A New Case Study Collection

GIS for Health Organizations

GIS for Health Organizations coverEsri Press has just released a new volume in its growing series of case study collections. The new title, GIS for Health Organizations, by Laura Lang, gives detailed and compelling answers to the difficult questions health care providers ask every day. Where is the disease coming from? How will it spread? Where is the nearest hospital? What is the fastest route for the ambulance? Where should we allocate our funding?

From conducting clinical fieldwork in Kenya to constructing new hospitals in Sweden, health professionals use geographic information systems to visualize and analyze geographic elements in every branch of health management. Even if you've never seen a GIS, or used one, you see its effects all around you: GIS already helps patients check into hospitals faster, speeds ambulances around rush-hour traffic, and shows managers where to build new clinics so that they will serve the most people.

GIS for Health Organizations presents 12 case studies in which GIS is being used to

  • Track the spread of infectious and environmentally caused diseases.
  • Site new hospitals and clinics based on demand and demographic factors.
  • Monitor toxic spills to protect the health of nearby residents.
  • Map demand for nursing home facilities.
  • Market pharmaceuticals.

Health management is a rapidly developing field, where even slight shifts in policy affect the health care we receive. In GIS for Health Organizations you will see how physicians, public health officials, insurance providers, hospitals, epidemiologists, researchers, and HMO executives use GIS to focus resources to meet the needs of those in their care. (ISBN 1879102-65-X $19.95)

To order this and other Esri Press titles, visit www.esri.com/esripress or call 1-800-447-9778. The Esri Press collection of titles is also available at better bookstores.

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