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.
Robert H. Smith School of Business Healthcare Business Association
The mission of the Healthcare Business Association (HBA) is to inform members of the healthcare industry strategic issues and trends, employment and internship opportunities, foster the interaction of Smith students with leaders of the healthcare industry and maintain an active alumni network.
For additional information, please visit the HBA website.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
ONC is at the forefront of the administration’s health IT efforts and is a resource to the entire health system to support the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care. ONC is organizationally located within the Office of the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ONC is the principal Federal entity charged with coordination of nationwide efforts to implement and use the most advanced health information technology and the electronic exchange of health information. The position of National Coordinator was created in 2004, through an Executive Order, and legislatively mandated in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) of 2009.
For additional information, please visit the ONC website.