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2022 CHITA

CHITA 2022: March 4-5, 2022

Doctoral Consortium: March 3, 2022

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Keynote Speakers

Julia Adler-MilsteinJulia Adler-Milstein, PhD
Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Director of the Center for Clinical Informatics and Improvement Research (CLIIR)

Julia Adler-Milstein is a professor of medicine and director of the Center for Clinical Informatics and Improvement Research (CLIIR). She is a leading researcher in health IT policy, with a specific focus on electronic health records and interoperability. She has examined policies and organizational strategies that enable effective use of electronic health records and promote interoperability. Named one of the top 10 influential women in health IT, Adler-Milstein is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, has served on an array of influential committees and boards, and has won numerous awards, including the New Investigator Award from the American Medical Informatics Association and the Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award from AcademyHealth. She holds a PhD in health policy from Harvard and spent six years on the faculty at the University of Michigan prior to joining the University of California, San Francisco, as a professor in the department of medicine and the inaugural director of the Center for Clinical Informatics and Improvement Research. 

Learn more about Julia Adler-Milstein.

Sam HannaSam Hanna, PhD, MBA
Executive in Residence and Associate Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies
American University

Sam Hanna is a professor, strategic advisor and speaker on topics related to healthcare technology and innovation. He is the associate dean of graduate and professional studies, an executive in residence and the program director of the master’s in healthcare management at American University in Washington, D.C. Prior roles include being a consulting practice leader, a chief strategy and innovations officer, and a digital strategist at global consulting firms such as PwC and Deloitte. Hanna holds a PhD in translational health sciences from the George Washington University and an MBA in entrepreneurship from Babson College. 

Learn more about Sam Hanna.

Lily PengLily Peng, MD, PhD
Group Product Manager
Google Health

Dr. Lily Peng is a physician-scientist and a director of product management at Google. Her team works on applications of AI to enable better and more equitable care, which includes building and translating models to detect diabetic eye disease, skin diseases, cancer and cardiovascular health. Before Google, Dr. Peng was a product manager at Doximity and a co-founder of Nano Precision Medical, a drug delivery device start-up. She holds a B.S. with honors and distinction in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University and a MD/PhD in Bioengineering from the University of California, San Francisco. 

Learn more about Dr. Lily Peng.

 

Griffin WeberGriffin Weber, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School
Director, Biomedical Research Informatics Core (BRIC) at BIDMC

Dr. Griffin Weber is an associate professor of medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, an associate professor of biomedical informatics at Harvard Medical School (Secondary) and director of the Biomedical Research Informatics Core (BRIC) at BIDMC. He invented an open-source social networking website for scientists called Profiles RNS, now used at dozens of universities across the country. He also created the original prototype software for the Shared Health Research Information Network (SHRINE), a federated query tool that connects Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2) databases across multiple institutions worldwide. Weber received his MD and his PhD in computer science from Harvard in 2007. While still a student, he became the first chief technology officer of Harvard Medical School and built an educational web portal that provides interactive online content to over 500 courses. 

Learn more about Dr. Griffin Weber.

Panelists

Anton Arbatov
Senior Vice President
Clairity

Anton Arbatov, a former U.S. Army Combat Medic, is now a board-certified healthcare administrator with a passion for health innovation, telemedicine and digital health. He previously served on the executive leadership team of SOC Telemed—the country’s largest provider of acute care telemedicine—in operational, financial and growth roles. He has collaborated with hundreds of payors, hospitals and health systems across the country to design and implement SOC's pioneering, national telemedicine insurance billing model and led an effort in partnership with the U.S. Military to establish an international telehealth program in support of operational forces. Today, Arbatov serves as the Senior Vice President of Customer Success at Clairity—a pioneering company focused on leveraging artificial intelligence for early detection of cancer through medical images. Arbatov developed and taught the first telehealth curriculum at George Mason University (GMU), where he now serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS). 

Learn more about Anton Arbatov.

