Carey Business School Assistant Professor Tinglong Dai authored a research paper that finished second in the best paper competition (in the area of health care operations management) at the Production and Operations Management Society’s 27thAnnual Conference, held May 6-9, 2016, in Orlando, Florida.
The paper, “Clinical Ambiguity and Conflicts of Interest in Interventional Cardiology Decision-Making,” was written by lead author Dai, Assistant Professor Chao-Wei Hwang of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Associate Professor Xiaofang Wang of Renmin University of China.
Funds from an inaugural Johns Hopkins Discovery Award, an initiative launched last year to encourage faculty-led research across divisions of Johns Hopkins University, supported the researcher’s efforts.
Dai won first place in the same category at the POMS annual conference in 2012 for the paper “Imaging Room and Beyond: The Underlying Economics Behind Physicians’ Test-Ordering Behavior in Outpatient Services.” Dai was the lead writer, working with co-authors Professor Sridhar Tayur and Associate Professor Mustafa Akan, both of Carnegie Mellon University.
The POMS award is one of the top international honors for academic research in health care operations management.