Do more, and do better – but at a lower cost. This challenge is forcing health care professionals to become business savvy, amplified by the recently enacted Affordable Care Act.
Research@Smith: Fall 2013
Read the fall 2013 issue of Research @ Smith. This issue's special focus is health care.
Fall 2013, featured researchers
Merging Prediction Modeling with Optimization to Improve Appointment Outcomes
Researchers at the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) are delving into the importance of information technology (IT) in health care, and just how new IT can be successfully implemented.
Social Network Modeling Can Control Hospital Acquired Infections
Michael Yochelson was 10 when he decided he wanted to be an ophthalmologist. He was stopped short in his fourth year of medical school when his ophthalmology rotation was cancelled at the last minute. It turned out to be serendipity. He selected a last-minute substitute in physical medicine and rehabilitation and was hooked.
The Smith School’s Center for Health, Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) is collaborating with various agencies and private firms to advance health care. CHIDS researchers are working to come up with information technology solutions for government and the health care industry that will improve patient care, promote healthy lifestyles and make more efficient use of resources.
As the new dean of the Smith School, I’m excited to have the opportunity to introduce you to some of the Smith School’s fantastic research.
Alex Triantis has been appointed dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.