Deterrence-based audit policies can help reduce excess costs in healthcare, FIU Business research finds.

Deterrence-based audit policies can help reduce excess costs in healthcare, FIU Business research finds.

Skyrocketing spending and excess costs in the healthcare industry can be reduced by deterrence-driven algorithms, innovative auditing methods that focus on increasing overall deterrence of waste and abuse in the long run. FIU Business research found that these are based on the concept of “sentinel effect” by which, once a set of practitioners is audited, […]

New FIU Business Master’s programs offer training in business analytics, cybersecurity.

New FIU Business Master’s programs offer training in business analytics, cybersecurity.

With an expanding need for technology leaders in South Florida, FIU Business has created two new specialty tracks for its Master of Science in Information Systems: Business Analytics and Business Cybersecurity. The Master of Science track in Business Analytics is currently admitting students to its first cohort, to start in Fall 2019. It is offered […]

Sculpting Data at FIU Business: students learn to parse a real company’s torrent of information.

Sculpting Data at FIU Business: students learn to parse a real company’s torrent of information.

  Many businesses sell on Amazon. And SellersFunding, which provides loans and capital to small businesses, wanted to find the stars among the small-marketplace online merchants, and identify which might be good investment opportunities. They turned to the students in Assistant Professor Tala Mirzaei’s Business Analytics Applications class to find out. It was a unique […]

FIU students capture top awards in business analytics and blockchain at national technology conference.

FIU students capture top awards in business analytics and blockchain at national technology conference.

Members of AIS@FIU entered this year’s national competition in Philadelphia as one of the relatively “new kids” on the block, a young chapter eager to make its mark. They left as champions, coming away with four awards: first- and second-place finishes in team competitions, and two additional recognitions for chapter achievement. An FIU undergraduate team […]

Positive and objective information are key for online petitions, FIU Business study reveals.

Positive and objective information are key for online petitions, FIU Business study reveals.

Whether they support a cause or a candidate, online petitions must have a positive tone in their messages and move away from complaining and moralizing in order to succeed, research from FIU Business finds. “Today, campaign messages are overwhelmingly negative, but people don’t like negative messages, and these reduce the chance for actual success of […]

Digital blocks of information share data and break with traditional networks.

Blockchain: sharing data and breaking with traditional networks.

Blockchain as a technology is seeing tremendous innovation and is impacting almost all industries from supply chain to gaming and, perhaps the most recognizable, cryptocurrency. There are significant differences emerging in how it’s applied across different sectors, experts told FIU Business students during a lunch and learn session presented by the Department of Information Systems […]

Telemedicine promises to advance healthcare in Latin America, but faces systemic obstacles, research from FIU Business finds.

Telemedicine promises to advance healthcare in Latin America, but faces systemic obstacles, research from FIU Business finds.

Telemedicine holds great promise to address a wide range of health issues in Latin America. Yet in spite of its strong potential benefits, its use hasn’t reached broad national and regional levels. Research from FIU Business indicates that increased adoption of telemedicine – caring for patients remotely, often through a secure video connection – in […]

Health Information Exchanges can be valuable for both hospitals and patients, FIU Business study reveals.

Health Information Exchanges can be valuable for both hospitals and patients, FIU Business study reveals.

Hospitals participating in Health Information Exchanges (HIE) saw reduced 30-day readmission rates in heart attack patients, leading to cost-savings and improvements in patient care, FIU Business researchers found. The study, published in the February issue of Health Affairs, analyzed data from 160 Florida hospitals and found that HIE participants saw a 1.3 percent greater decline […]

Linkages between multinationals and small and mid-sized businesses are key for competitiveness and growth, FIU Business-AS/COA study finds.

The growing number of partnerships between multinational corporations and small- and medium-sized businesses are driving growth and development in Latin America, reveals a joint study by the Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA) and Florida International University College of Business. These relationships, the research indicated, can be leveraged for innovation, growth, and competitiveness for both […]

A "buzz" of bitcoin sparked FIU Business professor Subramanian's journey to blockchain expertise.

A “buzz” of bitcoin sparked FIU Business professor Subramanian’s journey to blockchain expertise.

Market efficiency and e-commerce transactions have always been among FIU Assistant Professor Hemang Subramanian’s enthusiasms. He was also a big fan of the Yellow Jackets, the football team of Georgia Tech, where Subramanian earned his PhD. Then, his two interests converged. “I was regularly attending football games, and would go and buy refreshments,” he said. “And […]