Meeting ReportsINFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Geomapping Health-Related Data

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Science Translational Medicine  01 Feb 2012:
Vol. 4, Issue 119, pp. 119mr4
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3003383

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Abstract

In August 2011, scientists and policy-makers held a conference entitled “Using IT to Improve Community Health: How Health Care Reform Supports Innovation.” One of the conference sessions was entitled “Geo-mapping: Framing health needs and issues as an individual and community concern.” This Meeting Report describes how geographical information systems can be used to analyze health-related data for medical care and policy making.

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