Cupid Chan
Co-founder of Pistevo Decision
Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland

Cupid Chan is an experienced consultant, providing solutions to Fortune 500 companies and the public sector. He served on the Linux Foundation’s ODPi Board of Directors and Technical Steering Committee. His current role as chairperson of the BI & AI Committee in LF AI & Data enables him to lead initiatives intersecting AI and BI to make it CI (Cognitive Intelligence) – combining the speed at which machines accelerate (AI) with the direction intuited by human insight (BI). In 2019, Chan co-founded Pistevo Decision to develop a patient-centric platform to revolutionize the healthcare system and make it more efficient. He is an adjunct faculty member in the Decision, Operations and Information Technologies department at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and a senior fellow in Maryland Smith’s Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS).

Learn more about Cupid Chan.

Jessica Galarraga, MD, MPH (Virtual Panelist)
Health Services Research Director at Georgetown University, Emergency Medicine Physician at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Jessica E. Galarraga, MD, MPH, is a Physician Investigator at the MedStar Health Research Institute in the Department of Healthcare Delivery Research. In addition, she serves as the Associate Medical Director of Quality Data Science at the MedStar Health Quality & Safety, Health Services Research Director for the MedStar Emergency Medicine Health Policy Fellowship, and is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. She is also an attending emergency physician with MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Galarraga’s research experience includes investigations of health services and health disparities, including projects examining avoidable hospital utilization and costs, healthcare quality outcomes and disparities, and the effects of payment reform on healthcare delivery. Dr. Galarraga serves as a reviewer for multiple publications, and her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals. 

Learn more about Dr. Jessica Galarraga.

Anjali Kataria
CEO & Co-Founder
Mytonomy

Anjali Kataria is a serial entrepreneur and executive with two decades of healthcare and enterprise software experience in both the public and private sectors. Mytonomy, an industry cloud solution, is Kataria’s third venture-backed company. Under her leadership, the company has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in the U.S., in both 2020 and 2021. Mytonomy’s Cloud for Healthcare has been named “best in class” for enterprise content management and digital curation solutions, and the Mytonomy film studio she founded in 2018 dedicated to producing broadcast-quality patient education, has received 60+ Digital Health and Telly Awards. Prior to Mytonomy, she served as VP of Product Strategy at Oracle. Kataria’s federal government experience started with the Obama Administration, where she was one of the first Entrepreneurs-in-Residence at FDA, after which she served as Senior Technology Advisor in the Office of the CIO to the President at EOP. 

Learn more about Anjali Kataria.

John Kornak
Senior Solutions Engineer
Amwell

John Kornak has enjoyed a progressive career as a multifaceted Information Technology professional, providing healthcare and consultative clients with in-depth market research and business development expertise. His communicative and collaborative style has contributed greatly to the authoring of grants, opening many doors for his commercial clients. Kornak has also proven himself as a trusted industry expert, presenting insightful and educational technology breakthroughs and innovations to professionals at forums, meetings, HIMSS and ATA events. His exemplary leadership qualities have led to the development of business strategies, systems, servers, forecasts and teams that drive operational excellence. 

Learn more about John Kornak.

Roland Thorpe, PhD, MS
Director of the Program for Research on Men's Health at the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions and Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Roland J. Thorpe Jr. holds joint appointments in medicine and in neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is an associate professor of health, behavior and society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He also serves as the director of the Program for Research on Men's Health at the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions. Thorpe’s research focuses on racial and socioeconomic health disparities, particularly among U.S. men. He received his B.S. from Florida A&M University. He earned his M.S. and his PhD from Purdue University. Thorpe is a member of the Advisory Committee on Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Learn more about Roland Thorpe.

Topics

Papers are solicited on a wide range of topics including, but not limited to: Health IT's adoption and impact; Artificial Intelligence (AI) for healthcare, Healthcare analytics and big data; Health information exchange and interoperability; New IT-enabled organizational forms and delivery models; mhealth and patient empowerment; and Quality transparency and public reporting. There is special interest this year in the following topics: AI applications for healthcare; Adoption and integration of analytics; Priority populations; Population health management; Cybersecurity; Behavior (both of providers and patients).

