Management & Organization

Smith Experts Comment on Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Reform

College Park, Md. - Financial and health IT experts in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are available to analyze the U.S. Supreme Court decision on whether President Barack Obama‘s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is constitutional. These experts can discuss what's at stake related to patients, insurers, IT investment and health insurance exchanges, and the U.S. economy.

The Smith School has an in-house facility for live or taped interviews via fiber-optic line for television or multimedia content.

Revenue-Driven Surgery Drives Patients Home Too Early

Financial considerations and poor planning drive some surgery patients home too early, concludes a pair of logistical studies conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

The studies show a correlation between readmission rates and how full the hospital was at the time of discharge, suggesting that patients went home before they were healthy enough. The researchers recommend better planning and other logistical solutions to avoid these problems.

Smith’s Shapiro Elected as Future President of Academy of Management

Debra L. Shapiro, the Clarice Smith Professor of Management and Organization at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, has been elected to serve a five-year term on the executive committee of the Academy of Management (AOM), effective August 2012.

Shapiro will serve from August 2015-2016 as academy president and the year afterward as immediate past president.

Top Teachers for 2011 Recognized with Allen J. Krowe Awards

The Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland is recognized as one of the top research institutions in the world, but it is also a place where students can learn from some of the best teachers in the business. Allen J. Krowe, a distinguished alumnus of both the business school and the university, established the Krowe Teaching Awards in 1986 to recognize and promote excellence in teaching.

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