Year Founded: 2006
Location: Boston, MA
Zip Code: 02115
Full-Time Employees: 11-50
Type of Company: nonprofit + commercial spinoff
Target Markets: Business to Consumer
Sources of Revenue: Data analysis for clients, Database licensing, Subscriptions
Areas of social impact: Not Available
Approximate number of sources of government open data: 101+ Agencies/Local Governments/Organizations
HealthMap is an established global leader in utilizing online informal sources for disease outbreak monitoring and real-time surveillance of emerging public health threats.
Running 365/24/7 in 15 languages, HealthMap brings together disparate data sources, including online news aggregators, eyewitness reports, expert-curated discussions and validated official reports. Using natural language processing and machine learning algorithms, HealthMap presents the firehose of information on an intuitive and user-friendly map, achieving a unified and comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health.
The freely available website healthmap.org and mobile app 'Outbreaks Near Me' deliver real-time intelligence on a broad range of emerging infectious diseases for a diverse audience including libraries, local health departments, governments, and international travelers. Various customizations of HealthMap with modified sources and taxonomy enable deep-dive surveillance of specific diseases and/or locations.