Papers that include a focus on themes of fairness in AI or AHRQ priority populations (e.g., those with multiple chronic conditions, racial/ethnic minorities) will receive special consideration.

Sponsors:


Sponsored in part by CIBE, a Title VI grant administered
by the U.S. Department of Education.

Presented by:

CHIDSMichigan School of Public HealthUniversity of Maryland School of Public Health

2020 CHITA

2020 CHITA

Event Highlights

CHITA 2020: How to Better Manage the Pandemics and Speed Up AI Adoption in Healthcare

Keynote Speakers

Keith Dunleavy, MD — Industry Leader Keynote
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, Inovalon

Daniel Durand, MD — Clinical Innovator Keynote
Chief Innovation Officer, LifeBridge Health

Joshua Gans, PhD — Academic Keynote
Professor of Strategic Management and holder of the Jeffrey S. Skoll Chair of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Kartik Hosanagar, PhD — Academic Keynote
John C. Hower Professor of Technology and Digital Business and professor of Marketing at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Best Paper Award Winners 2020

          

Best Paper

Disregarding Modifying or Adopting: How Medical Experts Incorporate AI Recommendations into Patient Care Decisions
By Jeffrey Clement (University of Minnesota), Yuqing Ren (University of Minnesota) and Shawn Curley (University of Minnesota)

Best Paper Runner Up

Data Economy Interrupted! Introducing Data Voids and their Emergence
By Anna Essen (Stockholm School of Economics) and Sirkka Jarvenpaa (University of Texas at Austin)

Designing Personalized Treatment Plans for Breast Cancer: A Predictive Analytics Approach
By Wei Chen (George Washington University), Yixin Lu (George Washington University), Liangfei Qiu (University of Florida) and Subodha Kumar (Temple University)

Does Underuse Variation in Test-Ordering Practice Relate to Higher Care-Delivery Cost?
By Seokjun Youn (University of Arizona) and Gregory Heim (Texas A&M University)

Healthcare Crowd-out and Resource Allocation: Evidence from COVID-19 Pandemic
By Manuel Hermosilla (Johns Hopkins University), Jian Ni (Johns Hopkins University), Haizhong Wang (Sun Yat-Sen University) and Jin Zhang (Jinan University)

Best Student-Authored Paper

The Impact of Quality Feedback on Hospital IT Safety Improvement
By A Jay Holmgren (Harvard Business School)

Does EMR Adoption by Nursing Homes Decrease Hospitalization Costs?
By Atiye Cansu Erol (University of Pennsylvania), Lorin M. Hitt (University of Pennsylvania) and Prasanna Tambe (University of Pennsylvania)

A Novel Recommendation Design for Personalizing Healthcare Interventions: An Multi-Armed Bandit Approach
By Tongxin Zhou (University of Washington), Yingfei Wang (University of Washington), Lucy Yan (Indiana University) and Yong Tan (University of Washington)

Young Scholar Award

Christopher Whaley (Rand)

2020 Resources

chita 2019

NOVEMBER 15-16, 2019  |  KEY BRIDGE MARRIOTT, WASHINGTON, D.C.
Pre-conference Doctoral Consortium on November 14

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

The Conference on Health IT and Analytics (previously known as the Workshop on Health IT & Economics) is an annual health IT and analytics research summit, including a doctoral consortium that each year gathers prominent scholars from more than 40 research institutes, and leading policy and practitioner attendees in a vibrant setting to discuss opportunities and challenges in the design, implementation and management of health information technology and analytics. Its goal is to deepen our understanding of strategy, policy and systems fostering health IT and analytics effective use and to stimulate new ideas with both policy and business implications.

This forum provides a productive venue to facilitate interaction and collaboration among academia, government, and industry. Now in its tenth year, each year CHITA draws over 100 participants.

Convened by the Center for Health Information & Decision Systems (CHIDS), support for CHITA is provided by the Robert H. Smith School of Business, the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

We hope that you will join us for this engaging, stimulating and fun event!

