News & Events

There is always something going on at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business! With dozens of events each week in College Park and around the world, they say that the sun never sets on the Smith School.

Use this page to check out our latest news, featured stories and upcoming events for the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) at Smith.

2014 CHIDS Events

March 13, 2014: HealthTech Net Investor Day sponsored in part by CHIDS

October 10-11, 2014: Workshop on Health IT and Economics

2014 CHIDS News

Online Physician Reviews Draw Renewed Attention, Smith Experts Comment

UMD Experts to Expand IT for Public Health in Montgomery County, Md.

2013 CHIDS Events

October 30, 2013Maryland Health Tech Coalition Kickoff Event

November 15-16, 2013Workshop on Health IT and Economics

2013 CHIDS News

WHITE 2013 Speakers Cover Gains in Patient Engagement, Operational Efficiency 

October 22, 2013: CNSI & University of Maryland Partner to Improve Health Care through IT Innovation Read News Release.

September 26, 2013: All-star Program and Keynotes announced for the 4th Annual Workshop on Health IT & Economics (WHITE 2013). Register at by October 15th for a discounted rate.

September 26, 2013: CHIDS and Smith School alum Anuj Desai has been selected as one of Modern Healthcare's 2013 Up and Comers for his work advancing digital health transformation. Read more.

March 20, 2013: CHIDS Director Ritu Agarwal has been named a Dr. Theo und Friedl Schoeller Senior Fellow for 2013 by the Dr. Theo and Friedl Schöller Research Center at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. The Center aims at contributing to responsible leadership in business and society and has the key purpose to foster current thinking within an international context in the field of “Creating Cohesion–Designing Change–Realizing Innovation”.
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March 1, 2013: Join us for our Distinguished Speaker Series Seminar on Agent-based Modeling and Public Health: Progress and Potential. Dr. Ross Hammond of the Brookings Institution will discuss how agent-based modeling has been and is being used in public health, with a particular emphasis on infectious disease modeling and obesity. April 17th, 2013 Noon - 2 p.m. in Van Munching Hall 2517.

January 28, 2013: CHIDS alumnus Chad Konchak is part of the winning team for the 2013 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards for the Electronic Surveillance System that Flags Undiagnosed Hypertensive Patients. Chad is currently Director of Clinical Analytics at Northshore University Health System. Congratulations Chad! Full story at:

January 25, 2013: Gordon Gao, CHIDS Co-Director, has won a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award with a grant of more than $400,000 based on his proposal for improving quality transparency in healthcare and informing consumer choice. The NSF CAREER Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research. Congratulations Gordon!