InformationWeek has an article introducing geomedicine. It's definition:
[a field] which combines geographic information system (GIS) software with clinical databases to provide insights that might improve individual and population health.
But it cites a clinician's definition, which is a bit different.
However Geraghty reserves the term "geo-medicine" for applications that clinicians can use at the point of care. "The patient is in the office, and the doctor is going to make a recommendation or provide resources based on where that patient lives."
We also need to figure out how to spell it. Esri uses geomedicine, but the article uses the hyphenated version geo-medicine.
The new study is the first to map children's food allergies by where they live in the United States, according to the researchers. They surveyed parents of nearly 38,500 kids younger than 18, asking for their zip codes and details on their child's food allergy.
The researchers determined that in urban centers, almost 9.8 percent of children had food allergies, compared with 6.2 percent of children in rural communities. Specifically, city children were twice as likely to have peanut (2.8 percent compared to 1.3 percent) and shellfish allergies (2.4 percent compared to 0.8 percent) compared to their rural counterparts. Based on the survey, the states with the highest prevalence of food-allergic kids were Nevada, Florida, Georgia, Alaska, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.
- full article titled Geographic Variability of Childhood Food Allergy in the United States in pre-print (pdf) from Clinical Pediatrics
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