Undergraduate team bests 10 rivals in national MIS case competition.
The Carlson School took first place at the CoMIS Case Competition, hosted at the University April 2 to 5. Team members included Nicole Wade, Taylor Mageland, Christian Drews, and Yunfei Xue. Senior Lecturer Corrie Fiedler coached the team.
The case focused on technology as a disruptor in health care. It was a live, challenging, open-ended case written in conjunction with Optum Health Services. The Carlson School team's winning presentation focused on reducing health care costs and responding to social preferences by providing in-home health care using the Pocket Physician.
The University of Connecticut took second in the competition while Indiana University placed third. Other top US MIS programs participating included Arizona, Arizona State, Emory, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Michigan State, University of Texas at Austin, and UT Dallas.