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Ebook Looks at GIS in Health Care

May 12, 2014  - By 0 Comments

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American Sentinel University’s new e-book,The State of the Modern Health Care Industry in the 21st Century: Technology and Business Intelligence Leads the Way, profiles the technology shifts in health care and offers an inside look into how geographic information systems (GIS) can be applied in health care organizations and the industry’s growing need for professionals with GIS knowledge.

GIS has quickly become an important tool for contemporary health care organizations to run more efficiently and effectively. While some organizations are using GIS to its full potential, others seek additional opportunities to apply geospatial tools and concepts and created an increased demand for GIS professionals.

Watch the e-book trailer here.

“Legislation calling for the transition to electronic health records (EHRs) and pay-for-performance initiatives has brought GIS tools front and center,” said Stephen A. McElroy, Ph.D., GIS program chair at American Sentinel University.  “GIS tools provide dynamic data visualization techniques to health care organizations to help them better understand the geographic relationships that affect health outcomes, public health risks, and disease transition to improve their overall strategic decision-making processes.”

The e-book provides information to those who want to learn how GIS helps improve patient outcomes; increase efficiencies; gain important career insight about the tech shifts in health care; and understand how these changes have resulted in unlimited career opportunities for GIS professionals.

Topics include:

  • What GIS does for the health industry
  • Health care’s increasing need for GIS insight
  • Job outlook for GIS professionals in health and human services
  • American Sentinel’s GIS programs
  • GIS program comparison worksheet

“The health care industry is strong and growing. Projected to create 28 percent of all new jobs, this industry is expected to increase its reliance on geospatial technologies. Now is a great time to consider earning a GIS degree as the future looks promising in health care for GIS professionals,” said Dr. McElroy.

Tracy Cozzens

About the Author:

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

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