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
Why is a woman labeled as “ice queen” when she lands a leadership position while possessing the same traits as her male counterpart? Traci Sitzmann, PhD, associate professor of Management, studied the effects of discrimination in the workplace for women and how attractive women can overcome these stereotypes in male-dominant industries.
Sitzmann, recently featured in CNN Money for her research in this area, conducted three studies to establish an intervention for mitigating the beauty is beastly effect, a phenomenon in which physically attractive women are discriminated against when applying for masculine sex-typed jobs. Read more
When it comes to investing for newcomers, it may not be good to come out swinging. According to new research by assistant professor of finance,Yosef Bonaparte, young investors participating in markets for the first time tend to be less risk averse, overestimating their ability to beat the market. In his interview with MarketWatch, an online finance publication, Bonaparte explained how experience with bad, market related events erodes overconfidence over time, causing experienced investors to be more risk averse than their younger counterparts. Read more
In the 21st century, the push toward digitizing information exploded, except for in one major industry: health-care. Featured in a recent Wall Street Journal piece on electronic medical records, Assistant Professor of Information Systems, Dr. Jiban Khuntia, explained why the shift took so long, and what finally led to it.
When you walk into a doctor’s office, you oftentimes expect fast answers. Read more