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What is the role of GIS in Healthcare Today

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Date & Time of Recording:
February 27, 2019
  • On-demand video
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GIS is a powerful tool that has been successfully implemented to help address a number of significant health issues ranging from disease management to improved services. GIS and related spatial analysis provide a set of tools for strategizing treatment and prevention of disease, keeping healthcare costs down, and delivering services to the communities most in need. The usefulness of GIS in healthcare is very broad. Public health departments, public health policy and research organizations, medical centers, hospitals and health insurance organizations utilize Geographic information systems to find innovative ways to address healthcare issues through location data.

Keywords: GIS, research, Geographic information Systems


At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • improve services
  • identify infectious disease and prevention
  • understand how geographic elements such as distance and barriers between two points can cause fragmented care by looking at mile radii via drive time analysis
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    Area Health Education Consortium Student
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    Participation recognition only: This program is presented by SC AHEC.
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