Opioid-related overdose deaths quadrupled between 2000 and 2015, totaling more than half a million. This includes 20,000-plus fatalities in 2015 related to prescription opioids.
The Center for Health Information & Decision Systems (CHIDS) at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business congratulates the doctoral students and faculty who received the following prestigious awards at the 2016 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2016).
Online communities are helping patients find, share information and connect with each other at unprecedented levels. But can they also create social value by helping to bridge the disparities between rural and urban health care? As part of a recent study, smith School professors Ritu Agarwal and Guodong "Gordon" Gao, and former doctoral student Jie...
Professors at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business placed No. 1 in the world for "faculty quality" in The Economist's 2016 full-time MBA rankings, marking the third consecutive year atop the category. Prior to the current run, the school finished No. 2 for faculty quality in 2013. Overall, the Smith School finished No. 47 globally and No. 32 in the United States in the latest rankings, released Oct. 13.
More than 120 health care industry stakeholders gathered for the seventh annual workshop, hosted by the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Participants represented leading experts in policy, research and business.
Experts representing the likes of IBM Watson Health and the Food and Drug Administration will join researchers from such institutions as Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins University for the seventh annual Workshop on Health IT and Economics (WHITE) on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21-22, 2016, at The Westin Georgetown in Washington, D.C. The participants will present and discuss the latest findings and practices connected to information technology making healthcare more patient-centered, effective and cost-efficient.
Front-line protection of U.S. communities against disease epidemics relies on seamless information sharing between public health officials and doctors, plus the wherewithal to act on that data. But health departments have faltered in this mission by lacking guidance to effectively strategize about appropriate IT investments. And Smith School researchers say incidents like the current Zika crisis bring the issue to the forefront...
Meeting current customer demands won’t be enough in 2025, keynote speaker Calvin G. Butler Jr. said on Nov. 13, 2015, at the fourth annual Smith School Business Summit in Baltimore.
Can you catch bad health habits from your peers? How about from your subordinates or even your boss? Yes, according to new work from the Smith School. To answer the question, Maj. Vickee Wolcott, who completed a Ph.D. in August, took advantage of a unique aspect of military life. Soldiers are re-assigned to new units every few years, plunging them into new social worlds, and new health cultures. Those new cultures...
A team of MBA students from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business developed and presented a health care management solution to capture the fourth annual Cognizant Business Consulting Case Competition.