Ritu Agarwal

Ritu Agarwal

Ritu Agarwal is Senior Associate Dean for Research, Professor and the Robert H. Smith Dean’s Chair of Information Systems at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park. She is also the founder and Director of the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems at the Smith School.

Indian Institute Of Management Selects Agarwal For Distinguished Alumnus Award

CHITA 2018 Experts Put Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence in Context

Blockchain is no longer hype and is poised to transform virtually every industry, including health care, says Health and Human Services (HHS) official Jose Arrieta. “We’re standardizing data and decentralizing execution” it adds value…It’s a better model.”

This keynote message, also explored in a related panel discussion, was part of the Conference on Health IT and Analytics (CHITA) Oct. 19-20, 2018 in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Center for Health Information & Decision Systems (CHIDS) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Speediness Isn't The Same For All Physicians

How do high-performing organizations learn and adapt their routines and procedures? Do they look to constantly bring new information into their processes? Are they quick to adopt new ways of doing things at the individual and organizational levels?

Researchers at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business sought to answer those questions, examining not only individuals within the organization, but also how the interplay between organizational and individual characteristics enhances or inhibits assimilation of newly available information.

Three Ways Amazon Is Shaking Up U.S. Healthcare

SMITH BRAIN TRUST – First it was book selling, and then it was retail of all kinds. Later came cloud storage services, streaming entertainment and online advertising. Now with three big moves, Amazon is disrupting healthcare. And that’s a good thing, says Ritu Agarwal, professor and senior associate dean for research at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business

Equifax Saga Highlights Cybersecurity Forum

The “Equifax Saga and Ramifications” and “The Mobile Lemon” (addressing smartphone app security and usability paradoxes), among other topics, highlighted the recent Forum on Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective. The University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy and Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted the event on Jan. 10, 2018 in Van Munching Hall.

What You Can Learn about the Future of Healthcare

Researchers, policymakers and healthcare professionals will converge at the Conference on Health IT and Analytics (CHITA) this week in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Center for Health Information & Decision Systems at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. The Smith School’s Ritu Agarwal, founder and director of CHIDS, answers questions about what to expect at the Nov. 3-4, 2018 conference.

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