Health Data Maps:Navigating PHI, Understanding Underserved Populations
Track: Hospitals and Health Systems
Authors: Shayne Zaslow
Fenway Health specializes in care for LGBT people and people living with HIV/AIDS. As a magnet health center, patients come from all over New England to receive care. To better understand our patients, plan for future growth, and advocate for more funding to care for underserved communities, we use ArcGIS mapping to map our service areas and populations of interest. Vague HIPAA regulations for mapping patient data have led us to develop tactics to better safeguard protected health information.