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CHIDS Research Fellow Wins Healthcare Informatics Innovator Award

Jan 29, 2013
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 January 28, 2013

The Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) Research Fellow Chad Konchak is part of the first place winning team for the 2013 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards for the Electronic Surveillance System that Flags Undiagnosed Hypertensive Patients. Konchak is currently Director of Clinical Analytics at Northshore University Health System.

For more than a decade, Healthcare Informatics has honored those at the forefront of healthcare IT innovation with its IT Innovator Awards signature issue. What's more, in the past few years, Healthcare Informatics has expanded this issue into an awards event tied into the annual HIMSS conference to further recognize exceptional achievement in advancing and directing the course of the industry. The IT Innovator Awards Program recognizes healthcare leadership teams who have effectively employed information technology to make a difference in their organizations and in the industry at large.

The Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) is an academic research center in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. It works in collaboration with industry and federal, state, and local government affiliates, and is designed to research, analyze, and recommend solutions to challenges surrounding the introduction and integration of information and decision technologies into the healthcare system. The research at CHIDS seeks to understand how digital technologies 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 a world-class research staff and renowned scholars in the economic, social, behavioral, and managerial aspects of technology implementation, adoption, assimilation, and return on investment. CHIDS serves as a focal point for thought leadership around the topic of health information and decision systems.

Read more about the award at:

Kenyon Crowley, Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS)


About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business 

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