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CHIDS Collaboration Opportunities

Our collaborations with private corporations, not-for-profit organizations and academic institutions drive us to collectively achieve our vision for improving the practice and delivery of healthcare through the application of information and decision technologies. CHIDS welcomes such partnerships with external entities through the following avenues.

Membership in the Center

CHIDS offers four levels of membership with differing financial commitments. Potential members include health systems, hospitals, digital health companies, consulting companies that have healthcare practices, pharmaceutical companies, and any organization with an interest in the application of information and decision technologies to the delivery and improvement of healthcare.

All levels of membership offer the benefit of being acknowledged on all CHIDS-generated publications, websites and presentations. In addition, members are given priority consideration for presentations and panel participation at our annual CHIDS and Smith School Conferences.

  • Determine a partnership opportunity that will add to the center’s mission
  • Recognition as a partner sponsor at all events, including the annual Conference on Health IT & Analytics (CHITA)
  • Partner recognition on the center’s website
  • High traffic location in the marketing/networking event at CHITA
  • Opportunities to directly interact and speak, through high-level executives, at events throughout the year
  • Receipt of the annual center report displaying outcomes for each year
  • Early access to research papers and publications from the center
  • Invitation to Career Night for the Smith School IT students
  • Access to participants directory for CHIDS
  • Resume book for Smith IT students
  • One on one discussion with the director of the center on its mission
  • Recognition as an ambassador sponsor at all events, including CHITA
  • Ambassador recognition on the center’s website
  • Early access to research papers and publications from the center
  • High traffic location in the marketing/networking event at CHITA
  • Participating in the CHIDS on campus “Speaker Seminar‚” series
  • Special recognition on your name tag as an ambassador at all events
  • Receipt of the annual center report displaying outcomes for each year
  • Invitation to Career Night for the Smith School IT students
  • Access to participants directory for CHIDS
  • Resume book for Smith IT students

Only for startups and small companies (< 10 employees)

  • Participate with other members in a mission discussion for CHIDS with the center dDirector
  • Recognition as a Membership sponsor at all events, including the annual Conference on Health IT & Analytics (CHITA)
  • Membership recognition on the center’s website
  • Participation in the marketing/networking event at WHITE
  • Early access to research papers and publications from the center
  • Receipt of the annual center report displaying outcomes for each year
  • Invitation to Career Night for the Smith School IT students
  • Access to participants directory for CHIDS
  • Resume book for Smith IT students 
  • Primary recognition as sponsor during all aspects of the challenge
  • Participation as a judge for the selection of the winner of the challenge
  • Signature recognition on the center’s website, social media and other promotions during the competition
  • Opportunities to directly interact and speak, through high-level executives, during the challenge
  • Receipt of the annual center report displaying outcomes for each year
  • Early access to research papers and publications from the Center
  • Invitation to Career Night for the Smith School IT students
  • Access to participants directory for CHIDS
  • Resume book for Smith IT students

Research Sponsorship

CHIDS provides access to world-class researchers with expertise in health information technologies, technology value, adoption, and diffusion, health care operations, advanced statistical techniques, and a broad understanding of the business of healthcare. Research project sponsorships leverage CHIDS’ capability as a neutral, unbiased third party and are constructed around a specific research project that the partner is interested in conducting with the assistance of CHIDS research staff. The partner will specify the scope of the project and well-defined deliverables will be jointly agreed upon. Generally, such projects are aimed at advancing understanding in some aspect of health information and decision technologies, and frequently include primary data collection through surveys, interviews, and focus groups, followed by statistical and econometric analysis of the data. They may also involve the analysis of archival data, or a survey of the literature. Deliverables include research papers, white papers, executive briefings, and executive presentations. The financial commitment for such projects varies, depending on the scope of work. Past projects have ranged from $30,000 to $300,000.

We encourage our partners to become members of the center first and then engage in research sponsorships depending on specific research needs. This enables the partner to take advantage of membership benefits and build a long-term stakeholder relationship with CHIDS and the Smith School of Business.

Collaborations with our research partners have provided mutually beneficial opportunities to explore research areas together.

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