Centrum e-Zdrowia Case Study
About Centrum e-Zdrowia
Centrum e-Zdrowia (e-Health Center) is a state budget unit. The main area of CeZ’s activity is executing activities that would allow to build the information society in the area of healthcare. The analyses carried out by the center also support the management decisions of the health minister.
Centrum e-Zdrowia was established on August 1, 2000. It helps in making management decisions of the minister of health on the basis of conducted analyzes. CeZ is also responsible for monitoring planned, built and maintained ICT systems at the central and regional level.
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 that were to lead to this goal was the creation of a service that would present, in a clear way, all the information about the location of the test points – 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 also a very popular application, boasting a very well designed, intuitive interface, which made using the service and reaching the testing points by the citizens even easier. 647 of such testing points across Poland were marked on the map.