New E-book Profiles How GIS Technology Improves the Health Care Industry, Creates Demand for GIS Professionals

– Health Care’s Need for GIS Insight Fuels Job Outlook for GIS Professionals –

AURORA, Colo. – May 8, 2014 – American Sentinel University’s new e-book, ‘The State of the Modern Health Care Industry in the 21st Century: Technology and Business Intelligence Leads the Way,’ profiles the tech shifts in health care and offers an inside look into how geographic information systems (GIS) can be applied into health care organizations and the industry’s growing need for professionals with GIS knowledge.

GIS has quickly become an important tool for contemporary health care organizations to run more efficiently and effectively. While some organizations are using GIS to its full potential, others seek additional opportunities to apply geospatial tools and concepts and created an increased demand for GIS professionals.

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Tech Shifts Create Need for GIS Insight

“Legislation calling for the transition to electronic health records (EHRs) and pay-for-performance initiatives has brought GIS tools front and center,” says Stephen A. McElroy, Ph.D., GIS program chair at American Sentinel University. “GIS tools provide dynamic data visualization techniques to health care organizations to help them better understand the geographic relationships that affect health outcomes, public health risks, and disease transition to improve their overall strategic decision-making processes.”

‘The State of the Modern Health Care Industry in the 21st Century: Technology and Business Intelligence Leads the Way’ is a must read for IT professionals. The e-book provides invaluable information to those who may want to: learn how GIS helps improve patient outcomes; increase efficiencies; gain important career insight about the tech shifts in health care; and understand how these changes have resulted in unlimited career opportunities for GIS professionals.

Topics include:

  • What GIS does for the health industry
  • Health care’s increasing need for GIS insight
  • Job outlook for GIS professionals in health and human services
  • American Sentinel’s GIS programs
  • GIS program comparison worksheet

“The health care industry is strong and growing. Projected to create 28 percent of all new jobs, this industry is expected to increase its reliance on geospatial technologies. Now is a great time to consider earning a GIS degree as the future looks promising in health care for GIS professionals,” says Dr. McElroy.

Download American Sentinel’s New E-book to Learn About the State of the Modern Health Care Industry in the 21st Century

The complimentary e-book, ‘The State of the Modern Health Care Industry in the 21st Century: Technology and Business Intelligence Leads the Way,’ is now available for download.

Learn More About American Sentinel University’s GIS Degree Programs

American Sentinel is one of the few higher education institutions to offer an accredited, online Bachelor of Science Geographic Information Systems degree. The bachelor’s program prepares students to analyze, interpret and effectively communicate spatial data while providing insights into GIS to solve workplace problems.

As part of American Sentinel University’s goal to provide affordable, quality education, the university now offers a General Education Grant that covers up to $1,075 off standard tuition per general education course required for a student’s degree plan. New undergraduate GIS students may qualify for this grant, which is automatically applied after the completion of 12 credit hours at American Sentinel. Learn more about American Sentinel’s General Education Grant.

Learn more about American Sentinel University’s GIS degrees.

About American Sentinel University

American Sentinel University delivers the competitive advantages of accredited associate, bachelor’s and master’s online degree programs focused on the needs of high-growth sectors, including information technology, computer science, GIS masters programs, online GIS certificates, computer information systems and business intelligence degrees. The university is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.