Mission and Overview
To improve the practice and delivery of healthcare by offering researched
solutions surrounding the introduction and integration of information and
decision technologies into the healthcare system. CHIDS’ research focuses on
applications and processes that impact safety, quality, access, efficiency and
return on investment.
The Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) at the Robert
H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland is an academia-led effort
with collaboration from industry and government affiliates, designed to
research, analyze, and recommend solutions to challenges surrounding the
introduction and integration of information and decision technologies into the
health care system.
Through mutually-beneficial partnerships, CHIDS is structured as a research
and development center with the goal of conducting rigorous research,
disseminating information, managing knowledge, and coordinating collaborations
among concerned stakeholders. In addition, CHIDS serves as a focal point for
thought leadership around the topic of health information and decision systems.
Since its inception in 2005, CHIDS has been creating thought leadership around
the implementation of information and decision technologies in the healthcare
domain. CHIDS is designed to research, analyze and recommend solutions to
challenges surrounding the introduction and integration of information and
decision technologies into the healthcare system.
CHIDS draws on the expertise of the Decision, Operations and Information
Technologies (DO &IT) department at the Smith School, the University of Maryland
Medical Center, University Hospital, and other assets in the University of
Maryland network. CHIDS offers the benefit of a world-class staff with hundreds
of published manuscripts related to technology implementation, adoption,
assimilation, workflow design, decision sciences, and value of IT. The DO&IT
department includes Information Systems, Operations Management and Management
Science disciplines and is staffed with over 30 professors and more than 30 PhD
students and research assistants. The pool of talent, knowledge and expertise
in D&IT is acknowledged by several publications as a Top-5 performer in research
production worldwide. The Information Systems group is ranked in the top-10
worldwide in Business Week and U.S. News and World Report.