[AISWorld] CFP: 6th Annual Workshop on Health IT and Economics (WHITE 2015)

Ritu Agarwal ragarwal at rhsmith.umd.edu
Wed Apr 15 20:46:03 EDT 2015

*WHITE 2015*

*The 6th Annual Workshop on Health IT and Economics*

*October 9-10th, Washington Court Hotel, Washington, DC*


*Chair:* Ritu Agarwal

*Program co-chairs:* Guodong (Gordon) Gao and Jeffrey S. McCullough

We are pleased to announce the call for submissions to the *6th Annual
on Health IT and Economics (WHITE)**.*

WHITE is a health IT summit that gathers prominent scholars in a
multidisciplinary setting. It attracts over 100 scholars and thought
leaders from more than 40 institutions. The aim of the workshop is to
provide a forum for researchers to disseminate their work and network
within a growing and vibrant community. *WHITE* also fosters collaborations
between academia, government, and industry.

This year’s WHITE workshop will be held in Washington DC, center of health
policy debates, on *Friday and Saturday, October 9-10, 2015.* The
conference is hosted by the Center for Health Information and Decision
Systems (CHIDS) at the Robert H. Smith School of Business of University of
Maryland. CHIDS (www.rhsmith.umd.edu/chids) was established in 2005, and is
the first academic research center focused on health information and
decision systems in a leading business school. Partial support for WHITE is
provided by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

We solicit papers on a wide range of topics including, but not limited to,
the following: Health IT adoption barriers; assimilation of health IT into
workflows and organizations; impacts of health IT investments; measures and
incentives for meaningful use; business models for health information
exchange; IT-enabled new organization forms and delivery processes; market
competition and health insurance exchange; health 2.0 and empowering
patients; and, quality transparency and public reporting.  We have a *special
interest* in papers for this year’s WHITE that address: *security breaches;
advanced analytics for big data; incentivizing behavior change; use of
social media; and, ACA impact and outcomes.*

Please submit an *extended abstract* of no more than 5 pages (11-pt font,
one-inch margins on four sides, double-spaced) to
*whitepaper at rhsmith.umd.edu* <whitepaper at rhsmith.umd.edu>* by Friday, Aug
14th, 2015. *Authors may also submit full papers, in addition to the
abstract. Submissions will be reviewed for novelty, rigor, and policy

As in the past, WHITE will give awards for *Best paper*, *Best
student-authored paper*, and *Young researcher*.  The latter two awards are
given to papers with either a student or junior researcher as the lead
author. To be considered, *full papers* should be submitted to
*whitepaper at rhsmith.umd.edu* <whitepaper at rhsmith.umd.edu> by* Friday, Sep
18h, 2015.*

For further information and updates, including about our new Doctoral
Consortium program, please check www.rhsmith.umd.edu/chids/white. Programs
and photo albums of previous years are available on the conference website
for your perusal.  We look forward to your participation, and sponsorships
are available.  *Note: WHITE does not assume copyright over work accepted
for presentation.

Ritu Agarwal
Professor and Dean's Chair of Information Systems
Chair, Department of Decision, Operations, and Information Technologies
Director, Center for Health Information and Decision Systems
Robert H. Smith School of Business
4327 Van Munching Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD  20742-1815
301.405.3121 TEL
301.405.8655 FAX

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