Contact us at chids@rhsmith.umd.edu.

Featured Speakers

Pamela Peele
Chief Analytics Officer
UPMC Health Plan and UPMC Enterprises
Philip Resnik
Professor of Linguistics
University of Maryland
 
Athena Abbott
Advisor, CVS Health Digital
Mentor, Healthbox
Ray Christian
Founder and CEO
Textpert
Sanji Fernando
Senior Vice President
Optum
Susan K. Gregurick
Director of the Office of Data Science Strategy
National Institutes of Health
Prithvi Rao
Executive Architect — Federal Healthcare
IBM
Nawar Shara
Director
MedStar Health Research Institute

Plus leading faculty and emerging scholars from Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, UT-Austin, University of Washington, Vanderbilt University, University of Virginia, William & Mary, Purdue University, Clemson University, Tulane University, Johns Hopkins, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, University of Arizona, Temple University, Emory University, Texas A&M, and many more.

Best Paper Award Winners 2019

Best Paper

How do Humans Interact with Algorithms? Experimental Evidence from Health Insurance
By Kate Bundorf (Stanford University), Maria Polyakova (Stanford University) and Ming Tai-Seale (University of California San Diego)

Best Paper Runner Up

What Explains Performance of Accountable Care Organizations: Learning or Selection Effects?
By Sezgin Ayabakan (Temple University), Rajiv Banker (Temple University) and Indranil Bardhan (University of Texas at Austin)

The Doctor Will See You Elsewhere: Enterprise Information Systems and the Changing Permeability of Firm Boundaries
By Brad Greenwood (George Mason University) and Russell Funk (University of Minnesota)

Best Student-Authored Paper

How Information Technology Can Help in the Fight Against an Opioid Epidemic: An Empirical Analysis of the Effect of E-Prescribing on Opioid Overdoses
By Nakyung Kyung (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) and Sanghee Lim (Johns Hopkins University)

Drug Abuse and the Internet: Evidence from Craigslist
By Jiayi Liu (Emory University) and Anandhi Bharadwaj (Emory University)

Young Researcher Award

What Explains Performance of Accountable Care Organizations: Learning or Selection Effects?
By Sezgin Ayabakan (Temple University)

Best Paper Award Winners 2019

Best Paper

How do Humans Interact with Algorithms? Experimental Evidence from Health Insurance
By Kate Bundorf (Stanford University), Maria Polyakova (Stanford University) and Ming Tai-Seale (University of California San Diego)

Best Paper Runner Up

What Explains Performance of Accountable Care Organizations: Learning or Selection Effects?
By Sezgin Ayabakan (Temple University), Rajiv Banker (Temple University) and Indranil Bardhan (University of Texas at Austin)

The Doctor Will See You Elsewhere: Enterprise Information Systems and the Changing Permeability of Firm Boundaries
By Brad Greenwood (George Mason University) and Russell Funk (University of Minnesota)

Best Student-Authored Paper

How Information Technology Can Help in the Fight Against an Opioid Epidemic: An Empirical Analysis of the Effect of E-Prescribing on Opioid Overdoses
By Nakyung Kyung (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) and Sanghee Lim (Johns Hopkins University)

Drug Abuse and the Internet: Evidence from Craigslist
By Jiayi Liu (Emory University) and Anandhi Bharadwaj (Emory University)

Young Researcher Award

What Explains Performance of Accountable Care Organizations: Learning or Selection Effects?
By Sezgin Ayabakan (Temple University)

2019 Resources

CHITA 2018

CHITA 2018 proceedings are being published in June 2019.

OCTOBER 19–20 | WASHINGTON, D.C.
Pre-conference Doctoral Consortium • Thursday, October 18

Washington Hilton Hotel
1919 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009

Event Highlights

The Conference on Health IT and Analytics (previously known as the Workshop on Health IT & Economics) is an annual health IT and analytics research summit, including a doctoral consortium that each year gathers prominent scholars from more than 40 research institutes, and leading policy and practitioner attendees in a vibrant setting to discuss opportunities and challenges in the design, implementation and management of health information technology and analytics. Its goal is to deepen our understanding of strategy, policy and systems fostering health IT and analytics effective use and to stimulate new ideas with both policy and business implications.

