Google Maps – a tool to fight COVID-19

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 logo
Industry: Government / Healthcare 
Primary project location: Poland
Solution/Service: Google Maps Platform
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 challenge

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.

The solution

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.

647 testing points across Poland were marked on the map:

The results

Sharing intuitive Google Maps has made it easier for people to find places where they could undergo tests for detecting coronavirus infection. The solution improved the flow and transmission of crucial information and thus helps to fight the spread of the virus and ensured people that they can count on up-to-date information when taking care of their health.