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August 16, 2016
HCMS paper accepted:
"Modeling and Designing Health Care Payment Innovations for Medical Imaging" by Hui Zhang, Christian Wernz and Danny R. Hughes (Senior Director, Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute) has been accepted for publication by Health Care Management Science. The pre-print version is available on Research Gate.
August 1, 2016
AHRQ R21 grant awarded:
Dr. Wernz has been awarded an R21 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ) for "Evidence-based Contingency Planning for Electronic Health Record Downtime." Together with co-investigators Dr. Raj Ratwani and Dr. Terry Fairbanks of the National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, the research team will assess the clinical and operational implications of EHR downtime events and develop a simulation model to improve downtime procedures.

January 18, 2016
Dell research grant awarded:
Dr. Wernz has been awarded a 2-year grant from Dell Inc. for "Agent-Based Simulation for Managerial Decision-Making and Cost Reductions for SupportAssist." The objective of this research project is to develop a decision support tool that can evaluate business opportunities for Dell's service product SupportAssist.

Aug 1, 2015
NSF EAGER awarded: 
Dr. Wernz has been awarded an Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for "Advancing the Foundations of Systems Engineering through Multiscale Decision Theory." The objective of this 2-year research project is to derive fundamental insights into the system design process by mathematically modeling the effects and interdependencies of organizational structures, incentives, time, and information on system value creation.

June 29, 2015
Best Paper Award:
"International study of technology investment decisions at hospitals" co-authored by Dr. Wernz, Hui Zhang (PhD student) and Dr. Kongkiti Phusavat (Kasetsart University, Thailand) received the 2015 Highly Commended Paper Award from the Industrial Management Data Systems journal.

May 1, 2015
ACR grant renewed:
Dr. Wernz has been awarded a second year of funding from the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute (HPI) of the American College of Radiology (ACR) for "Integrating model-driven and data-driven approaches to advance healthcare payment innovations."