Past Conferences

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Watch Conference Presentations.

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

Download the program.

 

2014 Highlights

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 

Download the program.

 

The Fourth Annual Workshop on Health IT and Economics (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

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

White 2012 Awards

Best Paper Award

The Trillion Dollar Conundrum: Complementarities and Health Information Technology
by David Dranove, Chris Forman, Avi Goldfarb, and Shane Greenstein

Young Researcher Award

Collaborative Information Sharing and Patients’ Health Education
by Lu (Lucy) Yan, Indiana University

Best Student-authored Paper Award

Adoption of Health Information Exchange: Understanding the Negative Externality
by Sunita Desai, University of Pennsylvania

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

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