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February 22, 2020 
ISPRS Announcements


Special Issue: GIS in Healthcare

Fazlay S. Faruque of the Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, is happy to announce the call of the Special Issue "GIS in Healthcare" of the ISPRS International Journal of GeoInformation (IJGI), an international open-access peer-reviewed journal published by MDPI.


Dear Colleagues,

The entire healthcare sector, including health businesses, academia, and policy makers, is facing a challenge to become more efficient by reducing costs while reaching out to a broader range of communities. GIS is a proven tool for improving efficiency and planning in different areas of healthcare. From non-critical applications, such as primary care or preventive care, to critical situations, such as emergency care or organ replacement, GIS is increasingly being utilized to develop better business models and make lifesaving decisions. This Special Issue of IJGI is expected to serve as a knowledge exchange platform presenting the latest advancements in GIS applications in a dynamic healthcare landscape.

We invite authors to submit original scientific papers on the application of geospatial technologies in healthcare including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  •     Catchment area;
  •     Distance decay;
  •     Drive time pattern;
  •     Healthcare business model;
  •     Healthcare geomatics;
  •     Healthcare disparities;
  •     Healthcare needs assessment and planning;
  •     Healthcare shortage areas;
  •     Healthcare utilization;
  •     Healthcare resource allocation;
  •     Remote patient monitoring;
  •     Social medicine;
  •     Spatial surveillance;
  •     Telehealth.

Prof. Fazlay S. Faruque
Guest Editor

The deadline for submitting the articles is August 31st, 2020.
For all information, go to this link.