From Africa to India, MBA Consulting Students Expand Maryland Companies’ Global Reach

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.

CHIDS Research Webinar on Curbing Prescription Opioid Risk Set for April 10

Check out the webinar video and materials. 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.

CHIDS Study Reveals How Personality Affects Gamified Diabetes Self-Management

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.

Smith Researchers: Zika Exposes IT Gaps

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — 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.

Smith MBAs Capture Cognizant Consulting Competition

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 Smith MBA Consulting Club hosted the competition’s final round in Van Munching Hall on October 16-17, 2015.

Experts at UMD Work to Harness Big Data for Your Health

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.”

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’ 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.

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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