Former Research Fellow
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health
Ajit's research interests include studying the management and policy issues of using information technology (IT) in the healthcare sector such as value (quality and cost) impact of IT use, and economics of information security risks including HIPAA compliance. His research has been published in journals including Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, IEEE Software, International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management, and Journal of Systems Software. He was previously employed by Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab at Bangalore, an R&D division of Honeywell International. Ajit holds an M.Tech. (master of technology) in Quality, Reliability and Operations Research from Indian Statistical Institute (India) and a PhD in Business Administration from Syracuse University.
Publications: Financial Pricing of Software Development Risk Factors, Information Security Risk and Privacy in Healthcare: Current State of Research, Institutionalizing HIPAA Compliance Organizations and Competing Logics in U.S. Health Care, Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Record Systems and Process Quality of Care, Medication Administration Quality and Health Information Technology: National Study of US Hospitals, Monetary Pricing of Software Development Risks: A Method and Empirical Illustration
Presentations: EHR Meaningful Use Capability and Process Quality: Evidence from a Panel Analysis of US Hospitals, Health Information Technology and Hospital Performance on Imaging-Use Measures, Health IT and Hospital Patient Safety Performance: Cross-sectional Study of US Acute-Care Hospitals, Hospital EHR Capability, Patient Safety Technologies and Performance on Patient Safety Measures, Impact of Health Information Technology Portfolio on Hospital Quality, Meaningful Use of EHR Systems and Hospital Quality, Medication Administration Quality & Health Information Technology: A National Study of US Hospitals, Medication Quality and Health Information Technology, The Neo-Institutional View of HIPAA Compliance in Home Health Care
Our research fellows engage in funded field studies and joint research with other institutions focusing on such issues as collaboration in the extended enterprise, innovation networks and balancing security and transparency in supply chain management.