July 2, 2020

CHITA 2020 Goes Virtual

Maryland Smith’s CHIDS prepares to host its Conference on Health IT & Analytics (CHITA), online. Now in its 11th year, the conference is more relevant than ever.

The Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business will host the Conference of Health IT and Analytics online. Now in its 11th year, the event is more relevant than ever, designed to deepen the understanding of strategy, policy and systems fostering health IT and analytics and to stimulate new ideas with both policy and business implications. The conference will feature keynote speakers, panelists, breakouts, networking and more. Researchers, clinical executives and policymakers will share and discuss the latest findings and practices connected to the design and use of information technology and data analytics in healthcare.

The conference will be held online and run from noon to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8; Friday, Oct. 9, and Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Additionally, an invite-only doctoral consortium will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6, and Wednesday, Oct. 7. As in the past, Saturday will include awards presentations for best paper, best student-authored paper and best junior researcher-authored paper.

CHITA is produced in partnership with the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health and is supported in part by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

For more information, contact CHIDS at chids@rhsmith.umd.edu.

The Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) is a research center of excellence based in the Department of Decision, Operations & Information Technology (DO&IT) at the Robert H. Smith School of Business that collaborates closely with industry, government and other key health system stakeholders. CHIDS' research seeks to understand how digital technologies and data analytics 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 offers the benefit of renowned scholars in health data science and artificial intelligence, technology innovation, implementation and design. The pool of talent, knowledge and expertise in DO&IT is acknowledged by several publications as a top-five performer in research production worldwide; the Information Systems group is ranked in the top 10 worldwide by BusinessWeek and U.S. News and World Report. CHIDS pioneers in the study of digitally enabled health system transformation and is widely known for its thought leadership and research collaborations.

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