This forum provides a productive venue to facilitate interaction and collaboration among academia, government, and industry. Now in its ninth year, each year CHITA draws over 100 participants.

Convened by the Center for Health Information & Decision Systems (CHIDS), support for CHITA is provided by the Robert H. Smith School of Business, the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and our Health Leader sponsor, United Solutions.

We hope that you will join us for this engaging, stimulating and fun event!

Featured Speakers

Jose Arrieta
Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Avi Goldfarb, PhD
Ellison Professor of Marketing
Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Dr. Brian Jacobs, MD
Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer and Chief Information Officer
Children's National

Ginger Zhe Jin, PhD
Professor of Economics, University of Maryland
Chief Data Scientist, Hazel Analytics

Featured Panelists

Elizabeth Boudreau
Executive Advisor
AWS

Sachiko Kuwabara, PhD
Director, Risk Management and Operational Integrity
CDC

Shameet Luhar
CEO
Vheda Health

Oki Mek
Emerging Technology Strategist
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

David T. Nguyen, JD
Founder & CEO
United Solutions


Prithvi Rao
Executive Architect - Federal Healthcare
IBM

Best Paper Award Winners 2018

Best Paper

The Effect of Predictive Analytics-Driven Interventions on Healthcare Utilization
By Guy David (University of Pennsylvania), Aaron Smith-McLallen (Independence Blue Cross) and and Benjamin Ukert (University of Pennsylvania)

Best Paper Runner Up

Workload, Predictive Accuracy, and the Value of Algorithm-Enabled Process Innovation: The Case of Sepsis
By Idris Adjerid (Virginia Tech), Mehmet Ayvaci (University of Texas at Dallas) and Ozalp Ozer (University of Texas at Dallas)

The Maternity Conundrum: Can Information Technology Improve Intergenerational Health Outcomes of Mothers and of Babies?
By Min Chen (Florida International University), Monica Chiarini Tremblay (College of William & Mary) and Rajiv Kohli (College of William & Mary)

Young Researcher Award

The Complementarity of Health Information and Health IT for Reducing Opioid-Related Mortality and Morbidity
By Lucy Xiaolu Wang (Cornell University)

Young Researcher Award Runner Up

Does Telemedicine Reduce Emergency Department Congestion? Evidence from New York State
By Shujing Sun (University of Rochester), Susan Feng Lu (Purdue University) and Huaxia Rui (University of Rochester)

Modeling Users' Continuous Participation: Evidence from Online Weight-Loss Communities
By Tongxin Zhou (University of Washington), Lu Yan (Indiana University), Yingfei Wang (University of Washington) and Yong Tan (University of Washington)

Best Paper Award Winners 2018

Best Paper

The Effect of Predictive Analytics-Driven Interventions on Healthcare Utilization
By Guy David (University of Pennsylvania), Aaron Smith-McLallen (Independence Blue Cross) and and Benjamin Ukert (University of Pennsylvania)

Best Paper Runner Up

Workload, Predictive Accuracy, and the Value of Algorithm-Enabled Process Innovation: The Case of Sepsis
By Idris Adjerid (Virginia Tech), Mehmet Ayvaci (University of Texas at Dallas) and Ozalp Ozer (University of Texas at Dallas)

The Maternity Conundrum: Can Information Technology Improve Intergenerational Health Outcomes of Mothers and of Babies?
By Min Chen (Florida International University), Monica Chiarini Tremblay (College of William & Mary) and Rajiv Kohli (College of William & Mary)

Young Researcher Award

The Complementarity of Health Information and Health IT for Reducing Opioid-Related Mortality and Morbidity
By Lucy Xiaolu Wang (Cornell University)

