The domain of healthcare is fundamentally an information-based science and
can benefit significantly from the application of information and decision
technologies. Since its inception in 2005, CHIDS has been creating thought
leadership around how, through rigorous research efforts, healthcare outcomes such as patient safety, medical
errors, cost, and efficiency can be positively influenced through the
implementation of appropriate technologies.
Support for fulfilling CHIDS’ mission comes from the Robert H. Smith School of
Business, the Department of Decision, Operations, and Information Technologies,
and from collaborators from industry and government affiliates.
CHIDS' network of partners and collaborators continues to grow. Research
conducted at CHIDS has yielded more than a dozen research papers, five research
briefings and several reports. Our researchers have made many presentations
at several conferences. In addition, CHIDS has coordinated and organized many
spirited and lively discussions on healthcare in the business and management
CHIDS’ research efforts are geared toward producing knowledge that is of value
to both practitioner and academic stakeholders. We strive for research rigor and
seek to publish our findings in top peer reviewed journals such as Management
Science, MIS Quarterly, Computers, Informatics, Nursing, and New England Journal
The CHIDS Stakeholder Ecosystem consists of collaborations with
external entities such as private corporations, not-for-profit organizations
and academic institutions. Our collaborations drive us to collectively achieve
our vision for improving the practice and delivery of healthcare through the
application of information and decision technologies.