The Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) is an academic research center in the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland at College Park. It works in collaboration with industry and federal, state, and local government affiliates, and is designed to research, analyze, and recommend solutions to challenges surrounding the introduction and integration of information and decision technologies into the healthcare system. The research at CHIDS seeks to understand how digital technologies can be more effectively deployed to address outcomes such as patient safety, healthcare quality, efficiency in healthcare delivery, and a reduction in health disparities. CHIDS offers the benefit of a world-class research staff and renowned scholars in the economic, social, behavioral, and managerial aspects of technology implementation, adoption, assimilation, and return on investment. Since its inception in 2005, CHIDS has served as a focal point for thought leadership around the topic of health information and decision systems. CHIDS draws on the expertise of the Decision, Operations and Information Technologies (DO &IT) department at the Smith School, A. James Clarke School of Engineering, School of Public Health, School of Pharmacy, School of Medicine and other partners and resources in the University of Maryland network. CHIDS offers the benefit of a world-class staff with hundreds of published manuscripts related to technology implementation, adoption, workflow design, decision sciences, and the value of IT. The DO&IT department includes Information Systems, Operations Management and Management Science disciplines and is staffed with over 30 professors and more than 30 PhD students and research assistants. DO&IT is acknowledged by several publications as a Top 5 performer in research production worldwide. The Information Systems group ranks in the top 10 worldwide in Business Week and U.S. News and World Report.