Young Researcher Award Runner Up

Does Telemedicine Reduce Emergency Department Congestion? Evidence from New York State
By Shujing Sun (University of Rochester), Susan Feng Lu (Purdue University) and Huaxia Rui (University of Rochester)

Modeling Users' Continuous Participation: Evidence from Online Weight-Loss Communities
By Tongxin Zhou (University of Washington), Lu Yan (Indiana University), Yingfei Wang (University of Washington) and Yong Tan (University of Washington)

2018 Resources

CHTA 2017

The Conference on Health IT and Analytics (previously known as the Workshop on Health IT & Economics) is an annual health IT and analytics research summit, including a doctoral consortium that each year gathers prominent scholars from more than 40 research institutes, and leading policy and practitioner attendees in a vibrant setting to discuss opportunities and challenges in the design, implementation and management of health information technology and analytics. Its goal is to deepen our understanding of strategy, policy and systems fostering health IT and analytics effective use and to stimulate new ideas with both policy and business implications.

This forum provides a productive venue to facilitate interaction and collaboration among academia, government, and industry. Now in its 8th year, each year CHITA draws over 100 participants.

Hosted by the Center for Health Information & Decision Systems (CHIDS), support for CHITA is provided by the Robert H. Smith School of Business and the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

We hope that you will join us for this engaging, stimulating and fun event!

Featured Speakers

Martin "Marty" Makary
Chief, Islet Transplant Surgery, Professor, NYT best-selling author
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Warren D. D'Souza
Vice President, Enterprise Data and Analytics
University of Maryland Medical System

Featured Panelists

Cupid Chan
Chief Technology Officer
Index Analytics

Rema Padman
Professor of Management Science and Healthcare Informatics
Carnegie Mellon University

Anna T. Fernandez
Senior Associate, Health Informatics
Booz Allen Hamilton

Charles Gabrial
Analytics & Data Science Manager
Defense Health Agency

Hoo Chang Shin
Solutions Architect
NVIDIA

Hong Yu
Professor of Quantitative Health Sciences
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Best Paper Award Winners 2017

Best Paper

How Does Awareness of Financial Incentives Affect Physician Behavior? Evidence from a Randomized Experiment
Emilia Simeonova (Johns Hopkins University), Margaret McConnell (Harvard University), William Rogers (Tufts) and Ira Wilson (Brown University)

Best Student-Authored Paper

Are Online Reviews of Physicians Reliable Indicators of Clinical Outcomes? A Focus on Chronic Disease Management
Indranil Bardhan (University of Texas at Austin), Zhiqiang (Eric) Zheng (University of Texas at Dallas), Danish Saifee (University of Alabama) and Atanu Lahiri (University of Texas at Austin)

Young Scholar Award

Idris Adjerid (University of Notre Dame)

white 2016

The Workshop on Health IT and Economics (WHITE) is an annual health information technology (IT) summit of prominent scholars gathered to build a multidisciplinary health IT and economics research community. Its goal is to deepen our understanding of health IT design and its resultant impact and to stimulate new ideas with both policy and business implications.

This forum provides a great venue to facilitate interaction and collaboration among academia, government, and industry. Now in its seventh year, each year WHITE draws over 100 scholars and thought leaders from more than 40 institutions.

Hosted by the Center for Health Information & Decision Systems (CHIDS), support for WHITE is provided by the Robert H. Smith School of Business, The University of Michigan School of Public Health, and the United States Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

We hope that you will join us for this engaging, stimulating and fun event!

