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  1. Bill calls for $2.2B in federal AI funding

    A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill May 21 to establish a national, coordinated artificial intelligence strategy and earmark $2.2 billion to make the U.S. workforce "AI-ready," according to Politico's Morning eHealth newsletter.
  2. Lack of broadband access limits telemedicine in rural communities, study finds

    The scarcity of broadband access in rural counties may leave the residents of those areas unable to experience telemedicine appointments, Reuters reports.
  3. Average database administrator salary in every state

    The average annual salary for database administrators across all industries is $92,030.

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  1. CommonSpirit Health taps Dr. Todd Strumwasser as Northern California division president

    Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health appointed Todd Strumwasser, MD, president of the Northern California division.
  2. Average systems software developer salary in all 50 states

    The annual salary for systems software developers across all industries in the U.S. is an average of $114,000.
  3. Average computer systems analyst compensation in all 50 states

    Computer systems analysts, typically referred to as clinical systems analysts in healthcare settings, earn an average of $93,610 across all industries in the U.S.
  4. New Mexico hospital board isn't holding CEO accountable, city commissioner says

    A city commissioner criticized the board of Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City, N.M., for not adequately overseeing the hospital's CEO, according to the Silver City Daily Press.

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  1. Georgia officials partner with Appriss Health to integrate PDMP into EHRs

    The Georgia Department of Public Health is teaming up with Appriss Health to integrate the state's prescription drug monitoring program into EHR systems across Georgia.
  2. Baystate Health to implement mobile platform to improve physician query process

    Springfield, Mass.-based Baystate Health will deploy Artifact Health's mobile application that aims to support the physician query process by improving clinical documentation practices.
  3. Jefferson Health purchases $1.2M mobile EMS unit for stroke care

    Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health partnered with Bensalem (Pa.) Emergency Medical Services to acquire a $1.2 million mobile ambulance that is equipped with technology to help diagnose and treat stroke more quickly, Courier Times reports.  
  4. Epic launches TytoCare telehealth visits in App Orchard

    Epic added telehealth technology company TytoCare's platform to its App Orchard.

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  1. 10 healthiest, unhealthiest states for seniors

    Hawaii is the healthiest state for seniors in the U.S., according to a 2019 health rankings report by United Health Foundation.
  2. Inova Health System selects Novant Health exec as first physician chief: 4 notes

    Falls Church, Va.-based Inova Health System tapped Steve Motew, MD, to serve as its first chief physician executive, effective May 13.
  3. U of Miami Health System debuts concierge medicine, executive health programs

    University of Miami Health System has launched a concierge medicine and executive health program, according to Community News.
  4. Tennessee hospital diverts patients after supplies run out

    Jamestown (Tenn.) Regional Medical Center is not accepting new patients because of  a lack of supplies, according to the Cookeville Herald-Citizen.
  5. NewYork-Presbyterian is leveraging telehealth to redesign ambulatory care

    Across the country, healthcare organizations are pivoting to digital strategies to improve access to care and drive down costs. Telehealth is becoming a key part of hospital strategy, as it combines low-cost, quality care with the convenience that patients now demand.
  6. 5 best, worst states for registered nurse pay

    As of May 2018, the average salary for registered nurses across the U.S. was $75,510, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  7. Statistical model can predict disease reemergence, study finds

    Public health officials and infectious disease experts could better predict outbreaks of reemerging diseases like measles with the help of a new statistical method.
  8. 3 best metrics for assessing antimicrobial stewardship practices

    Health experts identified new best practices that could help hospitals improve  antimicrobial stewardship programs, according to an article published in The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.
  9. FDA fast-tracks Apple Watch app for those with PTSD nightmares

    NightWare, a smartwatch app that uses artificial intelligence to measure and treat nightmares in users with post-traumatic stress disorder, has received "Breakthrough Status" from the FDA.

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