• How will the Affordable Care Act impact access to primary care for adults in Georgia by 2025?

    Affordable Care Act (referred to as ACA) is impacting us all although it is yet not clear how.

  • How would expanding Medicaid affect access to adult primary care in Georgia?

    Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), states can choose to expand Medicaid so that low-income adults are eligible for coverage. Currently Georgia has chosen not to expand.

  • How does provider sparsity and travel distance to pediatric primary care vary across states?

    In our research into pediatric primary care, we examine spatial access, which includes availability, providers’ patient volume or time available for healthcare deliver

  • Which communities are in need of improvement in access to pediatric primary care services?

    Appropriate access to preventive health services, or primary care, can result in less disparate outcomes, reduced costs by preventing medical crises, and lower emergency room utiliza

  • Public Insurance, only a fictional solution to Preventive Dental Care for Children in Georgia

    Considering common access barriers, we estimate that there are about 865,000 among the 1.5 million Medicaid or PeachCare eligible children in Georgia who need to travel to reach a dental provider for

  • There are significant disparities in geographic access to asthma specialist care between states

    There are significant disparities in geographic access to asthma care between and within states.

  • There are significant disparities in geographic access to asthma care within states

    In Georgia, the distances to asthma specialist care (averaged at the county level) range from 2 to 50 miles, with a standard deviation within-county as high as 26 miles.

  • The impact of geographic access on severe outcomes for pediatric asthma is not uniform across the state of Georgia

    Using statistical modeling, we obtained projections of potential reduction in severe outcomes, measured by Emergency Department visits, under various interventions in improving access to asthma care.

  • Disparities in spatial access to pediatric primary care in Georgia are significant

    Disparities in spatial access to pediatric primary care in Georgia are significant, and resistant to many policy interventions, suggesting the need for major changes to the structure of Georgia's

  • An optimization framework for measuring spatial access over healthcare networks

    Measurement of healthcare spatial access over a network involves accounting for demand, supply, and network structure.

Health Analytics @ Georgia Tech

Health Analytics at Georgia Tech bridges fundamental mathematical and computational modeling with health services research and health economics as a means of translating health and healthcare data into knowledge and decision making.

  • Data is the new resource, and unlike money or oil sharing doesn't deplete it.
    Kairos Future
  • Information is the lifeblood of modern medicine, [and] health information technology is destined to be its circulatory system.
    David Blumenthal
  • Equal opportunity to be healthy is a right not a privilege, and therefore, healthcare is a common good, not a market commodity.
    Rouse & Serban
  • Equal opportunity to be healthy is the attainment by all people at the highest possible level of physical and mental well-being that biological limitations permit.
    Braveman & Gruskin
  • "We use the CT scan because it’s a great defense," says the CEO of another hospital not far from Stamford. "For example, if anyone has fallen or done anything around their head — hell, if they even say the word head — we do it to be safe. We can’t be sued for doing too much."
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