Konings And Mason Associates (KAMA Systems)

On-line Interactive Health Mapping Systems, Population Health Research Atlas & HealthLandscape Australia


KAMA Systems helps to Simplify Complexity

geospatial-analysis

Geospatial Analysis

Location is important to personal and population health. KAMA helps you grapple with and understand you data in the context of local, regional, and national measures of health, economics, and demographics.

Web GIS Application Design

Web GIS Application Design

If you have a wealth of data and need to unlock its potential. KAMA’s expertise in developing award-winning web-based Mapping applications can help.

Statistical Analysis

Web GIS Application Design

Number crunching. Big Data. Multivariate analysis. Modeling and interpretation. KAMA can help with Geo-statistical analysis.

Community Research

Community Research

KAMA can access all the local and regional data to help you understand the socio-economic, environmental, demographic variables impacting your communities.

Research & Publications<

Research & Publications

KAMA has extensive experience working with academic researchers developing materials across a plethora of Health topics involving mapping and geospatial concepts.

Training and Communications<

Training and Communications

One-on-one training, in-person or web-based training. Speaking to peer-reviewed publications. KAMA knows how to help you activate and operationalise your location based data.

System Integration

System Integration

One picture is worth a thousand words. A map is worth a thousand pictures. We can help you whittle your data and information into meaningful graphics, pictures and maps.

System Integration

System Integration

Extracting data for research outside your system doesn’t always make sense. KAMA is leading the charge to integrate social determinants of health data into your patient data systems.

Dashboard Design

Dashboard Design

You need information that is current, accurate, and actionable. KAMA can help design and implement focused, intuitive dashboards for all levels of your organization.

What is KAMA?

Konings & Mason Assoiciates Pty. Ltd. (KAMA) promotes and facilitates the use of geographical information systems (GIS) to inform locally relevant and equitable solutions for targeting health resources and services in Australia. KAMA aims to meet the needs of Australian Health Research by providing and maintaining research resources: Spatially attributed Health and Demographic Data, Spatial Analyses, On-line Interactive Mapping Systems, Privacy & Confidentiality protection for precision location data, etc.

Our purpose and vision

KAMA Systems offers data visualisation tools to help find insights to improve our understanding of demands and provision of health services.
We promote and facilitate the use of geographical information systems (GIS) to inform locally relevant and equitable solutions for targeting health resources and services in Australia.
KAMA Systems aims to meet the needs of Australian Health Research by supporting access to research resources: Spatially attributed Health and Demographic Data, Spatial Analyses, and On-line Interactive Mapping Systems.

Our Vision:

To support Australian geographically motivated health research using spatial tools, methods, data
and web-based mapping platforms.


How we are achieving our vision

KAMA supports researchers in applying geographic and spatial tools, and participates in capacity building of both human and information technology resources to further support this research.

Central to KAMA's capacity building is:

  • facilitating the inclusion of location identifiers into researchers' own data,
  • enabling access to spatially based demographic and health data,
  • supporting spatial analysis tools and methods and
  • providing a range of map-based visualisations, directly and through hosted interactive web based mapping platforms like: HealthLandscape Australia and the GRAPHC on-line portal.
  • KAMA promotes and facilitates the use of data and location to help identify, analyse, and predict:
    • - Current and emerging healthcare needs,
    • - Available healthcare resources & services, and
    • - How to best use resources to address needs, relevant to geographic areas or places of interest in Australia, and
    • - to educate and inform users and the wider community of the outcomes.
    HealthLandscape Australia & GRAPHC Portal contain a variety of interactive mapping tools as well as many research and resource mapping visualisations.

Our structure

KAMA is an independent consultancy firm based in Canberra and while our principal focus is supporting the National Centre for Geographic Resources and Analysis in Primary Health Care (GRAPHC) at the Research School of Population Health at the Australian National University, KAMA has a wide network of collaborators with both formal and informal structural arrangements. KAMA mostly supports academic researchers, but also supports any health related mapping endeavours which seek to turn evidence into practice.

Current and past projects are listed in the GRAPHC Projects Portfolio. KAMA also engages in a broader role for capacity development of geospatial skills and expertise across the wider primary health care research and policy development community, including developing the capacity of researchers and policy makers to utilise the results of the geospatial analysis and mapping methodologies and supporting learning agendas; working with Post Graduate and PhD students with spatial advice and project assistance.

KAMA Research & Project Collaborations:


These Project Collaborations are mostly examples of work by the National Centre for Geographic Resources & Analysis in Primary Health Care (GRAPHC) at ANU.
GRAPHC comprises a small dedicated team lead by KAMA Systems' principal: Paul Konings

    GRAPHC based

  • - Centre for Mental Health Research - Sustainable Farming Initiative
  • - Centre for Mental Health Research - Mental Health Workforce Project
  • - National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health - Cryptosporidiosis Hotspot Project
  • - National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health - Dengue Fever Hotspot Project
  • - Centre for Research on Ageing, Health & Wellbeing - PATH Migration
  • - ANU Medical School - Health & Medical Resources Atlas
  • - Department of Health Services Research and Policy - CVD Risk Project
  • - Department of Health Services Research and Policy - Diabetes Project
  • - Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute - TASMANIAN SUB-ACUTE CARE PROJECT

  • Research:

  • - University of New South Wales - Black Dog Institute - LifeSpan Suicide Prevention Project
  • - American Academy of Family Physicians - Robert Graham Center - HealthLandscape
  • - ACT Health - Kindy BMI
  • - South West Sydney Local Health District - Primary Care Service Areas Research
  • - University of Tasmania - Bowel Cancer Project
  • - University of South Australia - COPD Project
  • - Macquarie University - Motor Neurone Disease Project
  • - Benetas - Atlas of Frailty
  • - Monash University - Medicine in Australia, Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL) Online Mapping
  • - Medical Deans of Australia & New Zealand - MSOD - Spatial mapping medical school and student locations and origins
  • - Australian Medicare Local Alliance - General Practice Nurse National Survey Report

  • Past Projects

  • - Royal Australia & New Zealand College of Ophthalmology - RANZCO Health Insights
  • - Optometry Australia - National Eye Health Heat Map
  • - Pen CAT -G-Tag System Integration
  • - Tourism Australia - Map Services


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