US: GIS and other geospatial technologies offer tremendous benefits for the health care industry. Whether used in strategic planning for hospitals, epidemiological studies by public health officials or policy construction by government agencies, GIS is important for accurate and nuanced analysis and decision support. GIS mapping can make disease monitoring and surveillance come to life. GIS offers a wealth of specialized applications and tools which an organization might want to access that require a unique collection of expertise, including databases, visual design, geographic concepts, mathematical modeling, enterprise software and data analysis.
“From the analysis of big data related to patient demographics and insurance claims to facility site location and accessibility to health care, GIS can play a critical role in improving the strategic business decision-making process of heath care organizations large and small,” said Stephen McElroy, GIS program chair at American Sentinel University
Source: American Sentinel