Indranil Bardhan

Professor - Management

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Management Science & Information Systems
University of Texas at Austin - 1995
M.Eng. - Mining Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University - 1992
B.Tech. - Mining Engineering
Indian School of Mines, India - 1988

Research Areas

Research Interests

Healthcare Informatics: Measurement of the role of health information technologies and their impact on healthcare delivery and patient outcomes.

Business Value of Information Technology: Development of new models to understand the impact of quality, complexity and process maturity on the product design and development lifecycle; evaluation of the impact of investment in system-to-system collaboration software on product development; Impact of information systems, IT outsourcing and manufacturing practices on manufacturing plant productivity.

IT Investment Planning and Prioritization: Development of real options-based approaches for valuation and optimal prioritization of a portfolio of IT initiatives.

New Product Development: Impact of IT on new product development processes; impact of product architectures and strategic organizational goals on the diffusion of IT in product development; business value of integrating product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions with supplier relationship management processes.

Data Envelopment Analysis: New applications of DEA for evaluating the impact of information systems in manufacturing plants.

Publications

A Predictive Model for Readmissions of Patients with Congestive Heart Failure: A multi-hospital study. Under review at Information Systems Research (with J-h. Oh, K. Kirksey, Z. Zheng) forthcoming - Publication
Business Value of Information Technology: Testing the Interaction Effect of IT and R&D on Tobins Q. Information Systems Research, Forthcoming 2013. 2013 - Publication
Hospital Characteristics, Health Information Technology, and Stage One Meaningful Use. Presented at the Second INFORMS Healthcare Conference, Chicago, IL, June 2013 (with K. Jenkins and J. Li). 2013 - Publication
Information Technology and Quality and Cost of Healthcare: A Longitudinal Study of US Hospitals. Decision Support Systems May 2013, Vol. 55, No. 2, pp. 438-449 (with M. Thouin). 2013 - Publication
Patient Migration and Duplicate Procedures: A Longitudinal Study of Congestive Heart Failure Patients in Texas. Presented at the INFORMS Annual Conference, October 2012, Phoenix, AZ, and at the Second INFORMS Healthcare Conference, Chicago, IL, June 2013 (with S. Ayabakan, K. Kirksey, Z. Zheng) 2013 - Publication
Team Dispersion, Information Technology, and Project Performance.  Production & Operations Management (w/ Vish Krishnan and Shu Lin), Forthcoming, Summer 2012. 2012 - Publication
Quicker and Sicker? Length of Stay and Readmission Risk for Congestive Heart Failure Patients. Under review at Health Services Research. Proceedings of the Seventeenth INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology, Phoenix, AZ, October 13-14, 2012. Also, presented at the Third Annual Workshop on Health Information Technology and Economics, October 2012, Washington DC (with with J.H. Oh, K. Kirksey, Z. Zheng). 2012 - Publication
Information Technology and Firm Profitability: Mechanisms and Empirical Evidence.  MIS Quarterly (with Sunil Mithas, Ali Tafti, and Jie Min Goh) March 2012, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp.  205-224.  2012 - Publication
The Benefits of IT Investments: How CEOs should allocate their Discretionary Spending.  MIT Sloan Management Review, Spring 2012, Vol. 53, No. 3. 2012 - Publication
Information Technology and Quality and Cost of Healthcare: A Longitudinal Study of US Hospitals.  Decision Support Systems (with Mark Thouin) Forthcoming, 2012. 2012 - Publication

Appointments

Professor with tenure
University of Texas at Dallas [2013–Present]
Associate Professor with tenure
University of Texas at Dallas [2007–2013]
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2001–2007]
Principal
Pricewaterhousecoopers Consulting [1997–2001]
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Unviersity of Pittsburgh [1996–1997]
Project Manager
Management Secince Associates [1995–1997]

Projects

The Role of Information Technology in Project and Product Management.
2005–2005 Venue: Project Management Institute: New Product Development Special Interest Group, Dallas- Fort Worth Chapter, The University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX.
The Impact of Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing on Manufacturing Plant Performance.
2005–2005 Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE), University of California, Irvine, CA.
The Role of Information Technology in Project and Product Management.
2005–2005 Venue: Project Management Institute: New Product Development Special Interest Group, Dallas- Fort Worth Chapter, The University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX.
Understanding the Impact of Collaboration Software on Product Design and Development
2005–2005 Venue: University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, Minneapolis, MN.
The Impact of Manufacturing Practices and Information Systems on Plant Performance.
2002–2002 Workshop on Information Systems Economics (WISE), IESE Business School, Barcelona.

