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Access to Ophthalmologists in States Where Optometrists Have Expanded Scope of Practice

Question What is the estimated travel time to the nearest ophthalmologist office for persons living in states that have expanded the scope of practice of optometrists?

Assessing Geographic Variation in Strabismus Diagnosis among Children Enrolled in Medicaid

To determine how strabismus diagnosis varies within a given community and across communities among children with Medicaid health insurance. Design Retrospective cohort analysis. Participants Children aged ≤10 years enrolled in Medicaid in Michigan or North Carolina during 2009.

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Colorectal Cancer Burden and Access to FQHC in California

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer in California among both men and women and the third most common cause of cancer-related death (1). CRC mortality in California has declined over the past 25 years, due in part to increased screening rates (2). Early detection of CRC greatly increases survival, but more than 50% of people with CRC cases are diagnosed at a late stage (3).

Associating Road Proximity with Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors

The relationship between traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) and risk factors for cardiovascular disease needs to be better understood in order to address the adverse impact of air pollution on human health.

Joshua Tootoo Discusses CEHI's GIS Training Efforts

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Environmental influences on autism the focus of new $1.6 million federal grant to U-M

ANN ARBOR—University of Michigan researchers will use a new $1.6 million federal grant to probe potential social and environmental links to autism, collecting location-specific information from tens of thousands of affected individuals and their families nationwide.

The National Center for Geospatial Medicine, based at U-M's School of Natural Resources and Environment, is funded through the National Institute of Mental Health for the three-year autism spectrum disorder study, which began Oct. 1.

Geographic Health Information Systems (GHIS) discussed during Aspen Institute’s event: Harnessing the Power of Open Data to Fuel American Innovation.

Walter Isaacson, Tom Friedman, Aneesh Chopra and Intel’s David Hoffman shared their thoughts on the power of open data during Aspen Institute’s event Harnessing the Power of Open Data to Fuel American Innovation on Oct.13th.

Mr. Hoffman used a recent paper published by researchers at the University of Michigan and Duke University in September’s edition of Health Affairs to illustrate the benefits of  combining patient health care records with publicly available government data.


Geographic Health Information Systems

Traditional approaches to electronic health record data fail to address how individual patients’ social and environmental contexts may influence health outcomes, or how evidence of these connections could be used in the broader context of population health and illness.

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