Center for Health Information and Decision Systems

The Center for Health Information & Decision Systems (CHIDS) is an academic research center in the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland at College Park.  CHIDS works in collaboration with industry, clinical and government partners to develop solutions to the challenges surrounding the design, adoption and integration of information technologies into the healthcare system.  The research at CHIDS seeks to understand how digital technologies can be more effectively deployed to address outcomes such as patient safety, healthcare quality, efficiency in healthcare delivery, and a reduction in health disparities.  CHIDS draws on the expertise of the Decision, Operations & Information Technologies Department (DO&IT) at the Smith School and the University of Maryland Schools of Engineering, Public Health, Medicine, and Pharmacy. DO&IT is acknowledged by several publications as a Top 5 performer in research production worldwide and the Information Systems group ranks in the top 10 worldwide in Business Week and U.S. News and World Report.  Since its inception in 2005, CHIDS has served as a focal point for thought leadership around the topic of digitally-enabled health transformation.

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Insights & Research

How Privilege and Politics Are Affecting Disparity in Vaccine Rates

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How Our Need To Reciprocate Could Be The Key To Getting Healthy

The Human Desire To Repay Favors Is A Better Motivator Than Personal Gain To Change Behaviors, Finds New Research

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10 COVID-Era Trends That Are Here To Stay

From healthcare to banking, how our lives have changed

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How COVID-19 Is Changing Healthcare in America

Two trends that are likely to linger long after the pandemic

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Data Science, Machine Learning and the Looming Shakeup

Why Healthcare Is the Industry To Watch

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In Healthcare, Marketing Should Focus on Patients

Researchers Use Technology, Analytics to Put Patients First

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CHIDS News

Maryland Smith's Ritu Agarwal Elected 2021 INFORMS Fellow
Maryland Smith’s Ritu Agarwal was elected as a fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). The…
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Ritu Agarwal Receives UMD’s Highest Honor – the President’s Medal
Recognized for her tireless efforts toward enhancing the student experience and mission of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith…
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Ritu Agarwal To Receive UMD’s Highest Honor

Often referred to as “superwoman” by colleagues for her tireless work, Ritu Agarwal has dedicated her career to enhancing the experience…

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Contact Us

Center for Health Information
and Decision Systems

Van Munching Hall, 4th Floor
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-405-2206
Fax: 301-405-8655
Email: chids@umd.edu

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