Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
July 19, 2020 Vol. 21, No. 15

Inaugural newsletter issue was May 10, 2000, this is issue 525.

In this issue

1) Can mHealth help physicians manage patients and reduce their own cognitive workloads?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) Can mHealth help physicians manage patients and reduce their own cognitive workloads?

by Daniel J. Power and Ciara Heavin

mHealth is an umbrella term for any use of mobile devices and telecommunications to support the practice of medicine and public health. Using mobile technology to help people achieve improved health goals is an important aspect of mHealth. We have much to learn about how new information and smart technologies will impact patients and healthcare providers. Some argue patients can be more involved with their own care and hence take personal responsibility for health outcomes. Supposedly, healthcare providers can do less "busy work" and spend more time assessing new and novel situations and practice a more deliberative, patient-centered medicine. More research can help develop the best tools and can help identify positive and negative consequences and with hope minimize the negative consequences.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

07/14/2020 New face of AI: Presagen's Federated Learning algorithm creates higher performing AI than traditional centralized learning. Check release.

07/14/2020 Healthcare CIOs reveal top priorities, challenges in the drive to connected healthcare. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. AMCIS 2020 SIGDSA, August 12-16, 2020, Salt Lake City, Utah is going Virtual! Check the website.

2. ICIS 2020 is Going Virtual on December 13-16, 2020, with pre-ICIS events beginning on December 12. Check the website at URL

3. Call for articles Journal of Business Analytics, an official journal of the Operational Research Society. The journal serves the emerging and rapidly growing community of business analytics both in academia and industry. Check


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Power & Heavin (2018) argue "Digital disruption is accelerating. Implementing a successful digital transformation strategy requires that senior managers make trade-off decisions to reinvent a business. Equally important all decision makers must learn to ask the right questions, use data and computer support in decision making, and increase their knowledge and skills. Creating a data-centric culture and rewarding data-based decision making leads to successful digital transformation."


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