How GIS and Analytics Can Improve the U.S. Health Care System

Stephen McElroy, GIS program chair at American Sentinel University, outlines how GIS and analytics can improve the US health care system by address such issues as strategy, capital planning, public health administration, marketing, and operations. By using location as a logical nexus, GIS allows executives and managers to evaluate the interplay of factors that affect health care delivery and the operations of providers. Understanding the implications of such interactions can lead to better decision-making.

Among the areas where researchers and clinicians can make an impact using GIS:

  • Strategic planning
  • Market demand analysis
  • Capital planning
  • Marketing
  • Operations analysis
  • Challenges to Progress
  • Data-driven medicine
  • Data privacy
  • A skills gap

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Juhi Mawla, Intern,