoring planned, built, and maintained ICT systems at the central and regional levels.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a need to share information about efforts to combat the rapidly spreading disease.
The primary goal of Centrum e-Zdrowia when the COVID-19 pandemic first began was to provide residents of Poland with reliable information that would help them fight the coronavirus. One of the activities was creating a service that would present, in a clear way, all the information about the test point locations – places where residents could take a coronavirus test.
To accomplish the task of creating a map of all mobile test points in every town in Poland, Centrum e-Zdrowia decided to take advantage of Google Maps Platform, which provides the most up-to-date and accurate information about localization. Google Maps platform is a very popular application with a very well-designed, intuitive interface, which made it even easier for citizens to use the service and reach the testing points. 647 such testing points across Poland were marked on the map.