Magazine Article | August 24, 2015

A Geographic View Of Children's Health

Source: Health IT Outcomes

Compiled by Brian Albright, Contributing Writer

By combining geospatial and patient data, Children’s National Health System is developing new ways to improve outcomes and reduce readmissions.

With the increased adoption of EHRs, there has been an interest in better analysis of the voluminous amounts of patient data generated by these systems. At Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C., researchers have added a new wrinkle to this analysis through the use of geographic information systems (GIS) technology.