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.

Wearable Fitness Devices Versus Smartphones

An article in U.S. News and World Report recently explored the question of whether wearable fitness devices and smartphones were complementary products — or competitive ones. As fitness apps on phones get more sophisticated, must Fitbit fade? For insight, the magazine tapped Ritu Agarwal, the Dean’s Chair of Information Systems and Director of the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Read more...

Top Leaders in Health Technology Gather for Workshop

How can we use technology to advance our health care system? This has been a commonly asked question in the medical community lately and one that a group of leading experts in the field gathered to discuss at the fifth annual Workshop on Health IT and Economics (WHITE) held Oct. 10-11 in Alexandria, VA, presented by the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) in the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.

WHITE 2013 Speakers Cover Gains in Patient Engagement, Operational Efficiency

Technology is opening the "black box" of hospital operations to researchers, while patient empowerment and groundbreaking, patient-centered and patient-powered research networks loom to tackle health challenges from obesity to rare diseases.

These topics were among the focal points of the fourth annual Workshop on Health IT and Economics (WHITE) held Nov. 15-16 in Washington D.C., and presented by the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) in the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Ritu Agarwal

Ritu Agarwal is Distinguished University Professor, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, 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 Founding Director of the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) at the Smith School. Dr.

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