Event Highlights  |  Download the program

Featured Speakers

Lisa Simpson
President and CEO
AcademyHealth
Richard G. Frank
Margaret T. Morris Professor of Health Economics, Department of Health Care Policy
Harvard Medical School
Anil Jain
Senior VP & Chief Medical Officer
Explorys and Watson Health, IBM
Anuj Desai
Vice President of Market Development
New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC)
Pete Celano
Director of Consumer Health Initiatives
MedStar Institute for Innovation
Spencer Jones
Director, Data Science 
Tenet Healthcare Corporation 
Joseph Tonning
Medical Officer, Data Mining and Informatics Evaluation and Research Team
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Marc Paradis
Vice President, Data Science University
Optum Labs
Jennifer Hankin
Chief of Staff
StartUp Health

Best Paper Award Winners 2016

Best Paper

Does Hospital Electronic Medical Record Adoption Lead To Upcoding or More Accurate Coding?
By Gautam Gowrisankaran (University of Arizona), Jianjing Lin (Tulane University) and Keith Joiner (University of Arizona)

Best Student-Authored Paper

The Effect of Online Reviews on Physician Demand: A Structural Model of Patient Choice
By Yuqian Xu (New York University), Mor Armony (New York University) and Anindya Ghose (New York University)

Young Researcher Award

Mehmet Ayvaci (University of Texas at Dallas)

2016 Resouces

WHITE 2015

2015 HIGHLIGHTS: CHIDS Event Tackles ‘Quality Over Quantity’ in Healthcare
When it comes to generating revenue, the U.S. health care system sometimes rewards quantity over quality. Fixing the flawed incentives will require greater transparency about the costs and values of services, experts said Oct. 9-10, 2015, at the sixth annual Workshop on Health IT and Economics, hosted by the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Read more.

Speakers

Kate Goodrich, MD, MHS, Director, Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group, United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Jonathan Kolstad, PhD, Assistant Professor, Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group, University of California Berkeley
Glenn Tobin, MD, CEO, Crimson, The Advisory Board Company
Robert Krughoff, President, Consumers CHECKBOOK/CSS
Lynn Quincy, Associate Director, Consumers Union
Christie Teigland, PhD, Senior Director of Statistical Research, Inovalon

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Best Paper Award Winners 2015

Best Paper

Is Technology Eating Nurses? Staffing Decisions in Nursing Home
Susan F. Lu (University of Rochester), Huaxia Rui (University of Rochester), Abraham Seidmann (University of Rochester)

Best Student-Authored Paper

Heterogeneous Treatment Effect of Electronic Medical Records on Hospital Efficiency
Ruirui Sun (City University of New York)

Young Scholar Award

An Empirical Analysis of the Financial Benefits of Health Information Exchange in Emergency Departments
Niam Yaraghi (Brookings Institution)

2015 Resources

WHITE 2014

Top Leaders in Health Technology Gather for Workshop
How can we use technology to advance our health care system? This has been a commonly asked question in the medical community lately and one that a group of leading experts in the field gathered to discuss at the fifth annual Workshop on Health IT and Economics (WHITE) held Oct. 10-11 in Alexandria, VA.

Speakers

Kelly Cronin, Director of the Office of Care Transformation at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
Kevin Patrick, MD, MS, Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, UCSD, Director, Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems, Calit2, Former Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Jonathon Linkous, CEO at American Telemedicine Association 
Anand K. Iyer, PhD, MBA, Chief Data Scientist at WellDoc
Taha A. Kass-Hout, M.D., M.S., Chief Health Informatics Officer at FDA
James Rebitzer, PhD Professor/Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar/Chair Markets, Public Policy and Law at Boston University’s School of Management 

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Best Paper Award Winners 2014

Best Paper

Saving Patient Ryan – Can Health IT Make Patient Care Safer? Evidence from Pennsylvania Hospitals
Muhammad Zia Hydari (Carnegie Mellon University), Rahul Telang (Carnegie Mellon University), William M. Marella (Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority)

Best Student-Authored Paper

Technological Innovation and Productivity in Service Delivery: Evidence from the Adoption of Electronic Medical Records
Rezwan Haque (Harvard University)

Young Scholar Award

The Spillover Effects of Health IT Investments on Regional Health Care Costs
Hilal Atasoy (Temple University), Pei-yu Chen (Arizona State University), Kartik Ganju (Temple University)

2014 Resources

WHITE 2013

WHITE is an annual summit designed to deliver the latest research, inspire innovation, and accelerate healthcare transformation at the intersection of health information technology and economics. WHITE cultivates a multidisciplinary research community by stimulating new ideas with both policy and business implications and engaging with multiple health ecosystem stakeholders.

