Use of GIS in HHS/VA ORH Health Information Exchange Collaboration
Track: Hospitals and Health Systems
Authors: Lauren Wilson
Background: Dual use of VHA/non-VHA services is common in VHA patients. This can lead to duplicative treatment, procedures, & medications.
Purpose:To identify enrollee clusters in areas with potential for dual use; & to identify technologically capable facilities to participate in a VHA Health Information Exchange program.
Methods: We used dot density & location-allocation to identy clusters & determined which hospitals served the largest number respectively.
Findings/Impact in bottom field.