Improving Community Healthcare with Google Maps



This webinar features Georgia’s Department of Community Health and its use of GaMap2Care to better serve the community’s needs. The application, built with Google Maps, helps officials, lawmakers and the public find information about healthcare facilities, and allows state employees to monitor those facilities.


GaMap2Care facilitates a variety of applications. For example, it’s extremely helpful for people with elderly relatives to easily locate the state’s 2,000 personal care homes, see how far they are from their residences, find stores, churches and other landmarks are nearby and even get a virtual tour of the neighborhood, as well as view inspection reports going back two years. Previously, facilities were listed by county in a document online, but not searchable on a map, and people had to submit an open records request to see inspection information.


Just the Facts

  • GaMap2Care allows state workers to be more productive and helps the public and decision leaders make informed healthcare decisions.
  • It includes an internal application that facilitates efficiency and minimizes travel expenses by automatically scheduling dynamic, weekly teams of home-based, nursing facility surveyors based on their relative proximity to over 375 nursing facilities around the state.
  • More than 7,000 licensed healthcare facilities are on the searchable map to help people locate healthcare facilities based on specialty. This application was accepted into the National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ showcase of innovative projects.


  • Mary Boltwood, Senior Application Developer, Georgia Department of Community Health
  • Matt Jarrard, Deputy Division Chief/Health Planning Director, Georgia Department of Community Health
  • Scott Bridges, Consultant, Google

Who should attend

Anyone interested in the geospatial tools Google offers to government agencies


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