Presented by the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) at the Robert H. Smith School of Business and supported by the United States Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ) and our sponsors, each year WHITE has convened nearly 100 participants from more than 40 institutes.

HIGHLIGHTS: 
WHITE 2013 Speakers Cover Gains in Patient Engagement, Operational Efficiency | Photo Gallery

Program Chair

Ritu Agarwal
Robert H. Smith
School of Business
University of Maryland

Program Co-Chairs

Guodong (Gordon) Gao
Robert H. Smith
School of Business
University of Maryland

Jeffrey S. McCullough
University of Minnesota
School of Public Health

Best Paper Award Winners 2013

Best Paper

Consumer Protection or Consumer Frustration? The Impact of Banning Foreign
Pharmacies from Sponsored Search
By Matthew Chesnes (Federal Trade Commission), Daisy Dai (University of Maryland) and Ginger Zhe Jin (University of Maryland)

Best Student-Authored Paper

Cracking the Codes: Do Electronic Medical Records Facilitate Hospital Revenue Enhancement?
By Bingyang Li (Northwestern University)

Young Researcher Award

Improving the Malpractice System: Effect of EMRs on Claim Resolution Time
By Sam Ransbotham (Boston College), Eric M. Overby (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Michael C. Jernigan (Harvard Medical School)

The Third Annual Workshop on Health IT and Economics

October 5-6, 2012, Washington, DC

WHITE is a health information technology (IT) summit that gathers prominent scholars in a multidisciplinary setting. Despite IT’s potential to transform healthcare delivery, significant challenges remain regarding design, implementation, utilization, and evaluation. These issues are being actively explored in fields as diverse as medical informatics, computer science, public health, business, and economics. Each field brings a unique perspective and insights; collectively, these disciplinary approaches are complementary.

The mission of WHITE is to build the foundation for a multidisciplinary health IT and economics research community, and to stimulate new ideas with both policy and business implications. Synergies generated from integration across individual disciplines will deepen our understanding of health IT design and its resultant impact. Finally, this forum provides a great venue to facilitate interaction and collaboration between academia, government, and industry.

2012 Program | Photos from WHITE 2012

Best Paper Award Winners 2012

Best Paper

The Trillion Dollar Conundrum: Complementarities and Health Information Technology
By David Dranove (Northwestern University), Chris Forman (Georgia Inst. of Technology), Avi Goldfarb (University of Toronto) and Shane Greenstein (Northwestern University)

Best Student-Authored Paper

Adoption of Health Information Exchange: Understanding the Negative Externality
By Sunita Desai (University of Pennsylvania)

Young Researcher Award

Collaborative Information Sharing and Patients' Health Education
By Lu (Lucy) Yan (Indiana University)

Program Chair

Ritu Agarwal
Robert H. Smith School of Business
University of Maryland

Program Co-Chair
Guodong (Gordon) Gao
Robert H. Smith School of Business
University of Maryland
Program Co-Chair
Jeffrey S. McCullough
School of Public Health
University of Minnesota

Best Paper Award Winners 2011

Best Paper

Internet's Dirty Secret: Assessing the Impact of Technology Shocks on the Outbreaks of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
By Jason Chan (New York University) and Anindya Ghose (New York University)

Can Health Care Information Technology Save Babies?
By Amalia R. Miller (University of Virginia) and Catherine E. Tucker (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Best Student-Authored Paper

Quantifying the Influence of Opinion Leaders on Information Technology Adoption in Healthcare: A Hierarchical Bayesian Learning Model
By Haijing Hao (University of Massachusetts - Boston), Rema Padman (Carnegie Mellon University), Baohong Sun (Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business) and Rahul Telang (Carnegie Mellon University)

Young Researcher Award

The Effects of Health Information Technology on the Costs and Quality of Medical Care
By Leila Agha (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

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