Although the healthcare industry has large databases of medical histories, medical professionals underutilize this potential resource. Medical professionals lack tools to compare medical histories of patients and use medical histories to improve decision-making. To address this gap, Michael Mannino, PhD, associate professor of Information Systems, developed a research agenda to utilize medical histories in decision-making by healthcare providers. Read more
In April 2015, Governor John Hickenlooper signed the Colorado Crowdfunding Act into law. The law reduced the amount of regulation for companies soliciting relatively small amounts of equity investment from the general public. This made it easier for average citizens to invest in local entrepreneurial businesses. The purpose of the act was to redirect Coloradan investment dollars back into the local economy. Read more
Assistant professor of Information Systems Jiban Khuntia, PhD, along with professors Sunil Mithas and Ritu Agarwal at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, researched a phenomenon in the US healthcare system: why health information exchanges (HIEs) fail. In theory, HIEs are great for everyone, because they assist in the exchange of digital health data for health providers like hospitals, primary care physicians, among others. Read more
As colleges fight to draw fan interest while staying ahead of their conference competition, a new study from a professor at the CU Denver Business School examines college football conferences being structured based upon competition. The uncertainty-of-outcome hypothesis (UOH) suggests that sports fans value more competitive contests, suggesting that a competitive imbalance within a college conference will motivate the consistently successful teams to leave for greener pastures. Read more
Students in the MBA program have the option to take a Strategy Lab course, led by a seasoned strategy consultant and ’88 MBA alumna, Susan Heinzeroth. The course revolves around one consulting project for a client-company. It emphasizes dual-track learning of both strategic planning, and consulting as a profession. This semester, students are working on an e-commerce strategy for Similasan, a new company client for the course. Read more
Andrew French, MD, is the only member of his family to pursue a career in health care. At age 38, he’s already achieved a great deal, having been an emergency room physician and now the medical director of a busy emergency department that is also part of a major trauma center.
A big part of what he loves about the field is the ample room in which to take on new challenges and grow professionally. Read more