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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…

Blazing the trail: Latina leaders in the corporate world

In the 1980s the American Club, founded in Havana in 1901 and transplanted to the penthouse of the Royal Trust Tower in Little Havana, became a haven for Cuban-American men who rose to powerful positions in government and business to network among themselves and with their Anglo male counterparts. In…

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…

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…

Mentoring program leads to internship for soon-to-be graduate.

As Jesus Brito set his sights on fall graduation, his attention turned to job-hunting. Soon, however, it became evident he lacked one attribute that rates highly with employers—job experience. “After being turned down time after time, I decided to change my strategy,” said Brito, a management information systems (MIS) major…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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