Hospitals and Health Systems

Esri at HIMSS 2023: Building a Stronger Healthcare System Through Geospatial Technology

The healthcare industry has always been at the forefront of innovation, with healthcare professionals leveraging the latest tools and technologies to provide better patient care. This year’s Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Global Conference is no different, with industry leaders and technology providers showcasing their latest solutions and approaches that are transforming the healthcare landscape.

Esri is once again participating in the HIMSS conference, highlighting its geospatial technology solutions that are helping healthcare organizations augment their evidence-based decision-making in ways that build stronger communities and provide better patient care. Since 1969, Esri has been in the business of mapping. As the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software and location intelligence, we have supported customers with geographic science and geospatial analytics – what we call The Science of Where. We take a geographic approach to problem-solving, brought to life by modern GIS technology (ArcGIS). We are committed to using science and technology to build a healthy and sustainable world.

Visit us in the Expo

If you’re attending the HIMSS 2023 Conference, be sure to visit Esri’s booth, located at 4353 in the Expo. Our team of experts will be available to answer your questions and show you how our geospatial technology solutions can advance your organization’s mission. Here’s a sampling of what geospatial technology can do:

Join our session

One of the key highlights of Esri’s participation at the HIMSS 2023 Conference is our session, “How Well Do You Really Know the Communities You Serve?” being held on Thursday, April 20th at 11:30 AM in South Building, Level 4, S403. In this session, we’ll introduce the value of spatial thinking and share five new datasets that will offer a totally different way of understanding your community. In a facilitated discussion, the audience will help guide priorities in a growth scenario for a health system. This session may revolutionize the way you approach your data-informed decision-making.

Visit the Healthcare IT Today GIS Website

To get a preview of successful GIS implementations be sure to check out the Healthcare IT Today GIS website. Here, you’ll find a wealth of resources, including case studies, best practices, and video interviews, describing how healthcare organizations are using geospatial technology to create better processes and better health.

Make an Appointment to Learn More

If you’re interested in learning more about Esri’s geospatial technology solutions for healthcare organizations, we’d be happy to schedule a meeting with you at HIMSS. Our team of experts can show you how ArcGIS can support your organizational needs.

To schedule an appointment, simply reach out to us at, and we’ll be happy to set up a meeting time that works best for you. I hope to see you in the windy city!

About the author

Dr. Este Geraghty, MD, MS, MPH, CPH, GISP, is the Chief Medical Officer at Esri where she leads strategy and messaging for the Health and Human Services sector. Dr. Geraghty has been with Esri since 2014 and has led business development and solution development in the market. During her time at Esri, Dr. Geraghty has helped organizations around the world use location intelligence to combat Zika virus, finish the fight against polio, grapple with the opioid crisis, combat homelessness, enhance health preparedness and response, inform strategic planning, optimize healthcare access, and traverse the COVID-19 pandemic while tackling inequity. Formerly the Deputy Director of the Center for Health Statistics and Informatics with the California Department of Public Health, Dr. Geraghty led the state vital records and public health informatics programs. There she engaged in statewide initiatives in meaningful use, health information exchange, open data and interoperability. While serving as an Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine at the University of California at Davis she conducted research on geographic approaches to influencing health policy and advancing community development programs. In addition to her degrees in Medicine, Medical Informatics and Public Health, Dr. Geraghty is also a board-certified public health professional (CPH) and a Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP).


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