The Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business will collaborate with Inovalon to expand applications of machine learning and neural network solutions within the predictive analytic components of the Inovalon ONE™ Platform.
Ritu Agarwal is interim dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. She is also the Robert H. Smith Dean’s Chair of Information Systems and founding director of the school’s Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS). She has published more than 100 papers in top academic journals, testified before government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Health, and collaborated with Fortune 500 companies such as Cisco Systems, Johnson and Johnson and Pfizer. Since arriving at Maryland Smith in 1999, Agarwal has taught at every level and received all of the school’s major teaching awards. Prior to her appointment as interim dean, she served as Senior Associate Dean for Faculty & Research.
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.
Experts from the likes of Nvidia, Booz Allen Hamilton and Index Analytics will join clinical leaders from the University of Maryland Medical System, Johns Hopkins Medicine, and researchers from over 40 colleges and universities including Carnegie Mellon University, Harvard University, University of Michigan, Vanderbilt University, University of North Carolina and Georgia Tech for the Conference on Health IT & Analytics, (CHITA) Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3-4, 2017, at the Westin Georgetown, 2350 M St NW, Washington, D.C.
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Perhaps lost amid the "repeal and replace Obamacare" debate was an important directive issued earlier this year by the Trump administration that places renewed focus on health information exchanges (HIEs).
Consumers via online communities are sharing information and connecting with each other at unprecedented levels. But to what extent can this phenomenon affect healthcare? A recent study led by Smith School professor Ritu Agarwal identifies two advantages of online communities toward closing the rural-urban gap in access to quality healthcare. First, platforms like Facebook provide opportunities for rural patients to ask questions and receive feedback from qualified experts and urban counterparts. Second, online communities can provide emotional support. Read more...
Online communities are helping patients find, share information and connect with each other at unprecedented levels. But can they also create social value by helping to bridge the disparities between rural and urban health care? As part of a recent study, smith School professors Ritu Agarwal and Guodong "Gordon" Gao, and former doctoral student Jie Mein Goh, now at Canada's Simon Fraser University, asked whether online health communities can create social value, by helping to alleviate regional health disparities between rural and urban patients. Read more...
More than 120 health care industry stakeholders gathered for the seventh annual workshop, hosted by the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Participants represented leading experts in policy, research and business.
Front-line protection of U.S. communities against disease epidemics relies on seamless information sharing between public health officials and doctors, plus the wherewithal to act on that data. But health departments have faltered in this mission by lacking guidance to effectively strategize about appropriate IT investments. And Smith School researchers say incidents like the current Zika crisis bring the issue to the forefront. Read more...
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and the Tata Group of Companies hosted the Tata Dialogue on Innovation luncheon on April 1, 2016, at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. The featured speaker was Shankar Venkateswaran, chief of Tata Sustainability Group, who discussed the challenges of taking sustainability from policy to practice.
Robert H. Smith ’50 came to the University of Maryland as an undergraduate student with passion for real estate development and quest for adventure. “The person who is afraid to take risks and make mistakes will never achieve everything of which he or she is capable,” he said more than 60 years later during a 2008 commencement address at his alma mater.