The tremendous potential of GIS to benefit the health care industry is just now beginning to be realized. Both public and private sectors are developing innovative ways to harness the data integration and spatial visualization power of GIS. The types of companies and organizations adopting GIS span the health care spectrum–from public health departments and public health policy and research organizations to hospitals, medical centers, and health insurance organizations.
The Federal EPI is in process to develop GIS/MIS interventions for tracking child immunizations, conducting health policy research, and establishing service areas and districts. GIS provides a way to move data from the project level so that it can be used by all national direct and indirect players. All stakeholders will be able to have access to relevant Clinical and administrative information in a visual and geographic manner that is readily understood.