Geospatial

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Social Determinants of Health by Zip code. Location alongside lifestyle impacts health.

Location alongside lifestyle impacts health. Research has shown that up to 60% of what affects your health has more to do with where you live and your lifestyle versus your health behaviors and genetics. This contradicts what most people think. And while you might believe good health comes from an apple a day or an…

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GeoHealth and the 1854 London Cholera Epidemic

Using GeoHealth to Make the World Healthy [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Some would say that Geospatial Information Systems (GIS), the use of geography as a tool to manage information, was born 163 years ago with the cholera epidemic that devastated Victorian London in 1854. The riveting story about how Dr. John Snow unraveled this epidemic is told in a…

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Disruptive Technology Introduced At NAACOS 2016

Accountable Care Organizations Are Ready To Know More But Can They Afford It? This past week at the NAACOS Fall 2016 Conference in Washington D.C. we debuted our first Population Health Management infrastructure to very positive reviews. During the many demonstrations we ran of our instant, affordable, subscription-based PHM solution VBPMaster™ we constantly heard how…

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The Healthcare Challenge — Seeking Solutions At NAACOS 2016

Accountable Care Organizations team to provide better care, better health, and lower costs — profitably. When I attended our national conferences, I had two goals in mind: 1. Learn what my competitors were doing so I could keep up. This way I could make incremental, transitional progress – a step by step progress toward improving…

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Community Policing Relations in Disarray!

Resolution is Simple, but NOT Easy “Don’t cross the bridge till you come to it.” This saying has been in my thoughts for over 25 years as I served as a management consultant to organizations in the U.S. and Mexico, including the Houston Police Department. One reading of this saying suggests that we should not…

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Human Geography + Physical Geography Predicts the Future!

If you have been following my thoughts the last several months, I have been fixated on geospatial thinking and geographical information systems (GIS) themes. In other words, thinking about time and space (or place), when and where things happen. In a follow up to an article on the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency’s (NGA’s) role in…

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Geomedicine Makes Sense

Where you lived may have as much to do about a health diagnosis about you than mere genetics and culture. We knew that, didn’t we?? In the recent ArcNews (vol. 32, No. 1, Spring 2010) published by the firm, ESRI, I was drawn to an article about health care interacting with geography. The interesting thing…

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