Additional Information

Honors and Awards
  •  Winner of the CIONET European Research Paper of the Year Award, 2013. Selected based on papers published in MIS Quarterly and ISR by the CIONET, the Association of European CIOs and IT leaders.
  • Nominated for Best Paper Award, INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology(CIST), Phoenix, October 2012.
  • Nominated for Best Paper Award, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Milwaukee, December 2006.
  • Nominated for Best Paper Award, INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology(CIST), Denver, October 2004.
  • Recipient of the Abell-Hanger Endowed Presidential Research Scholarship, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 1993-94.
  • Recipient of the DuPont Ph.D. Scholarship, The University of Texas at Austin, 1992, 1993.
  • Member of the Omega Rho Honor Society for Operations Research, INFORMS, 1992 –.
Administration

Co-Director, Center for Practice & Research in Software Mgmt. (PRISM), 2002 - present

Research projects with industry partners have included a diverse set of projects such as estimation of the business value of collaboration software for product development and evaluation of the productivity impact of information systems in manufacturing plants. Both projects have generated several research papers, conference presentations, and interest from industry practitioners. The PRISM research center obtained a software grant from Compuware Corporation in 2004 to support curriculum development in software management and object-oriented programming. Other research includes joint research with the Information Work Productivity Institute (IWPI), an industry research consortium, to develop better models for measuring the productivity of infonnation work and its impact on organizational capabilities.

Professional Recognition
  • Conference Co-chair, Tenth Annual INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST), San Francisco, November 2005.
  • Associate Editor, Information Systems Research (January 2007 - )
  • Area Editor, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (August 2006 - ).
  • Co—editor, Special Issue of Information Technology and Management, forthcoming 2008.
  • Reviewer, Decision Sciences joumal (August 2006 - ).
  • Nominated for Best Paper Award, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Milwaukee, December 2006.
  • Nominated for Best Paper Award, INF ORIVIS Conference on Information Systems and Technology, Denver, October 2004.
  • Program Committee Member, INFORMS CIST 2004 and 2006.
  • Track Chair for "Operations Information Technology Interfaces” track at POMS 2007, Dallas.
  • Academic Advisory Board Member, Center for Information Technology and Management, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2002 - present
  • Recipient of the Abell-Hanger Endowed Presidential Research Scholarship, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 1993-94.
  • Recipient of the DuPont Ph.D. Scholarship, The University of Texas at Austin, 1992, 1993.
  • Invited Member of the Omega Rho Honor Society for Operations Research, INF ORMS, 1992 — present.

News Articles

JSOM Study Analyzes Health Care Quality, IT, Reimbursements
Management of health care quality and costs has become a prominent topic of debate and research in the last decade in the United States. A new study from The University of Texas at Dallas examines the relationship between health care service quality, health information technology usage and Medicare reimbursements for congestive heart failure cases.

Information systems doctoral student Danish H. Saifee and Dr. Indranil Bardhan, professor and area coordinator of information systems in the Naveen Jindal School of Management, co-authored the paper, which recently was published in the International Journal of Electronic Healthcare. The study develops the foundation for the first chapter of Saifee’s doctoral dissertation.
Jindal School Study Finds Length of Stay Critical Factor in Readmission Rates at Hospitals
An adequate length of stay during hospitalization is a critical factor in quality of care and a predictor of future readmission risk, according to a new study from The University of Texas at Dallas.
University researchers recently examined the deviation between hospital length of stay and guidelines mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Length of stay is a key component of health care costs that resonates across the health care system, affecting patients, health care providers and payers, such as Medicare and insurers. The United States leads developed nations in shorter hospital stays.

Dr. Zhiqiang “Eric” Zheng and Dr. Indranil R. Bardhan, professors of information systems in the Naveen Jindal School of Management, co-authored the paper, which was published in Production and Operations Management.
New Certificate Offers Healthcare IT Training for Growing Field
Healthcare management and information systems are flourishing disciplines that the Naveen Jindal School of Management is combining in a new certificate program intended to give students professional credentials in the growing field of healthcare information technology.

The beginning class in the three-course Healthcare Information Technology Certificate program teaches core concepts, such as how to identify and understand key data requirements related to patients and care in medical settings. A second course covers the use of analytical tools that can refine data to help in medical decision making.
New Analytics Model Predicts Readmission of Congestive Heart Failure Patients
Readmission of patients with chronic diseases is a growing problem, costing the U.S. health care system about $25 billion each year. Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas developed a predictive analytics model that can identify congestive heart failure patients with high readmission risk and potentially help stymie those costs.

The study, published in the March issue of Information Systems Research, was conducted by Dr. Indranil Bardhan, professor and area coordinator of information systems, and Dr. Zhiqiang (Eric) Zheng, professor of information systems, both in the Naveen Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas.

Affiliations

Management Information Systems Ph.D. students
Jorge Romero, Ph.D. August 2005 Ulku Yaylacicegi, Ph.D. August 2005
Accounting & Information Management Ph.D. students
Iny Hwang, December 2005 Arindam Tripathy, August 2006
other Ph.D students
Shu Lin, Assistant Professor Ozer Asdemir, Visiting Assistant Professor Tai-yuan Chen, Assistant Professor