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 Director, CHIMS
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 C Ranganathan
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Information & Decision Sciences (IDS)
University of Illinois at Chicago 
Ranga's research interests include adoption and implementation of electronic medical records, IT-enabled organizational transformation in healthcare, digital and social networks in healthcare, electronic security and privacy, business value of HIT investments, information systems strategy and IT outsourcing. He has published extensively in several journal and acts as a primary liaison between the center, industry and health agencies.

 Members of the Executive Committee
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 Edward Mensah
Associate Professor of Health and Information Management
Director, Public Health Informatics  Program, School of Public Health
University of Illinois at Chicago
Ed is the Co-PI of CHIMS and leads several of the projects in CHIMS. His research interests include health economics, health information management and policy, environmental economics. Some of his publications cover areas such as public health and medicine and using geographic information systems, reimbursement optimization and quality of multihospital discharge data databases.
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 Arkalgud Ramaprasad
Professor, Deparment of Information & Decision Sciences (IDS)
Adjunct Proffessor in Biomedical and Health Information Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago 
Ram is the Co-PI of CHIMS and also the director of CRIM (Center for Research in Information Management). He teaches courses which are research oriented and has devised and written about ontology design, framework and application in the field of healthcare. Some of his research interests include eMedicine, eBusiness, Information Systems Discontinuity and Information Systems Operability.
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 V.N Venkatakrishnan
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Director, Center for Research and Instruction in Technologies for Electronic Security
University of Illinois at Chicago

His research areas broadly span topics in computer systems security, with use of ideas from compilers, operating systems and formal methods for defending cyber-attacks. He brings to the center the security aspects of the network and systems when applying information technology to the domain of healthcare.


 Darold T.Barnum
Professor of Management
College of Business Administration
University of Illinois at Chicago 
His research interests include optimizing distributive and clinical services in hospital, measuring hospital efficiency with data analytics, methods to compare hospital pharmacy productivity and analyzing proficiency criteria of health technology systems.