Decision, Operations & Information Technologies

PhD Candidate Profile: Jorge Mejia

Academia + Entrepreneurship: When science meets great business ideas 

Jorge Mejia

Jorge Mejia is not your typical PhD student. He owns his own company and has just finished a six month research and entrepreneurial project abroad with the world’s largest incubator, Startup Chile. He’s working on his PhD in Information Systems at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and expects to graduate in 2016. 

Conversations on How To Save Health Care, Part 2

Healthcare costs have been rising faster than inflation and even faster than college tuition. At the same time the quality of health care in the U.S. has been uneven at best.  Many look to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as an opportunity for information technology and other innovative approaches to improve both the efficiency and quality of health services. 

What are the key elements of this transformation? What’s working? What are some significant barriers?

Conversations on How to Save Health Care, Part 1

Healthcare costs have been rising faster than inflation and even faster than college tuition. At the same time the quality of health care in the U.S. has been uneven at best.  Many look to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as an opportunity for information technology and other innovative approaches to improve both the efficiency and quality of health services. 

What are the key elements of this transformation? What’s working? What are some significant barriers?  

Smith Researchers Propose Social Network Modeling to Fight Hospital Infections

Professors at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business -- Sean Barnes, assistant professor of operations management,  and Bruce Golden, The France-Merrick Chair in Management Science -- have developed a framework to help prevent costly and deadly infections acquired by hospitalized patients.

How Can Technology Change Pedagogy?

Hank LucasDrawing Smith to Pedagogy’s Cutting Edge 
Educause Taps Hank Lucas’ Insight to MOOCs, Learning Technology

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is in an international spotlight for course delivery technology, thanks in part to media attention to Professor of Information Systems Hank Lucas’ pioneering work in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

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