Research Project Sponsorship
CHIDS provides access to world-class researchers with expertise in health
information technologies, technology value, adoption, and diffusion, health care
operations, advanced statistical techniques, and a broad understanding of the
business of healthcare. Research project sponsorships leverage CHIDS’ capability
as a neutral, unbiased third party and are constructed around a specific
research project that the partner is interested in conducting with the
assistance of CHIDS research staff. The partner will specify the scope of the
project and well-defined deliverables will be jointly agreed upon. Generally,
such projects are aimed at advancing understanding in some aspect of health
information and decision technologies, and frequently include primary data
collection through surveys, interviews, and focus groups, followed by
statistical and econometric analysis of the data. They may also involve the
analysis of archival data, or a survey of the literature. Deliverables include
research papers, white papers, executive briefings, and executive presentations.
The financial commitment for such projects varies, depending on the scope of
work. Past projects have ranged from $10,000 to $100,000.
We encourage our partners to become members of
the center first and then engage in research sponsorships depending on
specific research needs. This enables the partner to take advantage of
membership benefits and build a long-term stakeholder relationship with CHIDS
and the Smith School of Business.
Collaborations with our research partners
have provided mutually beneficial opportunities to explore research areas