How COVID-19 Is Changing Healthcare in America

COVID-19 was a healthcare system 'wake-up call.' These two trends will outlive the pandemic.

Yes, You Can Catch Obesity From Your Coworkers

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — Can you catch bad health habits from your peers? How about from your subordinates or even your boss? Yes, according to new work from the Robert H. Smith School, at the University of Maryland.

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.

Smith Business Close-Up: Mobile Health Care

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, November 2, 2014, 7:30 a.m. Advances in technology have been critical to advances in health care. But it’s crucial that health care workers know how to use the technology for it to be most effective. A new partnership among the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems, the Maryland Health Tech Coalition and Howard Community College will make sure Maryland health employees lead the sector.   

CHIDS, Partners to Deliver mHealth Training

UMD, HCC to Train Marylanders for Mobile Health App Building, Strategy COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland students and healthcare and information technology professionals have a new opportunity to help their state succeed in the health technology sector. The University of Maryland’s Robert H.

CHIDS’ Crowley Co-Develops Award-Winning ‘Disaster Box’

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.

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.

UMD-Smith Hosts Workshop on Health IT and Economics Oct. 10-11

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Experts from academia, industry and government will gather at the Alexandria (Va.) Westin on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10-11 to present and discuss the latest findings and practices connected to information technology making healthcare more patient-centered, effective and cost-efficient. 

Second CMS Data Release Confirms Unexplained Variability in Sticker Prices and Steady Cost Increases

CMS' Second Data Release Confirms Unexplained Variability in Sticker Prices and Steady Cost Increases, CHIDS researchers find. Recently, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services released data containing provider charges (i.e. sticker prices) and payments for FY 2012. This data was first released for FY 2011, and received substantial media attention due to the large variability of sticker prices, especially among nearby providers. We compared the trends from 2012 to those from 2011, and found that the variability in sticker prices was very similar across both years.

CHIDS to Support ‘Innovation Sandbox’

The Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is partnering with kloudtrak and Cisco Systems to help health care companies test how certain technologies could affect their mission outcomes and IT budgets. 

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