Using Patient Health Care Data to Influence Primary Care Access in VHA
Track: Public Health
Authors: Amy Sadler
VHA has complex electronic health records that collect health data at the patient level. Being able to aggregate data by state, county, and census tract levels allows leaders to observe variation across the system and drill into specific locations. We then use spatial statistics to determine where hot spots of disease exist and what variables contribute to high rates. This presentation will demonstrate our methodology for using spatial statistics to increase access to primary care services.