Simpson, C. and Novak, L. (2013). Place Matters: The Problems and Possibilities of Spatial Data in Electronic Health Records. AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings.
The authors discuss how linking electronic health record data could have helped healthcare providers identify at-risk patients after the Middle Tennessee Flood of 2010. They emphasize that geocoding patient addresses can be combined with other data to help produce “actionable alerts, reminders and other events for clinical decision support, care coordination and outreach.”