SMITH BRAIN TRUST – The coronavirus pandemic is having an impact across industries, sectors and cultures, and prompting people around the world to pose questions and seek answers.
The Center for Global Business (CGB) at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business concluded a second successful year of the Maryland Global Export Consulting (MGEC) program. The program is meant to serve as a resource for Maryland companies engaging in the global marketplace by offering them the opportunity to work with a team of the school’s MBA or undergraduate students to address challenges their company is facing in going global. The program is a collaboration between the CGB and the Maryland Department of Commerce. This year, three companies were matched with three MBA teams.
A University of Maryland-led research team will give key insights and next steps in an effort using big data and machine learning to target a U.S. opioid epidemic that claimed 42,000-plus lives in 2016.
Research from the Center for Health Information and Decisions Systems (CHIDS) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business gives new insight into how personality differences might explain why mobile health apps help some diabetes patients more than others.
Front-line protection of U.S. communities against disease epidemics relies on seamless information sharing between public health officials and doctors, plus the wherewithal to act on that data. But health departments have faltered in this mission by lacking guidance to effectively strategize about appropriate IT investments. And Smith School researchers say incidents like the current Zika crisis bring the issue to the forefront. Read more...
A team of MBA students from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business developed and presented a health care management solution to capture the fourth annual Cognizant Business Consulting Case Competition.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working to harness fast-accumulating personal health data from the likes of Twitter, Facebook and wearable devices. But more than 90 percent of analysts’ efforts to capitalize on that data falls below the targeted efficiency level for the FDA’s Office of Surveillance and Biometrics in its Center for Device and Radiological Health, said Isaac Chang, who directs post-market surveillance for that office. “We have observations of signals and patterns,” he said. “But they’re one-off maps.”
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, host Jeff Salkin sits down with Kenyon Crowley to talk about mobile technology in health care and why training workers to use it is so important.
Kenyon Crowley, deputy director of the Smith School’s Center for Health Information Decision Systems (CHIDS), is part of a doctoral-student team whose disaster response system captured first place in a recent international competition.