Center for Health Information and Decision Systems
at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
The Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) is an academic research center in the Robert H. Smith School of Business. 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. CHIDS serves as a focal point for thought leadership around the topic of health information and decision systems. The University of Maryland and the Robert H. Smith School of Business are committed to a tripartite mission of research, education, and service.
For additional information, please visit the CHIDS website.