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?
The Information Systems Society of Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) has named Ritu Agarwal of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business a 2013 Distinguished Fellow for her outstanding intellectual contributions to the information systems field.
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.
GAITHERSBURG, MD (October 22, 2013) – CNSI, of Gaithersburg, Md., and the University of Maryland’s Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) at the Robert H.
While attention focuses on the October 1 launch of a nationwide "health insurance marketplace," the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business has provided expertise behind the scenes of this Affordable Care Act milestone.
All-star program and keynotes announced for the 4th Annual Workshop on Health IT & Economics (WHITE 2013). Register at http://ter.ps/white2013 by October 15th for a discounted rate.
Chet Burrell, president and CEO of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, addressed a packed auditorium of about 300 students, faculty, staff and guests for the Smith School’s CEO @ Smith speaker series. [VIDEO]
The Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business has helped create a new resource to improve the quality and safety of healthcare for children.
January 28, 2013
The Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) Research Fellow Chad Konchak is part of the first place winning team for the 2013 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards for the Electronic Surveillance System that Flags Undiagnosed Hypertensive Patients. Konchak is currently Director of Clinical Analytics at Northshore University Health...