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Geo-medicine a growth area in healthcare research

June 15, 2012

According to a recent article in InformationWeek, geo-medicine is likely to become a new frontier in healthcare research. Health IT specialists are interested in learning more about the field, which combines geographic information with clinical data for large patient populations to reveal correlations between disease conditions and the geographical areas where patients live. While research is still in its early stages, some GIS firms have already begun to explore the field's commercial potential.


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