Medicine has made huge leaps in the past 50 years, to the great benefit of human beings. “The advances in medical technology in the past 50 years supersede any made in the previous two millennia. A hospital today is virtually like a lab at IBM because of all the technology it holds,” said Ritu Agarwal, Dean’s Chair of Information Systems and director of the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
College Park, Md. – June 28, 2011 -- The University of Maryland Center of Excellence in Health IT Research (Center) a multi-campus initiative with collaboration across the College Park and Baltimore campuses, awarded $15,000 in funding to each of two teams working on promising health information technologies as part of the inaugural Health IT Seed Grant Program. The investments demonstrate the University of Maryland’s commitment to advancing innovation and research to accelerate the transformation of the nation’s health care system.
<p>April 18, 2011 - The University of Maryland Center of Excellence in Health Information Technology Research (COEHITR) is pleased to announce the launch of the inaugural Health IT Seed Grant Program. The University of Maryland is committed to investing in research and innovation that accelerates the transformation of health care.
College Park, Md. – March 8, 2011 – The Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has developed a new framework to help states and the District of Columbia create self-sustaining and effective networks for the exchange of electronic health records. The center assessed the DC Regional Health Information Organization (DC RHIO), the District’s primary health information exchange (HIE).
More than 130 people gathered at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on Nov. 5, 2010 to learn and discuss “Innovation 2.0: Information Technology in Government and Business” – the topic of the Robert H. Smith School of Business’ 11th Annual CIO Forum. The forum was sponsored by the Smith School’s Center for Digital Thought and Strategy (DIGITS) and the Center for Health Information...
For decades information technology (IT) and digital infrastructures have served as a platform for innovation. From the personal computer to the Internet to social media, scores of IT innovations have spawned new business models, created novel products and services, and helped business and government organizations discover new ways of engaging with their customers and constituents. What are the new frontiers in technology-enabled innovation? What are the new developments that will create disruptive change in the organization of work across a range of...
College Park, Md. – March 9, 2009 — Researchers from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business put a price tag on the cost of poor communication in U.S. hospitals at $12 billion per year. The research, newly released from the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems(CHIDS), is the first to quantify the economic impact of a health care system rife with communication delays and failures.
March 3, 2009 Time: Noon – 2 p.m.
Charles Carroll Room, Stamp Student Union
Please join the University of Maryland and moderator Ellin Scholnick, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, for a panel discussion, “Academia through the Eyes of Women of Color,” featuring Ritu Agarwal, Dean’s Chair of Information Systems at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, on Tuesday, March 3 (Noon – 2 p.m., Charles Carroll Room, Stamp Student Union).
CHICAGO (December 12, 2005) - As the nation embraces the integration of health information technology (HIT) to improve patient safety and positive clinical outcomes, tracking current health IT initiatives across the country becomes even more crucial. Meeting that need, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), in collaboration with the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS), at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland has developed the HIMSS HIT Dashboard.