Applying Geographic Information Systems in Healthcare
How geographical location plays a critical role when it comes to extracting meaning from data.
Based on the work of Michael Stiehl, MS. Written by Philip Baker. Read time – 4 minutes
- Data Analytics
- Public Policy
- Technology and Innovation
- The last two decades have witnessed the growing capacity of geographical information systems (GIS) to extract meaning from location.
- Using data from a wide range of domains, GIS can find answers to complex multi-dimensional questions common to the field of healthcare.
- In his class for the MScBMI program, Mike Stiehl teaches students how to use GIS software to generate solutions of their own.
A senior policy analyst discusses the ways geographic information systems (GIS) apply across disciplines and how that makes them well-suited to answer the kinds of complex multi-dimensional questions frequently found in the healthcare field today.