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GIS Mash-ups Can Help ACOs, HIEs
January 14, 2016, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST
Brian E. Dixon, PhD, Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health and Regenstrief Institute.Through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, researchers at Indiana University and the Regenstrief Institute in partnership with the Marion County Public Health Department have embarked on a journey to integrate clinical data from electronic health records (EHRs) with community-level social determinant data to explore, spatially, the incidence and management of chronic, as well as infectious diseases. The effort led to the creation of several datasets and maps that allowed epidemiologists to better understand both disparities as well as disease burden within the community. Yet EHRs are not perfect, so the presentation also describes the bias and limitations of using EHRs to examine population health.