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Apr 10, 2014
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On March 28, 2014, at the North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, Md., students, faculty and business professionals met for the third annual Smith School Business Summit. This year’s theme looked at innovation as an essential building block for the prosperity and survival of corporations. With more than 600 registered attendants, it was the largest Summit yet.

Feb 19, 2014
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Healthday News reports on recent data showing Americans increasingly are using online physician reviews and asks “whether it’s a good thing” that people “are choosing their doctor the same way they settle on a car or TV.” 

Dec 19, 2013
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Improving health and reducing health care costs nationwide depends on effective coordination between the organizations that treat patients (primary care providers) and those that work to prevent disease and promote health (public health practitioners). Read more.

Dec 12, 2013
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Healthcare costs have been rising faster than inflation and even faster than college tuition. At the same time the quality of health care in the U.S. has been uneven at best. Many look to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as an opportunity for information technology and other innovative approaches to improve both the efficiency and quality of health services. [PODCAST]

Nov 22, 2013
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Technology is opening the "black box" of hospital operations to researchers, while patient empowerment and groundbreaking, patient-centered and patient-powered research networks loom to tackle health challenges from obesity to rare diseases.

These topics were among the focal points of the fourth annual Workshop on Health IT and Economics (WHITE) held Nov. 15-16 in Washington D.C., and presented by the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) in the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Nov 19, 2013
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Healthcare costs have been rising faster than inflation and even faster than college tuition. At the same time the quality of health care in the U.S. has been uneven at best.  Many look to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as an opportunity for information technology and other innovative approaches to improve both the efficiency and quality of health services. 

What are the key elements of this transformation? What’s working? What are some significant barriers?

Nov 11, 2013
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Nov 11, 2013
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Experts from academia, industry and government will gather Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16 at the Washington D.C. Marriott at Metro Center at Metro Center to explore how information technology is making health care more patient-centered, effective and cost-efficient.

Nov 05, 2013
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Healthcare costs have been rising faster than inflation and even faster than college tuition. At the same time the quality of health care in the U.S. has been uneven at best.  Many look to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as an opportunity for information technology and other innovative approaches to improve both the efficiency and quality of health services. 

What are the key elements of this transformation? What’s working? What are some significant barriers?  

Oct 30, 2013
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The Information Systems Society of Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) has named Ritu Agarwal of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business a 2013 Distinguished Fellow for her outstanding intellectual contributions to the information systems field.

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