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Associating Locations with Healthcare Events

Defensive Publications Series, Technical Disclosure Commons (2015)


The disclosed subject matter relates to computer implemented methods for associating locations with healthcare events. In one aspect, a method includes receiving location data from a location-aware client device. The location data includes latitude and longitude information. The method further includes determining, based on the received location data, a routine travel pattern of a user associated with the location-aware client device. The method further includes detecting an anomaly in the routine travel pattern. The method further includes detecting a healthcare event. The healthcare event can be a visit to a healthcare facility and/or a healthcare transaction. The method further includes correlating the anomaly in the routine travel pattern of the user with the healthcare event. The method further includes associating one or more healthcare event locations to the healthcare event based on the correlation.

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