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College of Business Masters of MIS alum leads Jackson Health’s IT Division to a stellar achievement.

How well a healthcare system handles the mass of data, records and other critical information has an enormous impact on patient safety and care. In March, 2015, HIMSS Analytics, a subsidiary of Healthcare Information and Management Systems, announced that Jackson Health System in Miami had earned their “Stage 6 Recognition” on the Electronic Medical Record […]

Expert on healthcare information technology presents timely lecture at FIU.

The challenges posed by an increased role for healthcare information technology (HIT) are commanding the attention of policy makers, healthcare professionals and academics. Seen as a crucial way to lower costs, reduce errors and improve quality, HIT promises many improvements, but there are barriers to its implementation. In a talk titled “Healthcare IT Renaissance: Challenges, […]

Research underway to develop medical passport for foster care kids.

Being a foster kid brings many struggles. Getting proper medical care shouldn’t be one of them. Two faculty members in the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU) are conducting research, including focus group sessions, for Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Inc., to develop a “medical passport” for each foster child in the area. […]

Annual luncheon recognizes faculty contributions.

Faculty members toil long and hard on behalf of their students, the College of Business Administration and Florida International University (FIU). That dedication gets recognized annually at the Faculty Awards Luncheon, this year held on September 24th and attended by approximately 65 dedicated colleagues. Undergraduate and graduate students as well as those from student organizations […]

CIO Lunch and Learn explores issues and opportunities for women in IT.

Students, alumni and other guests recently had a unique opportunity to engage with top women CIOs on the issues facing women in the information technology (IT) workplace. A “Distinguished CIO Lunch & Learn” at Florida International University (FIU) included a panel discussion, presentation of “Women in IT: The Facts” report findings and an awards program […]

Online analytical processing tools offer prescription for success in the health care industry.

Monica Chiarini Tremblay Today, almost every organization—no matter the industry—finds itself awash in a sea of data. But the volume of data doesn’t make the difference. What matters most is what people do with the information and insights the data provide. A new breed of decision-support tools now gives researchers and decision makers the flexibility […]

New study shows that coordination among supply chain partners reduces costs.

Sushil K. Gupta “We need to cut costs!” This mandate drives most companies today—and many of them look to supply chain management as one area in which they could achieve that goal. “The importance of effective supply chain management is increasing amid intense global competition and growing business complexities,” said Sushil K. Gupta, professor in […]

PhD students look for patterns—in teaching strategies and creative projects.

Nicole Wishart and David Hinds, both PhD students in the Department of Decision Sciences and Information Systems (DSIS) in the College of Business Administration, are focusing on patterns. Though the subject matter is quite different—teaching conceptual database design and innovation communities —their findings have a number of features in common, including their practical applicability. Nicole […]